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Conditions of Use for ALP Public and Preliminary Release Data

Thank you for your interest in the American Life Panel (ALP) Public and Preliminary Release data. Once you have registered as a user of this site, Public Release data may be downloaded to your computer from the ALP Data Pages.

The data and documentation files at this site are provided for your convenience by the staff of the ALP. While ALP staff make every effort to ensure the accuracy of the data and documentation at this site, users are reminded that errors may be present, even in files that have been thoroughly cleaned. The ALP will make reasonable efforts via electronic mail and/or announcements on our public Web site to notify registered users of data file changes.

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