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Defendants prohibited from the following acts and practices in the marketing and sale of goods and services: 1) misleading consumers regarding Defendants' affiliation, connection, association with, or certification by a third party; 2) misleading consumers regarding the source, sponsorship, approval, or certification of goods or services sold or offered for sale; 3) misleading consumers that Defendants offer for sale or sell goods or services on behalf of third-party providers or that the third party, and not Defendants, is responsible for administering the contract; misleading consumers as to the nature of Defendants' relationship with the provider of a good or service; 4) represent or imply that Defendants have a preexisting relationship with a consumer that does not exist; 5) making false or misleading representations, directly or by implication, in any advertisement; 6) making false or misleading representations, directly or implicitly, in any advertisement targeted to a specific consumer; 7) misleading consumers regarding what information Defendants have in their possession; 8) representing or implying that a solicitation constitutes a limited time offer unless such is the case; 9) representing or implying that the goods or services Defendants sell or offer for sale have sponsorship, approval, characteristics, uses, benefits, or qualities that they do not have; 10) representing or implying that the goods or services Defendants sell or offer for sale are of a different standard, quality, or grade than they actually are; 11) disproportionately targeting older consumers in any marketing efforts; 12) selling or providing personal information obtained from consumers during a sale to unaffiliated companies for marketing purposes without the consumers' knowledge and express authorization.
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