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The undersigned party (hereinafter called "Submitter") represents that Submitter has one or more original suggestions, ideas, inventions, patents or patent applications, concepts or proposals (identified below and hereinafter called "Suggestion") and desires to interest Whirlpool Corporation and its subsidiaries in the merits of the Suggestion. Submitter acknowledges that Whirlpool Corporation and its subsidiaries will consent to Submitter's disclosure of the Suggestion only under the following conditions, and not otherwise.