Welcome to the website of the North American Conference of Associates and Religious.
The North American Conference of Associates and Religious, Inc., (NACAR) encourages networking and mutual support for associates and members of Religious Congregations in the associate movement in the United States. It identifies and explores issues relevant to the Associate/Religious relationship. It serves as a clearinghouse for the sharing of resources and talents, especially for associate spiritual growth. It provides a vision for the future of associate/religious relationships as the People of God. It assists Religious Congregations in policy and guideline development for their associate relationship
NACAR is incorporated in the United States of America, in the state of Illinois. The Corporation is organized and operated for religious purposes. It is subject to the powers conferred upon corporations under the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law of the State of Illinois and to any limitations thereon contained in the laws of Illinois State. It derives its tax-exempt status from its inclusion in the 2016 Official Catholic Directory (OCD -- “Kenedy Directory,” page 282). Within the OCD, NACAR is listed as an organization within the Archdiocese of Chicago.
The corporate address for 5401 So. Cornell Ave. Chicago IL 60615.
The NACAR Website (the "Service") is an online information and communications service provided by NACAR subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions set forth below including, all exhibits hereto. Please read this document carefully before accessing or using the service
By accessing or using the service, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth below. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you may not access or use the service. NACAR may modify this agreement at any time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting of the modified agreement. You agree to review the agreement periodically to be aware of such modifications and your continued access or use of the service shall be deemed your conclusive acceptance of the modified agreement.
1. Operating Policies:
You agree to comply with the Operating Policies set forth below which are the rules that govern your activity in connection with the Service as they may be amended by NACAR from time to time. NACAR has the right but not the obligation to remove any communications and materials that NACAR believes in its sole discretion violate the Operating Policies.
2. Copyright, Licenses and Idea Submissions:
The entire contents of the Service are copyrighted under the United States copyright laws. The owner of the copyright is NACAR. You may print and download portions of material from the different areas of the Service solely for your own non-commercial use. You may make: (a) one machine readable copy, (b) one backup copy, and (c) one print copy of any portions of material downloaded from the different areas of the Service solely for your non-commercial use. Any other copying, redistribution, retransmission or publication of any downloaded material, is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of NACAR or any third party information provider to the Service.
You agree not to change or delete any proprietary notices from materials downloaded from the Service. You agree to grant to NACAR a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual license, with the right to sublicense, to reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works of, publicly display and publicly perform any materials and other information (including, without limitation, ideas contained therein for new or improved products and services) you submit to public areas of the Service (such as bulletin boards, forums and newsgroups) by all means and in any media now known or hereafter developed.
You also grant to NACAR the right to use your name in connection with the submitted materials and other information as well as in connection with all advertising, marketing and promotional material related thereto. You agree that you shall have no recourse against NACAR for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in your communications to us.
3. Use of the Service:
You understand that, except for information, products or services clearly identified as being supplied by NACAR, NACAR does not operate, control or endorse any information, products or services on the Internet in any way. Except for NACAR-identified information, products or services, all information, products and services offered through the Service or on the Internet generally are offered by third parties that are not affiliated with NACAR.
You also understand that NACAR cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading through the Service will be free of infection or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to the Service for the reconstruction of any lost data.
You assume total responsibility and risk for your use of the service and the Internet. NACAR does not make any express or implied warranties, representations or endorsements whatsoever (including without limitation warranties of title or non-infringement, or the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose) with regard to the service, any merchandise, information or service provided through the service or on the Internet generally, and NACAR shall not be liable for any cost or damage arising either directly or indirectly from any such transaction.
It is solely your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness and usefulness of all opinions, advice, services, merchandise and other information provided through the service or on the Internet generally. NACAR does not warrant that the service will be uninterrupted or error-free or that defects in the service will be corrected. The service and the software are provided on an "as is, as available" basis.
You understand further that the Internet contains unedited materials some of which are sexually explicit or may be offensive to you. You access such materials at your risk. NACAR has no control over and accepts no responsibility whatsoever for such materials.
In no event will NACAR be liable for (I) any incidental, consequential, or indirect damages (including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, business interruption, loss of programs or information, and he like) arising out of the use of or inability to use the service, or any information, or transactions provided on the service or downloaded from the service, even if NACAR or its authorized representatives have been advised of the possibility of such damages, or (II) any claim attributable to errors, omissions, or other inaccuracies in the service and/or materials or information downloaded through the service. Because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. In such greatest extent permitted by law.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless NACAR, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers and any third party information providers to the Service from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation of this Agreement or any activity related to your account (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing the Service using your Service account.
5. Third Party Rights:
The provisions of paragraphs 3 (Use of the Service), and 4 (Indemnification) are for the benefit of NACAR and its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers, and any third party information providers to the Service. Each of these individuals or entities shall have the right to assert and enforce those provisions directly you on its own behalf.
6. Term; Termination:
This Agreement may be terminated by either party without notice at any time for any reason. The provisions of paragraphs 2 (Copyright, Licenses and Idea Submissions), 3 (Use of the Service), 4 (Indemnification), 5 (Third Party Rights) and 7 (Miscellaneous) shall survive any termination of this Agreement.
This Agreement shall all be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois applicable to agreements made and to be performed in Illinois. You agree that any legal action or proceeding between NACAR and you for any purpose concerning this Agreement or the parties' obligations hereunder shall be brought exclusively in a federal or state court of competent jurisdiction sitting in Illinois. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to the Service must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action is barred. NACAR' failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of this Agreement. NACAR may assign its rights and duties under this Agreement to any party at any time without notice to you.
Your participation in on-line communications occurs in real time and is not edited, censored, or otherwise controlled by NACAR. NACAR cannot and does not screen content provided by users of the Service. Notwithstanding the foregoing, NACAR reserves the right to monitor content on the Service and to remove content which NACAR, in its sole discretion, determines to be harmful, offensive, or otherwise in violation of these Operating Policies. In order to maintain an informative and valuable service that meets the needs of the users of the Service and avoids the harm that can result from disseminating statements that are false, malicious, violate of the rights of others, or otherwise harmful, it is necessary to establish the following rules to protect against abuse:
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