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The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society ("HFES") is a nonprofit corporation incorporated in California. HFES is also tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. HFES undertakes its activities in accordance with its nonprofit and tax-exempt status and all applicable laws.

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