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(8) The Limitation Act (Cap. 163) shall apply (with the necessary modifications, including the modifications set out in the Fourth Schedule) to actions referred to in this section as if such actions were actions for which a period of limitation is prescribed in Part II of the Limitation Act.

No contracting out

13.—(1) The provisions of this Act shall prevail notwithstanding any agreement to the contrary and any term contained in a contract is void, if and to the extent that it is inconsistent with the provisions of this Act.

(2) Any waiver or release given of any right, benefit or protection conferred under this Act shall be void.

(3) Subsections (1) and (2) shall not apply to any release made by a person in settlement of a dispute.

Rights transferred

14. Where, other than in the course of business, an individual, as heir or assignee of a consumer, receives goods or services, that individual has the same rights as the consumer to seek and obtain redress from the supplier under this Act.

Preservation of other rights or remedies

15.—(1) Subject to subsection (2), nothing in this Act shall restrict, limit or derogate from any right or remedy that a consumer may have apart from this Act.

(2) Subsection (1) shall have effect subject to any provision to the contrary in any regulations made under section 11 or 20.

Exemption from liability for publishers

16. A person who, on behalf of a supplier, prints, publishes, distributes, broadcasts or telecasts an advertisement in good faith and in the ordinary course of his business shall not be liable under this Act in respect of any statement, representation or omission in that advertisement.

Parol evidence rule abolished

17.—(1) Notwithstanding sections 93 and 94 of the Evidence Act (Cap. 97), parol or extrinsic evidence establishing the existence of an