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in law, active acquiescence or silent compliance by a person legally capable of consenting (see age of consentage of consent,
the age at which, according to the law, persons are bound by their words and acts. There are different ages at which one acquires legal capacity to consent to marriage, to choose a guardian, to conclude a contract, and the like.
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). It may be evidenced by words or acts or by silence when silence implies concurrence. Actual or implied consent is necessarily an element in every contractcontract,
in law, a promise, enforceable by law, to perform or to refrain from performing some specified act. In a general sense, all civil obligations fall under tort or contract law.
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 and every agreement. In criminal charges, the consent of the party injured (if not obtained by fraudfraud,
in law, willful misrepresentation intended to deprive another of some right. The offense, generally only a tort, may also constitute the crime of false pretenses. Frauds are either actual or constructive.
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 or duressduress
, in law, actual or threatened violence or imprisonment, by reason of which a person is forced to enter into an agreement or to perform some other act against his will.
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) is a defense for the accused, unless a third party or the state is injured.


age of consent the lowest age at which the law recognizes the right of a person to consent to sexual intercourse
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It gives websites and mobile application providers an easy, more reliable and cost-effective solution for parental consent verification, and gives parents the ability to keep their children safe," said Marshall Harrison, Founder and CEO of Imperium.
Should the Court agree to review the case, the outcome will undoubtedly be influenced by what the Court decides in already pending cases involving parental consent for abortion.
Virtually any child can establish a fake e-mail address through which to confirm parental consent.
Zavodny M, Fertility and parental consent for minors to receive contraceptives, erratum, American Journal of Public Health, 2005, 95(1): 194.
Under all these exceptions, a physician may treat a minor even though parental consent has not been obtained.
These decisions support minors' right to receive contraception without parental consent, even in a state that does not have a law explicitly allowing them to do so, and even if they are not Medicaid beneficiaries or patients at Title X-funded clinics.
Without parental consent, such information may never be used or disclosed to contact a specific individual, including through behavioral advertising, to amass a profile on a specific individual, or for any other purpose.
He did not mention abortion or any of its related side issues: morning-after pills, parental consent in the case of minors, partial-birth abortions, etc.
After collecting parental consent and conducting careful study screening to protect its young panelists, GMI offers market researchers the unique ability to interview panelists directly.
The FTC's COPPA Rule mandates that operators of websites and online services directed to children under the age of 13, and those who knowingly collect personal information from children, must post comprehensive privacy policies on their sites, notify parents about their information practices, and obtain parental consent before collecting, using, or disclosing any personal information from children.
Twenty-three states have statutes requiring parental consent before a minor may obtain abortion, services, and 21 have statutes requiring parental notification; these totals include two states that have laws requiring both.
Joan of Arc -- "by sinister coincidence" -- advanced the time when a French woman may abort her child, and at the same time legislated that girls under the age of 16 can obtain abortions without parental consent.

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