Last Updated: May 1, 2014
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These T&C, the use of the Website and all other activities conducted through the Website or with STM will be governed by and construed and enforced under the laws of the State of North Carolina (excluding any conflict of laws rules). These T&C represent the entire understanding relating to the use of the Website and prevail over any prior or contemporaneous, conflicting or additional, communications. Any cause of action which you may have with respect to your use of the Website must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any legal proceedings relating to these T&C or to the Website or activity conducted on or relating to the Website will be the appropriate state or federal courts in the State of North Carolina; you consent to such jurisdiction and waive all objections to such courts based on jurisdiction, venue and inconvenience of the forum.