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24. REFUSAL OR DISCONTINUANCE OF SERVICE:
INN reserves the right to refuse or discontinue service to any user for non-compliance with these Terms and Conditions.
25. CHOICE OF LAW AND FORUM:
This Agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of Pennsylvania. Any dispute arising from the terms of this agreement or breach of this agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of Pennsylvania and you agree to personal jurisdiction by the state and federal courts sitting in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The parties hereby expressly waive trial by jury in any action, proceeding or counterclaim brought by either of the parties against the other on any matters whatsoever arising out of or in any way connected with these Terms and Conditions and agree to submit to binding arbitration.
I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS SUBSCRIBER AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF ITS TERMS.