Last Modified: July 24, 2017
Welcome to goodwatercap.com, a website of Goodwater Capital, LLC (“Goodwater,” “we,” “our,” or “us”). This page includes the terms by which you may access and use our website (the “Site”), including the Goodwater Content (defined below) made available on the Site or sent to you by email when you sign up directly with us to receive our materials.
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Last Modified: July 24 2017
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