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I can guess what it says but fortunately for those like me that don't read Dutch, Google offers to translate. So I clicked on that offer just to be sure: "Page not found." Great policy. Maybe I am supposed to pay to access it? I note - I have not posted the actual original link in the email because it has what appears to be some tracking information embedded in it. This I guess is what one could call an empty promise of privacy?
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