Legal Notice and Terms of Use

All information on this Web site is copyrighted by the North American Division Corporation of Seventh-day Adventists®, a Maryland nonprofit corporation; the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists®, a Maryland unincorporated association (collectively, the “North American Division”); the General Conference Corporation of Seventh-day Adventists®, a District of Columbia nonprofit corporation, or the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists®, a Maryland unincorporated association (collectively, the "General Conference"). All rights are reserved. United States of America copyright law protects all materials contained on this site. By using this site, you acknowledge that the North American Division or General Conference owns all intellectual property rights in and to the site and its contents and that these rights are valid and protected in all forms. You may not modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, exploit, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, and/or create derivative works from the content either in whole or in part.

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The North American Division will not sell or distribute any information, including personal or identifying information, which is obtained through your use of this Web site. The North American Division is not gathering such information, but may obtain such information by your communication directly with the Web site’s Webmaster. Any names or information provided by users of the Web site shall only be used for the purpose for which such information is provided.

The North American Division is providing this Web site for your information purposes only. Certain organizations may choose to link this Web site to their own Web site. Such linkage is not meant to imply that the North American Division agrees with, supports, or concurs with the content such Web sites may contain.

THE NORTH AMERICAN DIVISION IS PROVIDING THIS WEB SITE AND ITS CONTENTS “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY OBLIGATIONS, LIABILITIES, OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHATSOEVER TO ANYONE WHO CHOOSES TO ACCESS THIS WEB SITE. EACH USER EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT USE OF THIS WEB SITE AND ITS CONTENTS IS AT THE USER’S SOLE RISK. THE NORTH AMERICAN DIVISION DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS WEB SITE OR ANY OF ITS CONTENTS WILL BE CONTINUOUSLY AVAILABLE, ACCESSIBLE, NON-INFRINGING, OR FREE OF ERRORS OR VIRUSES OR ANYTHING ELSE MANIFESTING CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES, OR THAT THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN IT IS ACCURATE OR RELIABLE. THE NORTH AMERICAN DIVISION WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES) THAT MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE ANY PART OF THE WEB SITE, OR FROM ANYTHING SUBMITTED OR POSTED BY USERS. THE TERMS OF THIS PARAGRAPH WILL SURVIVE ANY TERMINATION OF THIS NOTICE AND WEB SITE.

This site is created and controlled under the laws of the State of Maryland, which shall be the law giving effect to and interpretation of all terms and conditions herein. Any action pertaining to this Web site shall be in the State of Maryland with Howard County as the venue for such action. Any person named a party to any action regarding this Web site agrees to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Maryland and of the United States of America located in the State of Maryland.

The General Conference Corporation of Seventh-day Adventists® (hereinafter “General Conference”) owns the trademarks for the names General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists®, Seventh-day Adventist® and Adventist®, as well as numerous other trademarks (http://www.adventist.org/trademarks.html).

For further information regarding this Web site or anything related to it, you may send email to webmaster@nad.adventist.orgor write to:

North American Division Corporation of Seventh-day Adventists®

Attention: Webmaster, NAD/IT Services

9705 Patuxent Woods Drive

Columbia, MD 21046

 

Terms of Use

Agreement

Signing below to these Terms of Use with the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists (“NAD”) on behalf of the Adventist Church Treasury Solutions team (“ACTS”) creates an Agreement between you (as an authorized user on behalf of your Organization) (“User”) and the NAD.

The Services

ACTS is a sub-department of NAD Treasury that works in concert with programmers to design, develop, implement, and support various treasury software for the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  ACTS team-supported software is only made available to officially-recognized SDA entities in NAD territory. For the purpose of this agreement, officially-recognized SDA entities shall be defined as those organizations listed in the current SDA Yearbook. The following ACTS team-supported software packages (“the Software”) are made available to eligible entities based on the type of organization and its operational needs:

1.    Adventist Accounting Software International (AASI.net) – Full service, web-based, non-profit, fund accounting software

2.    Adventist Personnel System (APS.net) – Full service, web-based, payroll/personnel management software

3.    IssueTrack (IT) – Web-based, software development request-tracking software (this software is only used if sites are also using one of the other ACTS team-supported software packages) 

The NAD is responsible for the hardware, operating systems, and databases used to host the Software.

User Obligations

User agrees that:

1.    The Organization is solely responsible for the hardware and network connectivity required to connect to and utilize the Software

2.    User may not utilize the Software in connection with or in furtherance of any activity that violates applicable law or that violates the intellectual property rights of any third party

3.    User may not resell the Software

4.    User will not tamper with or try to modify the Software

5.    Ownership of the Software belongs to the NAD

6.    The Organization is the owner of the data that the User inputs in the Software. No one other than the Organization and NAD and its programmers have the right to access Organization data without written permission from the Organization.

7.    User and those granted express written permission by user are expected to access users’ data via the Software and will not have access to the hardware, operating systems, or databases used to host the Software

8.    User will notify NAD of any changes User becomes aware of in User’s jurisdiction concerning legal requirements pertaining to Software 

Confidentiality: In connection with the Services, both Parties will each have access to confidential or proprietary information of the other party that is subject to reasonable limitations and restrictions that are intended to maintain the secrecy and confidentiality of such information (as applicable, "Confidential Information") For purposes of this Agreement, Confidential Information includes, but is not limited to, the following types of information and other information of a similar nature whether or not reduced to writing: processes, operating procedures, "know-how" (whether or not patentable and whether or not copyrightable), trade secret, software, technology, personnel, client names and other information related to clients, and financial information.

Neither Party will, without the prior written consent of the other party, use or disclose to any person any Confidential Information of the other party disclosed or made available to it, except for use of such Confidential Information as required in connection with the performance of its obligations or use of the Services hereunder or as required by law. 

Indemnification: The parties covenant and agree to indemnify and hold each other harmless from any and all claims, demands, liabilities, actions, fees, costs, or expenses of any kind relating to, arising from or out of, or incidental to any negligent or intentional actions arising from or as a result of their respective performance of this Agreement. This indemnity is irrevocable and severable from this Agreement and shall survive the termination of this Agreement.

Choice of Law: The laws of the state of Maryland will govern the validity of this Agreement, the construction of its terms, and the interpretation of the rights and duties of the parties hereto. 

Waiver: Waiver by one party of breach of any provision of this Agreement by the other will not operate or be construed as a continuing waiver.

Modification or Amendment: No amendment, change, or modification of this Agreement will be valid unless in writing, signed by both parties.

Unenforceability of Provisions: If any provision of this Agreement, or any portion thereof, is held to be invalid and unenforceable, then the remainder of this Agreement will still remain in full force and effect.

Term and Termination: The User may use the Software as long as the User complies with the Terms of Use.  If the User violates the Terms of Use, NAD reserves the right to terminate the User’s access to the Software.

Intellectual Property:  Each party retains ownership and control of its own intellectual property. 

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Any controversies arising out of the Terms of Use or its interpretation will be submitted for resolution to the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

User agrees to the above-mentioned Terms of Use