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The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) has accredited the NCFCA. ECFA accreditation is based on standards of responsible stewardship, including financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance and ethical fundraising.


Insurance

NCFCA carries insurance coverage for all qualifying events. For more information, please contact Office@NCFCA.org.


Dispute Resolution

Any claim or dispute arising from or related to participating in NCFCA activities shall be settled by mediation and, if necessary, legally binding arbitration in accordance with the Rules of Procedure for Christian Conciliation of the Institute for Christian Conciliation, a division of Peacemaker® Ministries (complete text of the Rules is available at www.Peacemaker.net). Judgment upon an arbitration decision may be entered in any court otherwise having jurisdiction. The parties understand that these methods shall be the sole remedy for any controversy or claim arising out of this agreement and expressly waive their right to file a lawsuit in any civil court against one another for such disputes, except to enforce an arbitration decision.


Minor Model Release

Each Affiliate Family must agree to the following Minor Model Release before they can participate in NCFCA.

For valuable consideration, you hereby confer on the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (NCFCA) the right and permission with respect to the photographs/audio/video recordings that NCFCA has taken of your minor child in which he/she may be included with others:

  • To copyright the same in NCFCA’s name;
  • To use, re-use, publish and re-publish the same in whole or in part, separately or in conjunction with other photographs/videos/instructional materials, in any medium now or hereafter known, and for purposes that include: (but not by way of limitation) illustration, promotion, instruction, education, advertising and trade to further the cause of educational speech and debate, and;
  • To use your name or your child’s name in connection therewith if NCFCA so decides.

You hereby release and discharge NCFCA from all and any claims and demands ensuing from or in connection with the use of the photographs/videos/instructional materials, including any and all claims for libel and invasion of privacy. This authorization and release shall inure to the benefit of the legal representatives, licensees and assigns of photographer NCFCA as well as the person(s) for whom he/she took the photographs/videos.


NCFCA’s Audio/Visual Recording Policy

NCFCA National Championship* events may be recorded for personal use either by audio, video or other means. When NCFCA National Championship competition rounds are recorded for personal use, permission of all competitors involved in that round shall be obtained prior to the recording. Prior written permission from NCFCA is not required for personal use. NCFCA National Championship events may be recorded for club use either by audio, video or other means. When NCFCA National Championship competition rounds are recorded for club use, permission of all competitors involved in that round shall be obtained prior to the recording. Prior written permission from NCFCA is required for club use which involves reproduction and distribution of copies within the club. No portion of any NCFCA National Championship may be recorded, either by audio, video or other means, for reproduction and distribution outside of the limited permission from NCFCA as described above.

* The same rules apply for NCFCA qualifying tournaments other than the National Championship.


Bylaws

A copy of the NCFCA Bylaws may be requested by contacting the NCFCA office at Office@NCFCA.org.


Financial

The National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (NCFCA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Federal Tax ID# 33-0933909.

A copy of our most recent tax return may be requested by contacting the NCFCA office at Office@NCFCA.org.

 

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