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To help you understand how SPE uses your personal information, SPE has developed a Privacy Statement which is based on the following principles:
SPE will disclose how it uses the information it collects;
SPE will give you an opportunity to restrict SPE's use of this information;
SPE will give you an opportunity to tell us not to give the information to others;
SPE will use commercially reasonable means to maintain the information accurately; and
SPE will give you an opportunity to correct the information in our records when it has been erroneously recorded.
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