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    3. You own the entire right, title, and interest in and to the Idea(s) and any other information that you are submitting;
    4. You are at least 18 years old.
  10. In consideration of Colgate-Palmolive evaluating your Idea, you release Colgate-Palmolive from any and all liability with respect to your Idea except for infringement of any patent that you now own or any patent that is granted on the patent application identified by you in this submission. Of course, you understand that Colgate-Palmolive reserves the right to assert any and all defenses with respect to any such charge of patent infringement.
  11. All of the above conditions shall also apply to all supplemental disclosures made by you, or on your behalf to us.
    I understand that any personal data (such as contact information) that I may supply will be processed in the United States and may be used, stored, or transferred as determined by Colgate in its sole discretion.

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