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This published set of Key NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules contains a subject matter that may be of general and/or public interest. This document should be read in its entirety by all current and prospective NAAS awardees, any institution of higher learning that has received in the past or that currently possesses literature from "National Academy of American Scholars", as well as any person(s) who is a current or prospective purchaser of any products and/or services mentioned or featured anywhere under this web presentation.

Products and services marketed under the brand names and trade dress featured in have a diverse base of both prospective and actual consumers of our products and/or services. Therefore, in order to bridge all members of these diverse communties under a single umbrella of organizational rules, terms, policies, and conditions, and to provide the detailed committment to competent and excellent service that N.A.A.S. is traditionally known for, we have developed specific rules, provisions, and guidelines concerning all products, programs and services mentioned in this web presentation. These rules, terms, policies, and provisions are posted in a clear, prominent, and conspicuous location. The posted rules serve several dual purposes. A few of those purposes are briefly summarized below. .

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Absolutely no part of this report, either partially or in its entirety, may be used in advertising, selling or for any commercial purpose or downloaded into any computer system for subsequent storage, editing of any type, personal re-prints or manipulation of any type. Viewing, reading, or electronically accessing this report by any means constitutes an agreement by viewer with NAAS-USA Fund , to completely indemnify the same, and all affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, licensees, syndicators, authors, publishers, writers, directors, officers, etc. et al., (hereinafter the "The Parties"), and any authorized agents of the Parties, and agree to hold the same (collectively, jointly, and severally) harmless from any loss, damage, claim of damage, liability or expense arising out of or resulting from any aspect of this web presentation and/or any associated printed non-electrnic literature.

Re-Print Permission of Scholarship Rules Denied

These rules may not be re-printed, re-posted, copied for the purposes of plagiarizism, or displayed in or on or via any mode or medium not expressly approved by NAAS-USA Fund , or an authorized agent of the same. Excerpts from this publication are summarily denied, and any subsequent unauthorized re-prints, unauthorized reproductions, are to be construed as false, untrue, unauthentic, and a violation of the rules hereon as well as potential violation of pertinent federal and/or state laws.

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In order to enhance the probability that consumers, institutions, publishers, authors, media, students, and others whom are current or prospective clients to the products and/or services marketed under the brand names "National Academy of American Scholars", "NAAS", "NAAS-USA", "Scholarship Watch", etc., et al., experience the integrity, reliability, professionalism, and promptness that have been associated with National Academy of American Scholars for over 15 years, we have compiled this compendium of important rules, ethical guidelines, official policy positions, terms, definitions, and resolutions.

Some may ask why the need for any pre-printed rules or ethical guidelines at all? Sponsors and administrators of the NAAS programs are trained to operate under the highest forms of business ethics, personal character, and to demonstrate the utmost respect for all known federal, state, and local laws. Many of the products and services associated under the marketed brand names of the NAAS website deal specifically with personal character, merit, and integrity. Our word is our bond. We not only expect but we demand the same from all persons, institutions, and agencies that choose to interact with us.

At the same time, we understood that not all persons, agencies, companies or organizations, have a set of published rules, or personal ethical guidelines that they wish to share with the public or their respective clients. By publishing a set of rules, guidelines, and ethical criteria, and amending and expanding such rules when necessary, we demonstrate our specific intent and general intent to abide by all federal, state, and local laws; and, adhere to a set of published guidelines for ethics, character, and integrity. We expect the same from every prospective client, actual client, donative recipient, etc.

We believe in and support the U.S. Constitution, and all of the rights, privileges, undertakings, and liberties available, including the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. As such, we may provide hyperlinks to organizations exercising respect and legitimate utilization of the U.S. Constitution. We are a supporter of Free Speech, and a believer of a single God, and that all persons are created equally under God.

Consequently, merit-based awards we sponsor are not based upon such obscure criteria as ethnicity, parental wealth, societal status, professional affiliations, choice of school, etc. No NAAS award, in whole or in part, is based upon lot or chance. We do not discriminate or politicize on characteristics and data that are beyond a person's control. Neither do we punish persons who are successful or unfortunate.

We do not believe in the merits or soundness of number-crunching standardized test scores such as the SAT, or ACT, as an exclsuive factor in the asessment of any person's potential for success. We value CHARACTER, MERIT, AND INTEGRITY, as judged by humans, over the statistical analysis made by a computer.

We do, however, have high expectations. We expect and require that all persons purchasing any products and/or services featured in this web presentation, as well as any current or prospective donative awardees, to adhere to our published rules and conditions, as well as any amendments that may be added thereto. We expect for all donative recipients to adhere to the published NAAS Honor Code of Ethics, Character, and Integrity, as well as any other condition(s) that may apply to the rentention and/or renewal of their respective disbursement(s).

In keeping with the history and traditions of any distinguised program, we feel it is imperative to be up-front with what we expect and require of any prospective purchaser, client, or consumer. Unfortunately, we are not perfect. From time to time, we may error. From time to time, a vendor or affiliate we have selected may not adhere to the high guidelines of customer care and satisfaction that we have instructed him/her to abide by. When an error or mistake is uncovered or brought to our attention, we seek to immediately address it. If your phone calls are not being returned, please let us know about it by completing our e-mail form page(s). If any address or contact information appearing in Scholarship Watch is old or outdated, please contact us, and we we will seek to correct it for the next serial edition. When a consumer has a problem with a product or service, we encourage that consumer to contact us directly and immediately. We conduct surveys of participants to our programs and we conduct surveys of past and current donative recipients. We use survey information to better improve our communications and relationships to our audience of clients, and beneficiaries. Therefore, we welcome the comments and suggestions from any member of the public, including any state, federal, and local agencies, as to how we can improve the content of our web presentation to suit the needs of the humanatarian efforts we seek to indulge in.

Intent and Aim of Scholarship Rules

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  1. NAAS EAS/N2 RULES ARE DESIGNED TO PROMOTE AND FOSTER SUPERIOR CUSTOMER SERVICE;
  2. NAAS EAS/N2 RULES ARE DESIGNED TO PROMOTE AND FOSTER INTEGRITY;
  3. NAAS EAS/N2 RULES ARE DESIGNED TO PROTECT THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF THE ECONOMIC CIRCUMSTANCES OF NOMINEES, AWARD WINNERS, AND ACTIVE RECIPIENTS.
  4. NAAS EAS/N2 RULES ARE DESIGNED TO IMMEDIATELY ADDRESS AND RESPOND TO ANY LEGITIMATE CONSUMER CONCERN, CLAIM, INQUIRY, AND/OR GRIEVANCE IF AND WHEN THEY OCCUR;
  5. NAAS EAS/N2 RULES ARE DESIGNED TO REDUCE, DIMINISH, AND HOPEFULLY ELIMINATE FRIVILOUS, UNMERITORIOUS, AND UNSUBSTANTIATED CONCERNS, CLAIMS AND/OR GRIEVANCES, AND OTHER CONDUCT THAT MAY ADVERSELY AFFECT AND/OR INTERFERE WITH THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS;
  6. NAAS EAS/N2 RULES ARE DESIGNED TO REDUCE, DIMINISH, AND HOPEFULLY ELIMINATE ANY LEGITIMATE UNRESOLVED CONSUMER CONCERNS, GRIEVANCES, OR CLAIMS IF AND WHEN THEY OCCUR BY PRE-EMPTIVELY PROVIDING THE LEGITIMATE CONSUMER ADVANCE NOTICE IN A CLEAR AND CONSPICUOUS LOCATION OF THE VARIOUS RULES, TERMS, AND PROVISIONS EXPECTED OF HIM/HER AND OF SPONSOR;
  7. NAAS EAS/N2 RULES ARE DESIGNED TO FOSTER RESPECT AND ADHERENCE TO THE ENTIRE U.S. CONSTIUTION AND ALL RIGHTS PROVIDED THEREUNDER; NAAS EAS/N2 RULES HELPS US TO MAINTAIN LOW COSTS OF THE SERVICES AND PRODUCTS ADVERTISED;
  8. NAAS EAS/N2 RULES HELP TO MAINTAIN AN ORDERLY AND EFFICIENT PROCESS THAT SERVE AS A BASIS OF DISCLOSURE AND FOREWARNING;
  9. NAAS EAS/N2 RULES MAY BE CONTRACTUAL IN NATURE AND THEREBY PROVIDING MORE PROTECTION FOR BOTH CONSUMER AND SPONSOR;
  10. NAAS EAS/N2 RULES HELP PROTECT AND PRESERVE THE RIGHTS OF LEGITIMATE AND HONEST CONSUMERS SUCH THAT QUALITY RESOURCES AND TIME CAN BE DEVOTED TO SUCH PERSONS; NAAS EAS/N2 RULES ARE DESIGNED TO PRE-EMPT, DETER, AND DISCOURAGE ANY CONDUCT THAT MAY INTERFERE WITH THE RIGHTS AND CHOICES OF ELIGIBLE AND PROSPECTIVE PARTIES; AND,
  11. JUST AS LAWS GOVERN A CIVIL SOCIETY, NAAS EAS/N2 RULES AND PROVISIONS HELP GOVERN A CIVIL PROCESS.
IT IS THE EXPRESS INTENT, THE GENERAL INTENT, AND THE SPECIFIC INTENT OF ALL LICENSEES AND DISTRIBUTERS OF THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES MENTIONED IN THIS WEB PRESENTATION, AND ALL AUTHORIZED AGENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, AND OFFICERS ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE SAME, TO ADHERE TO ALL FEDERAL, STATE, AND APPLICABLE LOCAL LAWS OF AND CONCERNING COMMERCE, AND THE RULES HEREON ARE MADE FOR THE PURPOSES OF AFFIRMING THAT INTENT.

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 0 provides, in part: "It is absolutely prohibited for any person, natural or corporate, or agency, or entity, or any instrumentality or division thereof, to re-produce, re-print, re-post, videotape, photograph, record, mimeograph, or photocopy, any page(s) or index of pages hereon or made a part of the web presentation located at domain name naas.org that are programmed in a hypertext mark-up language, without the express permission from Sponsor or an authorized agent of the same."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 00 provides, in part: "Whomsoever views, reads, or electronically accesses any page(s) or index of pages hereon or made a part of the web presentation located at domain name naas.org that are programmed in a hypertext mark-up language,then such affirmative conduct shall be interpreted as voluntarily consenting to all rules, provisions, terms, covenants, conditions hereon, as well as to any and all amendments that may be subsequently added thereafter until or unless said person(s) executes a Mutual Release form developed by Sponsor."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 000 (a/k/a/ No Promise/No Guarantee Rule) provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor nor any authorized agent of the same shall publish, express, subscribe to, or recite any promise(s) and neither shall the same make any promise or guarantee with respect to any products, or services, advertised or featured in the subject web presentation. This provision shall extend to, and shall include, any phase of the preparation, delivery, transmittal, or execution of any products or services mentioned in the subject web presentation, as well as the end-use of any products and/or services mentioned in the subject web presentation."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 0000 provides, in part: "Whomsover counsels, commands, induces, influences, encourages, acts indifferently to, or aids and abets or provides material support for the commision of a violation of any publicly posted NAAS EAS/N2 Rule, then such person shall be punished as a principal and shall be held fully liable and held in the same regard as if such person had personally committed the offense."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 1, provides, in part: "Whomsoever views, reads, or electronically accesses any page(s) or index of pages hereon or made a part of the web presentation located at domain name naas.org that are programmed in a hypertext mark-up language, as well as any person that voluntarily agrees to participate in any program(s) announced, sponsored, or endorsed by Sponsor, or any affiliate or agent related thereto, then such affirmative conduct shall constitute an agreement by that person to completely indemnify Sponsor, and all authorized agents, and affiliates related thereto (collectively, jointly, and severally) , against and agrees to hold the same harmless from any loss, damage, claim of damage, liability or expense arising out of or resulting from any aspect of this web presentation and any products or services advertised hereon. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 2, provides, in part:"All applicants and/or participants to any merit-based award program(s) directly announced by and/or indirectly associated with Sponsor through other third parties and/or entities shall unconditionally accept, and further certifies that he/she understands all rules, conditions, instructions, and provisions regarding ALL aspects of the subject programs. These programs may include, but may not be limited to NAAS-USA Awards, NAAS-II awards, the USA Patriot Awards, Hall of Scholars, etc. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 3, provides, in part: "By submitting an application and/or by remitting any processing fee(s) to any merit-based award program(s) directly announced by and/or indirectly associated with Sponsor through other third parties and/or entities shall constitute a contractual agreement by participant and/or applicant to abide by and adhere to all rules, conditions, provisions, notices, governing the same, and any and all amendments thereto."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 4, provides, in part: "The refusal to process any submitted application, subscription request, purchase order, membership application, application request,subscription renewal, membership renewal, order for any merchandise, and the subsequent return of a remitted processing fee(s), purchase order, coupon, payment, or a return of procedurally defective application does not in any way, shape, form, or fashion, relieve, adversely affect, or cause the forfeiture to the prospective applicant, prospective purchaser, etc. et al., from his/her continuing duty to abide by any rule, provision, term,or condition of the subject program(s), as well as any rule, condition, or provision, governing the purchase or request for goods or services. ".

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 5, provides, in part: " By default, NAAS-USA Fund , including each and every authorized agent or affiliate related thereto, collectively, jointly, and severally, summarily deny and dispute the legitimacy, authenticity, and accuracy of any and all unauthorized re-prints, and unauthorized reproductions, of any page(s) or index of pages of the web presentation located at the domain name naas.org, as well as any and all electronic correspondences that may be sent to any third party; and, such unauthorized, illegitimate, and/or illegal reproduction shall be construed as false, untrue, unauthentic, and a violation of the foregoing rule, and possibly a violation of pertinent federal, state, and/or civil laws."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 6, provides, in part: "No applicant and/or participant to the subject award and/or merit-based program(s), shall willfully or neglectfully omit any material information, as well as any information thay may reveal or suggest a potential conflict of interest, that could have been used in the selection process to determine his/her final status in the competition.".

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 6A, provides, in part: "No applicant and/or candidate for membership into any club or group associated with Sponsor shall willfully or neglectfully omit any material information, as well as any information thay may reveal or suggest a potential conflict of interest, that could have been used in the deliberative process to determine or ascertain the merits of his/her candidacy for membership.".

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 7, provides, in part:"No applicant and/or participant to the subject award and/or merit-based program(s) shall alter, deface, multilate, or materially change any application or competition form in any way, any form, or any manner without having first obtained the express written consent of Sponsor or any authorized representative or agent of the same."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 8, provides, in part:"All telephone calls to Sponsor or any authorized agent of the same shall be subject to possible recording for quality assurance and training purposes. If you do not want your telephone call to be recorded then you must submit an electronic notice via Form GEC-001 to the authorized agent you intend to call and inform the same prior to initiating the call that your call(s) is/are not to be recorded without your express written consent. " Cite category 'NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 8.'

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 9, provides, in part:"No party, applicant, consumer, or reader of this web presentation, shall be authorized to record any telephone call conversation with any member, agent, representative, affiliate of Sponsor , including their respective employees, volunteers, agents, and assigns, without having first obtained the respective written and notarized permission of said parties. A violation of this rule may also be a violation of respective state and/or federal criminal law."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 10, provides, in part:"Any person, agency, or entity, who voluntarily elects to complete a GEC Form 001, GEC Form 002, GEC Form 003, GEC Form 004, whereas said forms are described supra, or who submits a signed scholarship, award, or grant application, or who remits a purchase or requisition order for any goods and/or services advertised in or throughout this web presentation to Sponsor , or any authorized agent of the same, or who remits a check, financial warrant, or payment for any goods and/or services advertised in or throughout this web presentation to Sponsor , or any authorized agent of the same, or whom participates in any aspect of the merit-based programs featured or displayed in or throughout this web presentation, whether said participation is direct or indirect, or who voluntarily provides their name, mailing address, electronic address, phone number, or a combination thereof to Sponsor, or any authorized agent related thereto, automatically consents and agrees that Sponsor , or any authorized affiliate related thereto, may subsequently contact said person through any means for commercial or promotional purposes without Sponsor , or any affiliate acting on behalf of Sponsor , being in violation of any laws prohibiting unsolicited correspondence unless the affected party explicitly requests that he/she/it not be contacted for any commercial and/or promotional purposes and transmit said notice in writing via first-class mail to an authorized agent of Sponsor or via the completion of GEC Form 002."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 11, provides, in part:"All rules, provisions, and terms noted and/or discussed in or throughout the subject web presentation shall, collectively and individually, be reviewed, interpreted, and construed, in the light most favorable to NAAS-USA Fund , and all affiliates, authorized agent(s), licensees, related thereto, including, but not limited to N.A.A.S., and its respective affiliates. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 12, provides, in part:"All rules, provisions, and terms noted and/or discussed in or throughout the subject web presentation shall, collectively and individually, be strictly enforced and liberally construed to the benefit of Sponsor.

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13, provides, in part: "Sponsor is authorized to require that any prospective purchaser or participant seeking information or literature in a non-electronic format, traditional paper format, with respect to any of the advertised services and/or products featured on the subject web presentation that the same first remit a handling fee and self-addressed, stamped envelope with postage fully pre-paid thereon inorder to receive the requested application, information, and/or literature."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-A, provides in part: "Sponsor reserves the right, through itself, as well as any agents, assigns, representatives, contractors, or parties acting upon its behalf, not to respond to any incomplete, unidentifiable, defective, suspicious, ineligible, illegible, unsolicited, improper, improperly addressed, postage-deficient, late, early, under-paid, requests and/or inquiries sent via U.S. mail or via any courier service or any delivery service seeking information about or relative to any products and/or services featured on the subject web presentation. User assumes all liability for use of such services."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-B, provides in part: "Sponsor reserves the right, through itself, as well as any agents, assigns, representatives, contractors, or parties acting upon its behalf, not to respond to any incomplete, unidentifiable, defective, suspicious, ineligible, illegible, unsolicited, improper, improperly addressed, postage-deficient, late, early, under-paid, unexpected, matter or parcel sent via any private courier delivery service, including, but not limited to, any courier system owned, operated, controlled, or managed by either Federal Express Corporation, or United Parcel Service, or DHL."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-C, provides in part: "With respect to the receipt of any partially paid or underpaid remittances for any of the advertised awards by a person(s) who was required to remit a processing, administrative, and/or other fee(s), Sponsor, through its agents and assigns, shall be entitled to assess an additional fee(s) for such breaches up to and including the maximum prevailing processing and/or administrative fee expressed."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-D, provides in part: "With respect to any matter, parcel, package, or correspondence sent via the U.S. mail system using a certified, registered, and/or restricted delivery option, that requires the United States Postal Service to complete and deliver to addressee a PS Form 3849, or any equilavent form, Sponsor reserves the right, through itself, as well as any agents, assigns, representatives, contractors, or parties acting upon its behalf, to refuse the same until and/or unless the United States Postal Service complies with United States postal requirements of the completion and delivery of a legible PS Form 3849, or any equilavent form, and that said PS Form 3849, or any equilavent form, fully, legibly, and completely identifies the SENDER and/or addressor of such matter, parcel, package, by disclosing his/her full name (First, Last), and a complete physical return address."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-E, provides in part: "With respect to any matter, parcel, package, or correspondence sent via a private courier system, Sponsor reserves the right, through itself, as well as any agents, assigns, representatives, contractors, or parties acting upon its behalf, to refuse the same unless such matter, parcel, package, or correspondence meets one or more of the following conditions:"

  1. Sender has completed GEC Form 002, listing the full name, address, and phone number of the sender, and including the tracking number of the package in the electronic subject header at least 24 hours before anticipated date of delivery; or,
  2. Sender has completed GEC Form 001 and has sought and received the express permission of Sponsor, or an authorized agent of the same, at least twenty (20) calendar days prior by compeleting said form; or,
  3. Sender has paid a special fee in accordance with the applicable NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules. hereon.

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-F, provides in part: "With respect to any matter, parcel, package, or correspondence sent via a private courier system by a person who has not first secured, purchased, or obtained an official NAAS User ID and NAAS password reconizing him/her to be an NAAS subscriber, Sponsor reserves the right, through itself, as well as any agents, assigns, representatives, contractors, or parties acting upon its behalf, to refuse the same unless such matter, parcel, package, or correspondence meets one or more of the following conditions:"

  1. Sender has completed GEC Form 002, listing the full name, address, and phone number of the sender, and including the tracking number of the package in the electronic subject header at least 24 hours before anticipated date of delivery; or,
  2. Sender has completed GEC Form 001 and has sought and received the express permission of Sponsor, or an authorized agent of the same, at least thirty (30) calendar days prior by compeleting said form; or,
  3. Sender has paid a special fee in accordance with the applicable NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules; or,
  4. Sender is an invitee to a Closed term competition; or,
  5. Sender is an NAAS-USA Subscriber in good standing who has not had his license cancelled, revoked, or terminated. hereon.

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-G, provides, in part "With respect to NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-C, a failure to remit maximum prevailing processing fee of twenty-five dollars within the time period requested may adversely impact applicant's ability to receive full consideration for the award(s) he/she has applied for."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-H, provides in part: "With respect to any matter, parcel, package, or correspondence sent via the U.S. mail system by a private attorney who is a member of a State Bar association or a State Bar organization, and the same voluntarily elects to use a certified, registered, and/or restricted delivery option that requires the United States Postal Service to complete and deliver to addressee a PS Form 3849, or any equilavent form, Sponsor reserves the right, through itself, as well as any agents, assigns, representatives, contractors, or parties acting upon its behalf, to refuse the same until and/or unless the United States Postal Service complies with United States postal requirements of the completion and delivery of a legible PS Form 3849, or any equilavent form, and that said PS Form 3849, or any equilavent form, fully, legibly, and completely identifies the the State Bar Registration number of the SENDER and/or addressor of such matter, parcel, package, in addition to disclosing his/her full name (First, Last), and a complete physical return address."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-I, provides in part: "As a general rule, any private person seeking to send any package, parcel, or postal matter, to Sponsor, or any authorized agent of the same, by way of certified U.S. mail, by way of restricted delivery U.S. mail, by way of United States Postal Service 2-Day Delivery, by way of United States Postal Service Over-night Delivery, by way of United States Postal Service 3-Day delivery, or who attempts or desires to use any private courier system or systems such as Federal Express (a/k/a/ FED-EX), or United Parcel Service (a/k/a/ UPS), or DHL, or California Overnight Express, or Airborne Express, or any private courier system, that requires special attention, a signature from sponsor, or an authorized agent or affiliate related thereto, requires the purchase of NAAS-USA Subscriber before acceptance of such a package. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-J, provides in part: "Either Sponsor, or an authorized agent of the same, may assess an Access Delivery Fee (a/k/a/ ADF) to any private courier system or systems such as Federal Express (a/k/a/ FED-EX), or United Parcel Service (a/k/a/ UPS), or DHL, or California Overnight Express, or Airborne Express, or any private courier system, that attempts or desires to send any package, parcel, or postal matter, to Sponsor, or any authorized agent of the same, on behalf of a person or persons who has not first purchased an NAAS-USA Subscription "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-K, provides in part: "With respect to any matter, parcel, package, or correspondence sent via the U.S. mail system by Administrator, or an authorized agent of the same that is sent via first-class, certified, registered, and/or restricted delivery, said matter, parcel, package, or correspondence shall be deemed delivered to addressee upon depositing the same with an official, officer, or employee of the United States Postal Service, or by depositing the same in any authorized receptacle owned or operated by said agency subject to the condition that postage was affixed and fully pre-paid at time of deposit or delivery. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-L, provides in part: "With respect to NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-K, it is immaterial and absolutely irrelevant if any official, officer, or employee of the United States Postal Service engages in or commits any act(s) that may be construed as misfeasance, malfeasance, negligence, laches, mail theft, unauthorized siezures of mail matter without due process, or fails to execute and deliver a properly executed PS Form 3811 to addressor or Administrator. Said matter, parcel, package, or correspondence shall be deemed delivered to addressee at the point of receptacle deposit and/or point of agency delivery. Administrator shall be deemed to have performed his/duties in full with respect to the rule, provision, term, or condition, that gave rise to the requirement or obligation to remit said matter, parcel, package, or correspondence. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-M, provides in part: "With respect to NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-K, 13-L, Administrator shall be deemed to have performed all of the duties, obligations, tasks, and undertakings required of him/her and shall not be bear any liablity, express or implied, for any ommissions, negligence, laches, misfeasance, malfeasance, civil misconduct, or criminal misconduct committed by any Postal Service employee, or any authorized agent, or affiliate of the same. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-N, provides in part: "With respect to NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-K, 13-L,13-M, Administrator shall be deemed to have performed all of the duties, obligations, tasks, and undertakings in full with respect to the rule, provision, term, or condition that gave rise to the requirement or obligation to remit said matter, parcel, package, or correspondence. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-O, provides in part: "With respect to any matter, parcel, package, or correspondence sent via the U.S. mail system by Administrator, or by an authorized agent of the same, to any donative recipient that is sent via first-class, certified, registered, and/or restricted delivery,Administrator may request that donative recipient document the name, date of execution, and title of the authorized agent, employee, or officer of the United States Postal Service, or mail center, who took possession of and who requested that donative recipient personally execute the accompanying PS Form 3811 showing the date that the matter, parcel, package, or correspondence was delivered to addressee and by whom said matter, parcel, package, or correspondence was accepted by. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-P, provides in part: "With respect to any matter, parcel, package, or correspondence sent via the U.S. mail system by Administrator, or an authorized agent of the same, to any donative recipient that is sent via first-class, certified, registered, and/or restricted delivery, Administrator shall have the authority to verify and re-verify the signatures and authenticity of any PS Form 3811, and to request that donative recipient submit a duplicate signed PS Form 3811. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-Q, provides in part: "With respect to NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-P, the failure or refusal of any donative recipient to remit a duplicate signed PS 3811 or an equivalent form upon request by Administrator or any authorized agent of the same, such conduct shall be deemed a deliberate violation of the NAAS Honor Code of Ethics, Character, and Integrity and shall be grounds for the immediate suspension, termination, rescission, or revocation of an award. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-R, provides in part: "With respect to any matter, parcel, package, or correspondence sent via the U.S. mail system by Administrator, or an authorized agent of the same, that also includes a donative distribution to an awardee, and which is sent via first-class, certified, registered, and/or restricted delivery, Administrator shall require the following:

  1. That recipient comply with the provisions of EAS/N2 Form 0014 and his/her Policy Statement affecting the acknowledgement of donative distributions ; and,
  2. That the original PS Form 3811 form be returned to Administrator no later than 30 calendar days of delivery and that said PS FORM 3811 be fully executed by donative recipient."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-S, provides in part: "With respect to NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-R, Administrator shall deem donative recipient to be in default of performance if both conditions of NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-R are not timely adhered to."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-T, provides in part: "Administrator shall develop a standard form,i.e., NAAS Carrier Identification Form a/k/a/ EAS/N2 Form 0016, for the purposes of verifying and documenting the identity (first name, last name, title, address where employed, phone number of employer) of each and every person who requests that any donative recipient complete a PS Form 3811 with respect to any matter, parcel, package, or correspondence sent via the U.S. mail system by Administrator, or by an authorized agent of the same, to a donative recipient that is sent via first-class, certified, registered, and/or restricted delivery."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-U, provides in part: "With respect to NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-T, the failure or refusal of any donative recipient to complete EAS Form 0016 upon request by Administrator, or by any authorized agent of the same, such conduct shall be deemed a deliberate violation of the NAAS Honor Code of Ethics, Character, and Integrity and shall be grounds for the immediate suspension, termination, rescission, or revocation of an award. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-V, provides in part: "Any person of voting age with no criminal history, and having history of drug or alcohol-abuse, and who meets other subjective criteria of Donor(s) and/or Sponsor may be deemed to be qualified to be a Select Committee member, or a member of nomnating panel.".

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-W, provides in part: "Administrator shall develop a standard form,i.e., NAAS General Policy on Requests for Amendment to a Policy Statement, a/k/a/ EAS/N2 Form 0017, for the purposes of developing a standardized means for primary donative recipients to request changes to an existing Policy Statement and/or to modify, change, alter, up-date, or revise any material provisions to an anticipated Policy Statement. EAS/N2 Form 0017 shall be available for free upon request."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-X, provides in part: "Administrator shall develop a standard form, i.e., NAAS Credibility, Integrity, and Background Check Form a/k/a/ EAS/N2 Form 0018, for the purposes of authorizing a third-person to conduct an oral, electronic, written, or in-person interview with any staff, agent, assignee, director, employee, volunteer, or representative of the Company, including any existing predecessor or successor corporate person(s) of the same. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-XX, provides in part: "Administrator shall develop a standard Award Recipient Login form, i.e., NAAS Award Recipient Login Area, a/k/a/ EAS/N2 Form 0019, for the purposes of allowing wlectronic access to important online NAAS forms for current and active award recipients, and finalists. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-Z, provides in part: "With respect to any matter, parcel, package, or correspondence sent via the U.S. mail system by any applicant, semi-finalist, Finalist, primary or secondary donative recipient, to Administrator, or any authorized agent of the same, in which said matter, parcel, package, or correspondence, was or anticipates to be sent via a courier system of delivery operated by the United States of Postal Service, then neither Admnistrator nor Sponsor, shall bear any liablity, express or implied, for any ommissions, negligence, laches, misfeasance, malfeasance, civil misconduct, or criminal misconduct committed by any Postal Service employee, or any authorized agent, or affiliate of the same. Negligent conduct shall include, but not necessarily restricted to, incorrect error notices that state, suggest, or imply that BOX IS CLOSED; UNABLE TO FORWARD TO ADDRESSEE; ADDRESSEE NOT LISTED ON BOX; etc. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 14, provides, in part: "Sponsor is authorized to require that any participant to the NAAS-II Award program that requests that literature or information be sent via the U.S. Mail or via any courier service or mail service, that the same remit a handling fee to receive the requested application, information and/or literature."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 14-A, provides in part: "Sponsor reserves the right, through itself, as well as any agents, assigns, representatives, contractors, or parties acting upon its behalf, not to respond to any incomplete, unidentifiable, defective, suspicious, ineligible, illegible, unsolicited, improper, improperly addressed, postage-deficient, late, early, under-paid, requests and/or inquiries sent via U.S. mail or via any courier service or mail service seeking information about the NAAS-II awards. Applicant assumes all liability for use of such services".

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 14-C, provides in part: "Upon receipt of any partially paid, underpaid, or belatedly submitted NAAS-II application, Sponsor, through its agents and assigns, shall be entitled to request, collect, and receive the maximum prevailing processing fee allowable."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 14-D, provides, in part "With respect to NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 14-C, a failure to remit maximum prevailing processing fee of twenty-five dollars within the time period requested may adversely impact applicant's ability to receive full consideration for the award(s) he/she has applied for."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 15, provides, in part: "All electronic and/or telephonic communications, as defined by Title 18 U.S.C. section 2510(12), to Sponsor and/or agents and affiliates of the same, must be initiated by first completing NAAS EAS/N2 Form GEC 001. A failure, refusal, or unwillingness to precede any electronic and/or telephonic inquiry by initiating the same through the prescribed format may be construed and interpreted as an attempt to conceal identity or that the applicable inquiry is without merit, and thus the sole purpose of which is to harass, disrupt, and/or to interfere with the operations of N.A.A.S., or affiliates of the same."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 16, provides, in part: "Sponsor, through its agents and assigns, reserves the right to assess an administrative and/or pick-up fee for any material or correspondence sent via a special mode of delivery during any phase of the selection, deliberation, and/or application process that causes or incurs any additional expense(s) that would not have occured if mode of delivery was via simple first-class U.S., non-certifed mail. This fee may be required for certified packages, United States Postal Service Express Delivery packages, United States Postal Service Over-night Delivery packages, United States Postal Service 2-Day Delivery packages, Federal Express packages, United Parcel Service packages, or any package(s) that require special attention or extra time, results in idle, standby, or downtime for any employee or agent of Sponsor, requires any extra labor, requires travel in excess of ten meters beyond the principal entry door of the principal place of business where addressee is located, and/or requires any officer, volunteer, or employee of Sponsor, or of any authorized agent of the same, to depart in any way, shape, form, or fashion from his/her normal routine or previously scheduled endeavor. This fee shall be determined by a seperate set of rules, each of which are more fully described hereinbelow. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 17, provides, in part: "It is sole responsibility of each and every applicant and/or participant to the NAAS-USA Awards programs to first read and become familiar with the questions and responses thereto contained in the frequently-asked-questions sections of the subject web presentation located at http://www.naas.org/faq1.php (a/k/a/ WB Form 003) and not to submit any redundant question or inquiry in which the answer to said inquiry or question has been adequately responded to in said frequently-asked-questions section."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 18, provides, in part: "It is the sole responsibility of each and every applicant and/or participant to the NAAS-II Awards programs to first read and become familiar with the questions and responses thereto contained in the frequently-asked-questions sections of this web presentation located at http://www.naas.org/faq2.php (a/k/a/ WB Form 004) and not to submit any redundant question or inquiry in which the answer to said inquiry or question has been adequately responded to in said frequently-asked-questions section."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 19, provides, in part: "It is the sole responsibility of each and every person, agent, official, or third party who anticipates on providing any aid, assistance, or advice, to any participant to the NAAS-USA Awards programs to first read and become familiar with the questions and responses thereto contained in the frequently-asked-questions sections of the subject web presentation located at WB Form 003."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 20, provides, in part: "It is the sole responsibility of each and every person, agent, official, or third party who anticipates on providing any aid, assistance, or advice, to any participant to the NAAS-II Awards programs to first read and become familiar with the questions and responses thereto contained in the frequently-asked-questions sections of the subject web presentation located at WB Form 004."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 21 provides, in part: "It is the sole responsibility of each and every person, agent, official, or third party who anticipates on providing any aid, assistance, or advice, to any participant to the NAAS-USA Awards programs to first read and become familiar with the various terms, conditions, provisions, and disclaimer notice in regards to the NAAS-USA Awards programs programs prior to participation in said program by first accessing, reading, and comprehending said terms, conditions, provisions, and the disclaimer notice located at http://www.naas.org/disclaim.php."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 22 provides, in part: "Each and every person representing himself/herself, or who alleges to be representing any third natural person (directly or indirectly), who submits an electronic correspondence to The Parties, or to any agent(s) and/or affiliates of the same, in regards to any inquiry or matter regarding any products or services mentioned in or throughout the subject web presentation to ensure that said electronic correspondence be sumbitted on an official GEC Form 001, and contain the mandatory information below:

  1. An identifiable and specific reference to the sender's e-mail address;
  2. An identifiable and specific reference to the sender's physical street home address;
  3. An identifiable and specific reference to the sender's home phone number (indicating the best time to call. Reference must be Pacific Daylight Time zone); and,
  4. The principal reason or purpose of the e-mail message;
  5. If person or third party is or anticipates on being a participant in any merit-based awards, then sender must also provide the name of the high school or college the sender currently attends."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 22-A provides, in part: "It is the sole responsibility of each and every person representing any non-natural person who submits an electronic correspondence to Sponsor, or any agent(s) and/or affiliates of the same, in regards to any inquiry or matter regarding any products or services mentioned in or throughout the subject web presentation, to ensure that said electronic correspondence contain the following mandatory information and that said electronic correspondence be submitted on an official GEC Form 002, unless expressly allowed otherwise:

  1. An identifiable and specific reference to the sender's e-mail address;
  2. An identifiable and specific reference to the sender's physical business address;
  3. An identifiable and specific reference to the sender's business phone number (indicating the best time to call. Reference must be Pacific Daylight Time zone); and,
  4. The current employment title of the sender. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 23 provides, in part: "It is sole responsibility of each and every person, agent, official, or third party who anticipates on providing any aid, assistance, or advice, to any participant to the NAAS-II Awards programs to first read and become familiar with the various terms, conditions, provisions, and disclaimer notice in regards to the NAAS-II Awards programs programs prior to participation in said program by first accessing, reading, and comprehending said terms, conditions, provisions, and the disclaimer notice located at http://www.naas.org/disclaim.php."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 24 (a/k/a/ NAAS Telephone Inquiry Rule), provides, in part:"Sponsor reserves the right, through itself, as well as any agents, assigns, representatives, contractors, or parties acting upon its behalf, not to respond to any telephone inquiry in which one or more of the above restrictions is or has been violated:

  1. Telephone messages in violation of NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 25.
  2. Telephone messages received or made outside of a pre-stated deadline.
  3. Telephone messages that make oral requests for literature. All requests for literature must be in writing or be accessed on-line per NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 13, 14, etc.
  4. Telephone messages that ask or generally refer to "Please call, I have more questions". All relevant questions are already answered in this web presentation or on the actual application. If a question is not already answered then such a question will need further research and it must therefore be addressed in writing.
  5. Telephone messages making any type of oral requests when the objective of the request can also be accomplished by writing or e-mail.
  6. Telephone messages requesting to be added to our mailing list. Requests to be added to our mailing list must be accomplished on-line free-of-charge.
  7. Telephone messages from callers using any sort of Caller-ID services, blocking services, or any sort of communicative device that shields the caller's name, and/or telephone number. For security, we must be able to identify all in-coming calls. The telephone number provided must match the name displayed on our Caller-ID screen unless caller is calling from an educational institution or other organizational entity.
  8. Telephone messages by financial aid counselors attempting to orally verify and/or acknowledge that donations were received on behalf of a particular student/recipient. All donations received must be acknowledged in writing and be on official university and/or collegiate stationery. Furthermore, acknowledgement letters must be in accordance with an official Donor Verification Form prepared and published by Sponsor, or an authorized agent or representative of the same.
  9. Telephone messages to the Select Committee. Select Committee, and no member thereof, may accept or return *any* telephone calls other than calls received from or made specifically to semi-finalists, finalists, and recipients, or their parents/guardians.
  10. Telephone messages from a third party inquiring about another student's application. Our policy is to protect the privacy and confidentiality of all applicants. We do not respond to third-party inquiries (NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 39, supra) seeking information on any applicant regardless of the title or position of the third party unless we receive a written waiver from the student/applicant.
  11. Telephone messages professing a technical problem with this web presentation. All questions concerning technical problems must be sent via e-mail by completing an official GEC Form 001.
  12. Telephone messages regarding an inadvertent mistake or issue insofar as an already remitted application. Inquiries regarding mistakes must be submitted in writing or electronically.
  13. Telephone messages requesting a refund. All refund requests must be made in writing and must adhere to NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 40.
  14. Telephone messages requesting that any sort of documentation, material, or property that has already been submitted as part of the application process be returned to sender. All property, documentation, or any material submitted to Sponsor, including any afffliate(s), licensors, and/or agent(s) thereof, is considered to be the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned under any condition.
  15. Telephone messages that are not relevant to any aspect of the subject program.
  16. Telephone messages seeking to know the status of any award applicant's completed application. We do not provide individual status reports to any applicant.
  17. Telephone messages seeking to know the status of a recently mailed request for award literature. Requests received via U.S. mail for award literature generally takes anywhere from 2 to 8 weeks. If you rely upon the U.S. Postal Service for delivery of materials that can otherwise be obtained free of charge by accessing the same on-line then we will not assume any liability for your choice, or any negligence on the part of the requesting party to abide by specific instructions to receive literature via first-class. We are not responsible for and neither do we have any control over any mechanisms regarding the U.S. Postal Service delivery systems, equipments, etc. Subject to a proper and complete execution of the procedures regarding U.S. mail requests, we will remit the desired information and deposit the same into a U.S. mail receptacle within the time period of our stated policy; after that point, our liability terminates, and you assume responsibility thereafter. Due to the potential risks, uncertainties, and inconsistent or non-uniform mailing equipment, and the opportunity to obtain literature free of charge in several formats that do not require U.S. postage, or the use of U.S. Postal mechanisms, we will not remit any refunds for users whom elect to receive literature via the U.S. mail.
  18. Telephone messages from non-eligible parties or parties that seek to clarify whether or not they are eligible. Applicant eligibility criteria is listed on application and posted on this web presentation.
  19. Telephone messages regarding expired applicants whom have already submitted applications from a previous competition term but is attempting to address an issue outside of the stated deadline date(s). All questions and acts regarding the subject program must be in strict adherence to the published guidelines and the current Selection & Program Schedule, which is available for free download. For example, there is a deadline to submit completed applications AND there is a deadline to make written requests for award literature via the U.S. Mail. Likewise, there is also a specific deadline to register your e-mail address, as well as specific deadlines to address inquiries, complaints, grievances, or concerns. We do not have an "open-ended" calendar for any act or event associated with the subject program.
  20. Telephone messages regarding a complaint, inquiry, grievance, claim, or concern must be in writing via first-class mail or via e-mail unless said complaint, inquiry, grievance, or concern is made in regards to an undelivered product(s) or is in regards to a material representation(s) made in this web presentation or other literature related thereto in which the reader has reason to believe is inaccurate or misleading and that Reader has sufficient documentation to support his/her claims. In this scenario, we recommend you also submit an Official NAAS Complaint form such that we can immediately address and resolve the inquiry, grievance, concern, or matter at issue.
  21. Telephone calls in violation of NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules, 15, 26, and Rule 27, or calls made to any entity other than to an official authorized agent that has been specifically designated as agent to accept such calls in response to questions, concerns, or inquiries of the subject program(s).
  22. Telephone messages that claim to be from some person, agency, or entity that is seeking or requesting information on a person(s) not related to and not associated with any NAAS Agent or employee.

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 25, provides, in part: "It is the express duty and responsibility of each and every telephone caller to Sponsor, as well as to any authorized agent(s) of the same, to provide all of the following information to any clerk or receptionist answering or receiving said telephone call:

  1. The caller's full name (First, Last, Middle initial);
  2. The caller's physical street address (no post office boxes);
  3. The caller's association with any entity such as a school, company, agency, or publisher;
  4. If caller is not calling on behalf of a company, school, or other non-natural person, caller must identify his/her status (e.g., high school senior, college student, parent; Scholarship Watch subscriber)
  5. E-mail address of caller;
  6. A return telephone number that will accept collect telephone calls;
  7. Lastly, each telephone caller must clearly identify the reason(s) for the telephone call. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 25-A, provides, in part: "Sponsor, through its agents and assigns, reserves the right not to respond to any telephone caller who wilfully violates NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 25.

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 25-B, provides, in part: "Sponsor, through its agents and assigns, reserves the right to implement quality assurance procedures to ensure that all incoming callers are treated with respect and courtesy. To that end, all incoming telephone calls may be recorded and/or logged for quality assurance purposes. A failure or refusal of any caller to consent to this provision may adversely affect our ability to provide superior and timely service."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 25-C, provides, in part: "It is the express duty and responsibility of each and every telephone caller to Sponsor, as well as to any authorized agent(s) of the same, to ensure that any and all Caller ID features that callers may have installed on their respective telephones are disabled to allow agent or Sponsor to identify incoming caller."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 25-D, provides, in part: "In order to protect the privacy of each and every officer, agent, volunteer, employee, or consultant working on behalf of or in conjunction with The Companies, it is not a mandatory requirement that said persons reveal (without judicial order requiring the same) any personally-identifying information such as true first name, true last name, true date of birth, true social security number, or true driver's license. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 25-E, provides, in part: "In order to protect the privacy of each and every officer, agent, volunteer, employee, or consultant working on behalf of or in conjunction with The Companies, it is permissible that said person be identified by an NAAS ID #, an NAAS Employee number, or NAAS DEIA Agent #. In addition, it is persmissible for such persons to use assigned psuedonyms when responding to and when making outgoing calls, and outgoing communications"

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 26, provides, in part:"The conduct of any third party acting on behalf of or in concert with an applicant during or after any phase of the deliberative, evaluation, and/or selection process is unconditionally imputed to be the conduct of the applicant unless said applicant first obtained a waiver from Sponsor, or an authorized agent of the same, on an official form approved by Sponsor."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 27, provides, in part: "All calls and inquiries with respect to the advertised products and services appearing on this web presentation shall be made to an approved authorized agent whose duty is to accept and respond to such calls and inquiries subject to certain limitations and conditions. Acceptable calls may be made to Operation's Agent at 1-760-488-9673. Calls to any other number or to any unauthorized agent or person mayl not be responded to and must be preceded by the completion of GEC Form 001 (a/k/a N.A.A.S. General E-mail Contact Form); See NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 15. Telephone callers whom fail to adhere to the aforesaid rule, including, but not limited to any ancillary rule(s), may be subject to both disqualification from any merit-based program advertised or featured in this web presentation as well as resulting in the forfeiture of any subscription to Scholarship Watch without further notice or forewarning. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 27-A, provides, in part: "Pursuant to the Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act, 15 U.S.C. 6101-6108, neither Sponsor nor any authorized agent, assignee, or representative of the same, shall intiate any Outbound Telephone call to any consumer or prospective consumer. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 28 provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor nor any agent(s) or affiliates of the same, shall be required or expected to respond to any electronic correspondence in which sender has violated any of the rules hereon, including NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 22, 22-A.

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 29, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor nor any agent(s) or affiliates of the same, shall be required or expected to respond to any electronic correspondence, that is not submitted on an appropriate GEC Form."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 30 provides, in part: " Sponsor as well as all agents, affiliates, and licensees of the same, reserve the legal discretion to use any legal or lawful means to verify any information submitted to the same in relationship to any of the advertised products and/or services featured in the subject web presentation."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 31 provides, in part: " Sponsor as well as all agents, affiliates, and licensees of the same, reserve the legal discretion to use any legal or lawful means to re-verify any information(tangible and non-tangible) submitted to the same in relationship to any of the advertised products and/or services featured in the subject web presentation."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 32, provides, in part: "All decisions of the Select Committee, Review Committee, nominating panel, quorum of the Board, and/or any body or person(s) involved in and/or associated with any aspect of the selection, retention, evaluation, award renewal, and/or deliberative decisions are final and not subject to dispute, debate, attack, or to be contested in any form, in any manner, or for any reason whatsoever and that by signing an application, or by submitting an application (whether electronically, or via the U.S. mail), or via any courier service, or by remitting any processing fee(s) associated therewith in consideration for determination of the outcome of the affected competition, applicant thereby agrees and consents to accept such decisions and to abide by each and every one of the rules, provisions, terms, notices, covenants and conditions of the subject program so long as such rules, provisions, terms, notices, and conditions do not violate or conflict with any existing federal law or laws of the State of California.".

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 32-A, provides, in part: "All decisions of the Select Committee, Administrator, Review Committee, nominating panel, quorum of the Board, and/or any body or person(s) involved in and/or associated with any aspect of the selection, retention, evaluation, award renewal, and/or deliberative decisions or processes are final and not subject to dispute, debate, attack, or to be contested in any form, in any manner, or for any reason whatsoever. Decisions of the Select Committee, Review Committee, nominating panel, quorum of the Board, and/or any body or person(s) involved in and/or associated with any aspect of the selection, retention, evaluation, award renewal, and/or deliberative decisions or processes, include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:

  1. The decision to approve, deny, disqualify, or terminate the status of an applicant as a finalist, semi-finalist, or donative recipient;
  2. The decision to deny the return of any property and/or tangible document(s) submitted with and/or made a part of any complete or incomplete application in contravention of NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 33;
  3. The decision to terminate a pending nomination;
  4. The decision to deny a request for any refund in contravention to the express terms of NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 40, and/or NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 40-A;
  5. The decision to terminate the award of a current recipient for material violations of award;
  6. The decision to amend, modify, up-date, or revise the terms of a pending nomination;
  7. The decision to amend, modify, up-date, or revise the terms of a Policy Statement;
  8. The decision to revoke, annul, or suspend a particular term, condition, or provision of a Policy Statement;
  9. The decision to revoke, annul, or suspend a previous or prior decision;
  10. The decision to refuse to grant an NAAS-USA Subscriber and/or to refuse accept a payment from a prospective licensee;
  11. The decision to format, formulate, design, a Policy Statement in a particular way, and/or include certain terms, words, phrases, and provisions deemed pertinent or relevant.

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 33, provides, in part: "All documents submitted to sponsor and/or affiliates, licensors, agents, and representatives of the same, namely, tangible property, letters of any sort, academic transcripts, memoranda, certificates, photos, envelopes, completed applications, incomplete applications, and everything and anything tangible, becomes the sole and exclusive property of Sponsor and shall not be returned under any condition whatsoever.".

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 34, provides, in part: "In the event of any claim, grievance, injury, complaint, or action against Sponsor, or any authorized agent, licensor, assign, contractor, or affiliate(s) of the same, Reader expressly consents to an EXCLUSIVE REMEDY; i.e, READER AGREES THAT THE ENTIRE LIABILITY OF SPONSOR AND ITS LICENSORS, AGENTS, AFFILIATES, CONTRACTORS, ETCETERA, ET ALLI, AND READER'S EXCLUSIVE REMEDY, IN LAW, IN EQUITY, OR OTHERWISE, WITH RESPECT TO ANY SERVICE(S) PROVIDED AND/OR ADVERTISED ON THIS WEB PRESENTATION OR MADE A PART OF THIS AGREEMENT AND/OR FOR ANY BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT IS SOLELY LIMITED TO THE TOTAL AMOUNT READER PAID FOR SUCH SERVICE(S) AND/OR PRODUCTS. IN NO EVENT SHALL SPONSOR, ITS LICENSORS, AFFILIATES, AND CONTRACTORS (INCLUDING AGENTS, AND AFFLIATES RELATED THERETO, BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES EVEN IF SPONSOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. TO THE EXTENT THAT A STATE DOES NOT PERMIT THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AS SET FORTH HEREIN THE LIABILITY OF SPONSOR. , AS WELL AS CURRENT WEBSITE REGISTRANT, ETC, ET AL, IS LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN SUCH STATES."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 34-A provides, in part: "Reader acknowledges and consents to the fact that the subject web presentation is private property and the use, access and entry into, and visitation of such property by Reader is a privilege conferred by Sponsor upon Reader with the mutual understanding that Reader shall adhere to all of the rules, terms, and provisions cited in the subject web presentations, including any amendements thereto, as well as those applicable rules, terms, and provisions cited in WB Form-008. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 34-B provides, in part: "Reader understands and unconditionally accepts the fact that any privilege conferred by Sponsor, or any licensor, agent, affiliate, assign, contractor, representative, officer, or employee of Sponsor, upon Reader may be revoked, terminated, or suspended at any time without reason and without explanation, and Reader shall adhere forthwith to such decision(s) without debate. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 34-C provides, in part: "By accessing and/or entering into the subject web site, such affirmative conduct by Reader shall be construed and interpreted as expressly representing and projecting one or more of the following assumed facts:

  1. Reader has a legitimate need to view, access, and observe the subject web presentation;
  2. Reader is either eligible, or anticipates on being eligible for one or more of the advertised award programs;
  3. Reader is accessing the subject web presentation on behalf of a third party who is is either eligible, or anticipates on being eligible for one or more of the advertised award programs;
  4. Reader is a certified and accredited educational institution or school with a population of at least 2 students who is either eligible, or anticipates on being eligible for one or more of the advertised award programs;
  5. Reader has a legitimate interest in accessing the subject web presentation for legitimate and mutually beneficial commercial purposes such as the submission of any purchase orders, and following through with said order by remitting a check or financial instrument to Sponsor, or any authoized agent of the same; registering a valid and functioning e-mail address with expectation to receive a response to a question, inquiry, or concern; downloading application and/or subscription literature and following through with said implied intentions by remitting the corresponding fee(s); making outright purchases or subscriptions to any products, newsletters, services, or other periodicals sponsored by or on behalf of Sponsor; the submission of legitimate written or electronic inquiries concerning mutually beneficial capital partnerships, or other evidence showing the Reader is a legitimate user."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 35 provides, in part: "Sponsor shall establish a rule that comments upon and encompasses the privacy rights and mutual responsibilities of Sponsor and those persons and entities that interact and/or transact business with Sponsor or affiliates of the same. The instant rule, shall be hereinafter known as NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 35, a.k.a. General Privacy Rule. The instant rule, provides, in part: Sponsor shall not sell, lease, rent, or in any way, shape, or form divulge confidential information submitted by an applicant or the parent and/or guardian(s) of applicant, to any third party, or to any unauthorized affiliate, or to any governmental agency except to the extent provided under the following conditions:

  1. To defend the name, reputation, business practices, and integrity of Sponsor, and affilates related thereto, based upon a consumer complaint, inquiry, grievance, dispute, or claim voluntarily initiated by a person or some person acting upon the behalf or in concert with an applicant that is filed, lodged, served, and/or submitted to an unaffiliated third party;
  2. To respond, answer, resolve, and/or rebut any filed, lodged, served, and/or submitted complaint, inquiry, grievance, dispute, or claim voluntarily initiated by a person on a form not expressly approved by Sponsor;
  3. To respond, answer, and/or rebut any filed, lodged, served, and/or submitted complaint or claim voluntarily initiated by a person and discussed in a public forum or communicated to any unaffiliated third party regardless of the form, mode of transmission, fashion, or manner selected by said person;
  4. To respond, answer, resolve, and/or rebut any claim, inquiry, complaint, or grievance that a person voluntarily initiated with a federal and/or state govermental agency, or any officer or agent thereof, without first seeking to resolve the alleged or purported claim, dispute, inquiry, and/or complaint with Sponsor, or any authorized affiliate related thereto;
  5. To cooperate in a legal, judicial, or governmental inquiry initiated by a person and/or any person acting on behalf of another person, such as an applicant, subscriber, or purchaser.
  6. To cooperate in a legal, judicial, or governmental inquiry that involves a matter concerning the national security of the U.S.;
  7. To exercise a right or privilege explicity or implicitly waived or forfeited by a person as a direct or proximate cause of that person's own conduct, negligence, malfeasance, or misfeasance;
  8. To cooperate in any inquiry concerning a violation of NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 55, or 174."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 36, provides, in part: "It is expressly prohibited for any reader, person, or author, to associate Sponsor, or the products and/or services of Sponsor, or any authorized agent and/or affiliate of Sponsor, via any media device with any unaffiliated person or unaffiliated group of persons not expressly authorized or recognized by Sponsor."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 36-A, provides, in part: "Whomsover counsels, commands, induces, influences, encourages, acts indifferently to, or aids and abets the commision of a violation of NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 36, then such person shall be punished as a principal and shall be held fully liable if such person had personally committed the offense."

NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 37, provides in part: "The Parties may develop a coupon-like form or online order form for prospective purchasers of an NAAS-USA Subscribtion. The paper-formatted form shall be identified as an NAAS-USA Certificate Coupon (a/k/a/ EAS/N2 Form S00), and the online form shall be identified as eNAAS EAS/N2 Form 0025. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 38, provides in part: "The Parties may retain a select listing of essays written by past and present successful NAAS scholars, semi-finalists, Finalists, and nominees, and well-prepared applicants, and compile the package of essays into a comprehensive set of scholarly memoranda known as the NAAS 200 Great Essays, 200 NAAS Great Essays, and combinations of such names. The NAAS 200 Great Essay package will only be available via electronic download in Adobe Portable Document Format, and will be identified by The Parties as under NAAS EAS/N2 Form E00."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 39 provides, in part: "All unsolicited third-party, non-governmental, communication is prohibited".

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 39-A provides, in part: "With respect to the subject web presentation, Third-party communication shall be generally defined as any communication, or writing, or oral expression, or any form of correspondence originating from a party, person, or agency other than the official and/or intended applicant of record."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 39-B provides, in part: "With respect to the subject web presentation, Prohibited unsolicited communications shall include, but is not necessarily limited to, any and all communications and/or correspondence from any parent, guardian, teacher, friend, relative, legal counsel, employer, university, school, or from any person(s) acting within the scope of employment with said employer, university, school, in which the communication and/or correspondence was not specifically and explicitly requested from Sponsor or any authorized agent related thereto."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 39-C, provides, in part: "Sponsor shall develop a policy and set of rules and conditions that is intended to ensure that maximum protection is afforded to the privacy rights of applicants."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 39-D, provides, in part: "Sponsor shall have a zero-tolerance policy in regards to the enforcement of any rule or provision that concerns a violation, attempted violation, or conceived violation in regards to the privacy rights of any person who participates in one or more of the subject merit-based awards."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 39-E, provides, in part: "Applicant may instantly waive his/her right of privacy pursuant to NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 52 subject to the condition that applicant remits his/her waiver request on a form approved by Sponsor. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 39-F, provides, in part: "With respect to the enforcement of any rule or provision prohibiting unsolicited communication, it is immaterial as to form of the alleged or imputed conduct, but the end substance shall prevail. The controlling factor is therefore the intended primary beneficiary to which the conduct is ultimately designed to benefit , aid and/or assist. Thus, with respect to the instant rule, i.e., NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 39, etc., it is immaterial, irrelevant, inconsequential, and moot as to whether or not the applicant knew or was apprised of or made aware of the third party's conduct, and it is equally immaterial, irrelevant, inconsequential, and moot, as to which party submitted, owned, or signed, or remitted the financial instrument or financial warrant consideration that supposedly or allegedly accompanied the completed or incomplete application or submitted with any subscription or order form. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 39-G, provides, in part: "The mere presentation or submission of a financial instrument, warrant of consideration, or currency, without other qualifying factors, shall not in and of itself necessarily constitute any rights and/or privilieges."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 40-A, provides, in part: "Neither sponsor nor any agent, assignee, representative, contractor, or affiliated entity associated with the same and/or acting on behalf of sponsor, shall remit or cause a refund to be remitted to any party that requests that any literature, information, brochures, membership packet, etc., be sent via the U.S. mail, and whose request is accompanied by a handling or administrative fee.". [In other words, we have a NO REFUND policy for literature requests sent via the U.S. mail.]

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 40-B, provides, in part "All refund requests must be in writing and must include a SASE furnished by requestor for a response."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 40-C, provides, in part: "All refund requests are subject to verification, authentication, and timeliness."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 40-D, provides, in part: "All refund requests must be initiated AND concluded by applicant, or subscriber, or licensee, of record, whichever is applicable."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 40-E, provides, in part: "Neither sponsor nor any authorized agent of the same shall accept any refund request from any third-party acting upon behalf of applicant of record unless applicant of record has signed a waiver on a form approved by Sponsor expressly consenting to the same."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 40-F, provides, in part: "Subject to any applicable rules hereon, Sponsor shall remit or cause to be remitted a refund to an authorized requesting party within six to eight business weeks upon receipt of valid, authentic, and timely request for a refund."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 40-G, provides, in part: "Subject to any applicable rules hereon, refund requests may be preceded by an electronic communication to sponsor informing the same that a refund request is to be expected. However, this is not neccessary. This will alert sponsor to the request and may be used in lieu of a certified, U.S. first-class mail request."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 40-H, provides, in part: "Notwithstanding any of the provisions of NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 40, etc., neither Sponsor nor any authorized affiliate of the same shall accept any communication or correspondence that is in violation of NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 39, or correspondence defined as third-party communications."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 41 provides, in part: "In the event that any person(s) purports to have a claim, economic loss, injury, or complaint of any type against Sponsor, or any affiliate or agent related thereto, it shall be mandatory for that person(s) to identify himself/herself and address his/her concerns in writing on a form approved by Sponsor."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 42, provides, in part: "In the event that any person(s) purports to have a claim, economic loss, injury, or complaint of any type against Sponsor, or any affiliate or agent related thereto, Sponsor shall have prepared and approved an Official NAAS Complaint Form, hereinafter to be referred to Form SP 1066, and it shall be mandatory for any person(s) purporting to have a claim, economic loss, injury, grievance, or complaint of any type against Sponsor , or any affiliate or agent related thereto, to specifically express and initiate his/her concerns in writing on said SP 1066, or an authorized derivative thereof. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 42-A, provides, in part: "Any person(s) that is legally eligible and has an opportunity to report a claim, economic loss, injury, grievance, or complaint of any type against Sponsor, or any affiliate or agent related thereto, and who fails to remit said claim, economic loss, injury, grievance, or complaint on Form SP 1066, or an authorized derivative thereof in the time framed allowed or upon invitation by Sponsor or an authorized agent or affiliate related thereto, then it is hereby agreed that the inaction, non-assertive conduct, shall be construed as an admission that the alleged claim, economic loss, injury, grievance, or complaint purported by the complainant is unmeritorious and lacking in legal foundation."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 42-B, provides, in part: "Any person(s) that is legally eligible and has an opportunity to report a claim, economic loss, injury, grievance, or complaint of any type against NAAS-USA Fund, or any affiliate or agent related thereto, and who fails to remit said claim, economic loss, injury, grievance, or complaint on Form SP 1066, or an authorized derivative thereof, if requested to do so by Sponsor or an authorized agent or affiliate of the same, then it is hereby agreed that the inaction, non-assertive conduct, may be construed as evasive, uncooperative, and insubordinate conduct, whose purpose is to delay, prevent, and/or avoid the investigation of the alleged claim, economic loss, injury, grievance, or complaint as purported by the complainant. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 42-C, provides, in part: "Any person(s) that is both eligible and has an opportunity to report a claim, economic loss, injury, grievance, or complaint of any type against Sponsor , or any affiliate or agent related thereto, and who fails to remit said claim, economic loss, injury, grievance, or complaint on Form SP 1066, or an authorized derivative thereof, but in fact refuses to do so then the subject of his/her claim, economic loss, injury, grievance, or complaint shall be deemed as unmeritorious, lacking legal foundation, and shall be dismissed without leave to amend. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 43, provides, in part: "For the purposes of investigating the merits of any consumer concern, inquiry, grievance, claim, or complaint, Sponsor shall have both an electronic version of SP Form 1066 and a non-electronic complaint form (a/k/a Form SP 1066-B)"

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 44, provides, in part: "Any person(s) that is both eligible and has an opportunity to complete form SP 1066, or a derivative thereof, shall do so within the time period expressly stated otherwise said concern, inquiry, claim, or complaint shall be deemed satisfactorily resolved.

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 45, provides, in part: "For the purposes of investigating the merits of any consumer concern, inquiry, grievance, claim, or complaint, Sponsor shall be authorized to utilize appropriate, legal, and lawful means to collect, verify, and investigate all information voluntarily provided. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 46, provides, in part: "Any person who has a complaint, grievance, inquiry, claim, and the like, against Sponsor, or any authorized agent and/or affiliate of the same, that cannot be satisfactorily, expeditiously, and mutually resolved via normal and/or customary means, shall be required to initiate his/her concerns in writing via the completion of an Official N.A.A.S. Complaint form, which may be obtained free of charge. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 47 [Refund Policy; see below]

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 47-A, provides, in part: "An Administrator, Select Committee, nominating panel, or any member thereof, reserves the right, through itself, as well as any agents, assigns, representatives, contractors, or parties acting upon its behalf, not to respond to any incomplete, under-paid, and/or materially defective EAS/N2 Form 00. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 47-B, provides, in part: "An Administrator, Select Committee, nominating panel, or any member thereof, reserves the right, through itself, as well as any agents, assigns, representatives, contractors, or parties acting upon its behalf, not to respond to any incomplete, under-paid, and/or materially defective EAS/N2 Form 000."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 47-C, provides, in part: "An Administrator, Select Committee, nominating panel, or any member thereof, reserves the right, through itself, as well as any agents, assigns, representatives, contractors, or parties acting upon its behalf, not to accept for review purposes any y incomplete, under-paid, and/or materially defective EAS/N2 Form 000."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 47-D, provides, in part: "An Administrator, Select Committee, nominating panel, or any member thereof, reserves the right, through itself, as well as any agents, assigns, representatives, contractors, or parties acting upon its behalf, not to accept for review purposes any incomplete, under-paid, and/or materially defective EAS/N2 Form 00."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 47-E, provides, in part: "The Select Committee, the nominating panel, and/or any member or duly authorized representative or appointee thereof, including an Administrator, may, in its sole discretion, entirely waive an application and/or processing fee upon receipt of any completed, thoroughly prepared, and instantly impressionable application. The waiver of such fees shall neither adversely affect nor affirmatively influence the decisions of the such bodies or persons and neither is such a waiver to be construed as resulting in an eventual advancement in any phase of the selection process."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 47-F, provides, in part: "All information appearing on an EAS/N2 Form 00, NAAS EAS/N2 Form 00, that is submitted to and/or intended to be submitted to a Select Committee, nominating panel, and/or any member or duly authorized representative or appointee thereof, including an Administrator, must only contain information specific to applicant."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 48, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor nor any authorized agent or affiliate related thereto shall act upon any oral request. All requests must be in writing and conform and be in compliance with the rules hereon. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 49, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor nor any authorized agent or affiliate related thereto shall be authorized to investigate oral complaints or any complaint, grievance, or claim not in a written format. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 50, provides, in part: "The purpose of a standard complaint form is that it provides a simple means of eliciting standard information that is helpful in administering the rules and provisions of the subject web presentation. Also, the use of a standard complaint form will resolve ambiguities that may sometimes arise. A standard written complaint form may also assist in establishing the basis and merits in the resolution of a complaint, claim, or grievance, that may arise between Sponsor and consumer."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 51 provides, in part: "With respect to each Closed term competition, The Parties have developed a standard consent form to be used by and made available to prospective and actual invitees. The consent form shall be identified as NAAS EAS/N2 Form 0013 and it may be downloaded free of charge at http://www.naas.org/consent.pdf ."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 52 provides, in part: "Each and every person that desires to compete in a Closed term competition must unconditionally consent to, acknowledge an understanding of, and agree to abide by all applicable program rules, terms, and conditions, including applicable NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules, prior to be granted an Official Notice of Invitation to compete."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 53 provides, in part: "Each and every person that desires to compete in a Open term competition must unconditionally consent to, acknowledge an understanding of, and agree to abide by all applicable program rules, terms, and conditions, including applicable NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules, prior to having their respective application fully considered on the merits."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 54 provides, in part: "Each and every person that desires to compete in a Closed term competition will be afforded an opportunity to consent to, acknowledge an understanding of, and agree to abide by all applicable program rules, terms, and conditions, including applicable NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules, prior to being granted an invitation to compete. A person may express his/her desire of consent in his/her own words or may use the standard consent form NAAS EAS/N2 Form 0013 developed by The Parties as a guide."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 54-A provides, in part: "Upon invitation or official authorization to compete in a Closed term competition, it shall be irrebuttably presumed that the invitee has expressly consented to, acknowledged an understanding of, and agreed to abide by all applicable program rules, terms, and conditions, including applicable NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules, as related to the Closed competition."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 54-B, provides, in part: "No NAAS award, in whole or in part, is dependent upon upon lot or chance."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 54-C [reserved]

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 55 [reserved]

NAAS ESS/N2 Rule 56 [ see below]

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 56 provides, in part: "Upon completion or submission of any Closed term application during a Closed term competition , it shall be irrebuttably presumed that the applicant-of-record has unconditionally consented to, acknowledge an understanding of, and agreed to abide by all applicable program rules, terms, and conditions, including applicable NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules, as related to the Closed competition."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 57 provides, in part: "Upon completion or submission of any Open term application during an Open term competition , it shall be irrebuttably presumed that the applicant-of-record has unconditionally consented to, acknowledge an understanding of, and agreed to abide by all applicable program rules, terms, and conditions, including applicable NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules, as related to the Open competition."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 58 provides, in part: "Upon acceptance and endorsement of any donative distribution by either a Primary or Secondary awardee, during either an Open or Closed term, The Parties shall assume that the beneficiaries of the proceeds (i.e., presumably the awardee) has fully consent to all provisions, terms, and conditions, and any and all amendements that may be added thereto, and that the same fully understands such provisions, terms, and conditions."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 59 provides, in part: "Upon acceptance, endorsement, and acknowledgement of any donative distribution by any Primary awardee who is also subject to a Policy Statement, it shall be presumed to be an irrefutable and incontrovertible fact that the awardee has fully consented to all provisions, terms, and conditions of his/her Policy Statement, and any and all amendements that may have been or were added thereto, and that the same fully understood such provisions, terms, and conditions, and that absolutley no terms or conditions were unclear, ambiguous, misleading, or confusing."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 60 provides, in part: "It is expressly prohibited, and a violation of the NAAS Honor Code of Ethics, Integrity, and Character for any invitee or applicant, in either an Open or Closed term, to enter into any contract or mutual agreement with The Parties knowing that same entered into such an agreement or contract through deceit, fraud, menace, duress, undue influence, coercion, or mistake."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 61 provides, in part: "Unless it is specifically requested or clearly stated otherwise via a case-by-case basis, generally neither Sponsor nor any authorized agent of the same, shall require or demand that any responsive correspondence, application, or subscription, or payment(s) therefore, be sent via Federal Express, Certified U.S. mail, DHL, Airborne Express, or Over-night express."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 62 provides, in part: "With respect to NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 235, 288, 289, and any and all NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules dealing with missing, delinquent, stolen, misappropriated, converted, outstanding, or illegally obtained Intellectually Property, either Sponsor or any authorized agent of the same may enforce such rules."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 63 provides, in part: "Either Sponsor or any authorized agent of the same may exercise and effect any legal remedy to facilitate and/or cause the return of any missing, delinquent, stolen, misappropriated, converted, outstanding, or illegally obtained Intellectually Property. Legal remedies may consist of, but are not necessarily limited to, referring the matter to a collectiion agency, commencing a cause of action in a civil or criminal court, referring the matter to legal counsel, etc."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 64 provides, in part: "Either Sponsor or any authorized agent of the same may solicit public information as well as information from third-parties whom Sponsor believes may have information with respect to the location of any missing, delinquent, stolen, misappropriated, converted, outstanding, or illegally obtained Intellectually Property."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 65 provides, in part: "Either Sponsor or any authorized agent of the same may issue or solicit for a finder's fee or bounty award for information leading to the location and safe recovery of any missing, delinquent, stolen, misappropriated, converted, outstanding, or illegally obtained Intellectually Property."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 66 provides, in part: "Either Sponsor or any authorized agent of the same may publish the name and the identity of the person(s) believed to have had the last possession of any missing, delinquent, stolen, misappropriated, converted, outstanding, or illegally obtained Intellectually Property, as well as the name of the person(s) who last exercised control, dominion, or posession of such property."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 67 provides, in part: "Either Sponsor or any authorized agent of the same may publish the last known address of the location believed to be associated with missing, delinquent, stolen, misappropriated, converted, outstanding, or illegally obtained Intellectually property."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 68 provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor, or any authorized agent of the same, shall be required to provide any notice other than the notice hereon of an intent to enfoce any rule(s) affecting any missing, delinquent, stolen, misappropriated, converted, outstanding, or illegally obtained Intellectually Property."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 69 provides, in part: "Absent good cause and proper jurisdiction, it is prohibited to sieze, exercise control or dominion over, and/or detain any matter, parcel, or tangible thing, including Intellectual Property of The Parties, without express written consent from Sponsor, or any authorized agent of the same."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 70 provides, in part: "Absent good cause and proper jurisdiction, any person that exercises control or dominion over, and/or detains any matter, parcel, or tangible thing owned by, or produced by, or licensed to The Parties, including Intellectual Property of The Parties, without express written consent from Sponsor, or any authorized agent of the same, may be prosecuted for such conduct."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 71 provides, in part: "With respect to NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 235, 288, 289, and any and all NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules dealing with missing, delinquent, stolen, misappropriated, converted, outstanding, or illegally obtained Intellectually Property, the publication of any name(s) is not to be construed as an assertion, belief, sentiment, opinion, or statement of fact that the named person has violated or is violation of any civil and/or criminal law(s) with respect to the missing property listed but rather the named person(s) is/are suspected of being a witness or harbinger of potential information relative to the last known location of the missing property, or are suspected of having been the last person to exercise dominion, control, or possession of the missing property."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 72 provides, in part: "Possession of any Intellectual Property constitutes continued, perpetual, and implied consent to all applicable NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 73 provides, in part: "A qualified and eligible person need not be an invitee or an NAAS-USA Subscriber to compete in a Closed term competition and be judged on the merits for individual full consideration. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 74 provides, in part: "With respect to any Closed competition term, the quantity, monetary value, and type of awards to be disbursed, if at all, may vary from Closed term to Closed term, and is subject to change without notice."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 75 provides, in part: "With respect to any Closed competition term, the generally intended minimum aggregate monetary value of any particular award(s) shall be the advertised value as expressed on EAS/N2 Form 00 and/or EAS/N2 Form 000, whichever is applicable. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 76 provides, in part: "Whomsoever supplies false, deceptive, or misleading information, or who deliberately omits any material information in connection with any of the advertised products and/or services depicted in the NAAS web presentation, including in connection with the recommendation and/or nomination of any potential or any actual applicant, or who aids, abets, procures, counsels, commands, or induces another person to perform the same, shall be subject to prosecution and shall be publicly banned and prohibited from the particiaption and purchase of any further products or services mentioned in the subject NAAS web presentation. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 77 provides, in part: "For any Closed competition, either Select Committee and/or Administrator shall have the authority to invite and/or dis-invite any prospective candidate(s) without notice or forewarning. A Dis-invitation, however, shall not, act as a bar to competition. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 80-84 reserved for Bad Check Policy

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 80, provides, in part: " Any financial instrument, warrant, certificate, bank draft, money-order, cashier's check and/or monetary draft that is or was drawn at a financial institution located or headquartered with the continguous boundaries of the United States of America, and submitted to the care of National Academy of American Scholars, or any authorized, agent, assignee, representative, including its predecessors and successor corporate entities, for payment of services rendered by the same or product(s) purchased that is returned for non-sufficient funds, stop payment, account closed, or for any reason in which said financial instrument, warrant, certificate, money-order, cashier's check and/or monetary draft was or could not be honored at the time of endorsement, then ALL information thereon shall be taken into custody as the property of The Companies, and may be released, sold, bartered, divulged, exchanged, and/or placed into a repository of public information for purposes of debt collection."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 81, provides, in part: "All bank drafts, bank notes, financial instruments, monetary warrants that are returned by any financial institution (foreign or domestic) to Sponsor or to the Companies, or to any authorized agent, assignee, representative of the same, on the basis of such check, bank note, financial instrument, and/or monetary warrant being unenforceable on the basis of fraud, insufficient funds, over-drawn account, or an authorized stop-payment placed thereon, shall be deemed to have been forfeited by the maker/drawer."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 81-A, provides, in part: "Any financial instrument, warrant, certificate, bank draft, money-order, cashier's check and/or monetary draft that is or was drawn at a financial institution located that is believed to be defective or dishonorable, and declared as unenforceable by a federally-insured financial institution, then the custody of such financial instrument, warrant, certificate, bank draft, money-order, cashier's check and/or monetary draft shall be deemed to have been forfeited by drawer to the sole custody of The Companies, or to any designated agent, assign, assignee, nominee, sucessor, predecessor, of the same."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 81-B, provides, in part: "Any and all information appearing on a defaulted, dishonorable, and/or forfeited financial instrument, warrant, certificate, bank draft, money-order, cashier's check and/or monetary draft shall be deemed to be public information for the purposes of locating the drawer and/or collecting upon the outstanding debt due."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 82, provides, in part: "Any defective, dishonorable, or defaulted instrument and/or note, including any financial instrument, warrant, certificate, money-order, cashier's check and/or monetary draft, submitted to the Companies for services rendered, services expected to be rendered, or services anticipated to be rendered, as well as products purchased, or products intended to be purchased, shall, within thirty-calendar days, after receipt of the same from the drawer's financial institution, become the non-exclusive property of The Companies and shall not be returned to drawer or any party or person acting on behalf of drawer unless the same satisfies all collection conditions as set forth per NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 83, provides, in part: "It is explicitly, expressly, and specifically prohibited for any person(s) to knowingly, negligently, or to deliberately write, draw, pencil, pen, mark, draft, and submit any financial instrument or monetary warrant or bank note to National Academy of American Scholars, or to any agent, subsidiary, assign, sucessor, or predecessor entity of the same, knowing or believing that such financial instrument or monetary warrant or bank note cannot or will not be honored."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 84, provides, in part: "It is explicitly, expressly, and specifically prohibited for any person(s) to knowingly, negligently, or to deliberately write, draw, pencil, pen, mark, draft, and submit any financial instrument or monetary warrant or bank note to National Academy of American Scholars, or to any agent, subsidiary, assign, sucessor, or predecessor entity of the same, without having first verified and diligently affirmed all of the following:

  1. That the financial instrument or monetary warrant or bank note (which includes personal and/or business checks) is valid and traceable to the maker;
  2. That the financial account that constitutes the financial instrument or monetary warrant or bank note is valid, was opened legitimately, and is good standing;
  3. That the person who submitted the financial instrument or monetary warrant or bank note to The Companies or to Sponsor is authoried to do the same, and such financial instrument or monetary warrant or bank note was submitted in good faith;
  4. That the financial account that constitutes the financial instrument or monetary warrant or bank note has sufficient funds to cover the purchase(s) intented, anticipated, or made;
  5. That the financial account that constitutes the financial instrument or monetary warrant or bank note is not currently closed , and the drawer does not anticipate closing the account for at least the foreseeable ninety (90) calendar after submission of the financial instrument or monetary warrant or bank note to The Companies or Sponsor;
  6. That the financial account that constitutes the financial instrument or monetary warrant or bank note is not currently over-drawn to the detriment of The Companies or Sponsor;
  7. That the financial account that constitutes the financial instrument or monetary warrant or bank note is not currently levied upon or lien placed against it to the to the detriment of The Companies or Sponsor;
  8. That the financial account that constitutes the financial instrument or monetary warrant or bank note reflects current, accurate, and truthful information with respect to the drawer's name, address, and telephone number;
  9. That the person who submitted the financial instrument or monetary warrant or bank note to The Companies or to Sponsor has done so in good faith, is eligible to receive the anticipated service(s) and/or product(s), and said purchase was not made for any covert, clandestine, meddlesome, bothersome, or improper purpose.

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 84-A, provides, in part: "It is explicitly, expressly, and specifically prohibited for any person(s) to knowingly, negligently, or to deliberately aid, abet, procure, or cause the violation of NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 83. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 84-B, provides, in part: "It is explicitly, expressly, and specifically prohibited for any person(s) to knowingly, negligently, or to deliberately aid, abet, procure, or cause the violation of NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 84. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 84-C, provides, in part: "It is explicitly, expressly, and specifically ALLOWED for Sponsor of the Companies to assess a service charge of at least $25 to the maximum amount allowed by local law against person who violates NAAS RAS/N2 Rule 84."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 84-D, provides, in part: "Evidence of the violation of NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 84 may be sufficient if after contacting the alleged violator, or AFTER the banking institution contacts the alleged violatr, and showing him/her a true and exact photocpy of a dishonored check(s), or other sufficient evidence, and the alleged bad-check writer still refuses or fails to timely do one or more of the following:

  1. Remit the amount due BEFORE being contacting by NAAS-USA;

  2. After being contacted, the check writer or the primary beneficary of the unenforceable check, has not initiated a re-payment attempt;
  3. After being contacted, the check writer or the primary beneficary of the unenforceable check has not provided a written justifiable excuse why payment has not been made, or why the check was could not be honored;
  4. After being contacted, the check writer or the primary beneficary of the unenforceable check does not timely respond or refute the allegations that the check written was illegitimate;

  5. After being contacted, the check writer or the primary beneficary of the unenforceable check, flees from pursuit, or does not respond to repeated inquiries to resolve the matter;
  6. After being contacted, the check writer or the primary beneficary of the unenforceable check, fails or refuses to pay the amount outstanding within the time period stated on the notice, or within 30 calendar days, whichever is earlier;
NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 84-E, provides, in part: "All outstanding balances due and owing from an unenforceable financial instrument, warrant, certificate, bank draft, money-order, cashier's check and/or monetary draft shall be paid via a cashier's check, money-order, or via certified funds."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 84-F, provides, in part: "Any attempt or offer to pay any portion or all of an outstanding balance due and owing from an unenforceable financial instrument, warrant, certificate, bank draft, money-order, cashier's check and/or monetary draft with a personal check or un-certified business check from a non-financial institution may be return to sender, and deemed a non-payment."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 84-G, provides, in part: "Upon the Sponsor's discretion, and written approval, a person suspected of writing an illegitimate or unenforceable financial instrument, warrant, certificate, bank draft, money-order, cashier's check and/or monetary draft, may cite this rule in his/her request for an opportunity to retire the outstanding amount owed via a personal check SUBJECT to the condition that the bad check writer obtains a certified or signed letter from a banking officer at the same institution where the illegitimate check was drawn from, and that officer declares under penalty of perjury that sufficient funds are present in the subject account, and based upon that officer's personal experience or familiarity with the consumer he/she sincerely believes that the consumer in question will fully honor the obligations expected of him/her by retaining the required amount in his/her checking account to cover the outstanding balance of the check. The signed statement from the banking officer must be on official bank stationery, and must include the name of the officer, his/her title, and a verifiable phone number."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 84-H, provides, in part: "It is expressly prohibited for Sponsor or the Companies to honor an oral request (not done in writing) to remove a person's name from a list of suspected persons alleged to have written a faulty, defective, illegtimate, or dishonorable financial instrument, warrant, certificate, bank draft, money-order, cashier's check and/or monetary draft."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 84-H, provides, in part: "It is expressly prohibited for Sponsor or the Companies to accept TELEPHONE CALLS or oral requests in LIEU of a demand for payment, or any adverse collection action."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 84-I, provides, in part: "Written requests for forbearance or suspension of collection efforts WILL NOT be honored unless such requests are submitted under penalty of perjury, and the debtor agrees to pay all out-outstanding charges within a specified time period, not exceeding sixty calendar days after issuance of the forbearance agreement."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 84-J, provides, in part: "All communication protesting or contesting the validity of a bad check claim or notice must be in writing and directed to an authorized agent at the address provided therefor in the notice."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 84-K, provides, in part: "In effort to collect any debt, or to recover any property belonging to the Companies, such Companies, or their desginated agent or assigns may use any legal and lawful methods, including the posting of the names and addresses of the suspected, to contact or communicate with the suspect(s) in an effort to locate suspect and apprise him/her of an outstanding debt due, and afford him/her an opportunity to refute or deny such allegations."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 85, provides, in part: "Any rule, provision, contractual condition, and/or terms noted and/or discussed in or throughout the subject web presentation shall be considered void and unenforceable if said rule, provision, contractual condition, and/or term(s) violate any federal consumer statutes or regulations or any consumer statutes/regulations of the State of California."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 86, provides, in part: "Any and all statements and information, including, but not limited to any Statement of Educational Goals, submitted by consumer/participant to Sponsor or agent(s) or affiliates of the same, during the semi-finalist or Finalist process shall constitute material statements designed to induce and influence a decision with respect to the final outcome of a merit-based program."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 87, provides, in part: "Whomsover submits a single, material misstatement, or makes a single material ommission, or makes a single misrepresentation, with respect to the affected party's participation in any of the advertised merit-based programs in the subject web presentation, with the intent to influence Sponsor, Select Committee, or any agent, affliliate, licensee, or representative of Sponsor, into an agreement or mutual contract for one of the advertised awards, or to renew an existing award, shall, upon discovery of the misstatement, ommission, or misrepresentation, automatically be subject to immediate disqualification and/or rescission of an existing award and be required to perform a restoration of any benefits received; or, alternatively compensate sponsor for any actual economic damages that may have resulted therefrom."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 88 provides, in part:"Whomsover submits a single, material misstatement, or makes a single, material omission, or makes a single misrepresentation, with respect to the affected party's participation in any of the advertised merit-based programs then Sponsor shall assume that application itself was false and that said application was accompanied by a multitude of other false representations. For the purposes of enforcement of this rule, it is immaterial and irrelevant if the offending party is a third-party working for or on behalf of actual applicant, recipient, finalist, or semi-finalist since the latter is responsible for the conduct of any third party pursuant to NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 26.(infra)."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 89, provides, in part: "Whomsover remits any processing fee(s), or a signed application, or an unsigned application, or any document(s) attached thereto, or made a part of the completed or incompleted application, or as part of the semi-finalist, or finalist process, including letters of recommendation, transcripts, essays, to Sponsor or any agent of the same, in regards to any of the advertised merit-based programs, then such acts shall be construed as inducements and representations and shall be binding upon participant in a court of law."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 90, provides, in part: "Sponsor as well as all agents, affiliates, and licensees of the same, collectively, jointly, and/or severally, reserve the legal discretion to perform whatever legal procedures or lawful acts (domestic and/or foreign) that may be required to preemptively act against any person(s) that it reasonably believes or anticipates to be in material breach of any rule, provision, term, or condition noted hereon or associated with any aspect of the programs and/or services featured in the subject web presentation."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 91, provides, in part: "Sponsor, through each its respective agents, and assigns, reserves the right to know, verify, and/or inquire about information pertaining to any person, party, entity, or thing accessing this web presentation or seeking any services and/or products advertised within or throughout said web presentation. A refusal or failure to do so may result in a denial, refusal, or substantial delay in the performance of any services requested. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 92, provides, in part: "Sponsor, through its agents and assigns, reserves the right to assess an administrative and/or pick-up fee for any material or correspondence sent via a special mode of delivery during any phase of the selection or deliberation process that causes or incurs any additional expense(s) that would not have occured if mode of delivery was via simple first-class U.S., non-certifed mail. This fee shall be fixed at fifteen ($15.00) United States dollars and MUST be paid before the applicable package, parcel, or sealed matter is opened; otherwise, the unopened package may be returned to sender. A post-card or electronic notice may be sent informing the sender to remit the fee. This fee may be required for certified packages, United States Postal Service Express Delivery packages, United States Postal Service Over-night Delivery packages, United States Postal Service 2-Day Delivery packages, Federal Express packages, United Parcel Service packages, or any package(s) that require special attention or extra time, results in idle, standby, or downtime for any employee or agent of Sponsor, requires any extra labor, requires travel in excess of ten meters beyond the principal entry door of the principal place of business where addressee is located, and/or requires any officer, volunteer, or employee of Sponsor, or of any authorized agent of the same, to depart in any way, shape, form, or fashion from his/her normal routine or previously scheduled endeavor. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 92-A, provides, in part: "Sponsor, through its agents and assigns, reserves the right to assess an administrative and/or pick-up fee for any material or correspondence sent via a special mode of delivery during any phase of the application process or application request period that causes or incurs any additional expense(s) that would not have occured if mode of delivery was via simple first-class U.S., non-certifed mail. This fee shall be fixed at fifteen ($15.00) United States dollars and MUST be paid before the applicable package, parcel, or sealed matter is opened; otherwise, the unopened package may be returned to sender. A post-card or electronic notice may be sent informing the sender to remit the fee. This fee may be required for certified packages, United States Postal Service Express Delivery packages, United States Postal Service Over-night Delivery packages, United States Postal Service 2-Day Delivery packages, Federal Express packages, United Parcel Service packages, or any package(s) that require special attention or extra time, results in idle, standby, or downtime for any employee or agent of Sponsor, requires any extra labor, requires travel in excess of ten meters beyond the principal entry door of the principal place of business where addressee is located, and/or requires any officer, volunteer, or employee of Sponsor, or of any authorized agent of the same, to depart in any way, shape, form, or fashion from his/her normal routine or previously scheduled endeavor. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 92-B, provides, in part:"Sponsor, through its agents and assigns, reserves the right to assess an administrative and/or pick-up fee for any unsolicited material or correspondence sent via a special mode of delivery during any phase of the application process or application request period that causes or incurs any additional expense(s) that would not have occurred if mode of delivery was via simple first-class U.S., non-certifed mail. This fee shall be fixed at twenty-five ($25.00) United States dollars and MUST be paid before the applicable package, parcel, or sealed matter is opened; otherwise, the unopened package may be returned to sender. A post-card or electronic notice may be sent informing the sender to remit the fee. This fee may be required for certified packages, United States Postal Service Express Delivery packages, United States Postal Service Over-night Delivery packages, United States Postal Service 2-Day Delivery packages, Federal Express packages, United Parcel Service packages, or any package(s) that require special attention or extra time, results in idle, standby, or downtime for any employee or agent of Sponsor, requires any extra labor, requires travel in excess of ten meters beyond the principal entry door of the principal place of business where addressee is located, and/or requires any officer, volunteer, or employee of Sponsor, or of any authorized agent of the same, to depart in any way, shape, form, or fashion from his/her normal routine or previously scheduled endeavor. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 92-C, provides, in part:"Sponsor, through its agents and assigns, reserves the right to assess an administrative and/or pick-up fee for any unsolicited material or correspondence sent via a special mode of delivery during any phase of the selection or deliberation process that causes or incurs any additional expense(s) that would not have occurred if mode of delivery was via simple first-class U.S., non-certifed mail. This fee shall be fixed at twenty-five ($25.00) United States dollars and MUST be paid before the applicable package, parcel, or sealed matter is opened; otherwise, the unopened package may be returned to sender. A post-card or electronic notice may be sent informing the sender to remit the fee. This fee may be required for certified packages, United States Postal Service Express Delivery packages, United States Postal Service Over-night Delivery packages, United States Postal Service 2-Day Delivery packages, Federal Express packages, United Parcel Service packages, or any package(s) that require special attention or extra time, results in idle, standby, or downtime for any employee or agent of Sponsor, requires any extra labor, requires travel in excess of ten meters beyond the principal entry door of the principal place of business where addressee is located, and/or requires any officer, volunteer, or employee of Sponsor, or of any authorized agent of the same, to depart in any way, shape, form, or fashion from his/her normal routine or previously scheduled endeavor. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 92-D, provides, in part: "Sponsor, through itself or any authorized agent of the same, may transmit a notice to the addressor affected by NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 92, 92-A, 92-B, 92-C, inclusive, informing the same to promptly comply with the affected rule(s) or risk the return of the material sent."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 92-E, provides, in part: "Payments derived or anticipated from the enforcement of NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 92, 92-A, B, C, inclusive, shall be paid via cashier's check, money order, or cash."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 92-F, provides, in part: "Sponsor shall have reserve, hold, and maintain discretion to increase or decrease any required payments pursuant to NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 92, 92-A, 92-B, and 92-C."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 93, provides, in part: "Sponsor reserves the right, through itself, as well as any agents, assigns, representatives, contractors, or parties acting upon its behalf, to:

  1. Return as 'REFUSED' any unopened matter addressed from any semi-finalist, finalist, or nominee that is sent to Sponsor, or any authorized agent of the same, that is incomplete, unidentifiable, defective, suspicious, improperly addressed, postage-deficient, late, or under-paid;
  2. Return as 'REFUSED' any unopened matter addressed from any applicant, prospective applicant, or non-eligible third party, that is sent to Sponsor, or any authorized agent of the same, that is incomplete, unidentifiable, defective, suspicious, improperly addressed, postage-deficient, late, or under-paid;
  3. Return as 'REFUSED' any unopened matter addressed from any previous term applicant that is sent to Sponsor, or any authorized agent of the same, that is incomplete, unidentifiable, defective, suspicious, improperly addressed, postage-deficient, late, or under-paid;
  4. Return as 'REFUSED' any unopened matter addressed from any previous term semi-finalist, Finalist, or Commendable Scholars, that is sent to Sponsor, or any authorized agent of the same, that is incomplete, unidentifiable, defective, suspicious, improperly addressed, postage-deficient, late, or under-paid;
  5. Return as 'REFUSED' any unopened correspondence that is sent from any disqualified or ineligible party;
  6. Return as 'REFUSED' any unopened correspondence that is sent from any person that has violated, or is in violation, or has expressed an intent to violate any rules hereon;
  7. REJECT and refuse acceptance of any matter deliverd to Sponsor or any authorized agent of the same that is addressed under a name or names not associated with addressee;
  8. Ignore any unopened correspondence that is sent from any person that has violated, or is in violation, or has expressed an intent to violate any rules, terms, conditions, provisions hereon;
  9. Forward any 'REFUSED' matter to the local U.S. Postmaster with instructions to return forwarded matter to sender."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 94, provides, in part: "Prohibits the tampering, manipulation, alteration, or unauthorized possession of any Domestic Return Receipt notice (a/k/a/ Postal Service form 3811) postal cards that are paid for by Sponsor, or authorized agents of the same, and attached to a certified postal correspondence addressed to a person or residence in the United States."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 95, provides, in part: "Any original Postal Service form 3811 that has been subject to tampering, manipulation, alteration, defacement, or replaced or substituted with a different Postal Service form 3811 than the original form authored and endorsed by Sponsor or a representative or agent of the same, in violation of NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 94, shall automatically render the affected matter that accompanied the original, unaltered, non-tampered, non-manipulated Postal Service form 3811 as annulled; and, therefore, Sponsor, and its authorized agents, and assigns, disavows any and all association with the original mailed matter."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 96, provides, in part: "Sponsor shall have a Special Contact E-mail Form (a/k/a/ GEC Form 002) and that electronic form shall be located at http://www.naas.org/contact.php)."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 97, provides, in part: "Each and every person or party who is eligible to complete a Special Contact E-mail Form (a/k/a/ GEC Form 002) shall do so."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 98, provides, in part: "Each and every person or party who completes GEC Form 002 shall be required to familiarize himself/herself with the various rules, conditions, and provisions, regarding the subject web presentation, including, but not limited to, a review of all frequently asked question sections, a review of key rules and conditions, and a review of the legal disclaimer, terms, and conditions, and that a failure or refusal to do so, may constitute a breach of the conditions herein."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 99, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor , nor any authorized agent, affiliate, licensee, related thereto, shall provide any personal status updates, personal notices, or personal information not available to the general public or not published in or throughout this web presentation, or not contained in any previously published issue of Scholarship Watch, regarding the status of the general competition or the status of any individual applicant applicant, and neither shall the same provide any privileged information that is not also available to the public. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 100, provides, in part: "No applicant or participant or donative recipient to the subject merit-based programs shall receive any preferential or any special treatment with respect to any phase, process, or burden of the subject programs."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 101, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor , nor any entity associated with the same, shall be liable for the display, listing, dissemination, compliation, or use of any inaccurate, false, incorrect, typographical errors, out-of-date information, by any private, non-governmental, third party entity or person as pertains to Sponsor, including agents, affiliates of the same. This policy includes, but is not limited to such private, non-governmental third-party entities as scholarship search services, book publishers, web hosting companies, private associations, as well as contractors or vendors of Sponsor, and organizations."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 102, provides, in part: "All applications for membership into any club or group associated with Sponsor, shall require an initiation fee. This fee may vary from year to year. However, the maximum shall not exceed be $50 (U.S. funds) unless expressly stated otherwise by Sponsor."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 103, provides, in part: "All applications for membership into any club or group associated with Sponsor shall require an annual dues fee to retain membership. This fee may vary from term to term. However, the maximum annual dues shall not exceed seventy-four U.S dollars unless expressly stated otherwise by Sponsor, or an authorized agent of the same."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 104, provides, in part: "In the utilization of any local, domestic, or foreign-based mail delivery system (including the United States Postal Service) and any specialized services provided therein, including, but not limited to, certified mail, express mail, or registered mail, Sponsor deems any mailed matter as having been received by the addressee within twenty calendar days after the package, parcel, or material was sent regardless of the non-receipt or non-delivery of a corresponding form from the applicable mail delivery system operator or agents of the mail delivery system or directly from the addressee that formally acknowledges receipt of addressed correspondence by addressee. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 105, provides, in part: "Sponsor, and all affiliates, agents, licensees, contractors, sub-contractors, and their respective employees, volunteers, and assigns, shall refrain from and discourage others from making public announcements about the economic circumstances of a family and a donative recipient."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 106, provides, in part: "Sponsor, and all affiliates, agents, licensees, contractors, sub-contractors, and their respective employees, volunteers, and assigns, shall refrain from and discourage others from making public announcements about the economic circumstances and amount of an award of an active primary donative recipient and/or his/her family."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 107, provides, in part "With respect to any violation(s) of NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-A, sponsor reserves sole discretion to do either of the following:

  1. Remit a notice to the affected party advising the same of the alleged violation(s) and requesting that party to re-submit his/her request with the violation(s) corrected, including any fee(s) that may need to be paid;
  2. Summarily disqualify the affected party without further notice or forewarning;
  3. Issue a notice to the U.S. Postmaster, courier service, or the applicable courier or mail system used by affected party that the correspondence sent is in violation of applicable NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules and therefore neither Sponsor nor any authorized agent of the same will accept said addressed matter;
  4. Disregard correspondence in its entirety and take no demonstrative action as if the same was never sent."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 108, provides in part: "Sponsor reserves the right, through itself, as well as any agents, assigns, representatives, contractors, or parties acting upon its behalf, not to respond to nor accept any correspondence, parcel, memoranda, or matter, that is delivered via the U.S. mail, delivered via a private courier service, hand-delivered via personal delivery from a natural person, delivered via airplane, delivered via mule, delivered via horse, delivered via any automotive means, delivered via the use of any unnatural person or walking animal, that is unidentifiable, defective, suspicious, unsolicited, improper, improperly addressed, postage-deficient, is in violation of any NAAS EAS/N2 Rule, or whose impression or appearance is to debate, question, or attack a decision(s) of the Select Committee in violation of NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 32, 32-A".

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 108-A, provides in part: "Sponsor reserves the right, through itself, as well as any agents, assigns, representatives, contractors, or parties acting upon its behalf, not to respond to nor accept any correspondence, parcel, memoranda, or matter, that is delivered via the U.S. mail, that is unidentifiable, that comes from an unidentifiable source or sender, or that is defective, suspicious, unsolicited, late, improper, improperly addressed, postage-deficient,or that is or may be in violation of any current, or posted, or pending, or proposed NAAS EAS/N2 Rule."

. NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 108-B, provides in part: "Sponsor reserves the right, through itself, as well as any agents, assigns, representatives, contractors, or parties acting upon its behalf, not to respond to nor accept any defective, suspicious, unsolicited, late, improper, improperly addressed, third-party correspondence that is delivered via the U.S. mail and sent on behalf of a donee recipient. "

.NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 109, provides, in part: "With respect to any violation(s) of NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 108, sponsor reserves sole discretion to do either of the following:

  1. Remit a notice to the affected party advising the same of the alleged violation(s) and requesting that party to re-submit his/her request with the violation(s) corrected, including any fee(s) that may need to be paid;
  2. Summarily disqualify the affected party without further notice or forewarning;
  3. Issue a notice to the U.S. Postmaster, courier service, or the applicable courier or mail system used by affected party that the correspondence sent is in violation of applicable NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules and therefore neither Sponsor nor any authorized agent of the same will accept said addressed matter;
  4. Disregard correspondence in its entirety and take no demonstrative action as if the same was never sent."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 110 provides, in part: "Any unauthorized use and/or display of any trademark, service-mark, intellectual property and/or logo(s) associated with National Academy of American Scholars, or any agent, affiliate, or licensee of the same, is expressly prohibited pursuant to U.S. Patent and Trademark law, and the instant rule."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 111 provides, in part: "Any person(s) that voluntarily elects to engage in any conduct that may be reasonably construed or interpreted as a violation of any intellectual property rights of The Parties , or any authorized agent, affiliate, or licensee of the same, the public may be apprised of such conduct and the offending party may be subject to a media inquiry, opposition proceeding, and/or an enhanced NAAS investigative report by Publisher(s) associated with and/or exclusive of Sponsor "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 112 provides, in part: "Any person(s) that voluntarily or negligently engages in any act(s) that involves an illegal and/or unauthorized reproduction, storage, use, photo-duplicates, manufacturing, distribution, or video-taping of any intellectual or copy-righted property associated with The Parties , or any authorized agent, affiliate, or licensee of the same, that may be reasonably construed or interpreted as a violation of any intellectual property rights of The Parties , or any authorized agent, affiliate, or licensee of the same, the public may be apprised of such conduct and the offending party may be subject to a media inquiry and/or investigative report by an independent publisher(s) associated with one or more affiliates of Sponsor "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 113 provides, in part: "Any person(s) that voluntarily elects to engage in any conduct that may be reasonably construed or interpreted as a violation of any intellectual property rights of The Parties , or any authorized agent, affiliate, or licensee of the same, then it shall be within the U.S. Constitutional rights to form and publicly report an adverse opinion of that person(s)."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 114 provides, in part: "Any person(s) that voluntarily or negligently engages in any act(s) that involves an illegal and/or unauthorized reproduction, storage, use, photo-duplicates, manufacturing, distribution, or video-taping of any intellectual or copy-righted property associated with National Academy of American Scholars, or any authorized agent, affiliate, or licensee of the same, then it shall be within the U.S. Constitutional rights to form and publicly report an adverse opinion of that person(s)."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 115 provides, in part: "In the event that any person(s) purports to have a claim, economic loss, injury, or complaint of any type against NAAS-USA Fund, or any authorized agent or affiliate related thereto, it shall be mandatory for that person(s) to comply with NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 41, 42."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 116 provides, in part: "Any person(s) that is both eligible and who voluntarily elects to complete form SP 1066 or a derivative thereof shall do so no later than thirty calendar days after the event, circumstance, date of loss, injury, or claim first arose, or no later than fourteen calendar days after electronic receipt or postal receipt of a notice from Sponsor, or any authorized agent of the same requesting party to complete said form, whichever is sooner. A failure or refusal to complete said form within the fourteen day time period or the time period expressly stated on notice shall result in a dismissal of the pending and/or purported claim(s), complaint, grievance, without prejudice."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 117 provides, in part: "It is expressly prohibited for any person(s), natural and un-natural, to voluntarily, wilfully, and/or negligently to cause, or conspire to do the same, any act(s) or course of conduct that results in the re-production, re-transmission, photocopy, duplication, manufacturing, distribution, videotaping, scannin, image re-production, of any intellectual or copy-righted property associated with National Academy of American Scholars, or any authorized agent, affiliate, or licensee of the same, that bears a registered trade-mark, or logo, or service-mark, associated with N.A.A.S. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 118 provides, in part: "It is expressly prohibited for any person(s), natural and un-natural, to voluntarily, wilfully, and/or negligently to cause, or conspire to do the same, or engage in a course of conduct that results in the re-production, re-transmission, photocopy, duplication, manufacturing, distribution, videotaping, scan(s), image re-productions, of any merchandise, correspondence, letter-head, memoranda, letter, official form(s) other than an order invoice, or any other property that bears a registered trade-mark, or logo, or service-mark, associated with N.A.A.S. unless expessly authorized to the contrary. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 119 provides, in part: "With respect to any document, certificate, letter, electronic correspondence, written correspondence, memorandum, memoranda, paper-formatted form, electronically-produced from, or any correspondence in any form that is authored by N.A.A.S., or an authorized agent, officer, or affiliate related thereto, that bears the legal name of and is individually addressed to a specific person(s), or contains other personally identifying information unique to that person(s) then the addressee of that document, certificate, letter, electronic correspondence, written correspondence, memorandum, memoranda, paper-formatted form, electronically-produced from, and/or form, whichever is applicable, is expressly prohibited from accepting merchandise, barter, gifts, favors of any type, currency, or any service or thing or committment(s) of value in exchange for any of the aforesaid. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 120 provides, in part: "With respect to any document, certificate, letter, electronic correspondence, written correspondence, memorandum, memoranda, paper-formatted form, electronically-produced from, or any correspondence in any form that is authored by N.A.A.S., or an authorized agent, officer, or affiliate related thereto, that bears the legal name of and is individually addressed to a specific person(s), or contains other personally identifying information unique to that person(s) then the addressee of that document, certificate, letter, electronic correspondence, written correspondence, paper-formatted form, electronically-produced from, memorandum, memoranda, and/or form, whichever is applicable, is expressly prohibited from duplicating, manufacturing, digitally recording, photo-copying, re-distributing, videotaping, scanning into any device(s), scanning into any optical character reader device, placing into any magnetic, digital, or electronic storage medium, translating into a language other than English, manipulating into a format other than its original format, transporting or re-distributing the affected matter to an unauthorized party or person not expressly approved by Sponsor, or configuring said document, certificate, letter, electronic correspondence, written correspondence, memorandum, memoranda, paper-formatted form, electronically-produced from, or material matter in a form now known or hereafter invented, unless expressly authorized by Sponsor or an authorized affiliate, agent, or officer of the same."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 121 provides, in part: "With respect to any document, certificate, letter, electronic correspondence, written correspondence, memorandum, memoranda, paper-formatted form, electronically-produced from, or any correspondence in any form that is authored by Sponsor, or an authorized agent, officer, or affiliate related thereto, that is addressed to an employee, officer, or agent of an institution of higher learning as defined in the Higher Education Act of 1965, then the addressee of that document, certificate, letter, electronic correspondence, written correspondence, paper-formatted form, electronically-produced from, memorandum, memoranda, and/or form, whichever is applicable, is expressly prohibited from duplicating, manufacturing, digitally recording, photo-copying, re-distributing, videotaping, scanning into any device(s), scanning into any optical character reader device, placing into any magnetic, digital, or electronic storage medium, translating into a language other than English, manipulating into a format other than its original format, transporting or re-distributing the affected matter to an unauthorized party or person not expressly approved by Sponsor , or configuring said document, certificate, letter, electronic correspondence, written correspondence, memorandum, memoranda, paper-formatted form, electronically-produced from, or material matter in a form now known or hereafter invented, unless expressly authorized by Sponsor or an authorized affiliate, agent, or officer of the same."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 122 provides, in part: "With respect to any document, certificate, letter, electronic correspondence, written correspondence, memorandum, memoranda, paper-formatted form, electronically-produced from, or any correspondence in any form that is authored by Sponsor , or an authorized agent, officer, or affiliate related thereto, that is addressed to an employee, officer, or agent of an institution of higher learning as defined in the Higher Education Act of 1965 then the addressee of that document, certificate, letter, electronic correspondence, written correspondence, memorandum, memoranda, paper-formatted form, electronically-produced from, and/or form, whichever is applicable, is expressly prohibited from accepting merchandise, barter, gifts, favors of any type, currency, or any service or thing or committment(s) of value in exchange for any of the aforesaid. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 123 provides, in part: "With respect to any employee, officer, or agent of an institution of higher learning as defined in the Higher Education Act of 1965, that employee, officer, or agent is expressly prohibited from communicating, contacting, corresponding with Sponsor, or any authorized agent, officer, or affiliate of the same, on behalf of a nominee, finalist, donative recipient, donee recipient, applicant, subscriber, or consumer of any product or service associated and/or sponsored by Sponsor , unless specifically requested or invited to do so in writing by Sponsor , or an authorized agent, affliate, or officer related thereto. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 124 provides, in part: "With respect to any employee, officer, or agent of an institution of higher learning as defined in the Higher Education Act of 1965, who is also a member or associate of National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (a/k/a/ NASFAA), it shall be construed as a material omission for that employee, officer, or agent to refuse to immediately disclose his/her membership and/or association with NASFAA. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 125 provides, in part: "With respect to any employee, officer, or agent of an institution of higher learning as defined in the Higher Education Act of 1965, who is also a member or associate of NASFAA, it shall be construed as a material omission for that employee, officer, or agent to refuse to immediately disclose the extent, breadth, and specific nature of his/her association and/or or past dealings with any public figure that was also sponsored by NASFAA or prominently associated with NASFAA."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 126 provides, in part: "With respect to any employee, officer, or agent of an institution of higher learning as defined in the Higher Education Act of 1965, who is also a member or associate of NASFAA, it shall be construed as a material omission for that employee, officer, or agent to refuse to immediately disclose whether or not said institution, or any employee(s) thereof, has any pending, past, or current grievances, claims, inquiries, or complaints of any type against Sponsor or any affiliated related thereto. ".

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 127 provides, in part: "With respect to any applicant, prospective applicant, semi-finalist, finalist, member, or prosepective member to any program or club sponsored, or announced by, and/or materially associated with NAAS-USA Fund, or any authorized agent or affiliate related thereto, it shall be construed as a material omission for that person, whichever is applicable, to refuse to immediately disclose if he/she is also a past, current, or prospective member of NASFAA."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 128 provides, in part: "With respect to any applicant, prospective applicant, semi-finalist, finalist, member, or prospective member to any program or club sponsored, or announced by, and/or materially associated with NAAS-USA Fund, or any authorized agent or affiliate related thereto, it shall be construed as a material omission for that person to fail to immediately and simultaneously disclose his/her current, past, or prospective employment with any Better Business Bureau chapter."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 129 provides, in part: "With respect to any applicant, prospective applicant, semi-finalist, finalist, member, or prosepective member to any program or club sponsored, or announced by, and/or materially associated with NAAS-USA Fund, or any authorized agent or affiliate related thereto, it shall be construed as a material omission for that person to fail to immediately and simultaneously disclose whether or not his/her current employer is a current member of any Better Business Bureau chapter."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 130 provides, in part: "Upon the purchase or subscription to any product or service associated with NAAS-USA Fund , or any authorized agent or affiliate related thereto, and with respect to the consumer, or purchaser, or prospective purchaser being an employee, officer, or agent of any federal agency of the United States, including, but not limited to, the United States Postal Service, the Federal Trade Commission, any U.S. Attorney's office, Dept. of Veteran's Affairs, U.S. Department of Education, the United States Treasury Department, any Department of Justice, it shall be construed as a material omission for that employee, officer, or agent to refuse to immediately disclose the status (retired, full-time, part-time) of his/her employment and the name of the agency he/she is employed by. ".

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 131 provides, in part: "Upon the purchase or subscription to any product or service associated with Sponsor., or any authorized agent or affiliate related thereto, and with respect to the consumer, or purchaser, or prospective purchaser being the son, daughter, neice, nephew, sibling, of an employee, officer, or agent of any federal agency of the United States, including, but not limited to, the United States Postal Service, U.S. Department of Education, the Federal Trade Commission, any U.S. Attorney's office, Dept. of Veteran's Affairs, the United States Treasury Department, any Department of Justice, it shall be construed as a material omission for that son, daughter, neice, nephew, sibling, whichever is applicable, to refuse to immediately disclose the extent of his/her relationship to the employee, officer, or agent.".

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 132 provides, in part: "Upon communicating or corresponding with Sponsor, or any authorized agent, officer, or affiliate related thereto, and with respect to any employee, officer, or agent of any federal agency of the United States, including, but not limited to, the United States Postal Service, the Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Department of Education, any U.S. Attorney's office, Dept. of Veteran's Affairs, the United States Treasury Department, any Department of Justice, it shall be construed as a material omission for that employee, officer, or agent to refuse to immediately disclose the name of the agency he/she is employed by and the status (i.e., full-time, retired, part-time) of his/her employment. ".

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 133 provides, in part: "The failure or refusal of Sponsor , or any authorized agent or affiliate related thereto, to timely enforce or diligently prosecute any of the rules hereon or made a part hereof shall neither constitute an express nor an implied waiver of the affected rule.".

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 134 provides, in part: "The failure or refusal of Sponsor , or any authorized agent or affiliate related thereto to timely enforce any rule, provision, condition, resolution, term, or notice, associated with the subject web presentation (i.e., naas.org), or associated with any product or service, advertised or featured in the subject web presentation, including all merit-based awards, then the failure or refusal shall neither constitute an express or implied waiver of the affected rule, provision, condition, resolution, term, or notice, and neither shall Sponsor, or any authorized agent or affiliate related thereto, and acting in good faith, be held liable for such failure or refusal. ".

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 135 provides, in part: "With respect to any unaffiliated third party that receives any monetary consideration for any products and/or services contracted by or paid for by Sponsor or any authorized affiliate related thereto, it shall be construed as a material omission for that unaffiliated third party to fail to immediately and simultaneously disclose whether or not said entity is a current member of any Better Business Bureau chapter."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 136 provides, in part: "With respect to any affiliated third party that receives consideration for any products and/or services contracted by Sponsor or any authorized affiliate related thereto, it shall be construed as a material omission for that affiliated third party to fail to immediately and simultaneously disclose whether or not said entity is a current member of any Better Business Bureau chapter."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 137, provides, in part: "Subject to good cause, appearing, therefore, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the candidacy of any finalist, nominee, nominee finalist, at any time during the selection, nomination, and/or deliberation process and shall have no duty, in law or merit, to provide any notice or forewarning of said decision to the affected party."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 138 provides, in part: "With respect to any employee, officer, or agent of an institution of higher learning as defined in the Higher Education Act of 1965, and with respect to each and every merit-based award featured and/or advertised herein, it shall be construed as a material omission for that employee, officer, or agent to fail to truthfully and completely disclose a complete listing of the amount of all merit (non-need based) and need-based sources of monetary aid that a nominee, semi-finalist, or finalist has or anticipates receiving at the institution in question, if such information is requested by Sponsor or any authorized agent or affiliate of the same; aid, in this definition, shall include, but is not necessarily limited to, the following: any and all scholarships, any and all grants, any and all monetary-based awards of any type, and any and all fellowships of any type.".

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 139 provides, in part: "With respect to any institution of higher learning as defined in the Higher Education Act of 1965, and with respect to each and every merit-based award featured and/or advertised herein, each and every nominee, finalist, or recipient who voluntarily elects to use any funds received as a result of their participation in any merit-based program(s) advertised or featured in the subject web presentation, or associated with Sponsor, or an authorized agent of the same, at an institution of higher learning as defined in the Higher Education Act of 1965, then it shall be the responsibility of that institution to disclose whether or not the same has any pending, past, or current grievances, claims, inquiries, or complaints of any type against Sponsor or any affiliate related thereto prior to receiving any private funds on behalf of the nominee, finalist, or recipient; and, a failure to timely disclose said information when or if requested shall be construed as a material breach of omission. ".

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 140 provides, in part: "With respect to any institution of higher learning as defined in the Higher Education Act of 1965, and with respect to each and every merit-based award featured and/or advertised herein, each and every nominee, finalist, or recipient who voluntarily elects to use any funds received as a result of their participation in a merit-based program(s) associated with Sponsor, or an authorized agent of the same, at an institution of higher learning as defined in the Higher Education Act of 1965, then it shall be the responsibility of that institution to disclose the existence of any matter that would, could, or conceivable pose as a conflict of interest between Sponsor and institution; and, a failure to timely disclose said information when or if requested shall be construed as a material omission.".

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 141 provides, in part: "It is expressly prohibited for any nominee, finalist, or donative recipient of any award(s) featured or advertised in the subject web presentation to aid, assist, abet, or cause the violation of any express NAAS EAS/N2 Rule. The violation of this rule shall result result in the immediate revocation, disqualification and/or termination of the affected person's existing award and/or nomination, whichever is appropriate, without notice or forewarning.

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 142 provides, in part: "With respect to NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 293, in the event that Sponsor, or any authorized agent or affiliate of the same, responds to a written inquiry from a person in regards to a matter involving any of the subject products and/or services advertised or featured in the subject web presentation then that person shall remit a written response to the reply correspondence authored by Sponsor, or the duly authorized agent and/or affiliate of the same, in the time period expressly specified, or no later than fourteen calendar days after postal receipt of Sponsor's response, or no later than twenty calendar days after the post-mark date that represents Sponsor's response, whichever date is earlier. A failure to respond within the time period specified, or alloted, or if past the the time period required, then such a late or non-response shall be construed and legally interpreted to constitute the fact that Sponsor, or any authorized agent of the same, has satisfactorily answered and responded to the subject written inquiry or concern, and that the inquirer person forever dismisses said inquiry or concern with prejudice."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 143 provides, in part: "With respect to NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 294 in the event that Sponsor, or any authorized agent or affiliate of the same, responds to an electronic inquiry from a person in regards to a matter involving any of the subject products and/or services advertised or featured in the subject web presentation then that person shall remit an electronic response to the reply correspondence authored by Sponsor, or the duly authorized agent and/or affiliate of the same, in the time period expressly specified, or no later than seventy-two hours after electronic receipt of Sponsor's response, whichever date is later. A failure to respond within the time period specified, or alloted, or if past the the time period required, then such a late or non-response shall be construed and legally interpreted to constitute the fact that Sponsor, or any authorized agent of the same, has satisfactorily answered and responded to the subject electronic inquiry or concern, and that the inquirer person forever dismisses said electronic inquiry or concern with prejudice."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 144 provides, in part: "Sponsor shall be construed and interpreted to be a passive conduit or distributer of certain editorial opinions, ideas, sentiments, and expressions of the independent authors, publishers, and/or writers, and neither Sponsor nor any agent(s) or corporate affiliate of the same shall in any way, shape, fashion, or form, exercise any editorial control over any editorial content of such authors, publishers, and/or writers, and neither shall Sponsor, nor any agent(s) or corporate affiliate of the same, screen any messages, or screen any statements or news articles posted by such persons prior to publication."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 145 provides, in part: "it is the sole responsibility of the respective reader(s) and not Sponsor, or any authorized agent or affiliate of the same, to bring to the attention of Sponsor any alleged defamatory, false, misleading, inaccurate information, appearing on WB Form 006 by initiating a written complaint about the alleged objectionable material via the completion of GEC Form 001 and specifying an interest in obtaining Form SP 1066 or a valid derivative thereof."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 146 provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor nor any entity or authorized agent(s) associated with the same shall be liable for the display, listing, dissemination, compilation, or use of any inaccurate, false, out-of-date, or otherwise untrue information by any private, non-governmental, third party entity or person as pertains to Sponsor, or as pertains to any authorized agent(s), and/or affiliates of the same. This policy includes, but is certainly not limited to such private, non-governmental third-party entities as scholarship search services, book publishers, web hosting companies, private associations, private organizations, private consumer groups, any and all non-profit organizations, as well as Internet registrars, Verisign, Inc. a/k/a Network Solutions, Inc., located at 505 Huntner Park Drive, Herndon, Virginia, 20170. For example, Verisign, Inc., in fact, also acknowledges or has in the past acknowledged, that its database and publicly listed information may not be accurate and is prone to errors. Sponsor assumes no liability for any errors, mistakes, associated with the use of and/or reliance upon any information supplied or distributed by Verisign, Inc., as well as any agents, assigns, or contractors used by said entity, or any other Internet registrar company. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 147 provides, in part: "Any person(s) that participates in any way, shape, form, or fashion, in any of the advertised programs and/or products advertised in the subject web presentation, unconditionally agrees that in response to any legal action, inquiry, or concern directed against Sponsor, or any authorized agent, or affiliate of the same, by that person then Sponsor shall be authorized to introduce as evidence the full compendium of NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules as admissible avidence. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 148 provides, in part: " Every transaction and communication associated with any of the products and/or services mentioned in the subject web presentation shall, by default, be subject to a Force Majeure policy such that neither Sponsor, nor any authorized agent, affiliate, or assignee, acting on behalf of the same, shall be deemed to be in default if performance of any obligations, duties, or requirements is delayed or becomes impossible because of any act of GOD, war, earthquake, fire, strike, sickness, disease, accident, civil commotion, extreme weather conditions, unforseen contingencies, epidemic, financial distress, act of government, or any other cause, explicit and implicit, direct and indirect, beyond the control of Sponsor. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 149, reads, in part: "The development of the terms, conditions, restrictions, and provisions of any Policy Statement shall be based largely upon and shall consist of all information and documentation voluntarily supplied by an applicant, as well as any documents and/or information supplied by any person(s) acting on behalf of applicant, during any phase of the application, deliberation, review, semi-finalist, and/or nomination process(es)."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 149-A, reads, in part: "Policy Statements are generally based upon and completely derived from information and/or inducements supplied by the Award Recipient to the Companies, as well as information used by the Companies from independent professional associations and/or publications. This information may consists of, but is not necessarily limited to, information from the following sources:

  1. The award application submitted by Award Recipient;

  2. Any oral telephone interview that Award Recipient may have engaged in with the Companies as part of the deliberative, semi-finalist, and/or nomination process;

  3. The award reply notification Form;

  4. The Statement of Educational Goals authored by Award Recipient;

  5. Any Curriculum Vitae submitted by Award Recipient;

  6. The perceived academic strength and reputation of the attending institution, if applicable, (as judged by independent periodicals such as U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT, etc.);

  7. The aptitude of the Award Recipient;

  8. Other subjective and tangible factors that may assist Administrators in maintaining the high standards that the Companies demands of each donative recipient and/or beneficiary;

  9. Routine provisions that are standard in industries that require written contracts.
"

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 149-B, reads, in part: "No Policy Statement shall contain any terms and/or provisons not expressly agreed upon and/or implied by a donative recipient."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 149-C, reads, in part: "Any donative recipient in good standing may request that his/her Policy Statement be amended, modified, and/or updated to reflect a desire to expand upon goals and/or aspirations subject to the condition that the request does not violate any term or provision of Statement."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 150, provides, in part: "The privacy of the Grand Board, and all members thereof, shall be carefully guarded and afforded the maximum amount of protection as allowed by law. As such, the names, telephone numbers, personal addresses, place of employment, and any identifying information in regards to the Grand Board, and its respective members, shall be kept private and not released under any condition whatsoever unless compelled to do so by a court of competent jurisdiction possessing both subject matter and in personam jurisdiction, whose decision is subject to appeal."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 151, provides, in part: "Sponsor shall maintain inviolate the whole privacy of the Grand Board, and all members thereof, from disclosure. The purpose of this protection shall be for the following purposes:

  1. To prevent a nominee or semi-finalist or or any third-party from interfering with the application process and any deliberations of the application process;
  2. To encourage testimonial and/or written evidence regarding an applicant's character, integrity, and leadership without fear of reprisal;
  3. To decrease and/or eliminate the opportunity for any person or applicant to tempt, influence, or bargain with the Grand Board with respect to the decisions of the Select Committee;
  4. To discourage groundless and frivilous attacks on the permanent decisions of the Select Committee;
" NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 152, provides, in part: "Any person nominated, appointed, or recommmended for any of the award(s) mentioned in the subject web presentation, shall be expected to read, understand, and adhere to written instructions expressed in the English language without assistance from Sponsor, or any authorized agent, of the same."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 153, provides, in part: "Sponsor shall have the right to expect and assume that any person nominated and/or approved for any NAAS-sponsored award(s) is a person of high integrity, unquestioned leadership and morals, demonstrated intelligence, maturity, have a compassion to better his/her community, be proficient in the use of the English language, be a respector of laws and customs, acts in a manner that upholds, benefits, and dignifies the philosophy upon which the subject awards are based upon, and continuously reciprocates and demonstrates the meritorious and high standards that were used to aid and/or assist in the selection process without diminishing nor devaluing the same, in law or in spirit."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 154, provides, in part: "With respect to the renewal, continuation, and/or retention of an award, the same meritorious and high standards that are used to deliberate or select a person for one or more of the merit-based awards advertised in the subject web presentation, specifically the NAAS Awards, the NAAS-II awards, shall neither be diminished, sacrificed, or diluted in any way by either an eventual nomination or as a result of an approval as a donative recipient. Neither shall the standards of renewal, continuation, and/or retention be influenced by any independent media opinion polls ranking a particular institution or the academic programs of a particular institution(s). "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 155, provides, in part: "The appearance by name or address of any school, university, or institution, mentioned, or referenced, in any section of the subject web presentation, shall not represent, and neither should it be construed, or interpreted, as an express or implied endorsement or recommendation of the named school, university, or institution."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 156, provides, in part: "Sponsor does not recommend or endorse any school, university, or institution, or any institution of higher learning as defined under the Higher Education Act of 1965. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 157, provides, in part: "Sponsor does not recommend or endorse any charitable institution or any institution defined as a qualifying tax-exempt organization per Internal Revenue Codes of the United States."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 158, provides, in part: "With respect and deference to the privacy rights of the affected student(s), Sponsor may provide a listing of past and/or previous award recipients and may post the same in a public forum which may be accessed free of charge. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 159, provides, in part: "With respect and deference to the privacy rights of the affected student(s), Sponsor need not provide a complete and full listing of past and/or previous award recipients and need not post a full or complete listing in a public forum. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 160, provides, in part: "If published at all, a listing of past and/or previous award recipients may be posted under the hypertext mark-up language page of past under the domain name of naas.org. For the purposes of the rules hereon, said hypertext mark-up language page shall be known as WB-Form 007. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 161, provides, in part: "In conjunction with certain authorized persons and/or entities, Sponsor may set rules and standards with regard to the limitation and/or qualification of any past award recipient to be included in WB-Form 007."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 162, provides, in part: "The appearance by name or address of any school, university, or institution, mentioned, or referenced, in WB-Form 007, shall not represent, and neither should it be construed, or interpreted, as an express or implied endorsement or recommendation of the named school, university, or institution. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 163, provides, in part: "The appearance by name or address of any natural person, mentioned, or referenced, in WB-Form 007, shall not represent, and neither should it be construed, or interpreted, as an express or implied endorsement or recommendation of the named natural person."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 164, provides, in part: "The appearance by name or address of any natural person, mentioned, or referenced, in WB-Form 007, shall not represent, and neither should it be construed, or interpreted, as an express or implied endorsement or recommendation of the named natural person."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 165, provides, in part: "With respect to rules hereon, all information appearing in WB-Form 007 shall be considered to be of legitimate public interest and to be newsworthy."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 166, provides, in part: "It is expressly prohibited for any person to re-produce, distribute, copy, videtape, photograph, or re-publish any information appearing in WB-Form 007 without the express written consent of Sponsor, and/or an authorized agent or affiliate of the same. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 167, provides, in part: "Sponsor expressly disclaims any association with any unauthorized reproductions of WB-Form 007. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 168, provides, in part: "With respect and deference to the privacy rights of the affected student(s), Sponsor shall not publish either the name of a donative recipient or the name of the university or college the donative recipient attended on WB-Form 007 if the recipient does not want such information published. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 169, provides, in part: "A donative recipient may request that his/her name, and/or school/university attended, not be published on WB-Form 007. The donative recipient need not provide a reason for the request. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 170, provides, in part: " The procedure to request an electronic or paper-formatted SP Form 1066 is to initiate the request by first completing NAAS EAS/N2 Form GEC 002"

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 171, provides, in part: "Any person(s) that is legally eligible and has an opportunity to report a claim, economic loss, injury, grievance, or complaint of any type against Sponsor, or any affiliate or agent related thereto, on Form SP 1066, but instead elects to file a claim, economic loss, injury, grievance, or complaint on a form not approved by Sponsor and not related to Form SP 1066 then such conduct may constitute a material breach of contract."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 172, provides, in part: "Sponsor reserves discretion to make available to the general public any actual or threatened complaint, grievance, or claim, filed, lodged, initiated, against Sponsor, or any authorized agent or affiliate of the same, that was not completed on Form SP 1066, or a derivative thereof, or completed on any form not expressly approved by Sponsor. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 173, provides, in part: "It is within the discretion of Sponsor, as well as any authorized agent and/or affiliate related thereto, to decide that any and all statements, transcripts, notes, and/or information originating from any of the following source(s) may be construed as information of a legitimate public concern and not as private facts."

  1. Information derived from a publicly filed complaint, grievance, claim, or concern(s) that is of and concerns Sponsor ;
  2. Information derived from a publicly filed complaint, grievance, claim, or concern(s) that is of and concerns Sponsor, and that was sent, mailed, filed, facsimiled, or electronically delivered to a third party other than Sponsor, or other than any agent(s) and/or affiliate(s) related to Sponsor;
  3. Information derived from any form other than an Official Complaint Form SP 1066 or on Form 1066-B, or any derivative(s) related thereto;
  4. Information obtained from or received by any private, third-party entity that is not affiliated with Sponsor;
  5. Information obtained from or received by any judicial or governmental agency (including any and all instrumentalities and divisions and subdivisions thereof);
  6. Information appearing in any file, storage device, or retrieval system of records or a repository under or pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, and any related federal statute or law related thereto;
  7. Information appearing in any file, storage device, or retrieval system of records or a repository under or pursuant to any state-governed Public Records Act whether such information is oral, electronic, or written;
  8. Any and all information that may be inferred and/or reasonably extrapolated from an expurgated, purged, edited, and/or censored version of a Freedom of Information Act request;
  9. Any and all information that may be inferred and/or reasonably extrapolated from an expurgated, purged, edited, and/or censored version of a Public Record's Act Request;
  10. Any and all information derived from any source identified as a result of NAAS EAS/NR Rule 174;
  11. Information obtained from the response(s) of Sponsor, or any authorized agent and/or affiliate related thereto, that was made for the purposes of responding to an inquiry from an agency or third-party not affiliated with or contractually associated with Sponsor."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 174 [See below]

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 175, provides, in part: "The filing, lodging, submission, and/or dissimenation of an alleged complaint, claim, injury, or grievance, against Sponsor, or any affiliate related thereto, on a form other than a form approved by Sponsor, or an authorized agent and/or affiliate related thereto, shall be interpreted to be a voluntary, complete, and total waiver of the affected party's confidentiality rights."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 176 provides, in part: "With respect to any employee, officer, or agent of any prosecutorial or litigating component of any federal or state governmental agency, or a Department of Justice Law Enforcement Agency, it shall be construed as a material omission for that employee, officer, or agent to refuse to immediately disclose his/her employment and/or association with the applicable agency in question."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 177 provides, in part: "With respect to any employee, officer, or agent of a prosecutorial agency whose jurisdiction includes one of the contiguous states of the United States of America, it shall be construed as a material omission for that employee, officer, or agent to refuse to immediately disclose his/her employment and/or association with said state agency."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 178 provides, in part: "With respect to any person employed or used by a United States of America federal prosecutorial agency or a Department of Justice Law Enforcement Agency, or any litigating component of the U.S. Department of Justice, it shall be construed as a material omission for that person to refuse to immediately disclose whether or not he/she is or have ever been a Domestic Information Operative."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 179 provides, in part: "With respect to any person employed or used by a foreign prosecutorial agency, or any litigating component of a foreign prosecutorial agency, it shall be construed as a material omission for that person to refuse to immediately disclose his/her employment and/or association with said foreign agency.whether or not he/she is or have ever been a Domestic Information Operative."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 180 provides, in part: "With respect to any person employed or used by a foreign prosecutorial agency, or any litigating component of a foreign prosecutorial agency, it shall be construed as a material omission for that person to refuse to immediately disclose his/her employment and/or association with said foreign agency."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 181 provides, in part: "With respect to any non-natural person employed or used by any prosecutorial or litigating component of any federal or state governmental agency, or any litigating component of the U.S. Department of Justice, it shall be construed as a material omission for that non-natural person to refuse to immediately disclose whether or it is or has ever been a Domestic Information Operative or a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or other business entity operated on a commercial basis, which is owned, controlled, or operated wholly or in part on behalf of a United States of America federal prosecutorial agency or a Department of Justice Law Enforcement Agency, or any litigating component of the U.S. Department of Justice. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 182 provides, in part: "With respect to any non-natural person employed or used by a foreign prosecutorial agency or any litigating component thereof, it shall be construed as a material omission for that non-natural person to refuse to immediately disclose whether or it is or has ever been a Domestic Information Operative or a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or other business entity operated on a commercial basis, which is owned, controlled, or operated wholly or in part on behalf of a foreign prosecutorial agency or any litigating component thereof. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 183 provides, in part: "With respect to any news reports, media articles, opinion reports, editorial commentary, summary reviews, editorial opinions, and the like, or commentary of and concerning Sponsor, or any authorized agent and/or affiliate related thereto, Sponsor shall neither make nor subscribe to any material or explicit distinction between the originator and author of a false statement versus the person that knowingly and unconditionally re-transmits, re-publishes, re-quotes, and re-releases that same false statement or series of false statements without qualification. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 184 provides, in part: "With respect to any news reports, media articles, opinion reports, editorial commentary, summary reviews, editorial opinions, and the like, or commentary of and concerning Sponsor, or any authorized agent and/or affiliate related thereto, Sponsor shall neither make nor subscribe to any material or explicit distinction between the originator and author of an unsubstantiated opinion versus the person that knowingly and unconditionally re-transmits, re-publishes, re-quotes, and re-releases that same unsubstantiated opinion or series of unsubstantiated opinions without qualification and without providing due notice to Sponsor. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 185, provides, in part: "Sponsor shall have the right to make certain records available only in an electronic form."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 186, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor, nor any authorized agent or affiliate of the same, shall be required to create a record at the public's request. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 187, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor, nor any authorized agent or affiliate of the same, shall be required to release any records to the general public or to an award recipient that may impair the deliberative process by revealing the thought process of persons or any member(s) of the Grand Board, and their respective committees. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 188, provides, in part: "Records relating to any violation of NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 432, 433, 434, 437, 441, 442, collectively or severally, shall not be exempt from public disclosure. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 189, provides, in part: "With respect to the Grand Board, and with respect to any process that involves any aspect of the selection, evaluation, or nomination and/or deliberative decisions regarding the NAAS awards, NAAS-II awards, any factor that relies exclusively upon academics, G.P.A. scores, or standardized test scores shall not be the dominant or controlling factor amongst any member(s) of the Grand Board, and their respective committees. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 190, provides, in part: "Sponsor expressly prohibits any quantifiable factor such as academic grade point averages, or any standardized test scores, from being the dominant or controlling factor in any selection, retention, evaluation, or nomination and/or deliberative decisions regarding the NAAS awards, or NAAS-II awards. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 191, provides, in part: "At the discretion of donor(s), each and every donative recipient shall be subject to the provisions of a morality clause(s) regardless of donative recipient's performance or results in any mitigating quantifiable factors."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 192, provides, in part: "The failure, or refusal, of any donative recipient to adhere to any explicit or expressed condition(s) as set forth in a morality clause(s) shall be sufficient, in and of itself, to cause the termination, revocation, suspension, or reduction, of a PMB award."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 193, provides, in part: "A single violation or failure to adhere to the an explicit or expressed condition(s) as set forth in a morality clause(s) shall be sufficient, in and of itself, to cause the termination, revocation, suspension, or reduction, of a PMB award."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 194, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor, nor any authorized agent of the same, including any award administrative agent(s) shall have the authority to continue the administration or life of an award upon the discovery that a donative recipient has voluntarily committed multiple (more than one) violations of a morality clause in single calendar year."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 195, provides, in part: "Although the intended audience of a Policy Statement is finite, neither Sponsor, nor any authorized agent of the same, including any award administrative agent(s), shall restrict or prohibit any donative recipient form discussing or receiving any assistance from private legal counsel, independent administrators, consultants, and tax advisors, in regards to the evaluation of the same. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 196, provides, in part: "With respect to any matter concerning the subject web presentation, Sponsor, including all authorized agents of the same, reserves the right to employ and utilize any publicly available software with respect to the transmission of any correspondences sent by the same in response to an inquiry or correspondence from a consumer."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 197, provides, in part: "Sponsor, including any authorized agent of the same,and including any award administrative agent(s) related thereto, shall be allowed to use any legal and lawful means to verify any statement, document, transcript, or publication, or piece of information, or record that Award Recipient submitted to Sponsor, or any agent acting on behalf of the same, in relationship to any of the subject awards advertised or depicted in the subject web presentation."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 198, provides, in part: "Sponsor, including any authorized agent of the same,and including any award administrative agent(s) related thereto, shall be allowed to use any legal and lawful means to re-verify any statement, document, transcript, or publication, or piece of information, or record that Award Recipient submitted to Sponsor, or any agent acting on behalf of the same, in relationship to any of the subject awards advertised or depicted in the subject web presentation."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 199, provides, in part: "Upon the discovery of clear, convincing, evidence of a conflict-of-interest, between Sponsor and an Award Recipient, the subject award shall be terminated. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 200, provides, in part: "The burden of denying, refuting, or disproving any conflict-of-interest is the party suspected of creating the conflict and/or the party(ties) suspected of materially benefitting from the conflict-of-interest. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 201, provides, in part: "In response to any inquiry or correspondence from Sponsor, or any authorized agent of the same, neither Sponsor nor any authorized agents of the same, shall be required to accept any speculative, hearsay, or statements unsubstantiated with facts and evidence in support thereof."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 202, provides, in part: "Any person responding to an inquiry or correspondence from Sponsor, or any authorized agent of the same, shall rely only upon facts, laws, judicial decisions, statutes, and/or substantiated evidence, and shall refrain from using speculative statements or innuendo, or hearsay, as defined by California Evidence codes. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 203, provides, in part: "In response to any inquiry or correspondence from Sponsor, or any authorized agent of the same, any response that fails to satisfactorily refute and rebut the facts and evidence presented by Sponsor, or any authorized agent of the same, or any response that uses or relies upon any speculative, hearsay, or statements unsubstantiated with facts, may be deemed a non-response. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 204, provides, in part: "It is a material ommission for any applicant or award recipient not to immediately disclose or reveal a conflict-of-interest, whether real, actual, or perceived. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 205, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor, nor any authorized agent of the same, including any award administrative agent(s) related thereto, shall exerise or direct, or influence any editorial control over the content of any editorial opinions or news reports present under domain name naas.org or any domain name of an authorized affiliate of Sponsor."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 206, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor, nor any authorized agent of the same, shall post any content guidelines with respect to any editorial control over the content of any editorial opinions or news reports present under domain name naas.org or any domain name of an authorized affiliate of Sponsor."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 207, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor, nor any authorized agent of the same, shall post any content guidelines with respect to what is proper and appropriate in regards to the content of any editorial opinions or news reports present under domain name naas.org or any domain name of an authorized affiliate of Sponsor."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 208, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor, nor any authorized agent of the same, shall utilize, employ, or deploy, any tool, mechanism, device, or artifice, now known or hereafter invented, whose net purpose is to screen any postings for offensive language, or whose net purpose is to exercise any control of content of information appearing in any editorial opinions or news reports present under domain name naas.org or any domain name of an authorized affiliate of Sponsor."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 209, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor, nor any authorized agent of the same, shall retain, hire, or employ, or even consult with any board leaders or other person(s) of a hierarchical structure that are in a position to enforce any guidelines with respect to what is proper and appropriate for any editorial opinions or news reports present under domain name naas.org or any domain name of an authorized affiliate of Sponsor."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 210, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor, nor any authorized agent related thereto, shall make any material distinction between the originator and author of a false, untrue, misleading, and/or deceptive unsubstantiated statement or series thereof versus the person that knowingly and unconditionally re-transmits, re-publishes, re-quotes, re-transports, and re-releases that same false, untrue, misleading, and/or deceptive unsubstantiated statement or series of the same without qualification."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 210-A, provides, in part: "With respect to any expressions concerning Sponsor, or the products and/or services of Sponsor, or any authorized agent and/or affiliate of Sponsor, neither Sponsor, nor any authorized agent related thereto, shall make any material distinction between the originator and author of a false, untrue, misleading, deceptive, and/or unsubstantiated statement or series thereof versus the person that knowingly and unconditionally allows for the re-transmittal and/or re-publication of such statement(s) regardless of the media device used in the delivery or expression of such statement(s)."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 210-B, provides, in part: "With respect to any expressions concerning Sponsor, or the products and/or services of Sponsor, or any authorized agent and/or affiliate of Sponsor, neither Sponsor, nor any authorized agent related thereto, shall make any material distinction between the author of a false, untrue, misleading, and/or deceptive unsubstantiated statement or series thereof versus the employer that employed or employs the author of that same false, untrue, misleading, deceptive, and/or unsubstantiated statement or series thereof when such conduct was committed in or during the course or scope of the author's employment, and when the author of the affected matter voluntarily disclosed the extent, identity, and nature of his/her employment. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 210-C, provides, in part: "With respect to any expressions concerning Sponsor, or the products and/or services of Sponsor, or any authorized agent and/or affiliate of Sponsor, neither Sponsor, nor any authorized agent related thereto, shall make any material distinction between the operator or owner of a media device that includes any false, untrue, misleading, deceptive, and/or unsubstantiated statement or series thereof in the affected media device versus the author of such statement(s). "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 211, provides, in part: "In addition to any person or party or group specifically already stated, an intended audience shall always include any member of a state or federal bar association, and/or any member of a society, association, or group of certified public accountants."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 212, a/k/a/ NAAS EAS/N2 Rule B-2011, provides, in part: All valid and legitimate e-mail post-application inquiries and/or electronic communications must be submitted on NAAS EAS/N2 GEC Form 002 or NAAS EAS/N2 GEC Form 001, i.e., an Official NAAS E-mail Contact Form, no later than thirty calender days after February 15 or no later than 30 business days after having submitted his/her application, whichever is sooner, and MUST adhere NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 213, as well as adhere to the following conditions:

  1. The communication MUST contain BOTH a RELEVANT question(s) that IS NOT already answered in either the subject web presentation or any public literature approved by Sponsor AND the set of facts upon which the official applicant bases his/her question(s) and/or concern(s) MUST not have existed prior to or during the application REQUEST period of September 15 through May 1.

  2. The communication MUST originate from an applicant of record, and not be from a third party source.

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 213, provides, in part: " To induce Sponsor and/or its agents and affiliates to initiate an inquiry in regards to NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 212, the official applicant of record must provide the following requested documentation and/or information:

  1. Applicant's physical street address (No post office boxes);
  2. Applicant's home or business phone number (indicating the best time to call);
  3. The name of Applicant's high school and its street address;
  4. Applicant's e-mail address;
  5. If the party who communicated to Sponsor is not a qualified applicant then the qualified Applicant must submit what is his/her relationship to that party with respect to the subject program. (Sponsor does not accept third-party communications);
  6. Applicant must indicate in his/her reply electronic communication the principal reason or purpose of the correpondence;
  7. Applicant must supply or reference any supporting documentation that will support his/her position if requested to do so and must further perform the same in the time period and manner requested by Sponsor;
  8. Applicant must include in his/her post-application inquiry a relevant question or concern that IS NOT already answered in either our web site or our literature AND the precise set of facts upon which the official applicant bases his/her question(s) and/or concern(s);
  9. Applicant must make sure that the correspondence has an electronic stamp date or post-mark that is no later than thirty calender days after Feb. 15 or no later than 30 calendar days after having submitted his/her application, or no later than thirty calendar days after the immediately preceding term, or no later than midnight, 12:00am, PDT, September 1st, whichever is sooner; and,
  10. Applicant must complete and electronically submit the above-requested information on NAAS EAS/N2 Form GEC 001, and select Rule B-2011; or, if Applicant claims such form is "not accessible or not working" or claims that the "hyper-text link is not working" or makes any sort of claim(s) or excuses that supposedly render the use of said form as non-feasible then applicant of record must therefore submit the exact same identical information as requested above by completing NAAS EAS/N2 Form GEC 002; or, if applicant claims or asserts that he has no e-mail address then applicant may be required to submit his/her request in writing and be subject to document and/or off-line research fees per applicable NAAS EAS/N2 rules."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 214, a/k/a/ NAAS EAS/N2 Rule A-2011, provides, in part: " All valid and legitimate e-mail inquiries and/or electronic communications must be submitted on an Official E-mail Contact Form and MUST contain a RELEVANT question submitted DURING the Question and Answer Period that IS NOT already answered in either the subject web presentation or any public literature approved by Sponsor, or any authorized affiliate or agent related thereto."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 215, provides, in part: " With respect to NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 214,a/k/a/ Rule A-2011, any applicant who still has a question(s) or concern that is/are not already answered in the subject web presentation, or existing public literature, must complete form GEC-001 prior to February 15th if only if applicant personally believes that the question or concern is relevant to some phase or aspect of application process."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 216, provides, in part: " To induce Sponsor and/or its agents and affiliates to initiate an inquiry in regards to Rule A-2011, the official applicant of record must provide the following requested documentation and/or information prior to February 15 of the fiscal calendar year on form GEC-001

  1. Applicant's physical street address (No post office boxes);
  2. Applicant's home or business phone number (indicating the best time to call);
  3. The name of Applicant's high school and its street address;
  4. Applicant's e-mail address;
  5. If the party who communicated to Sponsor is not a qualified applicant then the qualified Applicant must submit what is his/her relationship to that party with respect to the subject program. (Sponsor does not accept third-party communications);
  6. Applicant must Indicate in his/her reply electronic communication the principal reason or purpose of the correpondence;
  7. Applicant must supply or reference any supporting documentation that will support his/her position if requested to do so and must further perform the same in the time period and manner requested by Sponsor;
  8. Applicant must make sure that the correspondence is being sent during or throughout the Question & Answer period, which is from 8:00am, PDT, September 1, to 12:00 AM, PDT, midnight, February 15th; and,
  9. Applicant must complete and electronically submit the above-requested information on an GEC Form 001 and select Rule A-2011."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 217, provides, in part: "With respect to the enforcement of and/or investigation of any inquiry as relates to NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 212, 214, neither Sponsor, nor any authorized affiliate of the same, shall be required to respond to any correspondence that does not conform to the format mentioned in NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 213, and NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 216, respectively. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 218, provides, in part: "With respect to the enforcement of and/or investigation of any inquiry as relates to NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 212, 214, a response shall be forthcoming from Sponsor, or an authorized agent or representative of the same, subject to the condition that the question(s) is not already answered in the subject web presentation or existing public literature, and subject to the condition that the information submitted is verifiable."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 219, provides, in part: "With respect to the enforcement of and/or investigation of any inquiry as relates to NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 212, 214, and subject to ancillary rules related thereto, please allow allow at least sixty to ninety business days for a response."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 220, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor, nor any authorized agent related thereto, shall make any material distinction between the originator and author of a frivolous complaint, claim, or grievance versus the person(s) that aids, abets, assists, induces, influences, counsels, commands, or procures the commission of the filing of a frivolous complaint, claim, or grievance. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 221, provides, in part: "Any act(s) that constitute the filing, lodging, or dissemination of a frivolous claim, grievance, or complaint against Sponsor, or any authorized agent, assignee thereof, or affiliate related thereto, shall constitute an offense against Sponsor."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 222, provides, in part: "The filing, lodging, or dissemination of a frivolous claim, grievance, or complaint against Sponsor, or any authorized agent, assignee thereof, or affiliate related thereto, shall constitute and shall be contrued and shall be interpreted to represent an act of moral turpitude."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 223, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor, nor any authorized agent related thereto, shall make any material distinction between the originator and author of an illegitmate complaint, claim, or grievance versus the person(s) that aids, abets, assists, induces, influences, counsels, commands, or procures the commission of the filing of a frivolous complaint, claim, or grievance. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 224, provides, in part: "Any act(s) that constitute the filing, lodging, or dissemination of an illegitimate claim, grievance, or complaint against Sponsor, or any authorized agent, assignee thereof, or affiliate related thereto, shall constitute an offense against Sponsor."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 225, provides, in part: "The filing, lodging, or dissemination of an illegitmate claim, grievance, or complaint against Sponsor, or any authorized agent, assignee thereof, or affiliate related thereto, shall constitute and shall be contrued and shall be interpreted to represent an act of moral turpitude."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 226, provides, in part: "A merit-less complaint, claim, or grievance filed on a form approved by Sponsor, or an agent of the same, and directed only and exclusively to Sponsor, or an agent of the same, shall not in itself, be construed or interpreted to be an act of moral turpitude or an offense against Sponsor. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 227, provides, in part: "A Policy Statement shall represent intellectual property per the definition of U.S. Patent, Copyright, and/or Trademark law(s), California laws, and shall enjoy the full benefit and protection of such law(s) and jurisdiction."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 228, provides, in part: "No Policy Statement, or portion thereof, may be distributed to, placed in the custody of, or loaned to a party other than the intended recipient of the Policy Statement, without prior written consent from Sponsor or an authorized agent related thereto. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 229, provides, in part: "No donative recipient shall disclose an official Policy Statement to a party not representative of an intended audience as expressly provided."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 230, provides, in part: "The official copy of the Policy Statement shall be returned to Sponsor, or authorized agent of the same, after all donative payments have been disbursed, or all terms of Policy Statement have been fulfilled, or upon written request from Sponsor seeking to recall Statement, or upon the termination, revocation, or cancellation of an award, or if Recipient is no longer able or capable of fulfilling any material provision of Statement, or if any requirement to receive subsequent payment(s) is or has become obsolete, whichever is applicable. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 231, provides, in part: "A Policy Statement may only be disclosed to the intended audience as necessary for the execution, implementation, and/or the evaluation of the same for any potential tax and/or legal considerations. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 232, provides, in part: "Any Policy Statement that has been defaced, altered, mutilated, or contains personal hand-writing, is either invalid and/or not an official Policy Statement expressly approved by donors, or an authorized agent(s) of the same. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 233, provides, in part: "No Policy Statement shall be authored for a general audience, but only for an intended audience and/or specific donative recipient. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 234, provides, in part: "No Policy Statement shall be reproduced, or translated in any form by print, photoprint, microfilm, mimeograph, facsimile, or any other printed or electronic means, now known or hereafter invented, or for presentation on radio, television, videotape, or film without written consent of Sponsor, or an authorized agent of the same. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 235, provides, in part: "A failure to return a Policy Statement if and when requested to do so may be construed as an offense against Sponsor. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 236, provides, in part: "A failure to return a Policy Statement if and when requested to do so may be construed as a violation of certain federal and/or state law(s), subjecting the offender to possible fines, a civil complaint, and/or criminal penalties. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 237, provides, in part: "Any person that aids, abets, assists, influences, commands, induces, provides any material support for, or in any way, shape, form or fashion, or manner procures the commission of a violation(s) of any NAAS EAS/N2 Rule(s) with respect to a Policy Statement shall be punished as a principal and made to account for such conduct by the fullest extent of the law, as well as being permanently banned and publicly prohibited from any participation of any program(s) associated with Sponsor, or any authorized affiliates related thereto."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 238, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor, nor any donor(s), nor any authorized agent of the same, collectively, or severally, shall be required to maintain and keep records for any donative recipient of an expired, terminated, revoked, or fulfilled Policy Statement may be be returned to Sponsor, or authorized agent of the same, after all distributive payments have been disbursed, or all terms of Policy Statement have been fulfilled, or after or prior to the termination, revocation, or cancellation, of an award, whichever is applicable. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 239, provides, in part: "Upon fullfillment of all terms, provisions, and conditions of a Policy Statement, or upon receipt of all distributive payments, or upon the termination, revocation, or cancellation, of an existing Policy Statement, whichever is applicable, either Sponsor, or any administrative agent acting on behalf of the same, may direct said Policy Statement, and all documents, records, computer hardware, computer software, and computer-related documentation associated therewith to be destroyed without notice or forwarning inorder to protect said information from being used for purposes for which it was not intended for."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 240, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor, nor any authorized agent of the same, including any officers, directors, employees, volunteers, consultants, subcontractors, licensees, etcetera, shall be required to keep, place in any storage device, or maintain any records, documents, or personal identifying information that may pertain to any individual consumer or prospective consumer; and, if such records, documents, or personal identifying information exists, then Sponsor, or any agent of the same, may summarily direct that said records, documents, or personal identifying information be destroyed without notice or forwarning inorder to protect said information from being used for purposes for which it was not intended for."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 241, provides, in part: "Any records, documents, or personal identifying information that may pertain to any individual consumer or prospective consumer, if stored and maintained by Sponsor or any authorized agent or affiliate, may be stored in any state, union, or territory within the contiguous borders of the United States of America, or such records, documents, or personal identifying information may be stored in any country, province, or region, which Sponsor, or any authorized agent, or affiliate related thereto, has expressly approved by a majority vote of a Board of Directors or voting quorom."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 242 provides, in part: "Unless Specific Debris and/or General Debris is specifically sealed in an enclosed container marked or labeled as TRASH-NO VALUE, it shall not be removed from the premises of Sponsor, or any authorized agent of the same, nor shall said matter be picked by any third-party or person not expressly approved by Sponsor, or an authorized agent of the same. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 243 provides, in part: "A violation of NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 242 shall be construed, interpreted, and publicly stated as, amonst other things, larceny, theft, and/or invasion of privacy. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 244 provides, in part: "Sponsor shall expect, and demand compensation, as well as any similarly authorized agent or affiliate of the same, reasonable compensation from any person that retrieves, pilfers, or obtains any Specific and/or General Debris from Sponsor, or any authorized agent, assignee, affiliate of the same, including the respective employees, officers, directors, volunteers, similarly affected, without having:

  1. Notifed Sponsor or an authorized agent of the same of the intent and purpose of the person contemplating such an act(s); and,
  2. Submitted a written monetary offer for consideration of the Specific and/or General Debris addressed directly to Sponsor, or any authorized agent and/or affiliate of the same. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 245 provides, in part: "No person shall construe, or misconstrue, or interpret an an NAAS Award(s) by any other name other than its official name. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 246 provides, in part: "An application to any award program not specifically idenitifed as an NAAS award(s) shall not be imputed to represent an application to an NAAS Award."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 247 provides, in part: "Unless so expressly stated otherwise, no NAAS-USA Awards shall require a nomination during an Open competition term."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 248 provides, in part: "Sponsor shall have the authority to use forms and documents in a hyper-text markup language. The specific and general intent of use of these forms is to save costs, time, needless expense, and to encourage and facilate rapid communication between Sponsor, prospective and actual consumers, as well as partners, agents, and affiliates of Sponsor."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 249 provides, in part: "Any non-NAAS award sponsored by the Parties may not use or rely upon any independent, cost-dependent, private or governmental courier or transportation systems or mechanisms for delivery of its application literature. All approved and authorized communications, forms, and notices with respect to any non-NAAS National Awards shall be done electronically."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 250 provides, in part: "Any person aspiring to be a nominator of an NAAS National Award shall be a U.S. citizen, shall have his/her principal residence within the U.S., shall consent to all NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules, and shall meet or fulfill one or more of the following criteria:

  1. Be a licensed or professional school counselor at an institution that has a history of competing in a program(s) sponsored by The Parties ;
  2. Be a licensed or professional school teacher at an institution that has a history of competing in a program(s) sponsored by The Parties ;
  3. Be a licensed or certified paster, minister, deacon, or religious figure, or religious head, who represents a church or pastoral entity where one or members has a history of competing in a program(s) sponsored by The Parties ;
  4. Be a licensed or professional university administrator at an institution of higher learning that has a history of competing in a program(s) sponsored by The Parties ;
  5. Be a licensed or professional administrator of a charitable institution where one or more donors has history of competing in a program(s) sponsored by The Parties ;
  6. Be a licensed or professional administrator of a charitable foundation where one or more donors has history of competing in a program(s) sponsored by The Parties ;
  7. Be a member or representative of the U.S. Armed forces (U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard)."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 250 provides, in part: "A nominator shall be subject to all applicable NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 251 provides, in part: "A nominator shall not aid, abet, assist, counsel, command, induce, encourage, or procure the commission of any offense expressly prohibited hereon against Sponsor, or any authorized agent and/or affiliate of the same. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 252 provides, in part: "A nominator shall, if requested, timely comply with any legal and/or lawful request(s) made by Sponsor, or any authorized agent of the same, for substantiation of any claims, data, or statements, made in connection with the act of nominating. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 253 provides, in part: "The act of nominating, and the actions of a nominator shall, when appropriate for interpretation, be construed as an inducement."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 254 provides, in part: "Supplying false, deceptive, or misleading information, or deliberately submitting any information in connection with any of the advertised products and/or services depicted in the subject web presentation in bad faith, or intentionally or negligently omitting material information, in order to nominate a person or persons for any award sponsored by The Parties , is grounds for immediate disqualification."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 255 provides, in part: "Any donative recipient and/or nominee found or later determined to have supplied false, deceptive, or misleading information, or of omitting any material information that could have been used as part of the application process, or part of the deliberation, evaluation, and/or selection process(es), shall be subject to having his/her award nomination cancelled, revoked, or terminated, or reduced in value by a percentage ranging from ten percent of the par value of the base award to an amount not to exceed fifty-percent of the par value of the base award; said amount(s) shall be subject to the discretion of the Grand Board."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 256 provides, in part: "Any donative recipient and/or nominee found or later determined to have supplied false, deceptive, or misleading information, or of omitting any material information with respect to an EAS/N2 Form 001, or an EAS/N2 Form 002, shall be subject to having his/her award nomination cancelled, revoked, or terminated, or reduced in value by a percentage ranging from ten percent of the par value of the base award to an amount not to exceed fifty-percent of the par value of the base award; said amount(s) shall be subject to the discretion of the Grand Board."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 257 provides, in part: "Any donative recipient and/or nominee failing to timely adhere to the terms and conditions of an EAS/N2 Form 001, or an EAS/N2 Form 002, shall be subject to having his/her award nomination cancelled, revoked, or terminated, or reduced in value by a percentage ranging from ten percent of the par value of the base award to an amount not to exceed fifty-percent of the par value of the base award; said amount(s) shall be subject to the discretion of the Grand Board."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 258 provides, in part: "Sponsor shall utilize an electronic page or form that is programmed in a hyper-text markup language for the purposes of facilating the nomination of a candidate or person for the the NAAS Awards, and said electronic form shall be known as WB-Form 0010 (a/k/a/ NAAS HTML Nominator System, or NAAS HTML Nominator Page), and may be posted under or pursuant to domain name of naas.org."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 259 provides, in part: "The completion or submission of WB-Form 0010 shall constitute consent to all NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 260 provides, in part: "No NAAS sponsored award(s) shall be disbursed with reckless or indifferent disregard to public NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules, or without or in the absence of receipt of a sufficient pool of satisfactory nominations received from qualified nominators. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 261 provides, in part: "Absolutely no part of a WB Form 0010, either partially or in its entirety, may be used in advertising, selling or for any commercial purpose or downloaded into any computer system for subsequent storage, editing of any type, personal re-prints or manipulation of any type. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 262 provides, in part: "Whomsoever voluntarily submits or electronically transmits a completed, or partially completed, WB Form 0010, regardless of the qualifications or eligibility of said person(s), the act itself shall be construed as a consent to all NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 263 provides, in part: "Nominator, and the employer of nominator, completely, and in every way, indemnifies Sponsor, and any and all affiliate(s) associated therewith, against and agrees to hold the same (collectively, jointly, and severally) harmless from any loss, damage, claim of damage, liability or expense arising out of or resulting from any aspect of WB Form 0010, the NAAS HTML Nomination Page, and the NAAS HTML Nomination System."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 264 provides, in part: "Upon receipt of WB Form 0010 from a nominator, or any other person, said form may not be amended, revised, or altered without written consent of Sponsor, or an authorized agent of the same."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 265 provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor, nor any authorized agent or affiliate of the same, shall be responsible for the performance of any or any service not expressly mandated by federal law, or not expressly provided in an integrated written agreement agreed upon by the respective parties to such an an agreement."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 266 provides, in part: "With respect to any claim, grievance, tort, offense, act, or dispute, neither Sponsor, nor any authorized agent or affiliate of the same, shall accept as a defense a claim of motivation as a potential mitigating factor. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 267 provides, in part: "Any nominee or donative recipient who defaults on his/her award upon the inception of being provided a first donative disbursement and an accompanying Policy Statement, and who subsequently evades or avoids subsequent inquiries by Sponsor, or any authorized agent of the same, in relationship to the subject award, or who fails to timely acknowledge the initial donative disbursment after already having been apprised of the requirement to do so, and who has not asked for nor even inquired into the possibility of having affected Policy Statement amended or corrected to reflect a mistake or change in plans or objectives, or who has not returned affected Policy Statement to Sponsor, or the designated agent, for the purposes of cancelling his/her award pursuant to the terms and conditions provided therein, or who has not returned affected Policy Statement for the purposes of correcting or amending an error or mistake, or a request for the same, then Sponsor, in the absense of death, incapacity, or dismemberment or sickness preventing said nominee or donative recipient from fully executing and carrying out his/her obligations, may conclude that said nominee and/or donative recipient is in material breach of his/her obligations."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 267-a provides, in part: "Any person, natural, and non-natural, that aided, abetted, and assisted a defaulted donative recipient, as defined in NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 267, may be held to account for the post-nominative conduct of the defaulting nominee since the actions and conduct of said persons induced Sponsor, Administrator, or Select Committee, in approving the nomination of the defaulted nominee/donative recipient."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 267-b, provides, in part: "With respect to the foregoing NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 267-a, the sort and variety of acts that may be construed as and that may constitute an act(s) of inducement by a third-party on behalf of a defaulted recipient may include, but not necessarily be limited to the following:

  1. Writing, authoring, and/or sending letters of recommendation on behalf of a defaulted nominee;
  2. Sending transcripts on behalf of a defaulted nominee;
  3. Making written or oral electronic or telecommunication inquiries on behalf of a defaulted nominee;
  4. Aiding, assisting, abetting, or procuring the assistance of another person who subsequently aids, or assists a defaulted nominee.

(in the form of letters of recommendations, transcripts, etc.) NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 268, provides, in part: "It is the sole and exclusive responsibility of each and every purchaser, user, and/or subscriber to any of the electronic or digitally- produced products advertised in this web presentation to timely access and obtain the applicable electronic and/or digital product versions when specifically requested to do so or when the availability of said issue or product has been publicly announced in our NAAS NEWS section."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 269, provides, in part: "It is entirely within the discretion of Sponsor, or any authorized agent of the same, to ajudge any person as having violated an NAAS EAS/N2 Rule even if said person did not personally commit the act or acts constituting the offense but aided and abetted in its commission."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 270, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor nor any authorized agent of the same shall guarantee the satisfaction of any consumer with respect to any product or service associated with Sponsor."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 271, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor nor any authorized agent of the same shall guarantee the accuracy of any statement of any governmental or unaffiliated third-party with respect to any product or service mentioned in the subject web presentation or the accuracy of the legal status of any authorized affiliated entity."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 272 provides, in part: "All letters of recommendation, official transcripts, notes, electronic and written communications, received by Sponsor, or any authorized agent or affiliate of the same, from any third party on behalf of any applicant or prospective applicant to the NAAS program shall be considered as confidential and neither the contents nor description of the material shall be disclosed to applicant unless both Sponsor and the authorized agent possessing the material receives a valid and subscribed subpoena duces tecum from a competent court possessing both subject matter and in personam jurisdiction ordering the release of the affected material. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 273 provides, in part: "All letters of recommendation, official transcripts, notes, electronic and written communications, received by Sponsor, or any authorized agent or affiliate of the same, from any third party on behalf of any applicant or prospective applicant to the NAAS-II program shall be considered as confidential and neither the contents nor description of the material shall be disclosed to applicant unless both Sponsor and the authorized agent possessing the material receives a valid and subscribed subpoena duces tecum from a competent court possessing both subject matter and in personam jurisdiction ordering the release of the affected material. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 274 provides, in part: "All letters of recommendation, official transcripts, notes, electronic and written communications, received by Sponsor, or any authorized agent or affiliate of the same, from any third party on behalf of any applicant or prospective applicant to the NAAS-USA program shall be considered as confidential and neither the contents nor description of the material shall be disclosed to applicant unless both Sponsor and the authorized agent possessing the material receives a valid and subscribed subpoena duces tecum from a competent court possessing both subject matter and in personam jurisdiction ordering the release of the affected material. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 275, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor nor any authorized affiliate or agent of the same shall be required to keep or maintain any written, tangible, files or records, or documents, or personal property of semi-finalists, Finalists, Commendable Scholars, or personal identifying information of such persons, and may dispose of such records, documents, property without notice and without forewarning."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 276, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor nor any authorized affiliate or agent of the same shall be required to keep or maintain any written, tangible, files or records or personal property of any non-donative recipient(s) and may dispose of such property without notice and without forewarning."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 277, provides, in part: "Any controversy or mis-understanding with respect to matters originating or arising with respect to residents of the State of California, intellectual property law and freedom of speech issues appearing in the subject web presentation shall be adjudicated in the domestic state of California. Other matters and non-resident matters may be adjudicated in the respective state or foreign country where the applicable agent or representative has its principal place of business.

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 278 provides, in part: "Absolutely no part of any electronic communication authored by Sponsor, or any authorized agent or affiliate of the same, including any attachment(s) thereto, may be re-transmitted, photo-copied, electronically copied and re-distributed, video-taped, or posted or published in any other communication, memoranda, media content, electronic bulletin board, e-mail subscription service, magazine, magnetic tape, periodical, or any other type of forum without the express written consent of Sponsor, or an authorized representative of the same."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 279, provides, in part: "Any electronic or written communication authored by Sponsor or any authorized agent or affiliate of the same that HAS BEEN re-transmitted, video-taped, photo-copied, electronically copied and/or re-distributed, or posted or published in any communication, memoranda, media content, electronic bulletin board, e-mail subscription service, magazine, periodical, or any other type of forum without the express written consent of Sponsor, or an authorized agent and/or representative of the same, shall for all purposes and intent be construed as counterfeited, false, untrue, and unauthorized reproductions of work material."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 280, provides, in part: "It is sole responsibility of each and every applicant and/or participant to the NAAS-USA Awards programs to inform Sponsor via GEC Form 001 of any perceived ambiguity prior to participation of any of the terms, conditions, rules noted hereon or part of the application process. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 281, provides, in part: "It is sole responsibility of each and every applicant and/or participant to the NAAS-II Awards programs to inform Sponsor via GEC Form 001 of any perceived ambiguity of any of the terms, conditions, rules noted hereon or part of the application process. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 282, provides, in part: "It shall be presumed that a failure or refusal by any applicant and/or participant to timely adhere or properly engage NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 280, 281, when applicable, to be an express admission that all of the rules, terms, provisions, hereon and made a part of the application process are clear, unambiguous, and thoroughly understood by all parties. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 283, provides, in part: "Unless explicitly allowed otherwise in express form, any party that has an existing express contract with Sponsor or any agent of the same whereupon said express contract arose partially or wholly from any of the advertised products and/or services featured or displayed in the subject web presentation, shall neither abandon nor cancell existing contract but instead shall be required, if desirous, to rescind said existing contract by remitting a legally acceptable NOTICE OF RESCISSION WITH OFFER OF RESTORATION via GEC Form 001, and followed by a legally acceptable RESCISSION AGREEMENT within fourteen calendar days thereafter via first-class U.S. mail and addressed care of Legal Department to an authorized agent of Sponsor. The name and address of the agent authorized to accept, review, and consider the rescission agreement shall be provided within 72 hours of electronic receipt of the Notice of Rescission."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 284, provides, in part: "All organizations, schools, universities, colleges, or other entities whom have active donee and/or donative recipients in relationship to any of the awards featured in the subject web presentation must comply, if requested by donative recipient, to submit a written acknowledgement letter from said organization, school, organization, university, or college, verifying that funds remitted on behalf of donative recipient were in fact received and were used in a manner consistent with the intent of the program and/or donor(s). The particulars of the written acknowledgement from a non-natural person shall include all of the information required per EAS/N2 Form 0012; alternatively, if a true and exact copy of EAS/N2 Form 0012 is not available or not acessibile then the instructions below may be used as a substitute:

  1. All written acknowledgement letters from a non-natural person must be written on official stationery and must be transmitted via the U.S. mail using official stationery of the non-natural person.
  2. All written acknowledgement letters from a non-natural person must include and clearly identify the name of the recieving and/or beneficiary institution or entity;
  3. All written acknowledgement letters from a non-natural person must include the dollar amount of the contribution, donation, gift, etc.
  4. All written acknowledgement letters from a non-natural person must include a statement that no goods or services were provided by Sponsor or any affiliated related thereto in return for the contribution, donation, gift, etc.
  5. All written acknowledgement letters from a non-natural person must include an identifying number, tax-ID number, or school number of donee recipient.
NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 285, provides, in part: "To ensure the integrity and separation of the Select Committee and Sponsor, Sponsor shall neither personally accept nor personally solicit the acceptance of any correspondence, literature, telephonic communications, or material sent via the U.S. mail, or sent via private courier, or sent or transported via any means now known or invented hereafter where the addressee of said correspondence, literature, or material is directed to the attention of T. James Day, a natural human, or any officer, advisor, or director, or member of the Slect Committee."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 285-A, provides, in part: "Public Notice (NAAS Notice #582) is hereby provided that pursuant to NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 285, the U.S. Postal Service, including any foreign or domestic postal, courier, or any person, entity, or agency, delivery or transportation system conducting, or carrying on or assisting therein, the service of mail delivery shall neither forward nor deliver any mail, correspondence, or literature, or any thing, tangible matter, or device that is addresssed to National Academy of America Scholars, Inc., or N.A.A.S. Inc., other than correspondence as provided under NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 285, or correspondence originating from a U.S. Governmental agency. N.A.A.S. Inc does not accept nor solicit the acceptance of any consumer correspondence."

NAAS EAS/NAS Rule 286, provides, in part: "Each and every donative recipient is entirely responsible for adherence to all federal and/or state internal revenue codes, including, but not limited to, any and all taxation of proceeds that may apply or become due as a result of being the beneficiary, recipient, or recipient of one or nore of the subject awards. "

NAAS EAS/NAS Rule 287, provides, in part: "Any and all un-official documents submitted or forwarded to any applicant, prospective applicant, semi-finalist, finalist, award recipient, or to any person participating in the subject merit-based programs advertised in and throughout this web presentation that a reasonable, fair, and disinterested third party or consumer may possibly equate as being associated with The Parties , or its predecessors or assigns, shall, if requested by Sponsor , or its designated agents or assigns, be returned to same or its designated agent, assigns, or counsel. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 288, provides, in part: "The failure to return intellectual property or documents owned and/or authored by The Parties , or any affiliate, its predecessors or assigns, or any licensee related thereto, when requested to do so, or illegally obtaining such intellectual property or documents under a false, misleading, deceptive, deceitful means, or by wilfully omitting material or pertinent information during any phase of the application, subscription, purchasing, or nomination process in which Sponsor could have relied upon to anticipate such conduct, is a violation of NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 288. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 289, provides, in part: "Any and all official documents that contains any legally registered or lawfully claimed trademark, service mark, or descriptive mark(s) that are owned by, or licensed to The Parties or any affiliate or agent related thereto, are to be construed as the property of Sponsor , unless explicitly stated otherwise; and, such property, if requested by Sponsor , or any affiliate of the same, shall be promptly returned to Sponsor , or its designated counsel, agent, or representative. Such official documents may include, but are not necessarily limited to, NAAS Platinum/Gold/Silver/Bronze application (a/k/a EAS/N2 Form 0); NAAS-USA Platinum/Gold/Silver/Bronze application (a/k/a EAS/N2 Form 00); NAAS-II application (a/k/a EAS/N2 Form 000); a Finalist Reply Notification Form, a/k/a/ EAS/N2 Form 001; Top Ten Finalist Reply Notification Form, a/k/a EAS/N2 Form 002; Platinum Award/Policy Statement, a/k/a EAS/N2 Form 003; Gold Award/Policy Statement, a/k/a EAS/N2 Form 004; Silver Award/Policy Statement, a/k/a EAS/N2 Form 005; Bronze Award/Policy Statement, a/k/a/ EAS/N2 Form 006; NAAS-II Policy Statement, a/k/a EAS/N2 Form 007; Platinum Transcript Release Statement, a/k/a EAS/N2 Form 008; Gold Transcript Release Statement, a/ka/ EAS/N2 Form 008; Silver Transcript Release Statement, a/k/a EAS/N2 Form 009; Bronze Transcript Release Statement, a/k/a EAS/N2 Form 0010; Sample acknowledgement letter from secondary donative recipient to sponsor, a/k/a/ EAS/N2 Form 0011; Sample acknowledgement letter to sponsor from the school, university, college, or entity that donative recipient attends, is employed by, is associated with, or desires to have funds donated on his/her behalf, a/k/a/ EAS/N2 Form 0012; Standard Closed Term Competiton Consent Form, a/k/a/ EAS/N2 Form 0013; Sample acknowledgement letter from primary donative recipient to sponsor, a/k/a/ EAS/N2 Form 0014; NAAS Survey Form of Primary Recipients, a/k/a/ EAS Form 0015; NAAS Carrier Identification Form a/k/a/ EAS /N2 Form 0016; NAAS General Policy on Requests for Amendment to a Policy Statement, a/k/a/ EAS/N2 Form 0017, Credibility, Integrity, and Background Check Form, a/k/a/ NAAS EAS/N2 Form 0018"

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 290, provides, in part: "Sponsor expressly prohibits any and all non-qualified, ineligible, persons (natural and non-natural person) whom are not eligible to participate in any of the programs and/or services advertised or featured in the subject web presentation, and whom have no intent to purchase any product or services advertised herein, and whose principal business or general functional purpose is not acting as a source, publisher, or provider of information concerning financial aid or award information, to continuously access the subject web presentation or any page, portion, or index to pages hereon for three consecutive calendar days between the hours of 5:00am (Pacific Daylight Time. ) through, and inclusive of, 9:00pm (Pacific Daylight Time). This rule is designed for the purposes of conserving bandwidth and ease of access to qualified persons, students, and participating institutions. A failure to heed and adhere to this notice may subject the offending person(s), agency, or entity, to appropriate civil remedies. If person is a federal agency, that person, through a designated official or officer, shall promptly comply with a Freedom of Information Act Request, a Public Information Act request, a Privacy Act request, of the equivalent thereto, and show cause why this provision should not apply to the affected agency."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 291, provides, in part: " A failure to cease, desist, or refrain from accessing the subject web presentation, or a failure to abide by the rules promulagated by NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 304-307, when expressly requested to do so by Sponsor , or any authorized agent, assign, or representatives of the same, shall, inter alia, be construed as harassment, trespassing, stalking, and essentially illegal conduct; accusations of the same against the offending person may be posted on this web presentation or other web presentation without further notice or forewarning until the offending action has ceased to the satisfaction of Sponsor.

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 292, provides, in part: "It is expressly prohibited for any and all non-qualified, ineligible, persons, agencies, as well as non-natural persons whom are not eligible to participate in any of the merit-based program(s advertised or featured herein, and whom have no desire to purchase any product or services associated with Sponsor , and whose principal business is not acting as a source or provider of financial aid or award information, to access this web presentation or any page, portion, or index to pages hereon between the hours of 5:00am (Pacific Daylight Time. ) through, and inclusive of, 7:00pm (Pacific Daylight Time). This rule is designed for the purposes of conserving bandwidth and ease of access to qualified persons, students, and participating institutions. A failure to heed and adhere to this notice may subject the offending person(s), agency, or entity, to appropriate civil remedies. If person is a federal agency, that person, through a designated official or officer, shall promptly comply with a Freedom of Information Act Request, a Public Information Act request, a Privacy Act request, of the equivalent thereto, and show cause as to why this provision should not apply to the affected agency."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 293, provides, in part: "With respect to any matter regarding the products and/or services advertised in the subject web presentation, any person (natural and non-natural) that initiates or instigates a written correspondence delivered via a non-electronic means (i.e., via the U.S. Postal Service, private courier service, United Parcel Service, Federal Express, etc.) to Sponsor, or to any authorized agent(s) or affiliate of the same, then either Sponsor, or any authorized agent(s) or affiliate of the same, may issue either a written and/or electronic reply in response to the matter."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 294, provides, in part: "With respect to any matter regarding the products and/or services advertised in the subject web presentation, any person (natural and non-natural) that initiates or instigates an electronic correspondence or communication delivered via an electronic means (i.e., via the Internet, FTP, internet router) to Sponsor, or to any authorized agent(s) or affiliate of the same, then either Sponsor, or any authorized agent(s) or affiliate of the same, may issue either a written and/or electronic reply in response to the matter. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 295, provides, in part: "An award recipient may use funds bestowed upon the same for any combination of educational, religious, scientific, and/or humanitarian endeavors. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 296, provides, in part: "Any applicant and/or participant to any of the award programs advertised or featured in the subject web presentation whom wilfully elects or neglects not to timely read or access, or properly maintain the operability of their incoming e-mail inventory of received electronic correspondences or whom refuse to timely repair, upkeep, or timely fix any problems that may be associated with their e-mail acceptance system(s), are deemed to have automatically waived any assumed right of any notification and neither Sponsor nor any affiliates of the same shall be liable for such negligence or malfeasance on the part of the affected party or persons. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 297, provides, in part: " No personal notices concerning any phase of the selection process shall be sent to any non-semi-finalist or to any non-recipient concerning the selection, debate, or deliberative processes. Such affected parties may, but are not required to, keep abreast of the competition progress by readily aand freely accessing the NAAS NEWS section located at http://www.naas.org/news.php (a/k/a/ WB Form 001).

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 297-A, provides, in part: "Any applicant and/or participant to any award or scholarship program advertised or featured in the subject web presentation. whom wilfully elects not to read or access WB Form 001 to keep themselves and/or their respective families abreast of the competition by periodically checking said Form are deemed to have automatically waived any assumed right to notification.".

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 298, provides, in part: "Only approved donee recipients and/or approved nominee finalists shall be personally notified of the ultimate decisions made by the Select Committee with respect to the final outcome of their selection status. This notification shall be via first-class U.S. mail".

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 299, provides, in part: "A semi-finalist nomination is not to be construed as and neither does it represent a designation as an approved nominee and/or recipient of an award, and nor does a semi-finalist status constitute an agreement, express or implied, that a semi-finalist will be provided further consideration.".

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 300, provides, in part: "Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the candidacy of any semi-finalist at any time during the selection and/or deliberation process and shall have no duty, in law or merit, to provide any notice or forewarning of said decision to the affected party".

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 301, provides, in part: "All participants, candidates, applicants to any merit-based program announced by Sponsor, or any authorized licensee related thereto, whom do not advance beyond the semi-finalist stage shall not receive any further personal notices or announcements from Sponsor, including any of its affiliates, agents, contractors."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 302, provides, in part: "All participants, candidates, applicants to any merit-based program announced by Sponsor, or any authorized licensee related thereto, shall have a continuing duty and obligation to keep abreast of the applicable competition by readily accessing and viewing the NAAS NEWS contents at WB Form 001."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 303, provides, in part: "All participants, candidates, applicants, purchasers, potential members, subscribers, as well as consumers, to any of the advertised programs and/or services associated with or announced by The Parties , shall exhaust all meet and confer efforts and/or available remedies directly with an authorized agent of the same prior to initiating any formal grievance, complaint, concern, or claim against Sponsor or any affiliate related thereto".

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 304, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor nor any affiliate related thereto uses any public, federal, and/or charitable funds with respect to any aspect of the subject programs in which it sponsors and/or is associated with. Notwithstanding, the by-laws of Sponsor may not necessarily preclude the use of such funds at a point in time hereafter nor may said by-laws preclude sponsor from engaging in any activity related to any legal endeavor for which a quorum of the board may have fully adopted and ratified. ".

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 305, provides, in part: "Any person that accesses or enters the domain site located under domain name naas.org may be ordered to CEASE, DESIST, and REFRAIN from visiting said domain location if sufficient evidence develops that the affected person(s) has no intent of adhering to any of the publicly posted rules, provisions, and/or terms, or that the affected person(s) has/have already violated one or more of the posted rules, provisions, or terms concerning the subject web presentation. A violation of such a request or order may be construed and interpreted, and may result in a formal accusation of trespassing, harassment, stalking, and/or electronic burglary, as well as a suspicion of violating applicable federal and state laws. Such accusations may be filed or lodged without further notice or forewarning.."

NAAS EAS/N2 RULE 306, provides, in part: "The web presentation under the domain name naas.org is private property and the use, access of , and visitation of such property by any person, entity, thing, or creature, is a privilege conferred by Sponsor upon that person, entity, thing, or creature. Such visitation may, and can, be suspended, terminated, and/or revoked without reason and without explanation. The privilege is conferred with the mutual understanding that the party (person, entity, thing, or creature) will adhere to all of the rules, terms, and provisions cited in and throughout this web presentation."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 307, provides, in part: "Pursuant to NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 305, and 306, you are hereby ORDERED to CEASE, DESIST, and REFRAIN from visiting the web presentation located at domain name naas.org. Please be advised that if sufficient evidence is developed to indicate that have or are planning to violate this order then all legal and lawful remedies will be pursued against you, including a formal accusation of trespassing, harassment, stalking, and electronic burglary, etc.".

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 308, provides, in part: "Any person, applicant, prospective applicant, semi-finalist, finalist, award recipient, whom violates NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 288 or 289, or is perceived to have violated said rule(s), and who is given written notice of the violation, and who fails to return the affected document(s)/material within the time period requested or whom fails to respond to any inquiry or notice regarding the same, shall have his/her last known home address, first and last name, photograph (if available), and a general description of the missing/outstanding property posted or displayed in one or more mediums of mass circulation, one of which is WB Form 002, in a sincere attempt to find and locate both person and property. A posted notice shall remain posted until property is either returned or person whom has possession of said property provides satisfactory evidence that he or she is authorized to possess and retain said property and/or material. ".

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 309, provides, in part: "Any person, applicant, prospective applicant, semi-finalist, finalist, award recipient, whom violates NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 288 or 289, or is being subjected to NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 308, may request that his/her notice, and all information related thereto, be removed from WB Form 002 subject to the condition(s):

  1. The outstanding property or missing document is returned;
  2. Satisfactory or probative evidence is provided that demonstrates that affected person has been explicitly authorized by either licensee or trademark registrant(s) to possess and retain said property and/or material.".

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 310 provides, in part: "To protect the names and identities of persons providing confidentail, private, sensitive, information related to any subjects or persons referenced in any investigate report published or displayed in this web presentation, or any information relating to any affiliates, agents, electronic mules, domestic pigeons, or servants of such subjects or persons, the Publisher or authors of such report(s), and all agents, assigns, and representatives related thereto, shall not disclose the identities of the providers of such information without written consent of the same."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 311 provides, in part: "Sponsor, through its agents and assigns, reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to utilize cipher and/or encrypted technologies to protect the names and identities of persons of interest and/or persons suspected of violating NAAS EAS/N2 Rules or suspected of violating any of the terms, conditions, provisions, rules, and notices associated with this web presentation, including, but not limited to violations associated with GEC Form 001, GEC Form 002, GEC Form 003, GEC Form 004, and/or any EAS/N2 form. The key(s) to such cipher and/or encryption shall constitute a trade secret under U.S. laws and may only be provided to authorized agents, members, affiliates of Sponsor , enabling the same to read and/or de-cipher, and to de-crypt such data."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 312 provides, in part: "The code and/or electronic key(s) to any cipher and/or encryption by Sponsor , or any of its authorized agents, affiliates, of the same, shall constitute a trade secret under U.S. laws and shall not be disclosed to any person not explicitly approved or authorized to receive receive the same. Notwithstanding, the de-ciphered code and/or text may be provided to approved or requesting persons, agencies subject to any applicable federal or California law prohibiting the release of the same."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 313 provides, in part: "Sponsor, including its agents, assigns, successors in interest, affiliates, shall have the authority to publicly post information concerning any outstanding, missing property, and/or unaccounted contributions if other reasonable efforts taken in good faith fail to yield the whereabouts or disposition of the affected matter of interest, or fails to yield or timely produce any responsive replies from persons suspected of having knowledge of such matter. The information shall be posted on WB Form 002. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 313-A provides, in part: "Sponsor, including its agents, assigns, successors in interest, affiliates, shall have the authority establish a public forum via an electronic media to publicly post petitions, civil and/or other publicly filed complaints that have been filed, lodged, or served upon any person(s) whose tort-laden conduct is or was associated with any product or service associated with the subject web presentation. The information shall be posted on a WB Form 005. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 313-B provides, in part: "Sponsor, including its agents, assigns, successors in interest, affiliates, shall have the authority establish a public forum via an electronic media to publicly post any complaint(s) that have been filed, lodged, or served upon any person(s) who has willfully, knowlingly, and/or deliberately breached the conditions, rules, covenants, and rules hereon. The information shall be posted on a WB Form 005. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 314 provides, in part: "No rule, provision, condition, authored with respect to any products, programs or services featured or displayed throughout the subject web presentation located under domain name naas.org is meant to, and neither should the same be construed or interepreted as an attempt to, supercede or out-strategem any existing federal, California state provisions of law; each rule and/or provision herein is subject to the same not being in violation of or in conflict with any federal law and/or law(s) of the state of California."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 315 provides, in part: "No rule, provision, condition, authored with respect to any products, programs or services featured or displayed throughout the subject web presentation located under domain name naas.org, including any internal rules or provisions not published herein, shall be intentionally exercised by Sponsor, or any agents or affiliates related thereto, if the same is in conflict with any federal law or the law(s) in the applicable jurisdiction where the act(s) or conduct allegedly occured."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 316 provides, in part: "No rule, provision, condition, authored with respect to any products, programs or services featured or displayed throughout the subject web presentation located under domain name naas.org, including any internal rules or provisions not published herein, shall supercede any controlling applicable federal, or state of California, statutes, regulations, ordinances, and administrative rules and orders (that have the effect of law) as well as applicable final, non-appealable judicial opinions of said respective jurisdictions."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 317 provides, in part ": From time to time, Sponsor, including its designated affiliates, agents, and assigns, may transition itself from one entity to another, or voluntarily subject itself to a material change in its management structure, audit its processes and/or financial books, engage a commercial transaction, or voluntarily elect to pursue a re-organization process that may involve the sell, transfer, renewal, or assignment of rights, privileges, and/or the conveyance of an interest in or pursuant to any tradenames, DBA names, copyrights, intellectual property, or the re-filing, renewal, registration, or the submission of such."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 318 provides, in part: "During any transitional, accounting, due diligence, or organizational phase associated with NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 317, Sponsor, including its designated agents, assigns, and affiliates, may elect to exercise its discretionary rights to suspend the advertising, display and use of certain tradenames, DBA names, managerial or director names, until such a transitional period has been fully consumated, and the act(s) associated with the removal or non-use of such names shall not be interpreted nor construed to be in violation of pertinent or relevant federal law."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 319 provides, in part: "Any NAAS EAS/N2 notice may be affected by post-card, electronic notice, U.S. mail, international mail, courier service, personal delivery, horseback, rail, airway, bicycle, or any mode deemed appropriate by sponsor or agents of the same."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 320, provides, in part: "An award recipient may designate any legal or lawfully recognized and/or qualified American educational, religious, scientific, academic, institution, association, organization, or foundation to receive funds on his/her behalf and such funds may be used per the discretion of beneficiary institution."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 321, provides, in part: "An official application form shall be distinguishable from a certified application form in the sense that an official application may be released to the general public PRIOR to the official commencement of the application request period but is not the final version intended for general competition when the official competition period officially commences. The certified version, identified by electronic markers and/or appropriate notations in written form, is the version that is the version authorized for use and subsequent submission ONCE the competition period official commenced. Notwithstanding, official applications will be accepted subject to the rules conditions herein but certified versions shall take precedence over their official counterparts. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 322, provides, in part: "An official internet presentation of a web page(s) written in a hypertext markup language shall be distinguishable from a certified web page(s) written in a hypertext markup language with respect to the same appearing in this web presentation. The former may be released to the general public PRIOR to or outside the official commencement of the application request period. The latter, i.e., the certifed version, shall be the version authorized by and approved by a majority quorum of Sponsor for use in an official competition termperiod effective September 15, 2002, or the official commencement of the application request period for written applications. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 323, provides, in part: "It is expressly prohibited for any applicant, participant, or prospective applicant or prospective participant, or prospective donee recipient, membership applicant, subscriber, or any person that participates in any phase or process of any of the advertised programs and/or services mentioned or advertised in or throughout this web presentation to supply false, deceptive, deceitful or misleading information, or to omit any material information to Sponsor , or any authorized agent of the same."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 324, provides, in part: "It is expressly prohibited for any applicant, participant, or prospective applicant or prospective participant, or prospective donee recipient, membership applicant, subscriber, or any person that participates in any phase or process of any of the advertised programs and/or services mentioned or advertised in or throughout this web presentation, to submit to Sponsor , or any authorized agent of the same, any electronic inquiry, correspondence, or written inquiry or written correspondence in relationship to any of the advertised programs and/or services mentioned or advertised in or throughout this web presentation, that contains false, deceptive, deceitful or misleading information, or that omits any material information. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 325, provides, in part: "It is expressly prohibited for any applicant, participant, or prospective applicant or prospective participant, or prospective donee recipient, membership applicant, subscriber, or any person that participates in any phase or process of any of the advertised programs and/or services mentioned or advertised in or throughout this web presentation, to submit via telephone to Sponsor , or any authorized agent of the same, any telephonic inquiry, correspondence, or message in relationship to any of the advertised programs and/or services mentioned or advertised in or throughout this web presentation, that contains false, deceptive, deceitful or misleading information, or that omits material information. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 326, provides, in part: "Any written inquiry to N.A.AS., including any authorized agent or licensee of the same, by an applicant, participant, or prospective applicant or prospective participant, or semi-finalist, or Finalist, or membership applicant, or subscriber, or any person that participates in any phase or process of any of the advertised programs and/or services mentioned or advertised in or throughout this web presentation in which the same expects or desires a written response from Sponsor , or any authorized agent associated with N.A.AS., shall also submit and enclose with her/his original correspondence a self-addressed, stamped, envelope with postage fully pre-paid and affixed properly thereon for a timely response. The postage shall be at least sixty cents in order to accomodate potential exhibits and/or other material that may be needed to clarify a concern. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 327, provides, in part: "Any written inquiry to N.A.AS., including any authorized agent or licensee of the same, by the parent, guardian, estate, or non-legal representative of an applicant, participant, or prospective applicant or prospective participant, or semi-finalist, or Finalist, or membership applicant, or subscriber, in which the same expects or desires a written response from Sponsor , or any authorized agent associated with N.A.AS., in relationship to any of the advertised programs and/or services mentioned or advertised in or throughout this web presentation, shall also submit and enclose with her/his original correspondence a self-addressed, stamped, envelope with postage fully pre-paid and affixed properly thereon for a timely response. The postage shall be at least sixty cents in order to accomodate potential exhibits and/or other material that may be needed to clarify a concern. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 328, provides, in part: "Any written inquiry to Sponsor, including any authorized agent or licensee of the same, by the parent, guardian, estate, or non-legal representative of an active donative recipient of a merit-based award in which the same expects or desires a written response from Sponsor , or any authorized agent associated with The Companies in relationship to any of the advertised programs and/or services mentioned or advertised in or throughout this web presentation, shall submit such inquiry by completing NAAS EAS/N2 Form GEC 002. "

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 329 (a/k/a/ known as the KUMMER Rule), provides, in part: "Any applicant, participant, or prospective applicant or prospective participant, or prospective donee recipient, or semi-finalist, or Finalist, or membership applicant, or subscriber, or any person that participates in any phase or process of any of the advertised programs and/or services mentioned or advertised in or throughout this web presentation, who submits false, deceptive, deceitful or misleading information, or who omits any material information, or who participates in any of the subject programs and/or services in bad faith, or whom subsequently feigns or pretends to be a legitimate consumer or legitimate applicant when in fact he/she is not legitimate, or sincere, shall, if requested to do so, submit tangible and/or demonstrative evidence or convincing documentation that the suspected party is in a fact a legitimate applicant, consumer, or prospective applicant or prospective participant, or prospective donee recipient, or semi-finalist, or Finalist, or membership applicant, or subscriber, whicherver the case may be. " Note: this is a rarely enforced rule that is designed to thwart illegitimate or bogus participants from competing in PMB programs and diverting resources away from legitimate and law-abiding participants."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 330, provides, in part: " In the event that there is a conflict or discrepancy between whatever NAAS EAS/N2 rules, SW rules, AR/SR rules, posted, displayed, disseminated, or produced by Sponsor , or any agents or affliate(s) of the same, including those rules posted at the official disclamer section of this web presentation, versus the applicable NAAS EAS/N2 rules, SW rules, AR/SR rules posted hereon then the information present hereon shall take precedence unless explicitly stated otherwise.

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 331, provides, in part: "Sponsor shall establish an electronic form in which visitors to the subject web presentation, as well as consumers and prospective consumers to the goods and services advertised in and throughout the subject web presentation may freely participate in. The survey shall be located under the domain name naas.org, and shall be programmed in hyper-text markup language with name naas1.php (a/k/a/ GEC Form 003). Unless adversely affected by an act of war, God, Government, or via some unforseen circumstance beyond the scope of Publisher, the Survey shall be available 24 hours a day, exclusive of routine maintenance, from circa September 15 th to Feb. 15th of each year, unless noted otherwise."

NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 332, provides, in part: "Sponsor shall define the following terms and/or phrases as:

  1. D[d]onative Recipient; a person that has been nominated and approved for donated monetary funds, and has received monetary funds as a direct or proximate cause of that persons participation in a merit-based competition program associated with or announced by Sponsor;
  2. A[a]ward recipient; a donative recipient;
  3. R[r]ecipient; interchangeable with D[d]onative recipient;
  4. N[n]on-donee recipient; an aspirant or person that has not been nominated and has not been approved for donated monetary funds as a direct or proximate cause of that person's participation in a merit-based competition program associated with or announced by Sponsor;
  5. N[n]on-donee; an aspirant or person that has not been nominated and has not been approved for donated monetary funds as a direct, indirect, consequential, or proximate cause of that person's potential or actual participation in a merit-based competition program associated with or announced by Sponsor;
  6. N[n]on-donative recipient; the anti-thesis of donative recipient;
  7. T[t]erm; a competition term in NAAS parlance means a time period of a fixed duration that signals the beginning of a period marking a competition phase and lasting until the last date to to offically request an application;
  8. N[n]ominee; a person that has been approved as a finalist and who may be considered for potential approval as donative recipient as a direct or proximate cause of that person's participation in a merit-based competition program associated with or announced by Sponsor;
  9. I[i]ntended audience; a distinct natural person or set of distinct natural persons that records or documents are designed to be read, understood, and comprehended by exclusive of any other person(s). For example, a Policy Statement is not necessarily designed to be read, understood, and comprehended by non-donees.
  10. S[s]ASE; Self-Addressed, Stamped Envelope;
  11. P[p]rivate courier system;Any domestic or foreign for-profit commercial delivery operation that is not owned, operated, or manged by the United States Postal Service. E.g., Federal Express Corporation, United Parcel Service, DHL.
  12. P[p]rivate courier service; Any domestic or foreign for-profit commercial delivery method that is not owned, operated, or manged by the United States Postal Service. E.g., Federal Express Corporation, United Parcel Service, DHL.
  13. SITE; Storage Intellectual Transportability License;
  14. [I]intellectual Property; for the purposes herein, property or material or tangible items that are either owned by, licensed to, and/or (collectively or severally) published by Sponsor, or any authorized agent of the same, that bears any lawfully regstered trademark or service mark or makes use of any patent registered to Sponsor, The Parties, or any authorized agent of the same.;
  15. NAASC; National Academy of American Scholars Competition;
  16. a/k/a; Also Known As.
  17. a.k.a.; used interchangeably with a/k/a.
  18. SIM; Special Investigative Master.
  19. N[n]on-Primary donative award; an award with a fixed, single, lump sum, monetary component that shall not be renewed under any condition whatsover and that is not issued subject to a Policy Statement;
  20. P[p]rimary donative award; an award with a non-fixed, series of payments of a monetary component that shall be remitted subject to terms, provisions, and conditions of a Policy Statement;
  21. N[n]on-Primary award; used interchangeably with N[n]on-Primary donative award.
  22. P[p]rimary award; used interchangeably with P[p]rimary donative award.
  23. P[p]rocessing fee; a generally non-refundable charge or expense that is assessed to a participant to compete and be considered for a pure, merit-based, award.
  24. NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules; a set of conditions, provisions, resolutions, terms, policies, and procedures that are designed to impose, set, and memorialize the manner, mode, and method, and obligations as to how a person interacts with Sponsor, and which defines or describes the public duties, limits of liability, and the services of Sponsor;
  25. N[n]otification process; a manner, way, or means in which semi-finalists, finalists, donee recipients or other qualified person(s) may be notified or apprised of some phase of the competition process, or an elevated status of their application;
  26. S[s]ubject web presentation; primarily refers to the index and collection of hypertext markup language pages located under domain name naas.org. Notwithstanding, said term may also refer to any index and collection of hypertext markup language pages wherein said index and collection of hypertext markup language pages both sponsors or announces and is authorized to display the same products and services as are listed on the primary or main web presentation located under domain name naas.org;
  27. O[o]utbound Telephone call; a communication of act defined under the Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act, and is generally defined as a telephone call initiated by a telemarketer to induce the purchase of goods or services;
  28. O[o]pporunity; the ability comply or act with a legitimate and lawful request without restrictions, limitations, or conditions;
  29. F[f]rivolous; an insignificant or trifling contention or issue whose substance is trivial, or lacking in seriousness, and which may be marked by unbecoming levity with respect to facts, and substantiation of the issue or contention alleged to be in dispute.
  30. I[i]llegitimate complaint; a dispute, grievance, or claim that distinctly violates any rules hereon and/or that is not written on a form approved by Sponsor, or an authorized agent of the same.
  31. M[m]onetary aid; shall include, but is not necessarily limited to, the following: any and all scholarships, any and all grants, any and all monetary-based awards of any type, and any and all fellowships of any type;
  32. A[a]pplication process; shall, include and be defined as the method and procedure by which an applicant induces Sponsor, and/or any authorized agent, affiliate, or assignee of the same, to nominate an applicant for one or more of the subject awards specifically announced by Sponsor. The Application Process, shall include, but is not necessarily limited to, the following:
    l application, regardless of whether the application was signed or unsigned;
  33. the participation in any semi-finalist interview or finalist telephone interview;
  34. the submission of any documents, including checks or financial instruments, with any completed or incomplete application, regardless of the legitimacy or honorability of the check and/or financial instruments and regardless if said documents were submitted by actual applicant or a party acting on behalf of or in the interests of applicant;
  35. the submission of any documents, or any correspondence of any type, including letters of recommendation, introduction letters, announcement letters, admission letters, cover letters of any type, extra-curricular activities, essays of any type or any quantity, transcripts, test scores of any type, school or institutional literature and brochures of any type, cassette tapes, videos, slides, CD's, newspaper articles, with any completed or incomplete application, regardless of the legitimacy or authenticity of said documents or material;
  36. the submission of any documents, or any correspondence of any type, including letters of recommendation, introduction letters, announcement letters, admission letters, cover letters of any type, extra-curricular activities, essays of any type or any quantity, transcripts, test scores of any type, school or institutional literature and brochures of any type, cassette tapes, videos, slides, CD's, newspaper articles, with any completed or incomplete semi-finalist or nominee application, regardless of the legitimacy or authenticity of said documents or material and regardless if said documents were submitted by actual applicant or a party acting on behalf of or in the interests of affected semi-finalist and/or nominee;
  37. the submission of any documents, or any correspondence of any type, including letters of recommendation, introduction letters, announcement letters, admission letters, cover letters of any type, extra-curricular activities, essays of any type or any quantity, transcripts, test scores of any type, school or institutional literature and brochures of any type, cassette tapes, videos, slides, CD's, newspaper articles, during any phase of the semi-finalist and/or nominee period, regardless of the legitimacy or authenticity of said documents or material and regardless if said documents were submitted by actual applicant or a party acting on behalf of or in the interests of affected semi-finalist and/or nominee;
  38. the voluntary participation in any semi-finalist oral or telephone interview;
  39. the voluntary completion and subsequent submission of any additional document(s) and/or forms that may be requested during or prior to any semi-finalist or nominee period.
  • P[p]olicy Statement; an integrated expressed agreement for a specific intended audience which includes a compilation of terms, conditions, restrictions, and provisions that a donative recipient of a Primary Donative award shall adhere to during the life of a Primary award. The failure to ahere to such terms, conditions, restrictions, and provisions, shall subject said award to either termination, revocation, cancellation, forfeiture of pending or prospective payments, or even rescission.
  • M[m]aterial statement; a statement or promise or suggestion (implicit or explicit) made by an applicant or nominee, or any person acting on behalf of an applicant or nominee, whose net affect would reasonably influence a Select Committee, or any member or sub-set thereof, to approve, view favarobly, or nominate an applicant for one or more PMB awards. A material statement need not be personally signed or personally reviewed or personally approved by an applicant or nominee. The controlling factor is that the statement was either delivered, or communicated, or transmitted, or otherwise placed before the presence of a Select Committee, or Sponsor, or any authorized agent thereof. For example, a material statement includes letters of recommendations, essays, transcripts, a stated or projected Grade Point Average, statements of goals, statements of plans, any praise of the N.A.A.S.
  • Grand Board; Any body or person(s) and/or nominating panel involved in and/or associated with any aspect of the selection, retention, evaluation, award renewal, and/or deliberative decisions regarding the NAAS awards, NAAS-II awards, or other NAAS-sponsored awards. The Grand Board shall consist of the Select Committee, Review Committee, Platinum Committee, Finalist Committee, Gold Committee, Silver Committee, Bronze Committee, and Post-Committee.
  • R[r]enewable award; a single award covering a period of at least four years that is not a lump sum payment but instead is based upon a series of installments that are capable of being renewed subject to certain academic and/or meritorious conditions as provided for in a Policy Statement. A renewable award shall not exceed its base advertised amount. For example, an advertised award of $6,000 is based upon a series of payments, the total of which shall not exceed the base amount of $6,000.
  • F[f]ee Refund; a policy or procedure regarding the mechanism under which a consumer or applicant to any of the products and/or services mentioned in the subject web presentation may pursue or may seek a voluntary return of any monies sent. Subject to the rules hereon, Sponsor has a no refund, AS IS, all-transactions-final-policy.
  • Domestic Information Operative (a/k/a "DIO"); a person who volunteers, or voluntarily provides, or voluntarily releases any information, oral or written, or in any recognizable and readable format, that is not statutorily or legislatively required by an agency, instrumentality, or component of the U.S. government, to another person that is employed by or under the supervision of a litigating, prosecutorial, or investigative arm of a federal, state, or local governmental agency in the absence of a subpoena, or in the absense a valid court order, and without the full knowledge and/or written consent of each and every person(s) that might be affected by the release of the information.
  • Access Delivery Fee; a/k/a/, ADF; a fee assessed to any private courier system or systems such as Federal Express (a/k/a/ FED-EX), or United Parcel Service (a/k/a/ UPS), or DHL, or California Overnight Express, or Airborne Express, or any private courier system, that attempts or desires to send any package, parcel, or postal matter, to Sponsor, or any authorized agent of the same, on behalf of a person or persons who has not first purchased an NAAS-USA Subscription;
  • Pure, Merit-Based Award (a/k/a/ "PMB Award"); PMB awards represent pure, merit-based competition in the sense that the awards are not based upon the demonstration of any financial need; are not based upon parental income; are not based upon affiliation status; are not based upon demographics, ethnicity, choice of institution, choice of use, gender, athletic ability; do not restrict competition based upon socially quantifiable or tangible factors, and other factors that are beyond the control of an applicant or prospective applicant; and, are not to be construed as and do not represent loans, grants, a form of financial aid, fellowship aid, grant aid, scholarship aid, or loan aid per the definition provided by or alluded to under the Higher Education Act of 1965, or P. Law 106-420, or related statutes, and any amendments thereto;
  • R[r]ecords; Includes all forms of communication related to the business of Sponsor regardless of physical form or characteristics, including any writing, picture, sound, or symbol, whether paper, fiber, magnetic, or other media;
  • M[m]erit-less; lacking any legal foundation or factual substantiation;
  • U[u]ndergraduate Bulletin; a/k/a/ Undergraduate Catalogue is a publication or periodical normally published by the Admissions's Office and/or Registrar's Office of an institution of higher learning that normally consists of information of interest to prospective and current faculty and students, which may include the following: a listing of the institution's majors, degrees, colleges, frequently asked questions, a University Calendar listing Admission application deadline dates and criteria for admission, articles on Student Affairs, Academic Regulations, Academic Advising, and any rules, polices, fees, dates, and course descriptions approved and/or authorized by a Board of Regents, the President, and/or Administrative Offices.
  • M[m]orality Clause, IndividualA set of conditions or provisions in a Policy Statement that, amongst other things, requires a donative recipient to conduct himself/herself at all times with due regard to public conventions and morals and prohibts the same from committing any act(s) that, in the opinion of the award administrator, will tend to degrade him, or make question of his integrity, morals, character or leadership ability, or bring the donative recipient or Sponsor, or agents of the same, into public hatred, contempt, ridicule, or tend to shock or offend society, or to prejudice Sponsor in general;
  • Q[q]uantifiable factors; a set of conditions that are subject to quantification, or whose number, measurement, or amount can be ascertained to be a fixed, explicit, logical quantity. For example, grade-point averages, standardized tests that include the College Board's SAT tests, or the ACT tests, or LSAT tests, etc.;
  • C[c]onflict-of-interest; a set of conditions or a scenario, whether real, actual, or perceived, that culiminates in an antagonistic state or action, or any competitive or opposing action of incompatibles. Examples include divergent ideas, interests, philosophy, or even persons. Additional examples include the following: when a son, daughter, or other relative associated with a member or employee of the Sponsor applies for an award through which an affliate of Sponsor may be assigned to; when an Award Recipient is an owner, officer, or director, of a firm or company, or organization that competes directly with an authorized agent, assignee, or affiliate of Sponsor; when an Award Recipient attends or is employed by an institution or company that is also a member of an organization that is a direct or indirect competitor of Administrator, or any authorized agent or affiliate of the same; when an Award Recipient attends or is employed by an institution or company that is currently in litigation with Sponsor or any authorized, agent, or assignee of the same; when an Award Recipient attends or is employed by an institution, organization, or company that has publicly sponsored or materially supported beliefs, sentiments, expressions, and arguments that are contrary to or against the philosophical foundation of PMB awards in general, or the subject awards in particular; if an Award Recipient is employed by or attends an institution which has one or more employees who also serve as a board member or advisor to a company that is a direct or indirect competitor of Sponsor, or a direct or indirect competitor of an agent or affiliate of Sponsor; when an Award Recipient reveals or shares a document marked PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL with a person that is not an attorney-at-law, or Certified Public Accountant, or other professional whose communications are statutorily protected;
  • M[m]orality clause, Institutional; A set of conditions or provisions in a Policy Statement that, amongst other things, requires any type of institution, school, academy, or institution of higher education, charter school, or learning academy, boarding school, vocational school, religious institution, non-profit foundation, for-profit foundation, or any entity that donative recipient may attend or plan to attend, or accepts renewable monetary proceeds on behalf of, to refrain from the appearance of any conduct that may be interepreted as an attempt to mislead, deceive, or omit material information, or to suppress material or pertinent information, or a failure to cooperate in a legal and lawful inquiry inregards to the verification of information related to donative enrollment at the affected institution, school, academy, or institution of higher education, charter school, or learning academy, boarding school, vocational school, religious institution, non-profit foundation, for-profit foundation, or any entity that donative recipient may attend or plan to attend, or accepts renewable monetary proceeds on behalf of;
  • D[d]ocument(s); includes all items containing any information or data in whatever form and by whatever means and materials, including their drafts or modifications, that may have been created and stored, including, but not limited to, any hand made data (such as hand-writing); and, any electrical, electronic, or magnetic form (such as tape recordings, cassettes, compact discs, or any information on an electronic or magnetic storage device, such as floppy diskettes, hard disks, back-up tapes, CD-ROMS, optical discs, printer buffers, smart cards, memory calculators, electronic dialers, Bernoulli drives, or electronic notebooks, as well as printouts or readouts from any such magnetic storage devices).
  • C[c]omputer hardware; For the purposes herein, computer hardware shall be defined to consist of all equipment which can collect, analyze, create, display, convert, store, conceal, or transmit electronic, magnetic, optical, or similar computer impulses, or data, and may include, but may not necessarily be limited to, any data processing devices (such as central processing units, memory typewriters, and self-contained "laptop" or "notebook" computers); internal and peripheral storage devices (such as fixed disks, external hard disks, floppy disk drives, and diskettes, tape drives and tapes, optical storage devices, transistor-like binary devices, and other memory storage devices); peripheral input/output devices (such as keyboards, printers, scanners, plotters, video display monitors, and optical readers); and related communications devices (such as modems, cables and connections, recording equipment, RAM or ROM units, acoustic couplers, automatic dialers, speed dialers, programmable telephone dialing or signaling devices, and electronic tone generating devices); as well as any device, mechanism, or parts that can be used to restrict access to computer hardware.
  • C[c]omputer software; digital information which can be interpreted by a computer and any of its related components to direct the way they work. Software is stored in electronic, magnetic, optical, or other digital form. It commonly includes programs to run operating systems, applications (like word processing, graphics, or spreadsheet programs), utilities, interpreters, and communications programs.
  • C[c]omputer-related documentation; information or data consists of written, recorded, printed, or electronically stored material, which explains or illustrates how to configure or use computer hardware, software, or other related items.
  • C[c]omputer passwords; A data security device or feature that is designed to restrict access to or hide computer software, documentation, or datum. Data security devices may consist of hardware, software, or other programming code.
  • P[p]assword; a string of alphanumeric characters that operates as a sort of digital key to unlock particular data security devices.
  • D[d]ata security hardware; A physical hardware device that may include encryption devices, chips, and circuit boards.
  • D[d]ata security software; Electronic or digital code that may include programming code that creates "test" keys or "hot" keys, which perform certain pre-set security functions when touched. Data security software or code may also encrypt, compress, hide, or manipulte protected data to make it inaccessible, unusable, as well as reverse the process to restore it.
  • T[t]rash; A document, or record, or item, instrument, or material, or earthly matter, that is rubbish, that has little or materially insignificant social or monetary value, and that has been abandoned, and which is enclosed in a container or seal that has been specifically labeled or tagged with a visible card or other device as "TRASH-NO VALUE" (in bold, all upper-case, black lettering), and placed on a curb or other location for eventual pick-up by any third-person in which no monetary consideration is expected in exchange.
  • General Debris; A document, or record, or item, instrument, or material, or earthly matter, that may be perceived as rubbish, that may be perceived as having little or materially insignificant social or monetary value, and that may be perceived as having been abandoned, and which may or may not be enclosed in a container or seal.
  • Specific Debris; A document, or record, or item, instrument, or material, or earthly matter, that may be perceived as rubbish, that may be perceived as having little or materially insignificant social or monetary value, and that may be perceived as having been abandoned, and which may or may not be enclosed in a container or seal but whose owner(s) considers to be of some socially redeeming and/or monetary value. For example, debris from an auto accident may be of little importance to many but may be of importance to investigator. Debris from a space module may be of little value to most but may be of value to the owner of module, or the U.S. government.
  • E[e]lectronic Trash company; a company or organization that sends, or submits, or transmits a single or multiple series of unsolicited electronic communication, or telecommunication over the Internet, to an e-mail address owned or associated with National Academy of American Scholars, or any agent(s) affiliated therewith, without first completing NAAS EAS/N2 Form GEC Form 002, AND specifically obtaining written permission from an authorized NAAS agent to send the subject communication(s).
  • N[n]ominator; an eligible person that has recommended to the Grand Board or to Sponsor, or to any authorized agent or affiliate related thereto, via the voluntary completion of WB Form 0010, or other approved electronic form, that one or more persons be approved for consideration of an NAAS National Award.
  • D[d]efaulted Award; a prospective donative recipient, who has been designated as an approved award recipient but fails to claim or acknowledge receipt of donated funds within the time period to do so, or fails to respond to any inquiries requested of him/her within a designated time period from Sponsor after the same has received his/her first donated funds, and fails to provide a reason for his/her conduct.

  • N[n]ewsletter; shall refer to Scholarship Watch newsletter unless specifically noted otherwise
  • A[a]udit; An extensive review, verification, and certification, of all records and documents of a donative recipient's file that may be triggered upon suspicion and/or probative evidence of a violation of certain NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules, or triggered based upon suspicion or probable cause of engaging in federal student financial assistance fraud (i.e., a violation of 20 U.S.C. 1097(a), or Aiding and Abetting/Causing An Act to be Done under 18 U.S.C. section 2, subpart a.).
  • R[r]eader; any natural person, entity, company, corporation, governmental agency, limited liability company, partnership, domestic non-profit entity, off-shore entity, trust, or association, university, college, educational institution, irregardless of where domiciled and the governing jurisdiction thereof, who views, reads, or accesses any page, part, or portion of the subject web presentation, including the submission of any electronic correspondence or the transmission of any digital communication signal to the server that stores or hosts the subject web presentation, or who participates in any aspect of any award program(s) announced, reported upon, or sponsored by Sponsor, whether such participation is direct or indirect.
  • Domestic Special Information Agent, a/k/a DSIA; a special officer whose duties include, but not necessarily limited to, the collection and analysis of public information whose source has been derived from within one or more of the continguous states of the United States. "
  • A[a]uthor; any person or entity that writes or scribes and/or formulates expressions and ideas electronically or typographically.
  • M[m]edia device; any newspaper, magazine, periodical, book, Internet-based chat room, Internet-based newsroom, Internet-based discussion group, Internet-based bulletin board, Internet-based list-serve board, poster, Extranet, Intranet, publicly accessible database, or any other vehicle of delivery that allows for or is intended to viewed and read by more than one person.
  • E[e]lectronic Sweep; [contact Sponsor for definition.]
  • R[r]ecommendation; a/k/a/ letter(s) of recommendation; a letter, document, or memoranda that is authored by a non-family member that expresses an opinion or assertion about the merits, aptitude, character or potential of an applicant;
  • R[r]eference; a/k/a/ letter(s) of reference; a document or letter or writing that contains the name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, and that person's relationship to applicant that Sponsor or Administrator may contact with regards to obtaining an opinion or assertion about the merits, aptitude, character or potential of an applicant.
  • O[o]pen competition; The effort of two or more persons during an administrative term wherein said persons are allowed to voluntarily solicit their respective qualifications and credentials and participate in an event or merit-based effort without any restrictions or limitations other than the restrictions of eligibility and qualification.
  • C[c]losed competition; The effort of two or more persons during an administrative term wherein said persons are NOT allowed to voluntarily solicit their respective qualifications and credentials and participate in an event or merit-based effort except via special invitation only.
  • R[r]estrictive competition; The effort of two or more persons during an administrative term wherein said persons are allowed to voluntarily solicit their respective qualifications and credentials and participate in an event or merit-based effort subject to the same meeting specially-defined financial or need-based criteria
  • FOIA; Freedom of Information Act, a/k/a Title 5 U.S.C., section 522. A federal law that requires any U.S. governmental agency to respond and to generally fulfill a FOIA request within 20 business days.
  • FOIA-mk; Freedom of Information Act request that is processed by a person(s) alleged or believed to be loyal to or controlled by or influenced by public figure Mark Kantrowitz.
  • FOIA-bb; Freedom of Information Act request that is processed by a person(s) alleged or believed to be loyal to or controlled by or influenced by public figure Council of Better Business Bureaus or any chapter, subsidiary, or division of the CBBB.
  • FOIA-rh; Freedom of Information Act request that is processed by a person(s) alleged or believed to be loyal to or controlled by or influenced by Robert Phillip Hannsen.
  • FOIA-lq; Freedom of Information Act request that is processed by a person(s) whose loyalty, allegiance, and integrity to America is subject to question, debate, or speculation.
  • FOIA-LR; A legitimate and timely response by any U.S. governmental agency upon receipt of a valid and lawful request by a member of the public to review, or access, or have copies of a specific class or specific type of data or specific type records contained in an identifiable file or system of records pursuant to a request made under the FOIA. For example, if a person makes a specific request under the FOIA to a U.S. governmental agency and the American-based agency responds within the time period required by law to the specific request(s) enunciated or elucidated by the requester in the original request letter.

  • FOIA-CR; A legitimate, timely, and complete response by any U.S. governmental agency upon receipt of a valid and lawful request by a member of the public to review, or access, or have copies of a specific class or specific type of data or specific type records contained in an identifiable file or system of records pursuant to a request made under the FOIA in which the response by the U.S. governmental agency was complete and is not edited, censored, blacked out, in any way, form, or fashion, and does not contain or make any references to expurgated, purged, or withheld data or records.
    1. Example number one: if a person makes a request under the FOIA to a governmental agency for the complaint files against the Better Business Bureau of the Southland, Inc., and/or William G. Mitchell, and the U.S. agency responds by releasing a chronological order of complete, non-edited, and uncensored complaint records by merchants and consumers within the time deadline required by federal law, and such release of information/records includes the content of each complaint against the BBB Southland, Inc, the allegation filed against the BBB Southland, Inc., and/or William G. Mitchell, the full name of the complainant who filed the complaint(s) against the BBB Southland. Inc., and/or William G. Mitchell, the address of the complainant, the telephone number of the complainant, and the place of employment of the complainant, then the response by the agency may be deemed fair and complete;
    2. Example number two: if a person makes a request under the FOIA to a governmental agency for the complaint files against Eric M. Friedman of the Maryland Housing Agency, Department of Consumer Affairs, and the governmental agency responds by releasing a chronological order of complete, non-edited, and uncensored complaint records by merchants and consumers within the time deadline required by federal law, and such release of information/records includes the content of each complaint against the said person(s), including all data and records as pertains to Melinda Joy Kummer, Thomas B. Kummer, Diane S. Kummer, whom are persons publicly known to have interacted with Friedman, including a document with file number 220-17-2919MJK-20879-hszfoobk, a.k.a. BRIEF SUMMARY OF BUSINESS ENTRY ON MELINDA JOY KUMMER, which includes a list of numerous civil and criminal allegations, and the release of information includes the full name of the complainant or merchant who filed the complaint(s) againt said person(s), the address of the complainant, the telephone number of the complainant, and the place of employment of the complainant, including a statement(s) that said Eric M. Friedman/Kummers did not respond to the allegations filed against them, then the response by the U.S. agency may be deemed fair and complete; and,
    3. Example number three: if a person makes a request under the FOIA to a U.S. governmental agency for the complaint files against The Parties , and the U.S. agency responds by releasing the name, address, social security number, date of birth, driver's license, and the complete set of facts as pertains to Joshua Centor, and other mules, parrots, or pigeons whose claims were independently investigated but determined to be false, untrue, and merit-less, within the time deadline required by federal law, and such release of information/records includes the contents of their bogus complaints and the answer that rebutted their claims, and a statement that said persons did not respond to the counter allegations filed against them, then the response by the U.S. agency may be deemed fair and complete.

  • FOIA-IL; An illegitimate and untimely response by any domestic or foreign governmental agency upon receipt of a valid and lawful request by a member of the public to review, or access, or have copies of a specific class or specific type of data or specific type records contained in an identifiable file or system of records pursuant to a request made under the FOIA. For example, if a person makes a request under the FOIA to a governmental agency for a specific class of records or files against any merchant or agency or entity or person and the governmental agency does not respond within the time period required by federal law and has not sought AND obtained permission by the requesting party to an extension of the base deadline as required federal law then any response submitted by the affected agency thereafter may be deemed to be illegitimate.

  • FOIA-IR; A legitimate, timely, but factually incomplete response by any governmental agency that deliberately lacks or omits pertinent data despite receipt of a valid and lawful request by a member of the public to review, or access, or have copies of specific data or specific records contained in a file or system of records pursuant to a request made under the FOIA.
    1. For example, if a person makes a request under the FOIA to a governmental agency for any complaint, inquiry, or grievance files as pertains to Eric Friedman and Company, or any agent or affiliate related thereto, and the response provided by the governmental agency does not contain the full name of the complainant(s) who filed the complaint(s) or who queried the agency in regards to the Company, does not contain the address of the complainant, does not contain the telephone number of the complainant, does not contain the place of employment of the complainant, and does not contain other vital and pertinent information upon which a disinterested party can ascertain for himself/herself the credibility and integrity of the complaint, inquiry, or grievance, and the credibility and integrity of the person(s) who filed and/or authored the complaint, inquiry, or grievance, then the response may be deemed incomplete.
    2. For example, if a person makes a request under the FOIA to a governmental agency for any complaint, inquiry, or grievance files as pertains to The Parties , or any agent or affiliate related thereto, and the response provided by the governmental agency does not contain the full name of the complainant(s) who filed the complaint(s) or who queried the agency in regards to the N.A.A.S., does not contain the address of the complainant, does not contain the telephone number of the complainant, does not contain the place of employment of the complainant, and does not contain other vital and pertinent information upon which a disinterested party can ascertain for himself/herself the credibility and integrity and of the complaint, inquiry, or grievance, and the credibility and integrity of the person(s) who filed and/or authored the complaint, inquiry, or grievance, and does not contain a print-out of all NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules showing whether or not the complaining or grieving party adhered to those rules (as required by NAAS EAS/N2 Notice 000) then the response may be deemed incomplete.

    3. For example, if a person makes a request under the FOIA to a governmental agency for any complaint, inquiry, or grievance files as pertains to The Parties , or any agent or affiliate related thereto, and the response provided by the governmental agency does not contain ANY names AND addressess of any complainant(s), or persons whom queried the agency in regards to the N.A.A.S., or does not contain the address of the complainant, or the content of the complaint, inquiry, grievance, or concern, and the governmental agency does not provide an official statement by the Information Disclosure Officer that no legitimate and substantiated complaint(s) or grievances exists against N.A.A.S., or the response does not contain a complete print-out of a Summary of Key NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules, then the governmental agency response may be deemed incomplete.

  • FOIA-MIR; A malicious, illegitimate and/or illegal response by any governmental agency, or a person employed within such an agency, in response to a valid, lawful, and legitimate FOIA request by a member of the public to review, or access, or have copies of specific data or specific records contained in a file or system of records pursuant to a request made under the FOIA.

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 333, provides, in part " All rules, provisions, covenants, conditions, and terms of the subject web presentatation, and all rules, provisions, covenants, conditions, and terms associated with any aspect of the products and/or services featured or depicted in and throughout the subject web presentation, are and shall be intended to be severable. If any term, covenant, rule, condition or provision is adjudicated to be unlawful, invalid, or unenforceable for any reason whatsoever in a court of competent jurisdiction possessing both subject matter and in personam jurisdiction, then all such remaining parts and conditions hereof shall be valid and enforceable and have full force and effect as if the invalid or unenforceable part had not been included."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 334, provides, in part: " All singular nouns and pronouns, when used herein, or when used on any approved form by Sponsor, including any authorized agent or affiliate of the same, shall be deemed to include the plural of such noun or pronoun and pronouns of one gender shall be deemed to include the equivalent pronoun of the other gender. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 335 provides, in part: "Publisher reserves all specific and general rights to define and to subsequently amend, alter, revise, as well as modify its internal policies governing the distribution, delivery of, format, and/or printing schedules of Scholarship Watch newsletters, and other electronic products and/or literature without further notice and without forewarning. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 336 provides, in part: "With the exception of persons, companies, and governmental agencies whose product(s) or services include providing information about financial aid, merit-based aid, merit competition, or a searchable database to students or persons that includes multiple sources of financial aid, merit-based aid, and/or merit-based competition, only authorized personnel from accredited AND eligible participatory schools, whom are active participants or consumers in any of programs and/or services featured in the subject web presentation."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 337 provides, in part: " For the purposes of conserving bandwidth of the subject web presentation, and in order to provide optimal conditions of access to qualified and eligible persons and ancillary participating institutions interested in the products and services mentioned in the subject web presentation, ineligible persons, including non-natural persons, whom are not eligible to participate in any program(s) sponsored or announced by Sponsor, and whose primary interest or business is not providing consumer services related to financial aid, merit-based aid, merit competition, or a searchable database to students or persons that includes multiple sources of financial aid, merit-based aid, and/or merit-based competition, shall not access the subject web presentation or any portion(s) thereof between the hours of 5:00am (Pacific Daylight Time. ) through, and inclusive of, 7:00pm (Pacific Daylight Time) unless said party or agency is expressly authorized by Sponsor or any authorized agent or affiliate of the same."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 338 provides, in part: " For the purposes of acquiring or seeking authorization to visit the subject web presentation during hours not prohibited under NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 337 by any ineligible and unqualified person(s), it is mandatory that the affected person first contact Sponsor via GEC Form 002 for permission. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 339 provides, in part: " Each and every person who is both eligible and required to abide by NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 337 through 338, inclusive, but instead fails, refuses, or declines without any explanation or reason for their conduct, may subject the offending person(s) to appropriate civil remedies, including the posting of complaints about such offending person(s) in or throughout the subject web presentation, and/or ancillary web presentation of agents and affiliates." NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 340 provides, in part: "Sponsor, through itself, as well any authorized agent or affiliate acting on its behalf, reserves the discretion to issue a NOTICE to CEASE, DESIST, and REFRAIN from conduct prohibited under NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 337."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 341 provides, in part: "Sponsor, through itself, as well any authorized agent or affiliate acting on its behalf, reserves the discretion, to request that any person who violates NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 337, and/or NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 338, to show cause why such conduct or inaction should be permitted. A refusal to promptly comply with a written request issued under this rule may result in the affected person(s) being forever barred from accessing the subject web presentation and all portions thereof. This rule, and ancillary rules related thereto, shall extend to and include all persons and entities under the control or supervision or under the adminstrative influence, directly or indirectly, of the offending person(s) or reasonably believed by Sponsor, or affiliates or representives of the same, to be under the control or supervision or adminstrative influence of the offending person(s). "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 342 provides, in part: "Any person who untimely refuses to abide by or adhere to any notice from Sponsor, or any authorized agent or representative of the same, to cease, desist, and refrain from an activity that is expressly prohibited by the rules, terms, conditions, noted hereon, or made a part hereof, including, but not limited to, any NOTICE to cease, desist, and refrain from accessing the subject web presentation, any NOTICE to cease, desist, and refrain from sending unsolicited commercial or unsolicited personal electronic correspondences, any NOTICE to cease, desist, and refrain from remitting abusive, threatening, rude, bothersome, disruptive, telephonic inquiries, any NOTICE to cease, desist, and refrain from sending unsolicited commercial or unsolicited personal written correspondences delivered via the U.S. mail or any system of deliveries, when expressly requested to do so by Sponsor, any any authorized agent, affiliate, representative, or legal counsel of the same, then such conduct shall, inter alia, be construed, noted, and interpreted as a wilfull, deliberate, and intentional act(s) whose purpose and intent is to infringe upon the rights of Sponsor, etc., et al., and that the purpose of the unauthorized conduct is in furtherance of a scheme to harass, tresspass, stalk, and essentially engage in illegal conduct."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 343 provides, in part: "Sponsor shall be authorized to issue a Certificate of Correction Notice for any mistake, error, omission appearing on EAS/N2 Form 0; EAS/N2 Form 00; EAS/N2 Form 000; EAS/N2 Form S00; EAS/N2 Form 001; EAS/N2 Form 002; EAS/N2 Form 003; EAS/N2 Form 004; EAS/N2 Form 005; EAS/N2 Form 006; EAS/N2 Form 007; EAS/N2 Form 008; EAS/N2 Form 008; EAS/N2 Form 009; EAS/N2 Form 0010; EAS/N2 Form 0011; and, EAS/N2 Form 0012. The Certificate of Correction Notice is valid only for the person named thereon and must be returned along with the corrected form prior to the expiration date."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 344 provides, in part: "Sponsor shall be authorized to issue a Certificate of Error Notice for any mistake, error, omission appearing on EAS/N2 Form 0; EAS/N2 Form 00; EAS/N2 Form 000; EAS/N2 Form 001; EAS/N2 Form 002; EAS/N2 Form 003; EAS/N2 Form 004; EAS/N2 Form 005; EAS/N2 Form 006; EAS/N2 Form 007; EAS/N2 Form 008; EAS/N2 Form 008; EAS/N2 Form 009; EAS/N2 Form 0010; EAS/N2 Form 0011; SP 1066, or, any document authored by Sponsor or any affiliate related thereto. The Certificate of Error Notice is valid only for the person named thereon, and is effective immediately as of the date affixed thereon."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 345 provides, in part: "Sponsor shall be authorized to issue a Formal Certificate of Re-Consideration Notice without request for any unintentional mistake, error, unintentional omission, or judgemental issue arising out of any aspect or in relation to any of the featured products and/or services appearing on the subject web presentation. The Formal Certificate of Re-Consideration Notice shall covers acts and unintentional omissions of Sponsor, any affiliates related thereto, as well as any predecessor and/or successor sponsor. The Formal Certificate of Re-Consideration Notice is valid only for the person named thereon and must be returned along with a Statement of Facts prior to the expiration date."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 345-A provides, in part: "Sponsor shall be authorized to issue an informal Certificate of Re-Consideration Notice without request for any acts or unintentional omission(s) arising out of any aspect, or in relation to any, of the featured products and/or services appearing on the subject web presentation. An informal Certificate of Re-Consideration Notice covers acts and/or unintentional ommisions of Sponsor, any affiliates related thereto, as well as any predecessor and/or successor sponsor. The informal Certificate of Re-Consideration Notice is valid only for the person named thereon and need not be returned to Sponsor with a Statement of Facts. Facts shall be supplied by Sponsor or an affiliate, agent, or authorized representative of Sponsor. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 346 provides, in part: "It is expressly prohibited for any person to duplicate, photocopy, alter, deface, place any markings or writings thereon, manipulate, assign, transfer, lease, sell, or exchange for barter any Certificate of Correction, Certificate of Re-Consideration Notice, Certificate of Waiver, or Certificate of Error Notice."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 347 provides, in part: "Any unauthorized reproductions, unauthorized re-prints, manipulations, photocopies, or alterations appearing on any Certificate of Correction Notice, Certificate of Waiver, or any Certificate of Re-Consideration Notice, or on any Certificate of Error Notice is expressly prohibited and such illegal and unauthorized reproductions may be construed and interpreted as counter-feits, fakes, and illegal material subject to siezure under applicable U.S. Patent & Trademark law(s)."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 348 provides, in part: "Absolutely no Certificate of Correction Notice, Certificate of Re-Consideration Notice, Certificate of Waiver , or Certificate of Error Notice shall render or subject Sponsor or any affiliate related thereto to any civil cause of action brought against Sponsor, or any affiliate related thereto, and neither does such Certificate(s) render void any elements of idemnification of the foregoing rules, terms, provisions, conditions, and covenants. The idemnification clause in favor of Sponsor, etc., et al., remains the controlling rule.

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 349, provides, in part: "Any person who voluntarily elects to complete any NAAS EAS/N2 Form or any Form SP 1066, whereas said forms are described supra, or who submits an application of any type (signed, complete, unsigned, incomplete) or who remits a purchase or requisition order of any type for any goods and/or services advertised in or throughout the subject web presentation to Sponsor , or any authorized agent of the same, or who remits a check, financial warrant, or payment for any goods and/or services advertised in or throughout the subject web presentation to Sponsor , or any authorized agent of the same, or whom voluntarily participates in any aspect of the merit-based programs featured or displayed in or throughout the subject web presentation, whether said participation is direct or indirect shall be deemed to have consented to an implied-in-fact contract or express contract (whichever circumstances bests fits the applicable scenario) with Sponsor, and such contract, implied-in-fact or express, shall be interepreted as a consent (given freely without duress, fraud, menace, or mistake) to abide by each and every rule, term, condition, covenant, and provision, including any amendments that may be added hereafter and made a part thereto, featured in the subject web presentation.

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 350 provides, in part: "In the event that any person seeks to adjudicate a grievance, dispute, claim, or concern involving Sponsor or any affiliate related to the same, by hiring or consulting a professional or licensed attorney at law, neither Sponsor nor any affiliate of the same, is under any legal obligation to excuse the legality of NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 26, or any rule, condition, or provision hereon."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 351 provides, in part: "In the event that any third person acting on behalf of any applicant seeks to adjudicate a grievance, dispute, claim, or concern involving Sponsor or any affiliate related to the same, by hiring or consulting a professional or licensed attorney at law, then pursuant to NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 26, applicant shall be expressly responsible for and incur all legal fees accrued by Sponsor; and, a failure to perform the same shall result, inter alia, in a counter-claim(s) against applicant."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 352 provides, in part: "In the event that any applicant seeks to adjudicate a grievance, dispute, claim, or concern involving Sponsor or any affiliate related to the same, by hiring or consulting a professional or licensed attorney at law, then said person shall be expressly responsible for and incur all legal fees accrued by Sponsor; and, a failure to perform the same shall result, inter alia, in a counter-claim(s) against applicant."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 353 provides, in part: "In the event that any applicant seeks to adjudicate a grievance, dispute, claim, or concern involving Sponsor or any affiliate related to the same, by hiring or consulting a professional or licensed attorney-at-law, then said person shall be expressly responsible for and incur all legal fees accrued by Sponsor; and, Sponsor, including any affected affiliate(s) and/or agent(s) of the same, shall have the right to approve counsel satisfactory thereto at the economic expense of applicant. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 354 provides, in part: "Whomsover is a member of a State Bar Association, State Bar organization, or a licensed attorney, whether such license is active or non-active, and undertakes or commences any proceeding or action against Sponsor , or any affiliate of the same, including the subscription of any letter or correspondence to any third-party in reference to Sponsor without first having both completed an Form SP 1066 or Form SP 1066-B and exhausting all available solutions prior to the commencement of any proceeding or subscription then such conduct shall be interpreted by Sponsor to be a wilfull, wanton, and deliberate act of moral turpitude; and, Sponsor shall take appropriate legal action, including, but not limited to, the filing of a formal complaint with the local State Bar(s) to which attorney is a member of, and the filing of a formal APPLICATION/PETITION TO SUMMARILY DISBAR AND TO INVOLUNTARILY ENROLL ATTORNEY [place name of attorney] AS AN INACTIVE MEMBER OF THE STATE BAR OF [place name of state(s) in which attorney is/are licensed in]."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 355 provides, in part: "Whomsover is a member of a State Bar association, or a licensed attorney, whether such license is active, suspended, or non-active, and undertakes or advocates or commences any proceeding or action against Sponsor , or any affiliate of the same, including the subscription of any letter or correspondence to any third-party in reference to Sponsor without first having both completed an SP Form 1066, SP Form 1066-B, or an official derivative of the same, and exhausting all available solutions prior to the commencement of any proceeding or formal action, and who engages in any conduct that may be construed by Sponsor as being prejudicial to the effective and expeditious administration of justice and the integrity of the court then such conduct shall be interpreted by Sponsor to be a wilfull, wanton, and deliberate act of moral turpitude; and, Sponsor shall take appropriate legal action, including, but not limited to, the filing of a formal complaint with the local State Bar(s) to which attorney is a member of, and the filing of a formal APPLICATION/PETITION TO SUMMARILY DISBAR AND TO INVOLUNTARILY ENROLL ATTORNEY [place name of attorney] AS AN INACTIVE MEMBER OF THE STATE BAR OF [place name of state(s) in which attorney is/are licensed in]."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 355-A provides, in part: "Whomsover is a member of a State Bar association, or a licensed attorney, whether such license is active, suspended, or non-active, and commences, undertakes, or advocates any proceeding or action against Sponsor , or any affiliate of the same, or who conspires and/or encourages other to commence, undertake, or advocate any proceeding or action against Sponsor , or any affiliate of the same, in violation of any NAAS EAS/N2 Rule, provision, or notice then such conduct shall be interpreted by Sponsor to be a wilfull, wanton, and deliberate act of moral turpitude; and, Sponsor shall take appropriate legal action, including, but not limited to, the filing of a formal complaint with the local State Bar(s) to which attorney is a member of, and the filing of a formal APPLICATION/PETITION TO SUMMARILY DISBAR AND TO INVOLUNTARILY ENROLL ATTORNEY [place name of attorney] AS AN INACTIVE MEMBER OF THE STATE BAR OF [place name of state(s) in which attorney is/are licensed in]."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 355-B (a/k/a the Eric Friedman Rule, provides, in part: "Whomsover is a member of a State Bar association, or a licensed attorney, whether such license is active, suspended, or non-active, and uses that license or position as an instrument to aid, abet, assist, or advocate any proceeding or action against Sponsor , or any affiliate of the same, that is frivilous, unmeritorious, malicious, vindictive, unsubstantiated, and/or fails to satisfy the highest standards of culpability, or fails to conduct himself/herself with regards to the standards of professional conduct required of an attorney-at-law, then such conduct shall be interpreted by Sponsor to be a wilfull, wanton, and deliberate act of moral turpitude; and, Sponsor shall take appropriate legal action, including, but not limited to, the filing of a formal complaint with the local State Bar(s) to which attorney is a member of, and the filing of a formal APPLICATION/PETITION TO SUMMARILY DISBAR AND TO INVOLUNTARILY ENROLL ATTORNEY [place name of attorney] AS AN INACTIVE MEMBER OF THE STATE BAR OF [place name of state(s) in which attorney is/are licensed in]."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 356 provides, in part: "Whomsover is a member of a State Bar Association, or a licensed attorney, whether such license is active or non-active, and undertakes or commences any proceeding or action against Sponsor , or any affiliate of the same, including the subscription of any letter or correspondence to any third-party in reference to Sponsor without first having both completed Form SP 1066, or Form SP 1066-B, or an official derivative of the same, and exhausting all available solutions prior to the commencement of any proceeding or formal action, and who aids, abets, encourages, any participant, or prospective applicant or prospective participant, or prospective donee recipient, or semi-finalist, or Finalist, or membership applicant, or subscriber, or any person that participates in any phase or process of any of the advertised programs and/or services mentioned or advertised in or throughout this web presentation, or who conspires to engage in such conduct then such conduct shall be interpreted by Sponsor to be a willful, wanton, and deliberate act of moral turpitude; and, Sponsor shall take appropriate legal action, including, but not limited to, the filing of a formal complaint with the local State Bar(s) to which attorney is a member of, and the filing of a formal APPLICATION/PETITION TO SUMMARILY DISBAR AND TO INVOLUNTARILY ENROLL ATTORNEY [place name of attorney] AS AN INACTIVE MEMBER OF THE STATE BAR OF [place name of state(s) in which attorney is/are licensed in]."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 357 provides, in part: "Each and every member of a State Bar association, or an equivalent association of licensed attorneys, whether such license is active, suspended, or non-active, and who undertakes or commences any action or proceeding against Sponsor, and/or any affiliate or agent of the same, on behalf of any applicant to any of the merit-based programs advertised throughout the subject web presentation, must be familiar with and comply with the standards of professional conduct required if members of the State Bar of California and contained in the State Bar Act of California, the Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar, and the rules and decisions of any court applicable thereto."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 358 provides, in part: "Any publicly filed complaint, grievance, claim, or concern(s) to a third party other than Sponsor, or any of its agents or affiliates related thereto, that is/are initiated on any form other than an Form SP 1066 or Form SP 1066-B shall be interpreted and deemed to be frivilous, unreasonable, unmeritorious, and without legal foundation."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 359 provides, in part: "The time period for Sponsor, as well as any affiliate, agent, or authorized representative of the same, to issue or act upon a Certificate of Correction Notice, or any Certificate of Re-Consideration Notice, or on any Certificate of Error Notice shall be thirty-six months commencing the date when Sponsor first discovered a need to correct, repair, or re-consider the subject matter requiring action. The fruits of the notice shall be dispensed no later sixty calendar days upon receipt of notice. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 360 provides, in part: "Sponsor shall have an Electronic Order Form for ordering electronic products and/or services (a/k/a/ GEC Form 004) and that electronic form shall be located at http://www.naas-news.info/agree.php."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 361 provides, in part: "With respect to NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 354, 355, 355-A, 355-B, and 356, inclusive, any filed, lodged, or served APPLICATION/PETITION TO SUMMARILY DISBAR AND TO INVOLUNTARILY ENROLL ATTORNEY AS AN INACTIVE MEMBER OF THE STATE BAR, as authored by Sponsor, or an authorized agent, affiliate, or legal representative of the same, shall be accompanied by a formal and subscribed REQUEST THAT RESPONDENT BE ORDERED TO PAY ALL COSTS OF THE HEARING, REVIEW, AND INVESTIGATION OF THE MATTER PURSUANT TO [place applicable State Bar rule]; "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 362 provides, in part: "With respect to NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 354, 355, and 356, inclusive, and NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 361, any filed, lodged, or served APPLICATION/PETITION TO SUMMARILY DISBAR AND TO INVOLUNTARILY ENROLL ATTORNEY AS AN INACTIVE MEMBER OF THE STATE BAR, as authored by Sponsor, or an authorized agent, affiliate, or legal representative of the same, shall be accompanied by a detailed, extensive, and voluminous MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 363 provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor nor any affiliate, agent, subsidiary, or representative of the same, shall accept any third-party complaints, grievances, or claims. The actual person who claims or alleges to be affected must file the claim, grievance or complaint."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 364 provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor nor any affiliate, agent, subsidiary, or representative of the same, shall accept any complaints, grievances, or claims that expresses an intent to breach the rules set forth collectively and/or individually with respect to NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 32, 32-A, 33, 40, 40-A. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 365 provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor nor any affiliate, agent, subsidiary, or representative of the same, shall accept any complaints, grievances, or claims that expresses a specific or general intent to breach any mutual agreed upon condition, covenant, provision, term, and/or rule. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 366 provides, in part: "It is expressly prohibited for any donative recipient or nominee of any NAAS-sponsored award(s), to aid, assist, or abet, or provide material support to any adversarial activity that questions without foundation the integrity, competence, or reliability of Sponsor , or any affiliate, agent, or subsidiary of the same."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 367 provides, in part: "It is expressly prohibited for any donative recipient or nominee of any NAAS-sponsored award(s), to provide, furnish, or distribute any intellectual property owned, licensed to, authored, managed by, or licensed to Sponsor, or any authorized agent of the same, to any person(s) or office not expressly approved to receive such property. Such intellectual property may consist of, but is not limited to, the following: a/k/a EAS/N2 Form 0; EAS/N2 Form 00; EAS/N2 Form 000); EAS/N2 Form 001; EAS/N2 Form 002; EAS/N2 Form 003; EAS/N2 Form 004; EAS/N2 Form 005; EAS/N2 Form 006; EAS/N2 Form 007; EAS/N2 Form 008; EAS/N2 Form 008; EAS/N2 Form 009; EAS/N2 Form 0010; EAS/N2 Form 0011; and, EAS/N2 Form 0012"

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 368 provides, in part: "It is expressly prohibited for any sibling(s) of employees and/or workers of any tax-exempt group suspecting of engaging in or having sponsored political commentary in violation of I.R.S. rules or any tax exempt group suspected of failing to provide their Form 990 tax returns to any member of the public upon request to accept an award or nomination sponsored or announced by N.A.A.S"

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 369 provides, in part: "It shall be construed as a material omission for any sibling(s) of any employee and/or workers of any tax-exempt group suspecting of being associated with any disreputable person, agency, or organization, or business, to fail to disclose the extent and nature of his /her association with the person, agency. or organization prior to accepting an award or nomination announced by NAAS-USA Fund , including any affiliate related thereto."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 370 provides, in part: "It shall be construed as a material omission for any sibling(s) of any employee and/or workers of any tax-exempt group suspecting of being associated with any disreputable person, agency, or organization, or business, to knowingly, or willingly or deliberately or negligently to refuse or fail to disclose both the nature and extent of his/her/their association or employment with the suspected tax exempt group prior to participation in an award program sponsored and/or announced by Sponsor."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 371 provides, in part: "In furtherance of the U.S. Constitution, Sponsor shall establish a public forum via an electronic media to discuss, debate, and to share news or information of interest. The public forum shall be located at the hypertext markup language page named facts and it shall have an identifier extension of htm and be located under the Sponsor's domain name naas.org or the domain name of an independent affiliate. Regardless of where the electronic forum is electronically domiciled at, it shall be internally known and identified by the form name WB Form 006."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 372 provides, in part: "It shall be construed as a material omission for any sibling(s) of any employee and/or workers of any company, association, organization, that is the target of a past, pending, or current media inquiry or investigation, as noted on WB Form 006, to fail to disclose both the extent and nature of his/her association with the company, association, organization, prior to accepting any nomination with respect to any merit-based award associated with or announced by the Companies, or any affiliate related thereto."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 373 provides, in part: "Unless specifically stated otherwise, it is expressly prohibited for any agent, affiliate, or licensee of Sponsor to engage in any conduct that violates, undermines, dilutes, or diminishes the provisions of NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 32, 32-A, and neither shall said agents, affiliates, or licensees, collectively, or severally, recognize any correspondence, matter, parcel, memoranda, memorandum, wherein addressor, complainant, plaintiff, contestant, applicant, or opposition party, seeks to debate, contest, or attack any of the decisions as provided in NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 32-A."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 374 provides, in part: "Any person(s) whom is or was an applicant, participant, or contestant to any of the advertised merit-based programs advertised or featured herein, and who after having competed in said program(s) proceeds thereon to debate, attack, contest, ridicule, grieve, and complain of any decision(s) without legal and valid cause, or by not conforming to the procedures as specified by public NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 32-A, then the files of said applicant, participant, or contestant, if not already discarded, may be immediately transferred to legal counsel for administrator,or independent third-party specializing in the collection, dectructions, and/or storage of records and data."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 375 provides, in part: "Any person(s) whom is or was an applicant, participant, or contestant to any the advertised merit-based programs advertised or featured in the subject web presentation, and who after having competed in said program(s) proceeds thereon to debate, attack, contest, grieve, or complain of any decision(s) as provided under NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 32-A, then the files of said applicant, participant, or contestant, if not already discarded, may be immediately transferred to an unaffiliated third party entity, domestic or foreign. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 376 provides, in part: "Sponsor fully adopts, and incorporates RESOLUTION Z, a resolution authored, sponsored, and resolved by The Companies, within the expressed terms, provisions, and conditions of the rules hereon as if set forth in full herein." RESOLUTION Z states:

    WHEREAS National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (a/k/a/ NASFAA) is and has been for all purposes with respect to the instant resolution an alleged tax-exempt, and non-profit organization;

    WHEREAS the national membership directory of NASFAA reveals that NASFAA has solicited, collected, and obtained membership fees from numerous American universities, American colleges, individuals, American institutions, and American businesses;

    WHEREAS NASFAA is publicly known to have engaged in questionable act(s), inactions, of dubious repute and that said act(s) has/have drawn the attention of numerous persons, consumers and the reputable market place;

    WHEREAS NASFAA is publicly known to have previously allowed its logo, its name, and its goodwill to be used by a for-profit company that is or was owned, or managed, and/or controlled by a person(s) of questionable repute, and that said alliance is suspected of having resulted in the personal enrichment of one or more individuals;

    WHEREAS NASFAA is publicly known to have used its tax-exempt status in a questionable manner;

    WHEREAS NASFAA is publicly known to have used the word 'proudly' to refer to an unethical alliance that it had with a person(s) of questional repute;

    WHEREAS it has been publicly reported that that the person(s) NASFAA 'proudly' sponsored is a person that has direct, or indirect, ties to 'Budapest/Hungary, Prague, Warsaw,' and other Eastern European, and Middle East countries.

    WHEREAS the countries of Hungary, Poland, and Prague have an extensive history of virulent communism, social welfarism, and anti-Americanism;

    WHEREAS NASFAA is publicly known to have previously sponsored or otherwise publicly associated itself with an individual(s) and/or person(s) of questionable American loyalty, questionable integrity, and questionable morals;

    WHEREAS NASFAA has never been a member of, approved by, or accredited by The Parties ;

    WHEREAS the Attorneys Generals of several U.S. states have publicly condemned and/or cast aspersions on the general practice of non-profit, tax-exempt, organizations engaging in lucrative business and/or sponsorship deals with their for-profit counterparts;

    WHEREAS NASFAA is publicly known to have previously bestowed an award or certificate of honor to person(s) of questionable American loyalty, questionable allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, questionable integrity, questionable morals;

    WHEREAS NASFAA is publicly known to be the target of a past, pending, or current media inquiry or investigation, and has drawn the attention of one or more U.S. Attorney Generals;

    WHEREAS The Companies, through its agents and affiliates, have unsucessfully sought to verify the claims, data, reputation, and integrity of NASFAA and/or a certain person(s) that NASFAA has been prominently associated with by utilizing a Freedom of Information Act Request (a/k/a FOIA Request) pursuant to Title 5, U.S.C. section 522 of United States law and/or through the use of other common investigative tools;

    WHEREAS Sponsor declares that a single FOIA Request seeking information about any American-based tax-exempt organization prominently associated with any public person of questionable repute and/or questionable allegiance to the U.S. Constitution that is either denied, delayed, edited, censored, not responded to, or incomplete, or is otherwise unsatisfactory per the desires of the requester, arouses considerable suspicion by certain members of the reputable marketplace;

    WHEREAS any American-based tax-exempt organization should comply with any legal or lawful request for information per United States law;

    WHEREAS any person that is a member or associate of an American-based tax-exempt organization should comply with any legal or lawful request for public information related to that tax-exempt organization, and a failure or refusal to do so arouses considerable suspicion in the reputable market place;

    WHEREAS clear, convincing, and irrefutable evidence exists that shows there is a pervasive relationship between NASFAA, certain of its respective members, and a certain public figure of questionable repute;

    WHEREAS The Companies are in possession of declaratory documents from persons complaining of rogue, corrupt, indifferent, deliberate, and/or incompetent personnel associated or employed by members of NASFAA;

    WHEREAS NASFAA operates a website that deliberately obstructs, prevents, and denies the general public from accessing certain areas therein because of a self-imposed password, and special membership fee despite its purported non-profit and tax-exempt status;

    WHEREAS NASFAA, through its members, employees, agents, and assigns, for one or more reasons above, may possibly have a motive and/or an opportunity to engage in conduct otherwise prohibited by law or prohibited by the rules hereon;

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, AND KNOWN BY ALL MEN AND PERSONS:

    1. THAT it is expressly prohibited for any current or prospective employee, member of, partner, controlled agent, uncontrolled agent, servant, pawn, electronic mule, domestic or foreign pigeon, and/or officer of NASFAA to violate any law of the United States of America;

    2. THAT it is expressly prohibited for any current or prospective employee, member of, partner, controlled agent, uncontrolled agent, servant, pawn, electronic mule, domestic or foreign pigeon, and/or officer of NASFAA to hinder, interfere, or to suppress the U.S. Constitutional rights, and/or the Civil Rights, of any person living or domiciled within the contiguous borders and territories of the U.S. of America;

    3. THAT it is expressly prohibited for any current or prospective employee, member of, partner, controlled agent, uncontrolled agent, servant, pawn, electronic mule, domestic or foreign pigeon, and/or officer of NASFAA to aid, abet, assist, influence, command, induce, or procure the commission of any violation of this Resolution, or any rule hereon;

    4. THAT it is expressly prohibited for any current or prospective employee, member of, partner, controlled agent, uncontrolled agent, servant, pawn, electronic mule, domestic or foreign pigeon, and/or officer of NASFAA, or siblings of such current or prospective employees, members, partners, controlled agents, uncontrolled agent, servant, pawn, electronic mule, domestic or foreign pigeons to participate in any of the programs or services featured in the subject web presentation; and,

    5. THAT it is expressly prohibited for any person that is, or believed to be by The Companies, an employee, servant, pawn, electronic mule, domestic or foreign pigeon, and/or officer of NASFAA, to also be a donative recipient with respect to the programs mentioned.

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 377, provides, in part: "It is neither the express intent, nor the general intent, nor the specific intent that any funds that may be available for the merit-based programs advertised or featured herein that said funds be used specifically for the purposes of financing an education at an institution of Higher Learning as defined by the Higher Learning Education Act of 1965, unless explicitly stated otherwise by donor(s)."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 378, provides, in part: "Sponsor expressly prohibits any nominee, finalist, or donative recipient of any award or competition sponsored by the same to interpret any monetary proceeds resulting therefrom as a form of financial aid for the purposes of financing an education at an institution of Higher Learning as defined by the Higher Learning Education Act of 1965."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 379, provides, in part: "Sponsor expressly prohibits for any nominee, finalist, or donative recipient of any award or competition sponsored by the same to exclusively (to the detriment of other potential sources of other aid) rely upon any monetary proceeds that may result therefrom for the purposes of financing an education at an institution that is a member, affiliate, partner, agent, or servant of NASFAA. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 380, provides, in part: "Sponsor expressly prohibits any nominee, finalist, or prospective donative recipient of any award or competition sponsored by the same to fail to disclose that said nominee, finalist, or prospective donative recipient is also a current, pending, or prospective employee, officer, member, agent, of NASFAA."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 381, provides, in part: "Sponsor expressly prohibits any nominee, finalist, or prospective donative recipient of any award or competition sponsored by the same to receive and accept any monetary proceeds that may result therefrom if said person is also a current, pending, or prospective employee, officer, member, agent, of NASFAA."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 382, provides, in part: "Sponsor expressly prohibits any nominee, finalist, or prospective donative recipient of any award or competition sponsored by the same to receive and accept any monetary proceeds that may result therefrom if said person is also a current, pending, or prospective employee, officer, member, agent, of any organization that is also a target or featured on WB Form 006"

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 383, provides, in part: "Sponsor expressly prohibits any nominee, finalist, or prospective donative recipient for any of the merit-based programs advertised or featured herein, to fail to disclose that said nominee, finalist, or prospective donative recipient is also a current, pending, or prospective employee, officer, member, agent, of any organization featured or targeted on a WB Form 006."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 384, provides, in part: "Donor(s) and/or program administrators of the subject merit-based program(s) shall assess a fee(s) for the processing of an EAS/N2 Form 00 and NAAS EAS/N2 Form 000."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 385, provides, in part: "The fee(s) to process an EAS/N2 Form 00 may vary from fiscal year to year."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 386, provides, in part: "The fee(s) to process an EAS/N2 Form 000 may vary from fiscal year to year."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 387, provides, in part: "The fee(s) to process an EAS/N2 Form 000 may be waived subject to NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 47-E."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 388, provides, in part: "The fee(s) to process an EAS/N2 Form 00 may be waived subject to NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 47-E."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 389, provides, in part: "The total fee(s) to process an EAS/N2 Form 000 for the current fiscal year or term shall be at least ten United States dollars but shall not exceed fifteen United States dollars"

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 390, provides, in part: "The total fee(s) to process an EAS/N2 Form 00 for the current fiscal year or term shall be at least seven United States dollars but shall not exceed twenty-five United States dollars"

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 391, provides, in part: "Sponsor shall provide or allow a means to grant and/or issue a Certificate of Waiver, on a case-by-case basis, to any person(s) who wishes or desires to have his/her application, research, and/or processing fee waived due to economic concerns."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 392, provides, in part: "Sponsor shall allow for or develop a specific criteria to determine or ascertain if a person whom desires or wishes to be considered as eligible for an economic fee waiver is in fact eligible to receive the same subject to the criteria and/or standards as developed or promulgated by donor(s)."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 393, provides, in part: "Sponsor shall develop a specific procedure to facilitate the request for an economic fee waiver and/or the issuance of a Certificate of Waiver. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 394, provides, in part: "By resolution, the procedure to obtain for any person planning or contemplating to submit either EAS/N2 Form 00 or EAS/N2 Form 000, and who wishes or desires to receive a fee waiver., i.e., not be responsible for the submission of any processing and/or application fee, and still have his/her application processed, then that person(s) shall do the following:

    1. Instruct a school counselor or any authorized official of your school to submit a letter on official school letterhead c/o Select Committee specifically stating that you (the applicant) are eligible for a free or reduced lunch as defined by the School Lunch Act;
    2. Instruct a school counselor or any authorized official of your school to write a simple letter on official school letterhead on your behalf c/o Select Committee specifically requesting that your merit application fee be waived as a result thereof of the fact that you are eligible to receive free or reduced meals under the School Lunch Act; and,
    3. In support of your fee waiver request, either the student/applicant or the school counselor or any authorized official of your school must then submit a true and correct copy of the latest version of a Single Application for Free and Reduced Price Meals as provided under the National School Lunch Act."

      Upon receipt and verification of the information provided therein, the application fee may be waived unless notified otherwise within ninety days. No documentation is returned.

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 395, provides, in part: "Any person both eligible and desirous of an economic fee waiver shall submit his/her request in writing at least thirty calendar days prior to the deadline to submit a completed application and must adhere to the procedures as set forth hereon."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 396, provides, in part: "Either Sponsor or an authorized and competent agent of the may issue a Certificate of Waiver to any qualified party seeking the same and adhering to the procedures as set forth hereon. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 397, provides, in part: "A Certificate of Waiver shall be valid only for the person named thereon and shall expire promptly on the post-mark date to submit the subject completed application."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 398, provides, in part: "Any nominee, finalist, or donative recipient of any of the merit-based programs advertised or featured herein who subsequently elects, at his/her own discretion, to use any portion of the monetary proceeds that may result therefrom for the purposes of financing an education at an institution of Higher Learning as defined by the Higher Learning Education Act of 1965, and who also elects to attend an institution of higher learning whereby one or more members of its financial aid employees is/are also a member of National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (a/k/a NASFAA), it is within the discretion of any donor(s) to the subject merit-based programs to also require that said nominee, finalist, or donative recipient make a FOIA Request that pertains to a subject of academic interest, and transmit the un-tampered results of the FOIA Request to Sponsor or an authorized agent of the same. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 399, provides, in part: "Each and every donative recipient of any of the merit-based awards advertised or featured herein who is seeking a renewal or extension of the monetary proceeds of his/her award, and who subsequently elects, at his/her own discretion, to use any portion of the monetary proceeds that may result therefrom for the purposes of financing an education at an institution of Higher Learning as defined by the Higher Learning Education Act of 1965, and who also elects to attend an institution of higher learning whereby one or more members of its financial aid employees is/are also a member of National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (a/k/a NASFAA), it is within the discretion of any donor(s) to the subject merit-based programs to also require that said nominee, finalist, or donative recipient make a FOIA Request that pertains to a subject of academic interest, and transmit the un-tampered results of the FOIA Request to Sponsor or an authorized agent of the same. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 400, provides, in part: "Any nominee, finalist, or donative recipient of any award or competition sponsored or announced by The Companies, or any authorized agent or affiliated related thereto, who subsequently elects, at his/her own discretion, to use any portion of the monetary proceeds that may result therefrom for the purposes of financing an education at an institution of Higher Learning as defined by the Higher Learning Education Act of 1965, and who also elects to attend an institution of higher learning whereby one or more members of its financial aid employees is/are also a member of National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (a/k/a NASFAA), and who elects, at his/her discretion to refuse to respond to any legal, lawful, inquiry sent via electronica mean in response to certain conduct or inaction of the nominee, finalist, or donative recipient, then the non-response, inaction, and silience may be interpreted as a breach of contract and/or an illegitimate complaint, grievance, or claim against Sponsor."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 401, provides, in part: "Upon receipt of any written inquiry from Sponsor or any authorized agent of the same in response to an alleged complaint, grievance, or claim, addressee or respondent shall be expected to issue a written response of some sort no later than fourteen calendar days upon receipt of response. Any inaction, silence, evasive response, or a non-response when action, spoken or written words, and some form of a response would be expected from a reasonable person under the same or similar circumstances, will be construed and interpreted by Sponsor, and any authorized agent or representative of the same, to be an implied admission that the complaint, claim, grievance, or lacks merit."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 402, provides, in part: "Any nominee, finalist, semi-finalist, donative recipient, or other person(s) who undertakes a FOIA Request, or other legal and lawful investigative inquiry on behalf of Sponsor, or any authorized agent of the same, shall be re-imbursed 100% for all expenses actually accrued.

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 403, provides, in part: "Sponsor fully adopts, and incorporates the American Bar Association Code of Judicial Conduct within the expressed terms, provisions, and conditions of the rules hereon as if set forth in full herein This section applies to any active, sitting, an/or retired judge whom interacts with Sponsor and/or any authorized affiliate of the same on behalf of an applicant and/or consumer."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 404, provides, in part: "In the event that there is any discrepancy between any material statements presented hereon versus any material statements contained or presented in any written literature that constitutes advertising material, solicitation material, brochures, etc., in which said matter contained therein was or could have been expected to aid and/or influence a decision to purchase or subscribe to merchandise, then the information contained in the advertising material, solicitation material, brochures, etc., shall take precedence and supercede the affected rule(s) hereon unless explicitly stated otherwise. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 405 provides, in part: "A violation of NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 278, any credible written threat received by Sponsor or any affiliate related thereto to violate said provision shall automatically and/or preemptively result in a complete and total forfeiture of the offending person's privacy rights pursuant to NAAS EAS/N2 rules, and may preemptively trigger a public response by Sponsor or affiliates of the same pursuant to domestic California law, federal U.S. law, or foreign law, whichever suite of options the respective agent or representative may elect to utilize."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 406, provides, in part: "The conduct of any third party acting on behalf of or in concert with an Award Recipient, or acting based upon information provided by Award Recipient, or an agent or assignee of the same, shall be interpreted and unconditionally imputed to be the conduct of the Award Recipient."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 407, provides, in part: " The intended audience of any Policy Statement is the named award recipient therein, the program administrators of the subject award, as well as any authorized agent(s) of program administrators. Policy Statements are not meant nor designed to be interpreted, read, or understood by any other person(s)."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 408, provides, in part: "Whoever commits an offense against the The Parties , or any authorized agent, affiliate, or assignee thereof, or aids, abets, counsels, commands, induces or procures its commission, is punishable as a principal."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 409, provides, in part: "Whoever willfully causes an act to be done which if directly performed by him/her or another would be an offense against The Parties , is punishable as a principal."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 410, provides, in part: "Whoever, knowing that a violation of any publicly posted NAAS EAS/N2 rule, condition, provision, or resolution, against The Parties had been committed, receives, relieves, comforts or assists the offender in order to hinder or prevent his apprehension, trial or punishment, is an accessory after the fact and shall be held liable to account for his/her conduct."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 411, provides, in part: "Sponsor, and all authorized affiliates related thereto, shall have the authority to use all legal and lawful means to encourage, induce, or cause another person, to testify truthfully, if and when necessary, with respect to any matter of and concerning Sponsor and/or any authorized affiliate related thereto."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 412, provides, in part: "Sponsor, and all authorized affiliates related thereto, shall have the authority to use all legal and lawful means to encourage, induce, or cause another person, to provide accurate information with respect to any matter of and concerning Sponsor and/or any authorized affiliate related thereto."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 413, provides, in part: "Sponsor fully incorporates Resolution X, as if set forth in full herein. Resolution X mandates that all current active donative recipients be afforded the option to use funds received for any educational, religious, scientific, and/or humanitarian endeavor."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 414, provides, in part: "Sponsor shall have the authority to assess administrative expenses to parties whom fail or refuse to adhere to any instruction hereon in which a response by Sponsor and/or affiliates related thereto has causes and/or incurred expenses that would have been avoided or eliminated if such rules were adhered to. The base fee is ten United States dollars for research, labor, the use of internal stationery and supplies, and postage. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 415, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor, nor any authorized affiliate associated therewith, shall represent itself as a scholarship services company per the definition provided by or alluded to under and pursuant to Public Law 106-420."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 416, provides, in part: "No person shall construe, interpret, or mispresent the business of Sponsor as a scholarship services company per the definition provided by or alluded to under and pursuant to Public Law 106-420."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 417, provides, in part: "By authorized resolution, operating agreement, operating manual, administrative protocol(s), or via any means that that decribes the intent, nature, and/or the general scope of business of Sponsor, said description shall neither be construed or interpreted as representative of a scholarship services company per the definition provided by or alluded to under and pursuant to Public Law 106-420."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 418, provides, in part: "No person shall construe, interpret, or mispresent any award featured or depicted on the subject web presentation as a form of financial assistance per the definition provided by or alluded to under and pursuant to Public Law 106-420."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 419, provides, in part: "It is neither the express intent, the general intent, or the specific intent that any award featured, depicted, or prominently associated with the subject web presentation be construed, interpreted, or misconstrued, as a form of financial assistance per the definition provided by or alluded to under and pursuant to Public Law 106-420."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 420, provides, in part: "No NAAS-sponored award(s), or any derivative award(s) associated therewith, shall be construed, interpreted, or misconstrued, as a form of financial assistance per the definition provided by or alluded to under and pursuant to Public Law 106-420."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 421, provides, in part: "Sponsor declares that no NAAS-sponored award(s), including any and all derivative award(s) associated therewith, shall be construed, interpreted, or misconstrued, as a form of financial assistance per the definition provided by or alluded to under and pursuant to Public Law 106-420."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 422, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor, nor any authorized affiliate associated therewith, shall represent itself as being in the business of providing college education financial assistance services per the definition provided by or alluded to under and pursuant to Public Law 106-420 to any consumer."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 423, provides, in part: "No person shall construe, interpret, or mispresent the business of Sponsor as providing college education financial assistance services per the definition provided by or alluded to under and pursuant to Public Law 106-420 ."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 424, provides, in part: "By authorized resolution, operating agreement, operating manual, administrative protocol(s), or via any means that that decribes the intent, nature, and/or the general scope of business of Sponsor, said description shall neither be construed or interpreted as representative of a college education financial assistance services company per the definition provided by or alluded to under and pursuant to Public Law 106-420."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 425, provides, in part: "Sponsor declares that it is not a college education financial assistance services company per the definition provided by or alluded to under and pursuant to Public Law 106-420."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 426, provides, in part: "For the purposes hereon, the phrases institution of higher learning and institution of higher education shall be construed as the same and used interchangeably."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 427, provides, in part: "For the purposes hereon, the phrases institution of higher learning and institution of higher education shall be per the definition provided by or alluded to under and pursuant to Public Law 106-420."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 428, provides, in part: "For the purposes hereon, and with respect to the subject award programs associated with the subject web presentation, the phrases institution of higher learning and institution of higher education shall be per the definition provided by or alluded to under and pursuant to Public Law 106-420."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 429, provides, in part: "For the purposes hereon, and with respect to the subject award programs associated with the subject web presentation, the phrases institution of higher learning and institution of higher education shall be construed as the same and used interchangeably."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 430, provides, in part: "It is neither the express intent, the general intent, nor the specific intent, that the monetary component of any award advertised, featured, or depicted hereon, be construed or interpreted as a form of financial aid, scholarship aid, grant aid, fellowship aid, prize aid, institutional aid, or any other form of quantifiable currency aid used for the purpose to finance or assist a person in financing an education at an institution of higher learning/higher education."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 431, provides, in part: "It is expressly prohibited for any person to construe, interpret, publicize, or advertise any of the subject awards associated with the subject web presentation as a form of financial aid, scholarship aid, grant aid, fellowship aid, prize aid, institutional aid, need-based aid, merit-aid, non-need based aid, or any other form of quantifiable currency aid that is used for the purpose to finance or assist a person in financing an education at an institution of higher learning and/or higher education."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 432, provides, in part: "It is expressly prohibited for any person, natural and non-natural, to re-print, re-distribute, dissimenate, re-publish any false, untrue, misleading, deceptive, or unsubstantiated statement of and concerning Sponsor, or any affiliate, or agent related thereto."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 433, provides, in part: "Whoever aids, abets, counsels, commands, induces, influences, or commissions the production, distribution, or dissimenation of any false, untrue, misleading, deceptive, or unsubstantiated statement of and concerning Sponsor, or any affiliate, or agent related thereto, then such conduct is punishable as a principal."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 434, provides, in part: "Whoever aids, abets, counsels, commands, induces, influences, or commissions the production, distribution, or dissimenation of any false, untrue, misleading, deceptive, or unsubstantiated statement of and concerning Sponsor, or any affiliate, or agent related thereto, then such conduct is imputed to that person.."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 435, provides, in part: "An offense against Sponsor, includes, but is not limited to, any conduct or acts that is/are prohibited by federal law, prohibited by the criminal and/or civil laws of the respective states in which agents and affiliates of Sponsor have principal places of business, and conduct and acts that are expressly prohibited by the rules hereon. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 436, provides, in part: "An offense against Sponsor shall be interpreted and construed as an offense against any and all authorized agents, officers, affiliates, assigns, counsel, associated with Sponsor."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 437, provides, in part: "Upon receipt of any false, untrue, misleading, deceptive, or unsubstantiated statement of and concerning Sponsor, or any affiliate, or agent related thereto, whoever subsequently reproduces, distributes, manufactures, or dissimenates, or publishes the same then such conduct is imputed to be of equal liability to the person(s) who originated or authored the false, untrue, misleading, deceptive, or unsubstantiated statement(s)."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 438, provides, in part: "Upon receipt of any false, untrue, misleading, deceptive, or unsubstantiated statement of and concerning Sponsor, or any affiliate, or agent related thereto, whoever subsequently reproduces, distributes, manufactures, or dissimenates, or publishes the same then said person(s) shall be required to answer and account for such conduct."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 439, provides, in part: "Upon knowledge or information and belief of any actual false, untrue, misleading, deceptive, or unsubstantiated statement of and concerning Sponsor, or any affiliate, or agent related thereto, Sponsor may take appropriate legal and lawful action to investigate the same."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 440, provides, in part: "Upon knowledge or information and belief of any pending false, untrue, misleading, deceptive, or unsubstantiated statement of and concerning Sponsor, or any affiliate, or agent related thereto, Sponsor may take appropriate legal and lawful pre-emptive action to investigate the same."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 441, provides, in part: "Whoever re-publishes, re-produces, re-manufactures, or distributes or dissimenates any false, untrue, misleading, deceptive, unverified, merit-less, or unsubstantiated statement of and concerning Sponsor, or any affiliate, or agent related thereto, then such person shall bear the burden by clear and convincing evidence that such statement(s) is/are true and a failure to authenticate the same is punishable as a principal."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 442, provides, in part: "Whoever re-publishes, re-produces, re-manufactures, or distributes or dissimenates any false, untrue, misleading, deceptive, unverified, merit-less, or unsubstantiated statement of and concerning Sponsor, or any affiliate, or agent related thereto, and uses the United States Postal Service as a conduit or medium for such conduct then such person shall bear the burden by clear and convincing evidence that such statement(s) is/are true and a failure to authenticate the same is punishable as a principal."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 443, provides, in part: "Whoever re-publishes, re-produces, re-manufactures, or distributes or dissimenates any false, untrue, misleading, deceptive, unverified, merit-less, or unsubstantiated statement of and concerning Sponsor, or any affiliate, or agent related thereto, and uses any electronic or computing device as a conduit or medium for such conduct then such person shall bear the burden by clear and convincing evidence that such statement(s) is/are true and a failure to authenticate the same is punishable as a principal."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 444, provides, in part: "Whoever makes a written request to Sponsor, or any authorized agent or affiliate related thereto, to respond or answer to any false, untrue, misleading, deceptive, unverified, merit-less, or unsubstantiated written statement of and concerning Sponsor, or any affiliate, or agent related thereto, then Sponsor may forward such correspondence to an authorized agent, affiliate, or independent publisher or author for a response or ignore the request altogether."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 445, provides, in part: "Whoever makes a written request to Sponsor, or any authorized agent or affiliate related thereto, to respond or answer to any false, untrue, misleading, deceptive, unverified, merit-less, frivolous, or unsubstantiated written statement of and concerning Sponsor, or any affiliate, or agent related thereto, that is contained in a consumer data-base, or alleged to be contained in a consumer data-base, or contained in a computer-based retrieval system of records accessible to the general public, then Sponsor may forward such correspondence to an authorized agent, affiliate, or independent publisher or author for a response or ignore the request altogether. If a response is forthcoming, the same, and all related correspondences thereto, may be posted in a clear and conspicuous public location at no costs such that said response can be read, observed, accessed, by any interested party."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 445-A, provides, in part: "Whomsoever having accessed WB Form 006, and having read any facts and/or any related news reports therein, and then subsequently makes a written, telephonic, electronic, or oral request to Sponsor, or to any authorized agent or affiliate related thereto, to respond, explain, or to further elucidate on any commentary therein, then such correspondence, and all related attachments and/or documents shall be forwarded to the respective authorized agent, affiliate, or publisher or author of the affected article(s) for a response. If a response is forthcoming, the same, including the name and identity, and content of the request, may be posted in a clear and conspicuous public location at no costs such that said response can be read, observed, accessed, by any interested party interested in the subject thereof."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 445-B, provides, in part: "Whomsoever having accessed WB Form 006, and having read any facts and/or any related news reports therein, and then subsequently makes a written, telephonic, electronic, or oral request to Sponsor, or to any authorized agent or affiliate related thereto, to respond, explain, or to further elucidate on any commentary therein, then such correspondence, and all related attachments and/or documents shall be treated as a traditional letter or request to the Editor or Publisher of the affected article(s) for a response. If a response is forthcoming, the same, including the name and identity, and content of the request, may be posted in a clear and conspicuous public location at no costs such that said response can be read, observed, accessed, by any interested party interested in the subject thereof."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 446, provides, in part: "Sponsor shall not be liable, in whole or in part, neither any authorized agents of the same, for any written, oral, or electronic responses made or published by an independent publisher in response to a written request received by Sponsor to respond to any false, untrue, misleading, deceptive, unverified, merit-less, or unsubstantiated written statement of and concerning Sponsor, or any affiliate, or agent related thereto."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 447, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor, nor any authorized agents of the same, shall be liable, in whole or in part, for the policies, procedures, protocols, or rules, of any independent publisher, and neither shall Sponsor be required to adhere to any such rules, policies, procedures, protocols, of such publishers. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 448, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor, nor any authorized agents of the same, shall be liable, in whole or in part, for the policies, procedures, protocols, or rules, of any independent, non-governmental, third-party, and neither shall Sponsor be required to adhere to any such rules, policies, procedures, protocols, of such independent, non-governmental, third-parties. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 449, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor nor any authorized agent, affiliate, related thereto, shall be required to respond to any unverified, merit-less, or unsubstantiated statement of and concerning Sponsor, or any affiliate, or agent related thereto."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 450, provides, in part: "It is expressly prohibited for any person, natural or corporate, to illegally alter, deface, damage, manipulate, or deface any electronic document stored on a computer server that houses the subject web presentation or the web presentation of any authorized agent or affiliate."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 451, provides, in part: "It is expressly prohibited for any person, natural or corporate, to alter, deface, manipulate, damage, or deface any electronic document stored on a computer server that houses the subject web presentation or the web presentation of any authorized agent or affiliate without express permission form an authorized agent of Sponsor."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 452, provides, in part: "It is expressly prohibited for any person, natural or corporate, to illegally retrieve, posess, and/or place into any sort of personal storage media or device any electronic document authored by Sponsor or any affiliate related thereo that is password-protected and housed on a computer server that houses the subject web presentation or the web presentation of any authorized agent or affiliate unless non-electronically and verified written permission from an authorized agent of Sponsor is obtained beforehand."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 453, provides, in part: "It is expressly prohibited for any person, natural or corporate, to retrieve, posess, and/or place into any sort of personal storage media or device any electronic document that is authored by Sponsor or any affiliate related thereo that is password-protected and housed on a computer server that houses the subject web presentation or the web presentation of any authorized agent or affiliate unless non-electronically and verified written permission from an authorized agent of Sponsor is obtained beforehand."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 454, provides, in part: "Acceptable exceptions to NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 453 are the following: EAS/N2 Form 0; EAS/N2 Form 00; EAS/N2 Form 000; EAS/N2 Form 001; EAS/N2 Form 002; EAS/N2 Form 003; EAS/N2 Form 004; EAS/N2 Form 005; EAS/N2 Form 006; EAS/N2 Form 007; EAS/N2 Form 008; EAS/N2 Form 008; EAS/N2 Form 009; EAS/N2 Form 0010; EAS/N2 Form 0011; EAS/N2 Form 0012; SP 1066, coupons, advertising literature, media exhibts."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 455, provides, in part: "Any person, natural or corporate, that has possession of any property that is owned by, licensed to, or managed by Sponsor, or any authorized agent of the same, and fails to return such property when requested, or fails to furnish clear and convincing evidence of ownership and/or entitlement to said property then the person(s) possessing the disputed property shall be deemed to be in possession of stolen property and the same allegation may be published in a public forum subject to removal only upon the remittance of evidence to the contrary."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 456, provides, in part: "It is expressly prohibited for any person, natural or corporate, to equate the name of Sponsor or any authorized agent related thereto to dubious products and/or services."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 457, provides, in part: "All correspondence marked in bold, capitial letters, as PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL, and authored by Sponsor, or any authorized agent or affiliate related thereto, and addressed to a specific natural personal shall be construed as a private communication intended only for the recipient, and shall not be disclosed to any other person without the knowledge and consent of Sponsor at least three calendar fays beforehand."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 458, provides, in part: "All correspondence marked in bold, capitial letters, as PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL, and authored by Sponsor, or any authorized agent or affiliate related thereto, and addressed to a specific natural personal shall be construed as a private communication whose contents are also considered as private and intended only for the recipient."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 459, provides, in part: "Any electronically-generated correspondence, memo, or memorandum, in Adobe Post-Document Format (a/k/a/ Adobe PDF) that is marked and labeled as PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL, and accessible only via a password protected mechanism, and authored by Sponsor, or any authorized agent or affiliate related thereto, shall be the exclusive property of Sponsor, and shall not be retained or possessed by the recipient or addressee other than for temporary reading purposes. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 460, provides, in part: "Any electronically-generated correspondence, memo, or memorandum, in Adobe Post-Document Format (a/k/a/ Adobe PDF) that is marked and labeled as PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL, and accessible only via a password protected mechanism, and authored by Sponsor, or any authorized agent or affiliate related thereto, shall be the exclusive property of Sponsor, and shall not be altered, defaced, manipulated, placed in storage, or retained or possessed by the recipient or addressee in any form, manner, or way, other than for temporary reading purposes. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 461, provides, in part: "The conduct of any third party acting on behalf of or in concert with any nominee or semi-finalist during or after any phase of the deliberative, evaluation, and/or nomination process is unconditionally imputed to be the conduct of the nominee and/or semi-finalist unless said nominee or semi-finalist first obtained a waiver from Sponsor, or an authorized agent of the same, on an official form approved by Sponsor."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 462, provides, in part: "Any person conducting business with Sponsor or any authorized agent of the same may submit a form approved by Sponsor officially waiving his his/her privacy rights and allowing a third party to subsequently communicate on his/her behalf. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 463, provides, in part: "Any form represented or construed as a waiver form shall be authored by Sponsor, or an authorized representative of the same, and shall be on a form and in a manner approved by Sponsor."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 464, provides, in part: "With respect to the enforcement of any rule, provision, or condition, regarding the imputation of misconduct, alleged or verified, it is immaterial as to whether or not the applicant or consumer knew or was apprised of or made aware of the third party's conduct that allegedly acted on his/her behalf."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 465, provides, in part: "With respect to the enforcement of any rule, provision, or condition, regarding the imputation of misconduct, alleged or verified, it is immaterial and irrelevant as to which party submitted, owned, or signed, or remitted the financial instrument or financial warrant consideration that was supposedly submitted with the completed or incomplete application or submitted with any subscription, membership request, or order form."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 466, provides, in part: "With respect to the enforcement of any rule, provision, or condition, regarding the imputation of misconduct, alleged or verified, it is immaterial and irrelevant as to which party owns, owned, endorsed, delivered, mailed, electronically transmitted or signed the financial instrument or financial warrant consideration submitted in relation to the goods and/or services ordered or obtained by applicant or consumer."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 467, provides, in part: "With respect to the enforcement of any rule, provision, or condition, regarding the imputation of misconduct, alleged or verified, the controlling factor shall always be the ultimate beneficiary or the person who is stands in a position to reap the maximum from the conduct.#34

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 468, provides, in part: "With respect to the enforcement of NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 26, it is immaterial as to whether or not the applicant or consumer knew or was apprised of or made aware of the third party's conduct that allegedly acted on his/her behalf."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 469, provides, in part: "With respect to the enforcement of NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 26, it is immaterial and irrelevant as to which party submitted, owned, or signed, or remitted the financial instrument or financial warrant consideration that was supposedly submitted with the completed or incomplete application or submitted with any subscription, membership request, or order form."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 470, provides, in part: "With respect to the enforcement of NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 26, it is immaterial and irrelevant as to which party owns, owned, endorsed, delivered, electronically transmitted, mailed, or signed the financial instrument or financial warrant consideration submitted in relation to the goods and/or services ordered or obtained by applicant or consumer."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 471, provides, in part: "With respect to the enforcement of NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 26,the controlling factor shall always be the ultimate beneficiary or the person who is stands in a position to reap the maximum from the conduct.#34

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 472, provides, in part: "With respect to the enforcement of NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 461, it is immaterial as to whether or not the semi-finalist or nominee knew or was apprised of or made aware of the third party's conduct that allegedly acted on his/her behalf."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 473, provides, in part: "With respect to the enforcement of NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 461, it is immaterial and irrelevant as to which party submitted, owned, or signed, or remitted the financial instrument or financial warrant consideration, or semi-finalist or nominee package, that was supposedly submitted with the completed or incomplete application, semi-finalist questionaiire, or submitted with any subscription, membership request, or order form."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 474, provides, in part: "With respect to the enforcement of NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 461, it is immaterial and irrelevant as to which party owns, owned, endorsed, delivered, electronically transmitted, mailed, or signed the financial instrument or financial warrant consideration submitted in relation to the goods and/or services ordered or obtained by applicant or consumer."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 475, provides, in part: "With respect to the enforcement of NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 461,the controlling factor shall always be the ultimate beneficiary or the person who is stands in a position to reap the maximum from the conduct.#34

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 476, provides, in part: "Whomsover aids, abets, counsels, commands, induces, influences, assists, or procures the commission of a frivolous, merit-less, or unsubstantiated grievance, claim, or complaint, against Sponsor, or any authorized agent related thereto, is punishable as a principal."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 477, provides, in part: "Whomsover observes or witnesses the performance of an illegal act(s) against Sponsor, or any authorized agent, or affiliate related thereto, and fails to prevent the performance or occurence thereof, or fails to disclose the occurence of the act(s) to Sponsor, or fails to alert, notify, or bring to the attention of Sponsor, or any authorized agent related thereto, of such pending or planned act(s), then such conduct may be imputed to the observer or witness of the act(s), and therefore the same shall be punishable as a principal."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 478, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor, nor any authorized agent or affiliate related thereto, shall be responsible or obligated for the performance of any act(s) that have been excused, forfeited, rescinded, cancelled, or voluntarily waived by any donee, donataive recipient, and/or user of the naas.org website."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 479, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor, nor any authorized agent or affiliate related thereto, shall be responsible or obligated for the performance of any services that have been excused, forfeited, rescinded, cancelled, or voluntarily waived by any donee, donataive recipient, and/or user of the naas.org website."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 480, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor, nor any authorized agent or affiliate related thereto, shall be responsible or obligated for the performance of any act(s) that have been excused, forfeited, rescinded, waived, or cancelled as a direct or proximate cause of the negligence, malfeasance, misfeasance, breaches, laches, or misconduct of any person or persons."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 481, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor, nor any authorized agent or affiliate related thereto, shall be responsible or obligated for the performance of any services that have been excused, forfeited, rescinded, waived, or cancelled as a direct or proximate cause of the negligence, malfeasance, misfeasance, breaches, laches, or misconduct of any person or persons. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 482, provides, in part: "Sponsor shall establish a disclaimer section to the subject web presentation, for all readers, visitors, consumers and prospective consumers. The disclaimer section shall be located under the domain name naas.org, and shall be programmed in hyper-text markup language with name disclaim.php (a/k/a/ WB Form-008)."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 483, provides, in part: "Sponsor shall establish a section in the subject web presentation of general rules intended for all readers, visitors, persons (natural and non-natural), consumers and prospective consumers. The rules section shall be located under the domain name naas.org, and shall be programmed in hyper-text markup language with name rules.php (a/k/a/ WB Form- 009)."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 484, provides, in part: "Whomsover concedes or admits in writing to having accessed and read either WB Form-003, or WB Form-004, or WB Form 008, or WB Form-009, WB Form 0010, or WEB Form 0011, or any combination of the same, such concession and/or admission shall be contrued as willful consent to be bound and subject to each and every rule, term, provision, condition hereon, including the respective rules, terms, conditions, and provisions, of the WB Forms that reader expressly acknowledged as having read., er Sponsor, nor any authorized agent or affiliate related thereto, shall be responsible or obligated for the performance of any services that have been excused, forfeited, rescinded, waived, or cancelled as a direct or proximate cause of the negligence, malfeasance, misfeasance, breaches, laches, or misconduct of others."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 485, provides, in part: "Any person, agency, or entity, who voluntarily elects to complete a GEC Form 001, GEC Form 002, EAS/N2 Form S00, GEC Form 003, GEC Form 004, GEC Form 005, or who views or downloads EAS/N2 Form E00, whereas said forms are described supra, or who submits a signed scholarship, award, or grant application, or who remits a purchase or requisition order for any goods and/or services advertised in or throughout this web presentation to The Parties, or any authorized agent of the same, or who remits a check, financial warrant, or payment for any goods and/or services advertised in or throughout this web presentation to The Parties , or to any authorized agent of the same, or whom participates in any aspect of the merit-based programs featured or displayed in or throughout this web presentation, whether said participation is direct or indirect, or who voluntarily provides their name, mailing address, electronic address, phone number, or a combination thereof to Sponsor, or any authorized agent related thereto, automatically consents to each and every one of the conditions, provisions, rules, and terms of WB Form 009. "

    sNAAS EAS/N2 Rule 486, provides, in part: "Sponsor shall create a Mutual Release and Cancellation form intended for any person who wishes to rescind, cancel, or withdraw from any previously granted consent, implied or actual."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 487, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor nor any authorized agents or affiliates of the same shall be obligated to complete or approve any Mutual Release and Cancellation form not expressly approved by the same on a form authorized by the same."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 488, provides, in part: "Sponsor shall create a Mutual Release and Cancellation form intended for any non-donative recipient of the general public who wishes to rescind, cancel, or withdraw from any previously granted consent, implied or actual, and that form shall be identified as MR Form 001"

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 489, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor nor any authorized agent(s) or affiliates of the same shall be obligated or required to elucidate or justify any express provision, term, or condition, of any integrated agreement after the same has been voluntarily and willingly entered into."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 490, provides, in part: "Sponsor shall have the authority to use any legal and lawful means to investigate the accuracy, validity, and authenticity of any notice, memorandum, document, correspondence, transcript, or letter, sent to the same, or sent to an authorized agent or affiliate of the same, if such notice, memorandum, document, correspondence, transcript, or letter was sent in relationship to any of the products and/or services featured in the subject web presentation or relates to a matter involving Sponsor, or any agent or affiliate related thereto."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 491, provides, in part: "Sponsor shall have the authority to use any legal and lawful means to investigate the accuracy, validity, and authenticity of any notice, memorandum, document, correspondence, transcript, or letter, sent to the same, or sent to an authorized agent or affiliate of the same, if such notice, memorandum, document, correspondence, transcript, or letter was sent by a donative recipient or any prospective donative recipient. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 492, provides, in part: "Sponsor shall have the authority to use any legal and lawful means to investigate the intent and/or purpose of any notice, memorandum, document, correspondence, transcript, or letter, sent to the same, or sent to an authorized agent or affiliate of the same, if such notice, memorandum, document, correspondence, transcript, or letter was sent by a donative recipient or any prospective donative recipient. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 493, provides, in part: "Sponsor shall have the authority to use any legal and lawful means to investigate the intent and/or purpose of any notice, memorandum, document, correspondence, transcript, or letter, sent to the same, or sent to an authorized agent or affiliate of the same, if such notice, memorandum, document, correspondence, transcript, or letter was sent in relationship to any of the products and/or services featured in the subject web presentation or relates to a matter involving Sponsor, or any agent or affiliate related thereto. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 494, provides, in part: "Any donative recipient that commits an offense against Sponsor, or any agent or affiliate related thereto, specifically the violation of NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 432, 433, 434, 437, 441, 442, collectively or severally, or any rule or provision related to the same, shall be dismissed from said status without notice or forewarning and shall be prohibited from participating in any subsequent programs or services associated with or sponsored by Sponsor. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 495, provides, in part: "Any institution of higher learning and/or institution of higher education that commits an offense against Sponsor, or any agent or affiliate related thereto, specifically the violation of NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 432, 433, 434, 437, 441, 442, collectively or severally, or any rule or provision related to the same, or who aids, abets, procures, induces, commands, or influences such violations, shall be prohibited from participating in any programs or services associated with or sponsored by Sponsor. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 496, provides, in part: "Any institution of higher learning and/or institution of higher education that commits an offense against Sponsor, or any agent or affiliate related thereto, specifically the violation of NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 432, 433, 434, 437, 441, 442, collectively or severally, or any rule or provision related to the same, or who aids, abets, procures, induces, commands, or influences such violations, shall be publicly barred and prohibited from participating in any programs or services associated with or sponsored by Sponsor. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 497, provides, in part: "Any seconday school of learning and/or academic institution, specifically any public high school, private high school, charter school, home-school, Bureau of Indian Affairs School, or any school in foreign state that is operated for dependents of the United States armed forces, specifically schools with addresses utilizing any combination of APO/FPO/AE/AA codes in their respective mailing labels, e-mail headers, or address designations, that commits an offense against Sponsor, or any agent or affiliate related thereto, specifically the violation of NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 432, 433, 434, 437, 441, 442, collectively or severally, or any rule or provision related to the same, or who aids, abets, procures, induces, commands, or influences such violations, shall be prohibited from participating in any programs or services associated with or sponsored by Sponsor. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 498, provides, in part: "Any seconday school of learning and/or academic institution, specifically any public high school, private high school, charter school, home-school, Bureau of Indian Affairs School, or any school in foreign state that is operated for dependents of the United States armed forces, specifically schools with addresses utilizing any combination of APO/FPO/AE/AA codes in their respective mailing labels, or e-mail headers, or address designations, that commits an offense against Sponsor, or any agent or affiliate related thereto, specifically the violation of NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 432, 433, 434, 437, 441, 442, collectively or severally, or any rule or provision related to the same, or who aids, abets, procures, induces, commands, or influences such violations, shall be prohibited from participating in any programs or services associated with or sponsored by Sponsor. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 499, provides, in part: "Whomsover accesses the subject web presentation and proceeds thereon to purchase or subscribe to any product or service featured or depicted herein then such affirmative conduct shall constitute a willful consent to completely, totally, and absolutely waive any implied or actual rights to a refund and/or exchange of any product for an item of comparable value so long as said waiver does not conflict with the expressed terms affixed to the applicable product or service; and, if not expressly affixed thereon in a clear and conspicuous location, then this rule shall take precedence. "

    In addition to the foregoing rules cited hereinabove, other key rules govern the various products and services featured in the subject web presentation. Some of these "rules, conditions, instructions, and provisions..." include, but are not limited to, the following rules which we have generously re-printed hereinbelow:

    GENERAL SUMMARY of NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 500:
    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 500 is designed to protect the interests of legitimate and law-abiding participants and to enforce the integrity of the programs in which these parties may participate in. At the same time, the rule seeks to preempt and to legally thwart any conduct that may unfairly harm, restrict, or prejudice any aspect of a decision-making process. Furthermore, the rule seeks to discourage the participation of any person(s) that have no intent to abide by any of the rules, provisions, terms, and conditions cited herein. This rule can be generally cited as the Inducement Under False Pretenses Rule.

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 500, requires each and every applicant and/or participant to any program(s) announced by Sponsor, or any authorized agent or affiliated related thereto, to affirm, agree and consent to the following:

    1. That Applicant is either a high school senior and is enrolled in either a public, private, parochial, magnet, Charter, Bureau of Indian Affairs School secondary school located in the United States or is enrolled in a Department of Defense Armed Services school supported by the United States government or that applicant is an eligible college freshman or sophomore that is attending a institution of higher learning located in the United States of America, or some province, territory, or region under U.S jurisdiction;
    2. That Applicant intends to use the monetary proceeds of the award for either educational, religious, scientific, or humanitarian purposes to benefit the U.S. of America;
    3. That Applicant has a cumulative G.P.A. of at least a "C" or higher at time of application;
    4. That Applicant is a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident or that applicant is in the process of becoming a Permanent Resident, if appying fofor the NAAS-USA Award;
    5. That Applicant is aware of, fully accepts, and unconditionally agrees to the provision that supplying false, deceptive, or misleading information, submitting the information requested hereon in bad faith, or willfully omitting material information in order to obtain a merit award is grounds for disqualification and/or termination of an existing award;
    6. That Applicant is aware of, fully accepts, and unconditionally agrees to the provision that all information submitted in connection to the any of subject merit-based awards is subject to verification and re-verification before offer, after offer, and during any phase or period of the life of the subject award;
    7. That Applicant is aware of, fully accepts, and unconditionally agrees to the provision that applicant shall bear responsibility for the misconduct of any third party ( a party other than applicant) acting on behalf of applicant regardless of the nature or extent of the relationship of that third party to applicant. Third parties are generally considered to be guidance counselors, teachers, parents, friends, attorneys, employers of applicant, etc;
    8. That Applicant is aware of, fully accepts, and unconditionally agrees to the provision that applicant shall neither solicit or encourage any third party to communicate directly to Sponsor, or to any authorized agent, affiliate, licensors of the same, on behalf of applicant unless specifically requested to do so by Sponsor or its duly authorized representative with the only exception being a written request for application literature and/or product information;
    9. That Applicant is aware of, fully accepts, and unconditionally agrees to all applicable NAAS EAS/N2 rules;
    10. That Applicant is aware of, fully accepts, and unconditionally agrees to the provision that the existing terms, conditions, and provisions of the subject merit-based programs is subject to revision, modification, amendment(s), without notice or forewarning and that neither Sponsor nor any affiliates or agents related thereto, are obligated in any way to provide any advance notice so long as the affected revision, modification, amendment(s), does not result in actual economic damage to applicant.
    11. That Applicant is aware of, fully accepts, and unconditionally agrees to the provision that by submitting a merit-based application to Sponsor, or to any authorized agent and/or affiliate of the same then applicant, and the parent(s)/guardian(s) of applicant, completely, and in every way, indemnifies Sponsor, and all authorized agents and affiliates relate thereto, against and agrees to hold the same (collectively, jointly, and severally) harmless from any loss, damage, claim of damage, liability or expense arising out of or resulting from any aspect of the subject merit-based awards;
    12. That Applicant is aware of, fully accepts, and unconditionally agrees to the provision that requires all applicants, irregardless of mode of application, to accept any and all decisions of the Select Committee without debate and not to contest, debate, attack, or challenge any such decisions in any way, form, or manner;
    13. That Applicant is aware of, fully accepts, and unconditionally agrees to the provision that all transactions associated with any of the subject merit-based awards application are final and that no refunds will be issued under any condition whatsover in violation of the rules expressed hereon;
    14. That Applicant is aware of, fully accepts, and unconditionally agrees to the provision that in the event that applicant wishes to alter, modify, change, or delete any information previously submitted with an on-line electronic application then it is required that applicant re-submit another on-line electronic application in its entirety and pay any associated fee(s) that may be required. Submitting corrected applications will not have any adverse effect on applicant with respect to decisions made by the Select Committee;
    15. That Applicant is aware of, fully accepts, and unconditionally agrees to the provision that by submitting an electronic on-line award to Sponsor, or to any authorized agent and/or affiliate related thereto, he/she shall not also be required submit a paper application. Vice-versa, applicant is aware of, fully accepts, and unconditionally agrees to the provision that by submitting a paper application then he/she shall not also be required to submit an electronic on-line application;
    16. That Applicant is aware of, has read, and understands all notices and disclaimers of and concerning non-eligible parties posted throughout the subject web presentation;
    17. That Applicant unconditionally agrees to assume all risks inherent in any of the services advertised or otherwise mentioned in and throughout this web presentation and the technologies supporting it. Various encoding schemes, protocols and other enabling technologies are not within the control of Sponsor and are subject to change without notice;
    18. That Applicant is aware of, understands, and agrees that any material and/or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of any services advertised in the subject web presentation is done at the applicant's own discretion and risk ant that applicant will be solely responsible for any damage to his/her computer system or loss of data that results from the download of such material and/or date;
    19. That Applicant is aware of, understands, and agrees that he/she shall not participate in any of the subject merit-based programs under false or misleading pretenses and/or bad faith and shall not present misleading, deceptive, or deceitful statements to the Grand Board or omit any material information to the same or any any division thereof;
    20. That Applicant is fully aware of, fully accepts, and unconditionally agrees to the provision that the presentation of any false, misleading, deceptive, or untruthful statement(s), or the wilfull or negligent omission of any material statement(s) and/or information, made in conjunction with any aspect of the subject merit-based awards, whether such statement(s) was made or omitted by applicant or any party acting on behalf of applicant, then said conduct is sufficient to terminate the candidacy of applicant without further notice or forewarning, and such conduct is sufficient to revoke, cancel, or disqualify a pending nomination, and such conduct is sufficient grounds to revoke, cancel, and terminate a previously approved nomination;
    21. That Applicant is fully aware of, fully accepts, and unconditionally agrees to the provision that it is expressly prohibited for any applicant to the subject merit-based programs to aid, abet, assist, or to do any act(s) that causes the presentation of any false, misleading, deceptive, or untruthful statement(s), or the wilfull or negligent omission of any material statement(s) and/or information, made in conjunction with any aspect of the subject merit-based awards, whether such statement(s) was made or omitted by applicant or any party acting on behalf of applicant;
    22. That Applicant is aware of, fully accepts, and unconditionally agrees to the provision that the filing, lodging, or distribution, of a complaint, claim, grievance, or dispute against Sponsor, or against authorized agent and/or affiliate of the same, to a party other than Sponsor or other than the authorized agent and/or affiliate in question, may result in a loss of privacy rights and that Sponsor may seek re-imburse of any legal fees incurred to respond, rebut, and/or defend against unmeritorious and/or unsubstantiated allegations;
    23. That Applicant is aware of, fully accepts, and unconditionally agrees to the provision that any and all responses to a filed, lodged, or a distributed complaint, claim, grievance, or dispute, including all information that may be extracted thereform, against Sponsor, or against authorized agent and/or affiliate of the same, to a party other than Sponsor or other than the authorized agent and/or affiliate in question, may be shared or sold to unaffiliated third parties without further notice or forewarning;
    24. That Applicant is aware of, fully accepts, and unconditionally agrees to the provision that any filed, lodged, or a distributed complaint, claim, grievance, or dispute made on a form not expressly approved by Sponsor or not on an SP Form 1066, or an authorized derivative thereof, then neither Sponsor, nor any authorized agent thereof, shall be required to maintain inviolate the contents thereof, and that the instant complaint, claim, grievance, or dispute, including all information and statements appearing on said unauthorized form(s), including all information that may be extracted thereform, may be shared or sold to unaffiliated third parties without further notice or forewarning;
    25. That Applicant is aware of, fully accepts, and unconditionally agrees to the provision that any filed, lodged, or a distributed complaint, claim, grievance, or dispute made on a form not expressly approved by Sponsor or not on an SP Form 1066, or an authorized derivative thereof, or to an unaffiliated third-party, that is introduced or intended to be construed as evidentiary matter against Sponsor or any authorized agent thereof, then Sponsor shall have the discretion to introduce and publish in a public forum any material provided by applicant or any third party that acted on behalf of applicant, as counter evidence to rebut and deny and argumentative theory(ies) advanced by Applicant;
    26. That Applicant is aware of, fully accepts, and unconditionally agrees to the provision that any filed, lodged, or a distributed complaint, claim, grievance, or dispute made on a form not expressly approved by Sponsor or not on an SP Form 1066, or an authorized derivative thereof, or to an unaffiliated third-party, that is subsequently or believed to be stored in a computerized retrieval system of records that is owned, maintained, and/or operated by an unaffiliated third-party then the distributed complaint, claim, grievance, or dispute, shall be considered a public complaint and against Sponsor regardless of the mode, manner, pattern, or security of access;
    27. That Applicant is aware of, fully accepts, and unconditionally agrees to the provision that by remitting a merit-based application to Sponsor, or to any authorized agent and/or affiliate of the same, regardless as to whether or not application was signed or unsigned, complete or incomplete, with processing fee or without processing fee, with a complete or with a partial processing fee, with supporting documents or without supporting documents, properly addressed or improperly addressed, then the receipt of said application, and any supporting material presented or attached therewith shall be construed as inducements to nominate or consider the affected party for one or more of the subject merit-based awards, and therefore Sponsor, and each of its authorized agents and/or affiliates acting upon such inducements, shall therefore consider said application for consideration and act accordingly pursuant to rules, provisons, conditions, and terms hereon;
    28. That Applicant is aware of, fully accepts, and unconditionally agrees to the provision that by remitting a merit-based application to Sponsor, or to any authorized agent and/or affiliate of the same, regardless as to whether or not application was signed or unsigned, complete or incomplete, with processing fee or without processing fee, with a complete or with a partial processing fee, with supporting documents or without supporting documents, properly addressed or improperly addressed, then the receipt of said application, and any supporting material that may presented or attached therewith shall be construed as and shall constitute unconditionally consent to be bound by all of the terms, rules, provisions, and conditions expressed in the subject web presentation located under domain name naas.org and shall constitute consent to be bound by any ancillary, and supplemental rules, provisions, and terms, as well as any amendments thereto.

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    NAAS Honor Code of Ethics, Character, and Integrity.

    ¶ Whereas, National Academy of American Scholars, has sponsored or otherwise been associated with pure, merit-based awards, for more than fifteen years, and during this time period the organization has amassed a considerable amount knowledge, expertise, and experience in the field of such competition;

    ¶ Whereas, the sole purpose of the monetary component of any pure, merit-based (PMB) award announced or sponsored by The Parties is that it may serve as an incentive to assist a recipient in achieving his/her goals and/or aspirations, or as a means to recognize a person's past accomplisments;

    ¶ Whereas, it is not the express intent, nor the general intent, nor the specific intent that PMB awards associated with The Parties be used for the purpose of financing an education at an institution of higher education, as defined by the Higher Education Act of 1965 et seq;

    ¶ Whereas, no nominee or recipient of an award sponsored by The Parties shall rely upon or narrowly construe the monetary component of a PMB award solely and exclusively as an instrument to be used for the purposes of financing an education at an institution of higher education and neither is it the express intent, the general intent, nor the specific intent of Sponsor, or any agent of the same, that the monetary component of any PMB award be construed or interpreted as a form of financial aid, scholarship aid, grant aid, fellowship aid, prize aid, institutional aid, or any other form of quantifiable currency aid whose sole or ultimate objective is for the purpose to finance or assist a person in financing an education at an institution of higher learning/higher education;

    ¶ Whereas, it is expressly understood that the monetary component of the funds associated with a PMB award may be used for any educational, humanitarian, scientific, and/or religious endeavor;

    ¶ Whereas, it is widely known, or at least assumed, that to be nominated and approved for a PMB award a scholar must be willing to be subjected to a meticulous set of standards. These standards demand excellency, leadership, morals, maturity, proper respect and decorum for National Academy of American Scholars, integrity, intelligence, a command for the spoken and written word of English, and a respect for customs, rules, law, and the entire U.S. Constitution;

    ¶ Whereas, it is widely known, or at least assumed, that any person applying for and/or otherwise participation in any phase of the application process of an award sponsored by The Parties recognizes and accepts the fact that the standards and expections for both applicants and recipients are quite high;

    ¶ Whereas, it is widely known, or at least assumed, that any person approved or nominated for an award sponsored by or associated with The Parties , is a person that is a respector of laws and customs, acts in a manner that upholds, benefits, and dignifies the philosophy upon which the subject awards are based upon, and continuously reciprocates and demonstrates the meritorious and high standards that were used to aid and/or assist in the selection process without diminishing nor devaluing the same, in law or in spirit;

    ¶ Whereas, it is widely known, or at least assumed, that any person approved or nominated for an award sponsored by or associated with The Parties , is a person who mutually agrees that merit and other intangible factors are an essential ingredient to obtain a PMB award, and the exact same high standards shall also be an essential ingredient required to retain such an award;

    ¶ Whereas, it is widely known, or at least assumed, that any person approved or nominated for an award sponsored by or associated with The Parties , is person who recognizes and appreciates the need for an explicit set of rules, requirements, and conditions, to facilitate a democratic process and to foster an atmosphere of mutual respect and recognition of rights and responsibilities;

    ¶ Whereas, National Academy of American Scholars is an organization that respects and reveres the model democracy of the United States of America, and her U.S. Constitution;

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AND KNOWN BY ALL MEN, WOMEN, AND UP-RIGHT PERSONS THAT The Parties , HEREBY RESOLVES TO ENACT THIS RESOLUTION "A", HEREINAFTER TO BE REFERRED AS THE NAAS HONOR CODE.

    RESOLVED, the acceptance of any funds by a donative recipient, award recipient, or donee, as defined by express and conspicuous NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules, of any award sponsored by and/or associated with The Parties , shall constitute implied consent and an implied-in-fact agreement by the affected donative recipient, award recipient, and/or donee to adhere to and abide by each of the following codes of conduct, ethics, and integrity, to wit:

    1. I shall conduct myself at all times with due regard to public conventions, and morals;
    2. I shall not do or commit any act(s) that, in the opinion of The Parties , or any authorized agent or assignee, or representative of the same, may degrade me, or degrade my family, or make question of my appreciation of donated funds, or make question of my integrity, or my loyalty to the entire U.S. Constitution, or my morals, or my character, and/or my leadership ability;
    3. I shall not do or commit any act(s) that, in the opinion of The Parties , or any authorized agent or assignee, or representative of the same, may bring The Parties into public hatred, contempt, ridicule, or engage in any act(s) that may possibly shock or offend the general society of the United States of America;
    4. I shall not do or commit any act(s) that, in the opinion of The Parties , or any authorized agent or assignee, or representative of the same, be interpreted as an attempt to misconstrue any explicitly stated rule, term, provision, or condition of any contract or integrated agreement of and concerning N.A.A.S., whether implied or expressed;
    5. I shall not deface, mutilate, or disparage any logo, trademark, or service mark of any intellectual property owned by and/or associated with The Parties ;
    6. I shall not, unless expressly authorized to do so, re-produce, photocopy, videotape, re-published, or distribute, any official document(s) authored by The Parties , or any authorized agent, assignee, or representative of the same;
    7. I shall not aid, abet, encourage, cause, procure, influence, command, or induce another person to commit any act(s) that which if such act(s) was/were done personally by me would be a violation of the NAAS Honor Code, or any other explicitly stated rule, term, provision, or condition of any contract or integrated agreement of and concerning N.A.A.S, whether implied or expressed;
    8. If I ever elect to exercise my constitutional right of freedom of speech concerning The Parties , or any authorized agent or assignee, or representative of the same, I will obey all municipal ordinances and respective laws governing the same, and I will first research all facts and seek commentary from independent, disinterested sources prior to authoring or expressing said opinion in a public forum.
    NAAS Honor Code: NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rule 507 (a/k/a/ (Resolution Y)

    NAAS AR/SR Rule 35 deals with Scholarship Recipients and/or Award Recipients. NAAS AR/SR Rule 35, provides in part: "Members of the general public, as well as any applicant to any merit-based program announced by Sponsor, shall be permitted to obtain a copy of the names of past scholarship and/or award recipients for the immediate preceding two years by submitting a complete and verifiable electronic request for the same on NAAS EAS/N2 Form GEC-001, or a form approved by Sponser. Subject to the foregoing, and the limitations described herein, this information may be released within and no later than sixty calendar days via first-class U.S. mail upon satisfactory completion of said form along with the submission of a self-addressed, stamped envelope, with postage fully prepaid and properly affixed thereon; alternatively, requester may seek the information be provided electronically, in which case information may be released with thirty calendar days subject to the limitations herein, and the backlog or current queue of requests. Invasive information such as personal addresses, social security numbers, dates of birth, transcript scores, etc., shall not released pursuant to NAAS AR/SR Rule 35-A, which expressly prohibits the release of any information also probibited by federal and/or state privacy laws. Subject to NAAS AR/SR Rule 35-B, any award and/or scholarship recipient whose monetary funds were not derived from federal sources or public charitable funds may also deny the release of any information other than his/her name to any member of the requesting public; in such cases, Sponsor will recite name and precede the same by an asterisk followed by the statement: Recipient denies release of information other than name pursuent to NAAS AR/SR Rule 35-B...."

    NAAS AR/SR Rule S100 deals with active donee recipients of renewable awards. NAAS AR/SR S100, provides, in part: "All active donee and/or donative recipients must provide a written acknowledgement letter for each and every donative and/or gift payment received. The particulars of the written acknowledgement letter shall include all of the information required per EAS/N2 Form 0011, and/or EAS/N2 Form 0012, whichever is applicable."

    NAAS AR/SR Rule S101 deals with transient donee recipients of non-renewable awards. NAAS AR/SR S101, provides, in part: "All transient donee and/or donative recipients must personally provide a written acknowledgement letter for the amount of the donative and/or gift payment received in the time frame specified. The particulars of the written acknowledgement letter shall include all of the information required per EAS/N2 Form 0011."

    NAAS AR/SR Rule S102 deals with active donee recipients of renewable awards. NAAS AR/SR S102, provides, in part: "A violation of NAAS AR/AR Rule S100 or a failure or refusal to adhere to said rule in the time period provided by EAS/N2 Form 002, Form 003, Form 004, Form 005, Form 006, whichever form is applicable, or in the time period provided in an instant notice by Sponsor or a representative of the same to donee recipient, shall constitute, amongst other things, be construed and interpreted as a material breach of obligations. A violation of the within rule is cause for terminiation and revocation of the subject award, or a forfeiture of one or more subsequent payments, or a suspension of all pending donative contributions subject to a satisfactory as to why the violation occured. The precise penalty is subject to the discretion of donor(s) and may vary from donee to donee depending upon mitigating and aggravating factors."

    NAAS AR/SR Rule S103 deals with transient donee recipients of non-renewable awards. NAAS AR/SR S103, provides, in part: "A violation of NAAS AR/AR Rule S101 or a failure or refusal to adhere to said rule in the time period provided by EAS/N2 Form 002, Form 003, Form 004, Form 005, Form 006, whichever form is applicable, or in the time period provided in an instant notice by Sponsor or a representative of the same to donee recipient, shall constitute, amongst other things, and shall be construed and interpreted as a material breach of obligations. A violation of the within rule is cause for recission of the subject award, which requires donative recipient to refund the full amount provided; otherwise the funds need not be repaid. The precise penalty is subject to the discretion of donor(s) and may vary from donee to donee depending upon mitigating and aggravating factors."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule SW 0 is a rule that deals exclusively with Scholarship Watch periodical. NAAS EAS/N2 Rule SW 0, provides, in part: "The primary intended format of Scholarship Watch shall be electronic, and shall be in a pre-programmed Adobe Acrobat format. Adobe is a licensed trademark of a non-affiliated third party company."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule SW 00, is a rule that deals exclusively with Scholarship Watch periodical. NAAS EAS/N2 Rule SW 00, provides, in part: "The primary method of delivery of Scholarship Watch shall be electronic, and all subscribers and purchasers of record shall have a continuing duty and responsiblity to be competent in the use of a computing device in order to access and avail themselves to the subject newsletter. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule SW 000, is a rule that deals exclusively with Scholarship Watch periodical. NAAS EAS/N2 Rule SW 000, provides, in part: "Neither sponsor nor any affiliate of the same shall be responsible for training, teaching, assisting, or providing any sort of serial instruction to any purchaser or subscriber of Scholarship Watch to enable the purchaser and/or subscriber to competently use any required software program or computing device in furtherance of accessing any Scholarship Watch periodical."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule SW 1 is a rule that deals exclusively with Scholarship Watch periodical. NAAS EAS/N2 Rule SW 1, provides, in part: "All purchasers and/or subscribers, of Scholarship Watch have a duty to abide by all applicable rules, terms, and provisions, regarding all aspects of the subject web presentation located at the domain name naas.org."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule SW 2 is a rule that deals exclusively with Scholarship Watch periodical. NAAS EAS/N2 Rule SW 2, provides, in part: "All purchasers and/or subscribers of Scholarship Watch have a duty to inform Sponsor no later than 14 calendar days after the pending electronic publication date or no later than 14 calendar days after the actual release date, to apprise Sponsor via the completion of NAAS EAS/N2 Form GEC Form 001(supra) of a claim or allegation that a particular serial issue was not received by purchaser and/or subscriber."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule SW 3 is a rule that deals exclusively with Scholarship Watch periodical. NAAS EAS/N2 Rule SW 3, provides, in part: "An OFFICIAL ACCESS AND AVAILABILITY NOTICE informing purchasers and subscribers of record shall be transmitted to the same and shall consist of information that details the precise location, and the password to access the affected issue or periodical. The OFFICIAL ACCESS AND AVAILABILITY NOTICE shall be deemed as received by the recipient electronic address if no error message of any type is received by the sending party of the notice.".

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule SW 4 is a rule that deals exclusively with Scholarship Watch periodical. NAAS EAS/N2 Rule SW 4, provides, in part: " A failure, refusal, or dis-inclination by any purchaser and/or subscriber to inform Sponsor via the precise method outlined under NAAS EAS/N2 SW Rule 2 within the time frame required of the instant or any ancillary rule or provision shall, for the purposes of this rule, constitute a total, complete, absolute, and unconditional waiver of all claims, grievances, penalties, injuries that said purchaser may attempt to claim, and may result in loss of privilege to access the subject web presentation or a forfeiture or of the affected issue."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule SW 5 is a rule that deals exclusively with Scholarship Watch periodical. NAAS EAS/N2 Rule SW 5, provides, in part: "It is the sole and exclusive responsibility of each and every consumer that purchases and/or subscribes to newsletter and that experiences any trouble, delay, or any problem in downloading, viewing, or accessing electronic versions of the newsletter to remit an immediate (within 72 hours) e-mail reply with an original copy of the OFFICIAL ACCESS AND AVAILABILITY NOTICE and simply state that they would like to be sent a paper-formatted version. The reply message must also contain the sender' physical mailing address where sender would like paper-formatted version to be mailed to"

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule SW 6 is a rule that deals exclusively with Scholarship Watch periodical. NAAS EAS/N2 Rule SW 6, provides, in part: "Paper-formatted versions of the newsletter may be distributed on a case by case basis and shall be distributed within four to six weeks after the officia release date of the electronic version. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule SW 7, provides, in part: "A preference for a paper-formatted version of the newsletter must be made at the time at the time of purchase or subscription. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule SW 8, provides, in part: "By accessing and/or otherwise utilizing any of the electronic order forms available in the subject web presentation, such use and accessability shall constitute primae facie evidence of Internet access, consent to a digital and/or electronic-format, and indicate an exclusive preference for electronic delivery of all newsletters or other applicable products in an electronic format."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 47 (Right of Refusal)
    Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to refuse to process any financial aid application, scholarship application, award application, membership seat application, and any subscription(s) to any of its branded products and/or services, remitted to the same, or remitted to any authorized agent, contractor, licensor, or third-party vendor affiliated therewith. Sponsor need not provide any reason for the refusal so long as the remitted fee(s) was not endorsed. This Right of Refusal extends to, but is not necessarily limited to, the right to refuse to process or accept a purchase and/or subscription to any of the advertised products (tangible, electronic, and non-tangible) depicted in Sponsor's newsletter; the right to refuse to register any e-mail address provided to the same; and, in the event that an e-mail address has been registered, Sponsor and/or its designated affiliates, agents, licensors, reserve the right to delete such e-mail address from its registry file without further notice and without providing a reason for such action. In the event that Sponsor elects not to provide to purchaser the services for which purchaser has presumably paid for or requested then either Sponsor and/or its designated affiliates, agents, licensors, hereby agree to either remit a full refund for services/products not delivered and/or obtained or Sponsor and/or its designated affiliates, agents, licensors will simply not endorse the financial instrument or warrant that propective purchaser or would-be customer or client provided to Sponsor and/or its designated affiliates, agents, licensors. It is the express intent of Sponsor through its designated agents and affiliates to process non-accepted orders or non-accepted membership service requests within a time frame of at least six to eight weeks upon postal receipt of the same or within 90 calendar days after the commencement of the selection and/or determination period, whichever is longer or applicable. Post-card notices, general information memorandums, or other acceptable modes of communication, will be deemed sufficient to notify the affected person(s) of this decision or impacted by Sponsor's Right of Refusal. In which case, unendorsed warrants and/or financial instruments may not be returned to remitter and will be disposed of at the cost of Sponsor unless affected remitter provides a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return of the unendorsed warrant or financial instrument in the time frame provided by the general notice sent under the foregoing rule. NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 47 does not in any way, shape, form, or fashion supplant, amend, or affect the inherent rights and responsibilities of those parties whom elect to remit handling fees via the U.S. mail for award literature in return for receipt of the same. A "handling fee" is not considered a purchase, or a purchase request, or any type of service or merchandise order. Rules and procedures governing or otherwise affecting the distribution of literature subject to receipt of a handling fee is fully discribed elsewhere in this notice.
    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 47

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 40 (Right to Refund; Refund Policy)

    Refund policy is governed by NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 40 and NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 40-A. The former provides a precise procedure for refunds, and the latter denies refunds under all conditions. NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 40 affects all electronic and tangible merchandise and services other than U.S. mail requests for award, membership, and/or application literature. To protect against abuses and unlawful or premature cancellations of an applicant's application without him/her being aware of such an act, we have enacted certain procedures that carefully allows for a party to withdraw from the competition and receive a refund.

    Subject to the conditions of NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 40-A, NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 40, provides, in part: With respect to each approved primary award recipient, the processing fee portion may be refunded. All transactions are final. With respect to non-donees, and non-finalists, absolutely no refunds shall be remitted to the same. With respect to orders or subscriptions to Scholarship Watch newsletter or any other electronic and/or tangible merchandise advertised or marketed in the subject web presentation and/or the web presentation of any authorized or licensed affiliate related thereto, neither Sponsor, Publisher, or any authorized agent or affiliate shall cause or remit a refund. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any applicant and/or participant to any of the advertised award-based programs featured and/or depicted in the web presentation located at domain name naas.org, including any domain name or affiliate authorized to feature or display such information concerning the same, may cancel his/her application at any time, and may thereafter cause the remittance of a refund subject to the receipt of and proper execution of a cancellation notice, to wit:

    1. Applicant must request a refund in writing no later than 14 calendar days after applicant has mailed his/her application or no later than 14 calendar days after Feb. 15, whichever date or event comes first;
    2. Applicant must submit a signed cover letter entitled "Cancellation and Withdrawal Notice" or other intelligible written matter upon which a reader being fluent and familiar with the English language can ascertain the true meaning and intent of the same. In the cover letter entitled "Cancellation and Withdrawal Notice", applicant should include certain identifying information such as applicant's first name, last name, applicant's home phone number, applicant's physical street address. The requested information should match the information provided on applicant's application. The cover letter should also include a formal written request that states applicant wishes to formally withdraw from the award competition and that applicant seeks a complete refund for any processsing fee(s) remitted with the completed application;
    3. Applicant must sign and date the cover letter. If applicant is less than 17 years of age at time of refund request then either parent or legal guardian and applicant should sign cover letter in the lower left-hand corner;
    4. All refund requests must include a photocopy of a legible completed application. The application should be legible and/or readable and not be inviolation of NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 7 above;
    5. To verify that the affected application was sent in good faith, and that said application was not sent for some illegitimate or disruptive means, applicant may be required to also send a copy of all the supporting documents that were sent with the completed application. If supporting documents are not available, the refund may be sent minus a service charge of ten dollars;
    6. To verify that funds were sent with the completed application, and that Sponsor or an authorized agent of the same endorsed said funds, applicant must also enclose a photocopy of the front & back of the cancelled check. If applicant claims a copy of the check is unavailable then applicant must have a representative of his/her financial institution provide a signed and written declaration on official bank stationery attesting that applicant or the parent(s)/legal guardian of applicant drew a check to Sponsor, or an affiliate or an authorized agent of the same, and that said check was subsequently endorsed by Sponsor or an affiliate or an authorized agent of the same. The letter from the financial institution must include a phone number, a facsimile number, a physical street address, and have an original signature by a bank officer. This information is necessary in the event that financial institution needs to be contacted to verify the authenticity of the letter; and,
    7. To receive a response, and refund, applicant must enclose a letter-sized, self-addressed stamped envelope with the current rate of first-class postage affixed thereon.
    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 40

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 55

    Any party whomsoever engages in conduct that, in the opinion of Sponsor, or in the opinion of any authorized agent, assignee, representative, or affiliate related thereto, is harassing, menacing, obnoxious, abusive, rude, bothersome, inappropriate, threatening, and/or disruptive to the operations of Sponsor, or disruptive to the operations of any authorized agent, assignee, representative, or affiliate of Sponsor, whether domestic or foreign; or, who engages in conduct that may be interpreted or construed to be a perceived or actual violation of any civil and/or criminal laws; or, who engages in a corrupt endeavor to impede, obstruct, or interfere with the administration of a merit-based award while attending or planning to an institution of higher learning; or, who continually submits unsolicited, rude, or bothersome communications to Sponsor, or any authorized agent, assignee, representative, or affiliate related thereto; or, who engages in overly excessive and redundant questioning of topics or subjects in which answers to such questions are freely available twenty-four hours per day in a public forum such as an Internet media via the subject web (www.naas.org) presentation; or, who continually submits letters or correspondences to Sponsor or any authorized agent, assignee, representative, or affiliate related thereto seeking answers or responses to irrelevant, or non-pertinent questions or to questions in which answers have already been provided to the same questioning party; or, who repeatedly fails, declines, or refuses to abide by publicly posted rules and terms despite having been forewarned in advance of the same and/or despite such rules and terms being posted in clear and conspicuous locations or despite having already conceded to being made aware of such rules, terms, and provisions; or, who fails, refuses, or declines to provide any corroborating or supportive evidence to substantiate any claims, grievance, disputes, or inquiries; or, who engages in or assists in any way, manner, or form, the filing and distribution of a public complaint, claim, grievance, concern, or inquiry against Sponsor, or any affiliate, subsidiary, agent, or any licensee related thereto, including its predecessors and/or successors, that is either frivolous, unreasonable, unmeritorious, unsubstantiated, and/or without sufficient legal foundation, or files and distributes such a complaint, inquiry, grievance, or claim with malice or vindictiveness aforethought merely on the basis of:

    1. The decision to enforce any rule, provision, or condition;
    2. The decision to enforce any rule, provision, or condition of a Policy Statement; and/or,
    3. A dissatisfaction with the selection results after having competing in a merit-based program announced by or associated with Sponsor.
    4. A dissatisfaction with any NAAS-NEWS media report, or free-speech event that is protected by the U.S. Constiution.

    Or, whomsoever aids, abets, assists, induces, influences, commands, or provides for the procurement of another person to commit, or to conspire to commit, any of the foregoing or any other offensive act(s) against Sponsor, or any agent, representative, asignee of the same, then such person(s) and their respective co-schemers, for the purposes herein, will be deemed to have voluntarily consented to a complete, irrevocable, and absolute waiver of all confidentiality and privacy rights with respect to the programs and services featured in the subject web presentation.

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 55

    Excerpts from NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 174, 175

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 174, a/k/a/ NAAS NODE Rule, or alternatively the NAAS Open Discussion and Enforcement Rule is an all encompassing rule that is modeled after Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The essential provisions of the NAAS NODE Rules are such that Sponsor reserves discretion to make available to the general public any publicly filed complaint, grievance, claim, or concern(s) filed, lodged, initiated, or claimed against Sponsor, etc., et al, and the responses thereto; and, Sponsor reserves discretion to make available to the general public any improperly filed complaint, grievance, claim, or concern(s) that is frivilous, unreasonable, or without foundation, and/or initiated with malice or vindictiveness.

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 174, provides in part, Whomsoever files, lodges, or authors any complaint, grievance, claim, or concern(s) against Sponsor, or any of its agents or affiliates related thereto , and thereafter distributes the same to a third party not associated with Sponsor on any form other than an Official Complaint Form SP 1066 or on Form 1066, or on any other form not expressly approved by Sponsor; or, whomsover aids, abets, assists, induces, influences, commands, or provides material support or material resources for another to commit the same as referenced hereinabove then such person(s) shall be subject to NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 174, and Sponsor, as well as any authorized agent, affiliate, representative, and/or counsel related thereto, shall have the unmitigated right to openly discuss, debate, form and disseminate opinions about, and to use any legal and lawful form via any communication medium to counter any and all statements, opinions, allegations, or information derived from said complaint, grievance, claim, or concern(s), including, but not limited to, the following sources:

    1. Any publicly filed complaint, grievance, claim, or concern(s) to a third party other than Sponsor, or any of its agents or affiliates related thereto, that is/are frivolous, unreasonable, or without foundation;
    2. Information obtained from or received by any private, non-related, third-party entity, or any judicial or governmental agency (including any and all instrumentalities and divisions and subdivisions thereof);
    3. Any information contained in a file, storage device, or retrieval system of records or a repository under or pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, and/or related state or foreign public access statutes, whether such information is oral, electronic, or written;
    4. Any and all documents, notes, responses, memoranda, related to a violation of NAAS EAS/NR Rule 55;
    5. Any responsive information to an inquiry from an agency or third-party not affiliated with or contractually associated with Sponsor in response to a claim, inquiry, grievance, or complaint initiated by an applicant or consumer;
    6. Any response related to a violation of NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 432, 433, 434, 437, 441, 442, 640, 641, collectively or severally, or any rule or provision related thereto;
    7. Any and all documents and notes related to a response pursuant to a consumer request under NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 445, 445-A, 445-B, collectively or severally;
    8. Any and all documents and notes derived from reverse intelligence tactics that yields probative evidence that a consumer or applicant has filed, lodged, or submitted a complaint, grievance, claim, or concern(s) to a third party against Sponsor on a form that has not been authorized or approved by Sponsor but the contents, and any or all documents that may be attached or related thereto, are being withheld from the general public or from Sponsor by an unaffiliated repository agency or by some third-party person(s) having dominion and control over such record(s)
    NAAS Open Discussion and Enforcement Rule.

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 501, provides, in part: "Notwithstanding any rule, term, or provision, including any NAAS EAS/N2 Rule(s), neither Sponsor nor any authorized agent of the same, shall be precluded from acting upon its own motion and under its own will to affect a refund. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 502, provides, in part: "Sponsor shall neither induce, command, cause, encourage, procure the commission of, and/or aid and abet another to engage in any unsolicited telephonic solicitation of the products and/or services it sponsors and/or endorses and neither shall the same be the recipient of or accept such unsolicited solicitation(s)."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 503, provides, in part: "In making any preliminary factual determinations with respect to the violation, attempted violation, or suspected violation of any NAAS EAS/N2 Rule, Sponsor and any authorized agent of the same, may consider any evidence it wishes, unhindered by considerations of admissibility. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 504, provides, in part: "A material statement need not be personally signed or personally reviewed or personally approved by an applicant or nominee. The controlling factor is that the statement was either delivered, or communicated, or transmitted, or otherwise placed before the presence of a Select Committee, or Sponsor, or any authorized agent thereof."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 505, provides, in part: "A The failure by any award recipient to ahere to any terms, conditions, restrictions, and provisions of a Policy Statement shall subject said award recipient to either a termination, revocation, cancellation, forfeiture of pending or prospective payments, or even rescission of his/her award."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 506, provides, in part: "Any Primary Donative Award recipient that submits an untrue, false, misleading, or deceptive material statement(s) to Sponsor or any authorized agent of the same shall be subjected to having his/her award terminated, revoked, cancelled, or the forfeiture of pending or prospective payments, as well as even rescission of his/her award."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 507, provides, in part: "At the discretion of donors, program administrator shall develop an honor code of ethics, integrity, and character, requiring all donative recipients, donees, and primary recipients to adhere to such a code or be subject to possible termination of an ongoing award. The honor code shall be known as the NAAS Honor Code of Ethics, Integrity, and Character."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 507-A, provides, in part: "Sponsor fully adopts and hereby incorporates Resolution A, a resolution to approve and adopt the NAAS Honor Code of Ethics, Integrity, and Character, and incorporates the same in to the NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules as if set forth in full herein."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 507-B, provides, in part: "Resolution A shall not supercede any Policy Statement but may serve as a supplement to said statement if such terms and conditions are expressly incorporated therein. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 507-C, provides, in part: "Resolution A shall be formatted on a form measuring eleven inches by seventeen inches, and shall be available for inspection by any applicant, prospective applicant, and/or participating institution during all times of operation of the subject web presentation. Any Reader may access said resolution. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 507-D, provides, in part: "Resolution A shall be formatted in both a hypertext language format and Adobe Acrobat Post-Document format, the latter of which shall be eic_v1.pdf."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 508, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor nor any authorized agent or affiliate related thereto, shall be authorized to accept service of delivery for records or documents related to a FOIA-MIR."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 509, provides, in part: "Upon receipt of any records or documents related to a FOIA-MIR by Sponsor, or any authorized agent of the same, all contents, attachments, and exhibits related thereto, shall be remanded to sender along with a legal notice, and notice of motion striking, invalidating, quashing, dismissing, or contesting some pertinent aspect of the legal sufficiency regarding the transmission thereof within ten calendar days of receipt. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 510, provides, in part: "Pursuant to NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 509, the refusal to accept the entire contents of any FOIA response may constitute the legal equivalent of a dismissed response/pleading and therefore any time deadlines set by the governmental agency(ies) to appeal any decisions related to the receipt of the FOIA document/records is a moot issue. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 511, provides, in part: "In response to a request made under the FOIA by Sponsor, or agent, or any affiliate related thereto, it is a violation of NAAS EAS/N2 Notice 000 for any U.S. Governmental agency to submit any FOIA-MIR, or the equivalent of the same, to Sponsor, or the requesting party associated or affiliated with Sponsor."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 512, provides, in part: "Any person that aids, abets, encourages, commands, induces, or procures the submission of FOIA-MIR to Sponsor, or any authorized agent of the same may be prosecuted or complained of. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 513, provides, in part: "Upon receipt or discovery by Sponsor, or any agent or affiliate related thereto, of documents or records related to a FOIA-MIR concerning Sponsor, or any authorized agent of the same, then counsel for Sponsor, or affected agent and/or affiliate(s), may move or petition a court seeking declaratory relief, or may poll all federal judges, and all federal magistrates, in the judicial district where Sponsor or agents of affiliates have a principal place of business in the furtherance of justice, or may pursue all legal and lawful remedies to make clear of the upstanding reputation and credibility of Sponsor. For example, if any FOIA document produced by radical, extremist, or subversive counter-elements as relates to FOIA-mk, FOIA-bb, FOIA-rh, and/or FOIA-lq, as defined under NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 332 above, and FOIA-MIR, insinuates or implies that the record of Sponsor is anything less than flawless, or that Sponsor, or any authorized agent or affiliate of the same has violated any state or federal law but no jury was ever empaneled to hear or debate such an accusation, no court record exists of the allegation, the allegations were unsubstantiated, and no record exists of any conviction to such an offense(s), then Sponsor, through its counsel of record, or acting in propia persona, may, without notice or forewarning, submit written notices to each and every federal magistrate, and each and every federal judge, or clerk, whomever is responsible for the determination or disposition of such matters, to affirm or deny the existence of any such record(s)."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 514, provides, in part: "Upon receipt or discovery by Sponsor, or any agent or affiliate related thereto, of documents or records related to an FOIA-MIR and FOIA-IR concerning Sponsor, or any authorized agent of the same, then Sponsor, or the affected agent and/or affiliate(s), may move, petition, or lodge preemptive communications to a competent court in relationship to the matter or controversy without notice or forewarning to the agency in question."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 515 through 525, reserved for FOIA matters.

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 526, provides, in part: "Sponsor shall neither establish or maintain any paper-formatted mailing lists for subsequent delivery via the U.S. mail."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 526-A, provides, in part: "Sponsor shall establish and maintain an electronic for potential and actual subscribers to complete inorder to obtain an official NAAS User ID and Password. The form shall be known internally as NAAS EAS/N2 Form GEC 005, but externally as NAAS EAS/N2 Form 0025"

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 527, provides, in part: "Each and every person or party who is eligible to complete NAAS EAS/N2 Form GEC 005 may do so."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 528, provides, in part: NAAS EAS/N2 Form GEC 005 may be completed by any person interested in purchasing or using the products and/or services of The Parties.

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 529, provides, in part: "No person shall complete NAAS EAS/N2 Form GEC 005 unless said person intends to use the services in accordance with NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 530, provides, in part: "A purchaser who has completed NAAS EAS/N2 Form GEC 005 and paid for a annual subsription may cancel his/her subscription at any time by logging into his/her respective PayPal account and initiating a 'Cancel' subscrption option. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 531, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor nor any authorized agent of the same shall accept any oral, in-person, or facsimile, or ineligible requests to cancel a paid subscription. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 532, provides, in part: "Any eligible institution, person, or entity, pursuant to the class of eligible persons as defined under NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 528 above, may request to be removed from our mailing list subject to the condition that the request is made by a person who has the authority to execute AND approve such a decision. For a high school, the person who has the authority to execute AND approve a decision affecting an entire school is ordinarily the Principal or the President of the local school board. For a church, the person with the authority is usually the Pastor, deacon, or Rabbi. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 533, provides, in part: "Any official and valid request from any institution or person to cancel a paid subscription does not automatically or necessarily disqualify a particular class of eligible students or a particular student. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 534, provides, in part: "Sponsor shall have no obligation to acknowledge any request to be cancel a subscription. Notification is the responsibility of the electronic service that hosts your electronic payment archives; e.g., if you have a Paypal account then Paypal is responsible. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 535, provides, in part: "Submission of a request to be cancel a subscription does not restrict, extinguish, limit, waive, or diminish, any of the rights and responsibilities of the requesting person with respect to the enforcement of any rules, conditions, covenants, and applicable NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules noted hereon or made a part of the subject web presentation."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 536, provides, in part: "Submission of a request to be cancel a subscription may be interpreted that the requesting person is not interested in any of the products or services associated with Sponsor and therefore said person may be prohibited from further accessing certain pages or portion of the subject domain presentation without express written consent from Sponsor, or an authorized agent of the same."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 537, provides, in part: "Any continued visits to the restricted areas od the subject web presentation by any person(s) who has submitted a cancellation request of his/her subscription may be intrepreted as a violation of numerous criminal and/or civil statutes ranging from trespassing, and a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 538, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor nor any authorized agent of the same shall accept any third-party requests to removed from the Official U.S. Mailing list of sponsor unless said third person has demonstrated he/she has the authority to execute the affected decision on behalf of the person who the third party is acting on behalf of."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 539, provides, in part: "All data and information submitted on a GEC Form 005 is subject to verification and re-verification. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 540, provides, in part: "The submission of any false, untrue, deceptive, misleading, or scandalous information on a GEC Form 005, or the wilfull omission of material or pertinent information shall result in the revocation of the entry by the submitting party, and possible civil, federal, administrative, and/or state complaints."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 541, provides, in part: "Sponsor is authorized to assess a processing and/or administrative fee to any participant of NAAS award program(s) in which said pariticipant or aspirant requests or expects to have his/her application reviewed for possible consideration for one or more merit-based awards. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 542, provides, in part: "Sponsor is authorized to solicit respectable and upstanding members of the general community to participate in and to become a Select Committee or Grand Board member, and to develop a specific form(s) for such an endeavor. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 542-A, provides, in part: "For the purposes of evaluating the candidacy, integrity, character, and/or net impression of a prospective donee or applicant, an aspiring candidate need not posess a bacculaureate or advanced degree at any educational institutional or place of higher learning as defined by the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 543, provides, in part: "Administrator may store records and files pertaining to donee recipients in any state, union, or territory, or province of the United States of America, or in any foreign state with secure facilities for the storage of such records and/or files. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 544, provides, in part: "Records and files pertaining to donee recipients need not be stored or maintained in paper-format but may triple or quadruple encrypted with the latest means of security detection. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 545, provides, in part: "No records and/or files as pertains to active or non-active donee recipients shall be stored or maintained in any residential place of abode. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 546, provides, in part: "No records and/or files as pertains to active or non-active donors or Grand Board members shall be stored or maintained in any residential place of abode. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 547, provides, in part: "No records and/or files as pertains to the affairs of Sponsor or any authorized agent.affiliate, licensee, or assignee of the same, shall be stored or maintained in any residential place of abode. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 548, provides, in part: "No records and/or files as pertains to members or prospective members of the NAAS EMS Club shall be stored or maintained in any residential place of abode. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 549, provides, in part: "No records and/or files as pertains to subscribers or prospective subscribers of Scholarship Watch shall be stored or maintained in any residential place of abode. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 550, provides, in part: "No records and/or files as pertains to the intellectual property of Sponsor or trade secrets related thereto shall be stored or maintained in any residential place of abode. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 551, provides, in part: "Photos or images used or displayed in the subject web presentation may be photographs of models, actors, actresses, or other persons not associated nor affiliated with Sponsor or any authorized agent of the same. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 552, provides in part: "Sponsor shall have the right to sponsor an Open Competition, as defined by NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 332 above."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 553, provides in part: "Sponsor shall have the right to sponsor a Closed competition, as defined by NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 332 above."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 554, provides in part: "Sponsor shall have the right to sponsor a Restrictive competition, as defined by NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 332 above."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 555, provides in part: "Sponsor shall not have the right, and shall not, simultaneously sponsor a Closed, and Open and Restrictive competition, or any multiple combination thereof."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 556, provides in part: "A competition term shall be either Open, or Closed, or Restrictive but never two or more at the same time."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 557, provides in part: "With respect to any Closed competition term, awards shall be disbursed, if at all, subject to a set of minimum qualifying conditions required of eligible and qualified invitees."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 558, provides in part: "Administrator shall not be required to disburse any award(s) for a Closed competition term if Sponsor fails to attract a sufficiently minimum number of qualified, eligible, and compliant invitees."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 559, provides in part: "Upon good cause, or unless expressly waived by Sponsor, or a qualified agent or assignee of the same, all participants to an Open competition shall be subject to a mandatory processing fee(s)."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 560, provides in part: "Upon good cause, or unless expressly waived by Sponsor, or a qualified agent or assignee of the same, all non-invitee participants to an Open competition shall be subject to a mandatory handling fee(s) to receive any paper-formatted literature and/or applications from Sponsor or agent of the same."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 561, provides in part: "Upon good cause, or unless expressly waived by Sponsor, or a qualified agent or assignee of the same, all participants to a Restrictive competition shall be subject to a mandatory processing fee(s) ."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 562, provides in part: "Upon good cause, or unless expressly waived by Sponsor, or a qualified agent or assignee of the same, all participants to a Restrictive competition shall be subject to a mandatory handling fee(s) to receive any paper-formatted literature and/or applications from Sponsor or agent of the same."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 563, provides in part: "No invited participant to a Closed competition term shall be subject to a mandatory processing fee(s)"

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 564, provides in part: "No invited participant to a Closed competition term shall be subject to a mandatory handling fee(s) to receive application and/or product literation"

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 565, provides in part: "Upon good cause, or unless expressly waived by Sponsor, or a qualified agent or assignee of the same, all unsolicited non-invitee participants to a Closed competition shall be subject to a mandatory handling fee(s) to receive any paper-formatted literature and/or applications from Sponsor or agent of the same."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 566, provides in part: "Upon good cause, or unless expressly waived by Sponsor, or a qualified agent or assignee of the same, all unsolicited non-invitee participants to a Closed competition shall be subject to a mandatory processing fee(s) to process and/or evaluate any completed or submitted application."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 567, provides in part: "During a Closed competition period, neither Sponsor nor any authorized agent or affiliate of the same, shall be under any obligation, warranty, express or implied, to accept any submitted application by a non-invitee or to remit an incompleted application upon receipt of a request for the same; and, nor shall Sponsor be required to disburse any monetary funds for such award(s) since such award(s) may in fact not be awarded for the respective term."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 568, provides in part: "To compete in any Closed competition period, a prospective applicant shall first acquire or be issued an official Notice of Invitation letter or communication from Administrator. Said notice or communication may be endorsed by a special seal bearing the official insignia of Sponsor."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 568-A, provides in part: "In any Closed competition period, each and every prospective applicant, unless personally invited and/or approved by Sponsor, or by Administrator, or nominated to compete by a disinterested NAAS-USA Subscriber, must furnish evidence of the issuance of an official NOI (Notice of Invitation) letter or authorizing communication prior to being allowed to compete unless the same remits the required processing, administrative, and/or registration fee at the time of his/her application."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 568-B, provides in part: "In any Closed competition period, each and every prospective applicant, unless personally invited by Sponsor, or by Administrator, or by any disinterested NAAS-USA Subscriber, or institution, must submit the following minimum information and/or documents to administrator, or an authorized agent of the same, to be reasonably considered for the issuance of a NOI letter:

    1. A copy of the latest version of his/her resume and/or Curriculum Vitae;
    2. Two reference and/or recommendation letters, preferably from a school, employer, or representative of your church;
    3. A self-addressed, stamped envelope with postage fully affixed thereon for a reply.
    "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 568-C, provides in part: "Any information submitted under NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 568-A, shall be submitted under the time frame authored by Administrator, or if no time frame from submission is expressly provided then requested documents shall be submitted no later than twenty (20) calendar days after receipt of an official NAAS-USA Notice 000 informing the prosepective applicant of the requirements of a Closed Term.."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 568-D, provides in part: "Any nomination by an Institutional NAAS-USA Subscriber on behalf of a prospective candidate to compete in a Closed competition shall neither abrogate or diminish the inherent rights and authority of Administrator to approve or deny the issuance of a NOI letter authorizing said affected candidate(s) participation in a Closed term."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 568-E, provides in part: "Any nomination by an individual NAAS-USA Subscriber on behalf of a prospective candidate to compete in a Closed competition shall neither abrogate or diminish the inherent rights and authority of Administrator to approve or deny the issuance of a NOI letter authorizing said affected candidate(s) participation in a Closed term."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 568-F, provides in part: "No person shall nominate themselves for competition in any Open, Closed, or Restrictive competition."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 568-G, provides in part: ", The timeliness of various services and products tendered to purchasers and/or subscribers of a Special (discounted) NAAS-USA Subscribtion may, in fact, be materially different than that offered to purchasers of a non-discount NAAS-USA Subscribtion.

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 568-H, provides in part: "For purchasers and/or subscribers of a Special (discounted) NAAS-USA Subscription, an electronic notice of user's e-mail registration may be forwarded to the same no later than 72 hours after the formal Application Request deadline that officially concludes the application request period, and which typically signals the commencement of the post-application period. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 568-I, provides in part: ", For purchasers and/or subscribers of a Special (discounted) NAAS-USA Subscription, a *free NAAS T-shirt (*subject to supply and availability) may be shipped to user no later than thirty calendar days after confirmation of electronic receipt."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 569, provides in part: "Sponsor and all authorized agents of the same may not accept any unsolicited walk-in, phone-in, telemarket, facsimile, and/or or electronic requests for any literature during a Closed competition period."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 570, provides in part: "Sponsor and all authorized agents of the same may only remit informational literature upon a non-solicited basis during any Closed competition period."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 571, provides in part: "Under a Closed competition standard, all award disbursements and invitations to compete shall be subject to discretion, and similar discretion held for the participation, approval, and nomination of a distinguished or quality body of competent, meritorious, studious, and precocious invitees of credentials consistent with the standards and criteria of an NAAS-branded program(s)."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 572, provides in part: "In either an Open or Closed competition standard, Sponsor, as well as any authorized agents of the same, shall have the discretion to require any non-invitee participant to obtain or secure an NAAS-USA Subscribtion unless the same intends to remit the required processing, administrative, and/or registration fee at the time of his/her application. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 573, provides in part: "In either an Open or Closed competition standard, Sponsor, as well as any authorized agents of the same, shall have the right to prohibit the participation of any non-invitee who fails to first secure or obtain an NAAS-USA Subscribtion unless the same remits the required processing, administrative, and/or registration fee at the time of his/her application. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 574, provides in part: "In either an Open of Closed competition standard, Sponsor, as well as any authorized agents of the same, shall have the right to accept for review purposes only the application and supporting documents of a prospective candidate but may withhold a review on the merits of said application unless and/or until said candidate has either secured or financed an NAAS-USA Subscribtion and/or remitted the required processing, administrative, and/or registration fee at the time of his/her application "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 575, provides in part: "In any Closed competition standard, Sponsor, as well as any authorized agents of the same, shall have the right to assess handling, administrative, and/or processing fee(s) to any uninvited, non-licensed, solicitees seeking literature. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 576, provides in part: "In either an Open of Closed competition standard, Sponsor, as well as any authorized agents of the same, shall have the right to assess a fee for any costs incurred as a direct , indirect, or proximate result of any handling, assembling, printing, production, labor, and/or the distribution of any non-electronic paper-formatted literature."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 577, provides in part: "In either an Open of Closed competition standard, Sponsor, as well as any authorized agents of the same, may assess a fee for any costs incurred as a direct , indirect, or proximate result of any fees or costs incurred as a result of the negligence, misfeasance, or mistakes of any participant to any of the subject merit-based programs. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 578, provides in part: "In any Closed competition standard, Sponsor, as well as any authorized agents of the same, shall have the right to accept for review purposes the application and supporting documents of a prospective univited candidate but may withhold a review on the merits of said application unless and/or until said candidate has either secured or financed an NAAS-USA Subscriber and/or remitted the appropriate processing fee(s). "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 579, provides in part: "In either an Open or Closed competition standard, Sponsor, as well as any authorized agents of the same, shall have the right to require that any prospective participant seeking information or literature in a paper-format first remit a handling fee(s) AND a SASE. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 580, provides in part: "In either an Open or Closed competition standard, Sponsor, as well as any authorized agents of the same, shall have the right to refuse to remit or release any literature to a any prospective participant seeking information or literature in a paper-format who refuses, fails, or does not first tender the requisite handling fee(s) AND a SASE with his/her request. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 581, provides in part: "In either an Open orr Closed competition standard, any person seeking information, applications, or literature, in a paper-format shall first remit to Sponsor, or to any authorized agent of the same, an appropriate handling fee and SASE. The SASE shall be at least letter size number ten (10) with the current rate of first-class United States postage fully affixed thereon."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 582, provides in part: "In either an Open or Closed competition standard, Sponsor, as well as any authorized agents of the same, shall have the right to refuse to remit or release any literature to a any prospective participant seeking information or literature in a paper-format who seeks to obtain any literature via any method or means not expressly approved by Sponsor and/or program administrators, including, but not limited to, any means or methods that includes walk-in, phone-in, telephone, telemarket, or facsimile request(s)."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 583, provides in part: "In either an Open or Closed competition standard, any person seeking information, applications, or literature, in a paper-format shall allow a reasonable time ranging from a six weeks to eight weeks period for receipt of the requested information"

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 584, provides in part: "In either an Open or Closed competition standard, literature in a non-electronic paper format, if printed at all, will be available only until supplies last. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 585, provides in part: "In either an Open or Closed competition standard, Sponsor, as well as any authorized agents of the same, shall have the right to refuse to any request for paper-formatted literature that is incomplete, defective, illegible, postage-deficient, late, suspicious, labor-intensive, unsolicited and/or improper. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 586, provides in part: "In either an Open or Closed competition standard, any request that is refused for any reason, or is not responded to, is subject to being discarded 'AS IS'."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 587, provides in part: "In either an Open or Closed competition standard, all transactions final."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 588, provides in part: "In either an Open or Closed competition standard, all monetary and economic refunds are prohibited. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 589, provides in part: "In either an Open of Closed competition standard, Sponsor, as well as any authorized agents of the same, shall have the right to assess an additional fee(s) for any request for paper-formatted literature that is sent via U.S. ceritified mail, or via United Parcel Service (UPS), or via any special courier or that is sent in any way, manner, or form, such the net effect results in additional labor, or extraneous travel that is at least ten meters beyond the designated point of delivery address, or that incurs extra time for addressee."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 590, provides in part: "In either an Open or Closed competition standard, any fee(s) that is or may be assessed as a result of NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 589 shall be at least ten United States dollars but no more than twenty United States dollars. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 591, provides in part: "In either an Open or Closed competition standard, any fee(s) that is or may be assessed as a result of NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 589 shall be paid before the package is opened or accepted; otherwise, the unopened package may be returned to sender or simply refused. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 592, provides in part: "In either an Open or Closed competition standard, and with respect to NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 589, 590, either Sponsor, or any authorized agent of the same, may remit a post- card notice informing the sender to remit the required fee pursuant to NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 589, etc. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 593, provides in part: "It is expressly prohibited for any person or entity to use any mark, logo, or intellectuall property asociated with The Parties , NAAS, NAASC, Scholarship Watch, Hall of Scholars, in any way or fashion without having obtained prior express consent or approval. an Open of Closed competition standard, Sponsor, as well as any authorized agents of the same, shall have the discretion to require any participant as well as prospective applicant, to obtain or secure an NAAS-USA Subscribtion. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 594, provides in part: "The mark NAASC shall be used to brand and identify certain goods and services associated with The Parties , more specifically The Parties Competition awards in international classes 9, 16, 36, and 41 under United States Trademark Act of 1946. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 595, a/k/a/ NAAS Deception Rule, provides in part: "It is expressly prohibited for any person to knowingly devise or otherwise participate in any scheme affecting interstate commerce or public opinion that may be construed as an attempt to induce confusion, mistake, or deception, or fraud amongst potential consumers who may be otherwise interested in the purchase or use of products and/or services associated with Sponsor, or associated with the brand name 'NAAS', and/or associated with any awards sponsored, approved, or endorsed by The Parties ."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 596, a/k/a/ NAAS General Imposter Rule, provides in part: "Absent good cause and express authorization, it is expressly prohibited for any person to knowingly devise or otherwise participate in any scheme affecting interstate commerce that uses or misuses any marketing slogan, word, phrase, word image, image, mark, or design logo(s) (collectively hereinafter to be referred to as "Marketing Content") that may be construed as representative of the products and/or services of Sponsor or any authorized agent of the same, but in reality the use of such Marketing Content do not have the consent of, or approval, or endorsement of Sponsor or any authorized agent of the same."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 597, a/k/a/ NAAS Deceptive Marketing Rule, provides in part: "Absent good cause and express authorization, it is expressly prohibited for any person to knowingly participate in any scheme or artifice affecting interstate commerce that may be construed as an attempt to dilute, portray in false light, or restrict, or diminish the influence, meaning, and/or audience potential of the products and/or services associated with Sponsor, or any authorized agent of same. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 598, a/k/a/ NAAS Specific Imposter Rule, provides in part "Absent good cause and express authorization, it is expressly prohibited for any person to knowingly, deliberately, and/or wantonly to devise or otherwise participate in any scheme that seeks or pursues a registration before any federal or state agency, or before any municipality, or before any adminstrative division located in any province or territory under the rule of the United States of America, any marketing slogan, any word, any phrase, any word image, any image, any mark, or any design logo(s), any intellectual property, any trademark, or any service mark (collectively hereinafter to be referred to as "NAAS Property"), that may be construed as conflicting with NAAS Property currently in use by Sponsor, or currently in use by any authorized agent of the same, or that may construed as being similar to, or looking like, or sounding like, or feeling like, or related to any current class(es) of NAAS Property as currently registed or on file before a federal or state agency. ."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 599, a/k/a/ NAAS Prospective Imposter Rule, provides in part "Absent good cause and express authorization, it is expressly prohibited for any person to knowingly, deliberately, and/or wantonly to devise or otherwise participate in any scheme that seeks or pursues a registration before any federal or state agency, or before any municipality, or before any adminstrative division located in any province or territory under the rule of the United States of America, any marketing slogan, any word, any phrase, any word image, any image, any mark, or any design logo(s), any intellectual property, any trademark, or any service mark (collectively hereinafter to be referred to as "NAAS Property"), whose intent is to restrict, interfere or conflict with the rights and privileges of Sponsor, or any authorized agent of the same insofar as the ability of Sponsor to market or develop such NAAS Property in any market(s) not otherwise prohibited by law. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 600, a/k/a/ NAAS Attorney Civility Rule, provides in part "Absent good cause, it is expressly prohibited for any person who is member of a State Bar Association or State Bar Commission, to knowingly aid, abet, or assist, any person(s) to violate any NAAS EAS/N2 Rule."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 601, a/k/a/ NAAS Publication Rule, provides in part "Upon receipt of credible evidence of a violation of any NAAS EAS/N2 Rule, or the intent to violate any NAAS EAS/N2 Rule, Sponsor may appoint a Special Investigative Master (a/k/a/ SIM) to investigate the alleged offense, and the SIM may in turn authorize a DEIA investigation, and publication of the facts and circumstances of the purported violation(s)."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 602, provides in part "Any SIM may act sua sponte, on its motion and direction without the advice or recommendation of Sponsor."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 603, provides in part: "During any Closed competition or Open competition period, neither Sponsor nor any authorized agent or affiliate of the same, shall be under any obligation, warranty, express or implied, to accept any unsolicited matter or correspondence delivered via any private courier system, personal delivery, or any system of delivery operated, managed, controlled, or funded by any governmental agency from any unauthorized person unless said SENDER or addressor meets at least one of the following conditions:

    1. SENDER is a current and active NAAS-USA Subscriber in good standing;
    2. SENDER is an active donative recipient in good standing;
    3. SENDER has completed NAAS GEC Form 002, and received an acknowledgement authorizing the same in writing to remit an unsolicited matter or parcel;
    4. SENDER has completed NAAS GEC Form 001, and received an acknowledgement authorizing the same in writing to remit an unsolicited matter or parcel;
    5. SENDER has first completed and returned an NAAS-approved security checklist attesting to the safety, security, contents, and environmental impact of the unsolicited matter.
    6. SENDER is in compliance with all applicable NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules, et seq.

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 604, provides in part: "Neither Sponsor nor any authorized agent or affiliate of the same, shall be liable for the misfeasance, malfeasance, negligence, omissions, laches, late delivery of postal matter, non-delivery of postal matter, tampering with postal matter, destruction of postal matter, theft of postal matter, unauthorized withholding of postal matter, or any other misconduct of a cvil or criminal nature by any agent, representative, or officer, of the United States Postal Service, or any private courier system."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 604-a, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor, nor any entity associated with the same, shall be liable for the display, listing, dissemination, compliation, or use of any inaccurate, false, incorrect, typographical errors, out-of-date information, by any governmental entity or any agents of the same."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 604-b, provides, in part: "Neither Sponsor , nor any entity associated with the same, shall be liable for the display, listing, dissemination, compliation, or use of any inaccurate, false, incorrect, typographical errors, out-of-date information, by any governmental entity or any agents of the same."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 604-c, provides, in part: "The entity NAAS-USA Fund does not assume, accept, or claim responsibility for any act(s) of errors, omissions, mistakes, negligence, committed or engaged in by the United States Postal Service, including any and all computer programmers, advertisers, and webmasters, information technology analysts, and others, employed by or associated therewith. Nor does NAAS-USA Fund assume, accept, or claim responsibility for any ancillary or tangential affects associated with any act(s) of errors, omissions, mistakes, committed or engaged in by the United States Postal Service, etc, et al. It is the legal responsibility of the webmaster or agents of USPS, not NAAS-USA Fund, to competently and clearly notify each and every person and business affected by and/or who relied upon, or who continues to rely upon such errors, omissions, mistakes, or confusing, and contradictory statements."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 604-d, provides, in part: "Neither sponsor or any agent of the same accepts, assumes, or claims responsibility for any act(s) of errors, omissions, mistakes, negligence, or reckless disregard for accurate information committed or procured by the United States Postal Service, or its agents, including any and all computer programmers, and webmasters employed by or associated therewith.

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 605, provides in part: "With respect to NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-D, neither Sponsor nor any authorized agent or affiliate of the same, shall be required to accept any PS Form 3849, or any equilavent form, unless said form complies with NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules hereon and unless said form is legible upon first impresssion."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 606, provides in part: "With respect to NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-D, neither Sponsor nor any authorized agent or affiliate of the same, shall be required to accept any PS Form 3849, or any equilavent form, if return address of SENDER indicates a federal postal box, a Commercial Mail Receiving Agency, or a general delivery address."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 607, provides in part: "With respect to the receipt or anticipated receipt of any matter or correspondence from any person that asserts he/she is an "Attorney", or representative of any law enforcement agency, professional engineering society, public accountant, Doctor, or any other licensed professional, said person shall promptly (within 72 hours), furnish upon request from Sponsor or any authorized agent of the same, his/her State Bar number, Badge number, License number, or any applicable publicly identifiable number and the jurisdiction where licensed inorder that the same can be used to verify his/her professional status or association."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 608, provides in part: "The continued possession of a Policy Statement by any donative recipient after it has been cancelled, revoked, recalled, fulfilled, or completed renders the bearer still liable for all terms, conditions, and provisions expressed therein, until said Statement is returned to Sponsor, or a designated authorized agent of the same."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 609, provides in part: "With respect to any Closed competition, any fee(s) submitted in relationship thereto by non-licensees and/or non-invitees, if accepted, shall not be construed as intent (general, specific, or otherwise) to grant an NAAS-USA Subscription or evidence of an invitation to compete, or evidence of the sale of a license; nor shall such remittance entitle the remitter for full consideration on the merits of any monetary disbursements that an NAAS-USA Subscriber and/or invitee may be entitled to as a result of having been approved or otherwise allowed to compete in the subject program(s) or as a rsult of having purchased a NAAS-USA Subscriber with respect to the subject program(s.)"

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 610, provides in part: "With respect to any Closed competition, and prior to disbusement of any monetary proceeds, Sponsor shall first seek to achieve a statistically fair representation and candidate pool of national prospective candidates across the continguous geographic spectrum of the competition universe during the affected term(s). "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 611, provides in part: "Prior to the disbursement or release of any monetary payments, donor(s) may require Sponsor to furnish evidence of the implementation of NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 610, or equivalent evidence of a 'statistically fair representation and candidate pool of national prospective candidates across the contiguous geographic spectrum ."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 612, provides in part: "With respect to any Closed competition, the minimum number of invitees that Administrator would consider for disbursement of all primary awards is one-hundred qualified candidates per each of the continguous states of the United States and the maximum number would be twenty percent above that figure, or at least one-thousand invitees, whichever is lesser. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 612-A, provides in part: "With respect to any Closed competition, the minimum number of invitees that Administrator would consider for disbursement of all top ten Finalist awards to the Platinum primary award is one-tenth of the percent of one-hundred qualified candidates per each of the continguous states of the United States and the maximum number would be one-tenth of the aggregate above that figure. The minimum number of qualifying invitees must be at least ten percent of the statistical pool of compliant invitees."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 612-B, provides in part: "With respect to any Closed competition, the minimum number of invitees that Sponsor would consider for disbursement of a single top ten Finalist award to the Platinum primary award is one-hundred qualified candidates irregardless of the demographic spectrum and candidate pool allocation of the continguous states of the United States. The minimum number of qualifying invitees must be at least ten percent of the statistical pool of compliant invitees."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 612-C, provides in part: "With respect to any Closed competition, Administrator shall not be required to remit monetary disbursements for any secondary award offerings in the Gold, Silver, Bronze, and/or NAAS-II top ten finalists award categories."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 612-D, provides in part: "With respect to any Closed competition, the number, type, allocation percentage, and quantity of awards disbursed, if any, is subject to vary per each term. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 612-E, provides in part: "The minimum number of qualifying invitees must be at least ten percent of the statistical pool of compliant invitees. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 612-F, provides in part: "At least fifty-one (51%) percent of the statistical pool of eligible, compliant, and qualified invitees in a Closed term must originate from a source other than Sponsor and/or Administrator. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 612-G, provides in part: " The default threshold must consist of a set that constitutes a combination of both invitees and non-solicitees, at least fifty-one percent of the former must originate from a source other than Sponsor or Administrator. Short of these figures, no awards may issue in Closed term competition."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 612-H, provides in part: "In either an Open or Closed term, Administrator must receive a sufficient pool of eligible, compliant, and qualified candidates to grade, score, rank, and categorize potential semi-finalists to off-set withdrawals, terminations, unforseen contingencies, non-compliants, delinquencies, and to ensure an available pool of quality, compliant, eligible, candidates for finalists. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 612-I, provides in part: "For an Open competition standard, Administrator must achieve a statistical grade pool of at least fifty qualified, eligible, and compliant candidates per award level in order for all monetary awards to be considered for disbursement. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 612-J, provides in part: "For an Open competition standard, Administrator must achieve a statistical grade pool of at least fifty qualified, eligible, and compliant candidates per primary and secondary award level in order for all monetary awards to be considered for disbursement. The eligible qualifying candidate pool may be invitees and non-invitees. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 612-K, provides in part: "With respect to NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 612-G, NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 13-M, Administrator must set minimum standards for a statistical pool to accommodate for the reasons set forth therein as well as to relieve the same of any liablity, express or implied, for any ommissions, negligence, laches, misfeasance, malfeasance, civil misconduct, or criminal misconduct, such as mail theft, mail tampering, illegal seizures of, and/or the negligient mis-delivery of such mail by any U.S. or foreign Postal Service employee, or any authorized agent, or affiliate of the same. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 612-L, provides in part: "The number of actual awards disbursed in either a Closed or Open competition standard may be less than the intended total to be disbursed."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 612-M, provides in part: "Unused funds may be offered for donation to qualified institutions and/or charities per NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 613, provides in part: "With respect to any Closed term competition, if Sponsor fails to achieve the miminum statistical figures cited in NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 612, Administrator shall not be required to remit monetary disbursements for any primary awards (Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze) for such a term."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 613-A, provides in part: "With respect to any Closed term competition, if Sponsor fails to achieve the miminum figures cited per the statistical threshold in NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 612-A, monetary disbursements for any secondary or Top Ten Finalists awards (Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze), may not issue."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 614, provides in part: "With respect to any Closed competition period, there is no guaranty that Administrator will receive or meet the standards to surpass or equal the statistical threshold to acheive a suitable statistical pool, and therefore, it is entirely possible that no or a less than advertised number of the awards may issue. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 614-A, provides in part:&32"With respect to any Closed competition period, external factors and unforseen contingencies above and beyond what is stated hereon may have adverse material affects and prevent the ability of Sponsors to approve and authorize the remittance of any monetary award(s) during such a period. These external factors and unforseen contingencies include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:

    1. The ability of The Parties to attract qualified and capable prospective invitees is substantially dependent upon the continued widespread acceptance and use of the Internet as a medium for information and business commerce. Based upon the successful testing of the 14th term.we anticipate that all nominations will in the future take place via the Internet via a cashless basis on an electronic form. Use of the U.S. mails, and direct exposure to mail matter/residue/air-born viruses and bacteria particulates from unknown persons, has been determined or believed to be inherently unreliable, unsafe, and unpredictable. Use of the U.S. mails will be banned and ultimately phased out commencing with the 16th term . Greater emphasis and dependence on the Internet and other non-U.S. mail mediums will be applied.
    2. The Internet has experienced, and is expected to continue to experience, significant growth in the number of users. There can be no assurance that the Internet infrastructure will continue to be able to support the demands placed on it by this continued growth.
    3. Delays in the development or adoption of new standards and protocols to handle increased levels of Internet activity or increased governmental regulation could slow or stop the growth of the Internet as a viable medium for business commerce.
    4. Critical issues concerning the commercial use of the Internet (including security, reliability, accessibility and quality of service) remain unresolved and may adversely affect the growth of Internet use or the attractiveness of its use for business commerce. The failure of the necessary infrastructure to further develop in a timely manner or the failure of the Internet to continue to develop rapidly as a valid medium for business would have a negative impact on the Company's results of operations.
    5. The failure of guidance counselors, teachers, professionals, and other persons having significant contact and influence upon the decisions of students and prospective invitees, prospective nominees, and prospective participants, to voluntarily inform such prospective candidates of the NAAS-USA Awards program in a timely manner;
    6. The failure of legitimate financial-aid search services, book publishers, authors, news paper periodicals, and others in the publishing field to voluntarily inform prospective candidates of the availability of NAAS-USA Awards program in a timely manner;
    7. The use of adverse media reporting with respect to the legitimacy of fee-based (applicant pays a fee to apply) awards may adversely affect the ability of The Parties to attract and retain qualified and complient invitees;
    8. Performance of The Parties and its inherent obligations or intended actions may be delayed or become impossible because of an act of GOD, war, earthquake, fire, strike, sickness, accident, civil commotion, epidemic, financial distress, any act of government, martial law, any act(s) of terrorism, or any other cause, explicit or implicit, that cannot be reasonably predicted or forseen by The Parties.
    9. Any other unforseen factor or condition beyond the control Sponsor or Administrator.
    "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 615, provides in part: "With respect to any Closed competition period, merit, integrity, character, academic strength, demonstration of a desire to better humanity, creativity, respect for the NAAS merit philosophy, respect for NAAS ethics, and the ability to read, understand, fully comply with, and strictly follow written instructions shall be the dominant criteria to evaluate potential candidates for invitation approval."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 616, provides in part: "With respect to any Open competition period, merit, integrity, character, prose skills, demonstration of a desire to better humanity, creativity, and the ability to read, understand, and strictly follow written instructions shall be the dominant criteria used to evaluate general applicants upon first impression for consideration approval."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 617, provides in part: "With respect to any Open competition period in the evaluation of any semi-finalist candidates, merit, integrity, character, prose skills, oral interview skills, maturity, manners, general and specific courtesy for others, respect for the NAAS merit philosophy, quality and depth of references, quickness of thought, demonstration of leadership ability, ongoing and past community involvement, respect for NAAS Code of Ethics, demonstration of a desire to better humanity, creativity, the ability to read, understand, and strictly follow written instructions shall be the dominant criteria used to evaluate general semi-finalists upon first impression for consideration of advancement to finalists."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 618, a/k/a NAAS Communication Rule, provides in part: "With respect to the enforcement of any rules, provisions, and terms hereon, or the investigation of any potential, prospective, or pending violation of any of the rules, provisions, and/or terms hereon, either Sponsor or any authorized agent (domestic or foreign) shall have the right to transmit official response notices via any mode of communication to the inquiring party, defendant, claimant, adversarial respondent, or complainant, or to any other other person or agency in which Sponsor has or may have an existing relationship with, whether such relationship is direct, indirect, fixed, temporary, or inconsequential, or transient. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 619, a/k/a NAAS Open Open Rule, a/k/a/ NOOR Rule, provides in part: "With respect to issuing a response to any inquiry, concern, claim, grievance, or injury, either Sponsor or any authorized agent (domestic or foreign) shall have the right to transmit official response notices via open post-card method without an enclosing envelope if the inquiring person or addressor who first solicited the communication to the same failed, neglected, or refused to include a security self-addressed, stamped envelope with postage pre-paid and affixed thereon, or if addressor failed, neglected, or refused to first transmit his/her inquiry, concern, claim, grievance, or response via a secure, protected/encrypted, and confidential means that prevented prevented unintended parties from accessing and/or viewing. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 620, provides in part: "Unless clearly labeled and designated otherwise, Sponsor shall consider all electronic communications sent to the same or any authorized agent related thereto, to be unsecure and unencrypted."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 621, provides in part: "Each and every person who has acquired, purchased, or has been assigned an NAAS User ID and/or NAAS login password via the completion of eNAAS EAS/N2 Form 0025 shall be subject to a morality clause and shall adhere to all NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules, and any amendments thereto."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 622, provides in part: "Each and every person who has acquired, purchased, or has been assigned an NAAS User ID and/or NAAS login password via the completion of eNAAS EAS/N2 Form 0025 shall conduct himself/herself at all times with due regard to public conventions and morals. He shall not do or commit any act(s) that, in the opinion of The Parties, , may degrade him, or make question of his integrity, morals, character or leadership ability, or bring the licenseee or The Parties into public hatred, contempt, ridicule, or tend to shock or offend society, in general."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 623, provides in part: "Each and every person who has acquired, purchased, or has been assigned an NAAS User ID and/or NAAS login password via the completion of eNAAS EAS/N2 Form 0025 shall not publicly debate, attack, contest, misrepresent, denigrate, or misconstrue any NAAS EAS/N2 Rule(s) that he/she previously consented to, including, any amendments that may be added thereafter. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 624, provides in part: "Each and every person who has acquired, purchased, or has been assigned an NAAS User ID and/or NAAS login password via the completion of eNAAS EAS/N2 Form 0025 shall not aid, abet, cause, procure, influence, command, or induce another person to commit any act(s) that which if done personally by him/her such act(s) would be a violation of any particular NAAS EAS/N2 Rule, provision, clause, resolution, notice, and/or stipulation. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 625, provides in part: "Each and every person who has acquired, purchased, or has been assigned an NAAS User ID and/or NAAS login password via the completion of eNAAS EAS/N2 Form 0025 shall not mislead, or deceive The Parties, or omit, suppress, or attempt to conceal any material information that The Parties deems is pertinent or relevant to the administration of the subject user ubscribtion, and/or verification of any facts appurtenant thereto.".

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 626, provides in part: "The Parties shall have the uncontested and absolute right to terminate, cancell, revoke, and/or rescind the privileges of any NAAS-USA Subscriber if the same has violated any existing NAAS EAS/N2 Rule or refuses or fails to adhere to any new or amended rule(s)."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 627, provides in part: "The Parties shall have the unconstested and absolute right to terminate, cancel, revoke, and/or rescind the privileges of any NAAS-USA Subscriber if the same has been deemed by The Parties as having purchased or acquired an NAAS-USA Subscriber in bad faith."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 628, provides in part: "It is the express intent and specific intent of The Companies that each and every person who has purchased an NAAS User Subscription via the completion of eNAAS EAS/N2 Form 0025 and via an electronic pay system that the same shall be assigned a unique NAAS User ID and NAAS password that will allow said purchaser(s) to access priviled areas of NAAS.ORG, NAAS-NEWS.INFO websites."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 629, provides in part: "In all communications and correspondences to The Parties, or to any authorized agent, assignee, or representative of the same, an NAAS Subscriber shall reference and include the unique NAAS User ID that he/she has been provided and shall complete NAAS EAS/N2 Form GEC 001, or NAAS EAS/N2 Form GEC 001z, or NAAS EAS/N2 Form GEC 002, OR NAAS EAS/N2 Form GEC 002, whichever is applicable. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 630, provides in part: "Neither The Parties or any authorized agent, assignee, or representative of the same, shall be required to respond to any communication and correspondence from an NAAS Subscriber unless the latter has first completed and submitted an electronic form approved by The Parties; i.e., NAAS EAS/N2 Form GEC 001, or NAAS EAS/N2 Form GEC 001z, or NAAS EAS/N2 Form GEC 002, OR NAAS EAS/N2 Form GEC 002, whichever is applicable."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 631, provides in part: "Each and every person who has purchased an NAAS User Subscription via the completion of eNAAS EAS/N2 Form 0025 and via an electronic pay system shall be entitled to a maximum of three electronic communications and/or inquiries over the first thirty calendar days of the initial subscription."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 632, provides in part: "Each and every person who has acquired, purchased, or has been assigned an NAAS User Subscription via the completion of eNAAS EAS/N2 Form 0025 and via an electronic pay system shall be entitled to a maximum of ten electronic communications and/or inquiries over the course of the service term."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 633, provides in part: "Neither The Parties or any authorized agent, assignee, or representative of the same, shall be required to respond to any communication and correspondence from an NAAS Subscriber if the answer(s) to the affected communication, inquiry, and/or correspondence, is/are already contained in WB Form 003 and/or WB Form 004."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 634, provides in part: "Upon the purchase or aquisition of an NAAS Subscription the purchaser shall receive an official electronic notification of the same, and a copy thereof shall be electroncally copies to an authorized National Academy of American Scholar's agent or administrator. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 635, provides in part: "The listing by name of any company or person in the subject web presentation, including any products or services associated with the same, shall not be construed or intepreted as an official endorsement, affiliation, and/or approval of The Parties, or any products and/or services of the The Parties. The Parties shall not be liable for any loss, damage, claims, or injuries associated with the use of any Reader or end-user with products and/or services not explicitly approved, produced, and/or manufactured by the Parties "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 636, provides in part: "For the purposes of preventing fraud by, pursuing legal remedies against, or recovering on a debt or security interest against, any licensee, applicant, or award recipient, or user of any products and/or services advertised in the subject web presentation, The Companies shall have the authority to verify and re-verify the accuracy of any and all information submitted, including, but limited to personal information and highly personal information as defined by Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994, i.e., 18 USC 2721."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 637, provides in part: "The remittance of any check, security, or financial instrument by any person to Administrator or any of its agents, representatives, and/or assigns represents express consent to NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 636, and further constitutes consent to re-publish the same in any manner for the purposes described in the same rule, i.e., NAAS EAS/N2 636."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 638, provides in part: "Any personal information, as well as highly personal information, that is collected from any subscriber, licensee, or applicant, or donative recipient, is may be collected in the normal course of business to verifiy and re-verify information submitted. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 639, provides in part: "With respect to NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 87, Administrator may need to provide personal and/or highly personal information to person(s) allegedly known to subscriber, licensee, or applicant, or donative recipient, in order to prevent fraud, collect on a debt instrument, pursue a civil judgement, or enforce the provisions of an open contract or Policy Statement."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 640, provides in part: "Whomsover receives money or property from Sponsor or any authorized agent, affiliate, or representative of the same, and is required pursuant to a Policy Statement to complete a EAS/N2 Form 0014, and fails to do so after repeated requests to do the same, then for the purposes of this rule the taking or receipt of said money or property shall be construed as a larcenous offense punishable by civil and/or criminal prosecution. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 641, provides in part: "Whomsover aids, abets, counsels, assists, provides any material support for, commands, induces, or encourages a person to violate NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 640 then the offending party shall be punished as a principal."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 642, provides in part: "Certain images, models, actresses, photographs, and/or other visible imagery used in and throughout the subject web presentation, or used in any literature associated with the products and/or services herein, may not represent actual product affiliation but are merely supplemental visual aids and/or art-work. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 643, provides in part: "Certain models and/or actresses that may be used in and throughout the subject web presentation, or used in conjunction with any literature associated with the products and/or services herein, may not represent actual product affiliation but are merely advertisement enhancements. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 644, provides in part: "Parties associated with The Companies may have a material interest and/or vested interest with the products and/or services advertised or depicted in the subject web presentation."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 645, provides in part: "Select Committee member(s) may have a material interest and/or vested interest with the products and/or services advertised or depicted in the subject web presentation."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 646, provides in part: "The processing and/or administrative fee(s) assessed to non-solicitees, and non-invitees, in any Open or Closed term competition, shall be assessed for the following reasons and/or intended purposes:

    1. To compensate for the administrative and technical costs that are required to grade, score, rank, and meticulously analyze each individual application, and all supporting documents attached or submitted therewith;

    2. To substantially maximize the amount of time a Select Committee member and/or Administrator, or donor(s) may spend on researching, grading, and analyzing each individual application;

    3. To limit the pool of prospective participants to serious candidates only who intend to assume all responsibility nd undertakings necessary to submit a complete applications;

    4. To allow more time for program administrator(s) to focus on serious candidates;

    5. To help increase the over-all quality of the applicant pool while REDUCING the level of lower tier applicants;

    6. To provide a receipt that a completed application was received, was processed, and was provided the attention that it deserves;

    7. To compensate for the administrative and technical costs that are incurred to grade, score, rank, and meticulously analyze each individual application;

    8. To compensate for the fact that the award program is nationally-oriented and not locally-based;
    9. To promote and foster the highest level of competition;
    10. To attract an applicant pool that is pure, unfiltered, and not subject to special favoritism;

    11. To compensate for costs incurred in personnel, labor, supplies, equipment, wages, expenses, transportation, accomodations, etc., that may be required to conduct or plan any application reviews, academic analysis, computer research, for the advertised program(s).

    12. To compensate for costs incurred and related to inflation-adjusted shipping & handling, postage, labor and materials,etc;

    13. To defray costs incurred by program administrators;

    14. To defray costs incurred by program administrators that may be incurred by litigation, consumer inquiries, insurance, licensing fees, leases, general business expenses, quality assurance, and other business related matters;

    15. To differentiate prestigious Pure, Merit-Based (PMB) awards from lottery-style, no-fee, give-away, lesser- competitive awards associated with such programs as the No-Fee Children's Scholarship Fund which drew one million and two-hundred fifty thousand (that's 1,250,000) applicants."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 647, provides in part: "Whereas NAAS Competition is divided into three levels (Open, Closed, Restrictive), NAAS Awards shall be divided into at least two series of classes."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 648, provides in part: "One series of NAAS classes shall be Series A."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 649, provides in part: "One series of NAAS classes shall be Series B."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 650, provides in part: "Series A shall be distinguished from Series B by the following:

    1. Series A shall be a primary class of awards that has been assigned to an original donative recipient, and in which donative recipient has not defaulted or been delinquent or negligent in the performance of hs /her duties to renew the subject award."

    2. Series B shall be a secondary class of awards that represents an assignment of a donative award to another eligible party because the original party has defaulted, or been delinquent, or has otherwise failed to perform or execute the promises he/she previously agreed to perform and/or execute.

    3. Series B awards represent re-issued awards of former primary donative recipients whose awards were terminated and/or defaulted upon, and whereby the donative recipient has waived or forfeited all right, title, and interest to any remaining sum(s) that may be due or outstanding.
    "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 651, provides in part: "All processing, administrative, and/or registration fees may be waived in a Series B class of competiton."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 652, provides in part: "For any level of award(s) offered in a Series B class, the maximum par value shall never exceed the original and/or intended value of a Series A Award(s)."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 653, provides in part: "The amount of funds available in a Series B class of awards shall generally be the difference between the original amount tendered to the defaulting party/defaulting recipient minus the amount of funds that were excused, forfeited, terminated, and/or waived as a direct or proximate result of the negligence, reckless indifference, malfeasance, misfeasance, breaches, laches, failure to perform, or misconduct of the original donative recipient, and excepting therefrom any administrative expenses that may be incurred in the investigation or recovery of any NAAS property that is missing, stolen, and/or misappropriated by the defaulted nominee ."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 653 (a), provides in part: "The total monetary amount of a Series B award cannot exceed the lessor of the original amount tendered to the original defaulted nominee minus the amount already tendered to and acknowledged by the defaulted nominee, and excepting therefrom any administrative expenses associated therewith vs. the amount applied for by the Series B nominee and and excepting therefrom any administrative expenses and excused or forfeited funds intended for the defaulted original nominee."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 653 (b), provides in part: "A Series B nominee shall not necessarily be bound by the exact same terms, conditions, and provisions entailed in a Policy Statement issued to a defaulted nominee."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 653 (c), provides in part: "A Series B nominee shall not be excused from the requirement of using a Policy Statement to meet his/her goals and/or endeavors."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 653 (d), provides in part: "A Series B nominee shall have the ability to amend, modify, revise, or update his/her Policy Statement, as well as the ability to correct, include, or clarify any matrial ommissions provided that said modifications, revisions, and/or amendmendts do not significantly depart from any material information previosuly relied upon by an Administrator to nominate the same for the award."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 654, provides in part: "Series B class of awards shall have NO redemption period. Once a donative recipient defaults, breaches, forfeits, or violates an axpress Policy Statement, and fails to respond to written inquiries from Adminstrator regarding the same, he/she has been presumed to have permanently waived and forever quit-claimed all right, title, and interest in the original award."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 655, provides in part: "An Administrator may tender a Series B class of awards anytime after ninety calendar days of first informing original recipient that he/she is in material default, or after sixty calendar days after recipient defaults or waives all right and interest to any remaining sum(s) that may be due, whichever is sooner.

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 656, provides in part: "In all Series B defaults and delinquencies, neither Sponsor, nor any authorized agent or affiliate related thereto, including any Administrator(s), shall be responsible or obligated for the performance of any act(s) or duties that have been excused, forfeited, rescinded, waived, or cancelled as a direct or proximate result of the negligence, malfeasance, misfeasance, breaches, laches, failure to perform, or misconduct of the original donative recipient, as well as any person(s) acting on behalf of or in concert with original recipient."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 657, provides in part: "Neither Sponsor, nor any authorized agent of the same, shall be obligated or required to issue, manufacture, make, or assemble any paper-formatteed applications for Series B awards."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 658, provides in part: "A Sponsor, Administrator, or underwriters may initiate Open term Series B awards in unforeseen instances where the original award recipient defaulted upon his/her monetary award(s) immediately after receipt of an initial distribution, and/or when the award of an original donative recipient was involuntarily terminated, or waived due to acts committed by donative recipients that consisted of, amongst other things, ommission or concealment of material facts, reckless indifference to the administration of an award, transcript forgery, academic fraud, collusion with others to undermine the intentions or performance of Administrator, malfeasance, misfeasance, academic failure, breach of contract, failure to perform, criminal conduct, civil tortious act(s), and/or engaging in conduct prejudicial to a Morality code, a Policy Statement, and/or the NAAS Honor Code of Ethics, Character, and Integrity, as promulgated under NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules.

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 659, provides in part: "EAS/N2 Form 0017 may be downloaded at no costs at http:///www.naas.org/library/forms/gpanv2.pdf

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 660, provides, in part: ", Sponsor, through its agents, and assigns, reserves the right to assess fees for research and copying requests to parties seeking information and/or documents that may not be available on-line. The rates for such services are as follows:

    1. The base fee for any research time is $100 per hour with a minimum time of one hour of research;
    2. The base fee for copies of black & white documents, regardless of size or composition, is $1.00 per page;
    3. The base fee for copies of color documents, regardless of size or composition, is $2.00 per page;
    4. The base fee for the re-production of any previously issied NAAS Hall of Scholars certificate is $50;
    "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 661, provides, in part: ", Sponsor, through its agents, and assigns, reserves the right to assess fees to private litigants or third-parties seeking testimony, witness time, or depositions from any agent, officer, or representative of Sponsor. The fees, which are to be calculated to reimburse fully the Companies for processing the demand and providing the witness or records, or documents, may include, among others:

    1. (i) Costs of time spent by employees, including attorneys, of the Companies to process and respond to the demand;
    2. (ii) Costs of attendance of the employee and attorney(s) of the Companies at any deposition, hearing, or trial;
    3. (iii) Travel costs of attorney(s) employed by the Companies;
    4. (iv) Costs individually assessed by attorneys;
    5. (v) Costs of materials and equipment used to search for, process, and make available information."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 662, provides, in part: "It is prohibited for any person to aid, abet, assist, and/or provide material support to another person to engage in a corrupt endeavor that impedes, obstructs, disrupts, and/or hinders the administration of any NAAS-branded award."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 663, provides, in part:&32"It is prohibited for any person to engage in a corrupt endeavor that impedes, impairs, disprupts, hinders, and/or interfers with the administration of any NAAS-branded award."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 664, provides, in part:&32"Sponsor reserves the right to assess listing fees to non-associate vendors for the right to list or include any NAAS-branded award in a for-profit database and/or membership-type listing repository of other merit-based awards."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 665, provides, in part: "It is the sole responsibility of each and every vendor of a financial-aid services company, or a scholarship search services company, who anticipates, desires, or seeks to list or display any NAAS-branded award(s) in a database and/or commercial repository to become familiar with and to adhere to NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 666, provides, in part: "It is the sole responsibility of each and every vendor of a financial-aid services company, or a scholarship search services company, who anticipates, desires, or seeks to list or display any NAAS-USA branded award(s) in a database and/or commercial repository to first read and become familiar with the questions and responses thereto contained in the frequently-asked-questions sections of the subject web presentation located at http://www.naas.org/faq1.php (a/k/a/ WB Form 003) and not to submit any redundant question or inquiry in which the answer to said inquiry or question has been adequately responded to in said frequently-asked-questions section."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 667, provides, in part: "It is the sole responsibility of each and every vendor of a financial-aid services company, or a scholarship search services company, who anticipates, desires, or seeks to list or display any NAAS-II branded award(s) in a database and/or commercial repository to first read and become familiar with the questions and responses thereto contained in the frequently-asked-questions sections of the subject web presentation located at http://www.naas.org/faq1.php (a/k/a/ WB Form 003) and not to submit any redundant question or inquiry in which the answer to said inquiry or question has been adequately responded to in said frequently-asked-questions section."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 668, provides, in part: "Sponsor shall establish an electronic form in which a an applicant and/or prospective applicant may complete said form and be instantly provided access to a wide variety of application forms, hyper links to bookmarks, frequently asked questions, general questions, HTML-based forms, and other documentation and materials that the Companies may make available from time to time. The form shall be located under the domain name naas.org, and shall be programmed in hyper-text markup language with the generic name of down1."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 669, provides, in part: "Sponsor shall refer to page down1 as GEC Form 006 for the purposes of the rules, terms, and conditions hereon."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 670, provides, in part: "Notwithstanding an act of war, God, Government, or via some unforseen circumstance beyond the scope or control of the Companies, it is the intent of Sponsor that GEC Form 006 be available 24 hours a day, exclusive of routine maintenance, from circa September 15 to Feb. 15th of each year, unless noted otherwise."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 671, provides, in part: "Each and every person or party who is eligible to complete a GEC Form 006 may do so."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 672, provides, in part: "A GEC Form 006 shall only be completed by a party eligible and qualified to do so."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 673, provides, in part: "NAAS EAS/N2 Form 0018 may also be used to verify or clarify the background, credibility, integrity, intent, political persuasion, and credentials of any third person seeking to interview, discuss, or make inquiry to any staff, employee, or agent or assign of the Company, and whereupon such third party intends to subsequently re-publish any content related thereto in a commercial publication."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 674, provides, in part: "NAAS EAS/N2 Form 0018 shall be completed by any third person not associated with Company in order to be approved and granted authorized access to any Company employee, agent, officer, or representative."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 675, provides, in part: "The failure or refusal of any person, news reporter, columnist, teacher, educator, writer, author, publisher, editor, individual, agency, firm, corporation, limited liability company, Trust, Trustee, journalist, or any other person or entity to complete and submit NAAS EAS/N2 Form 0018 prior to publishing any content with regards to any NAAS-related subject matter in a commercial (for-profit) publication can and may be interpreted, amongst other things, as an admission that such person and/or the employer of such person, jointly and/or severally, lacks a sufficient degree of credibility, integrity, qualifications, and/or credentials to justify the disposition of a media interview and use of NAAS time and resources."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 676, provides, in part: "The failure or refusal of any person, news reporter, columnist, teacher, educator, writer, author, publisher, editor, individual, agency, firm, corporation, limited liability company, Trust, Trustee, journalist, or any other person or entity to complete and submit NAAS EAS/N2 Form 0018 when or if requested to do so by an agent, officer, or representative of the Company can and may be interpreted, amongst other things, as an admission that such person and/or the employer of such person, jointly and/or severally, lacks a sufficient degree of credibility, integrity, qualifications, and/or credentials to justify the disposition of a media interview and use of NAAS time and resources."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 677, provides, in part: "The failure or refusal of any person, news reporter, columnist, teacher, educator, writer, author, publisher, editor, individual, agency, firm, lawyer, limilited liability partnership, corporation, limited liability company, Trust, Trustee, journalist, or any other person or entity to complete and submit NAAS EAS/N2 Form 0018 prior to the publication and/or dissimenation of news content that depicts or discusses any NAAS-branded awards, and any past or current NAAS recipients, and any other subject matter related to National Academy of American Scholars, etc., et al., in a commercial publication that will be subsequently be re-distributed in any for-profit national, regional, or local commercial newspaper that is neither owned or operated by the Company may and can be interpreted, amongst other things, as false or fraudulent reporting. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 678, provides, in part: "Each and every person or party who is required tocomplete NAAS EAS/N2 Form 0018 shall do so."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 679, provides, in part: "The failure or refusal of any person, news reporter, columnist, teacher, educator, writer, author, publisher, editor, individual, agency, firm, lawyer, limilited liability partnership, corporation, limited liability company, Trust, Trustee, journalist, or any other person or entity to complete and submit NAAS EAS/N2 Form 0018 at least thirty calendar days prior to the intended date of publication and/or dissimenation of news content that depicts or discusses any NAAS-branded awards, and any past or current NAAS recipients, and any other subject matter related to National Academy of American Scholars, etc., et al., in a commercial publication that will be subsequently be re-distributed in any for-profit national, regional, or local commercial newspaper that is neither owned or operated by the Company may and can be interpreted, amongst other things, as false or fraudulent reporting. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 680, provides in part: "NAAS EAS/N2 Form 0018 may be downloaded at no costs at http:///www.naas.org/library/forms/f0018.pdf

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 681, provides in part: "Any institution of higher learning, including any college or university, as defined in the Higher Education Act of 1965, or related Acts or statutes, that aids, abets, procures, or provides material support, encouragement, advice, facilities, or monetary employment to any person that intends to, threatens to, or in fact does violate NAAS EAS/N2 rules 674 through 679, individually, severally, or collectively, may be publicly banned from participating in any NAAS related program or service."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 682, provides in part: "Any past, present, or current, dontative recipient that aids, abets, procures, or provides material support, encouragement, advice, facilities, or monetary employment to any person that intends to, threatens to, or in fact does violate NAAS EAS/N2 rules 674 through 679, individually, severally, or collectively, may be publicly banned from participating in any NAAS related program or service."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 683, provides in part: "The subject web presentation may contain inadvertent and unintentional typographical errors."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 684 provides, in part: "Sponsor shall establish a public forum for publicly-traded companies whose stock and/or securities are registered with the Securities Exchange Commission. The forum shall be located at the hypertext markup language page named ads and it shall have an identifier extension of htm and be located under the Sponsor's domain name naas.org or the domain name of an independent affiliate. The standard name of the web page shall be Public Information Index, and it shall be internally known and identified by the form name WB Form 0011."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 685 provides, in part: "The listing by name of any company or person on WB Form 0011, including any products or services associated with the same, shall not be construed or interpreted as an official endorsement, sponsorship, affiliation, advertisement, and/or approval of The Parties, or by the Parties, with respect to the named products and/or services, and vice-versa."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 686 provides, in part: "Trademarks, tradenames, and/or servicemarks appearing on WB Form 0011 are the properties of the respective registrants and/or owners."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 687 provides, in part: "The listing by name of any company or person on WB Form 0011, including any products or services associated with the same, shall not be construed or interpreted as an official endorsement, affiliation, advertisement, sponsorship, and/or approval of The Parties, or by the Parties, and vice-versa."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 688 provides, in part: "All information appearing on WB Form 0011 shall be public information, and may be accessed free of charge on such websites as Yahoo, Google, CBS MarketWatch, and numerous other companies not affiliated with The Parties. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 689, provides, in part: "A failure by any donative recipient or candidate to return an unendorsed financial instrument (a personal check, a corporate check, a money-order, or a cashier's check) that is the sole property of Sponsor, or any agent, affiliate, or assigness of the same, if and when requested to do so may be construed as an offense against Sponsor. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 690, provides, in part: "Absent a satisfactory explanation submitted on NAAS EAS/N2 Form GEC Form 001, or NAAS EAS/N2 GEC Form 002, a failure by any donative recipient or candidate, or any party acting on behalf of or concert with the same, to return a specific unendorsed financial instrument (a personal check, a corporate check, a money-order, or a cashier's check) that is the sole property of Sponsor, or any agent, affiliate, or assignee of the same, if and when requested to do so, shall be interpreted and published as a criminal act or attempted criminal act."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 691, provides, in part: "Absent a satisfactory explanation submitted on NAAS EAS/N2 Form GEC Form 001, or NAAS EAS/N2 GEC Form 002, a failure by any donative recipient or candidate, or any party acting on behalf of or concert with the same, to return a paper-formatted Policy Statement, that is the sole property of Sponsor, or the sole property of, or any agent, affiliate, or assignee of the same, if and when requested to do so, shall be interpreted and published as a criminal act or attempted criminal act."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 692, provides, in part: "Absent a satisfactory explanation submitted on NAAS EAS/N2 Form GEC Form 001, or NAAS EAS/N2 GEC Form 002, a failure by any donative recipient or candidate, or any party acting on behalf of or concert with the same, to return a specific unendorsed financial instrument (a personal check, a corporate check, a money-order, or a cashier's check) that is the sole property of Sponsor, or the sole property of any agent, aaffiliate, or asasssignee of the same, if and when requested to do so, then such property will be publicly declared as missing, delinquent, stolen, misappropriated, converted, outstanding, and/or obtained through means not approved by Sponsor, until such time as the missing, delinquent, stolen, misappropriated, converted, and/or outstanding is either found or returned to Sponsor."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 693, provides, in part: "Absent a satisfactory explanation submitted on NAAS EAS/N2 Form GEC Form 001, or NAAS EAS/N2 GEC Form 002, a failure by any donative recipient or candidate, or any party acting on behalf of or concert with the same, to return a paper-formatted Policy Statement that is the sole property of Sponsor, or or the sole property of any agent, affiliate, or assignee of the same, if and when requested to do so, then such property will be publicly declared as missing, delinquent, stolen, misappropriated, converted, outstanding, and/or obtained through means not approved by Sponsor, until such time as the missing, delinquent, stolen, misappropriated, converted, and/or outstanding is either found or returned to Sponsor."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 694, provides, in part: "No person, agency, or entity, shall forge, impersonate, misconstrue, and/or misrepresent any e-mail address or e-mail addressess associated with National Academy of American Scholars, or any agent, assignee, or representative related thereto."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 695, provides, in part: "No person, agency, or entity, shall misconstrue and misrepresent an electronic communication as originating from National Academy of American Scholars, or any agent, assignee, or representative related thereto, when in fact said electronic communication originated from a source independent of and not associated with National Academy of American Scholars, or any agent, assignee, or representative related thereto."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 696, provides, in part: "The violation of NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 694, or NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 695 by any person, agency, or entity constitues a felony crime."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 697, provides, in part: "Any person who aids, abets, procures, counsels, or commands another, or coordinates, or arranges, or conspires with another person to violate NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 694, and/or NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 695 shall be deemed to be principal perpetrator of a felony crime."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 698, provides, in part: "Subject to federal and state laws, an award may be paid to any person who provides sufficient information leading to the specific identity, and location of any suspect(s), who is believed to have violated NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 694, NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 695, or NAAS EAS/N2 697."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 699, provides, in part: "Subject to federal and state laws, an award may be paid to any person who provides sufficient information leading to the the arrest, and conviction, of any person(s) who has/have committed a violation of NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules 694, NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 695, or NAAS EAS/N2 697."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 700, provides, in part: "No agent, assignee, representative, employee, contractor, volunteer, director or officer of National Academy of American Scholars, including any predecessor and/or successor corporate entity of the same, is authorized to receive or accept on behalf of another person or entity any payment, goods, services, or monies for the purposes of sending or transmitting electronic communications containing sexually explicit content."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 701, provides, in part: " It is illegal and expressly prohibited for any person, domestic agency, foreign agency, or entity to misconstrue and misrepresent an electronic communication as originating from National Academy of American Scholars, or any agent, assignee, or representative related thereto, when in fact said electronic communication originated from a source independent of, exclusive of, and not associated with National Academy of American Scholars, nor any agent, assignee, or representative related thereto."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 702, provides, in part: "It is expressly prohibited for any person, any domestic agency, any foreign agency, and any entity to forge, impersonate, misconstrue, and misrepresent any e-mail address (or addresses) associated with National Academy of American Scholars, or any agent, assignee, or representative related thereto. E-mail addressess associated with National Academy of American Scholars, include, but are not limited to, staff@naas.org, or any combination thereof."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 703, provides, in part: "The unauthorized use and/or impersonation of any 'NAAS' e-mail address constitutes evidence of criminal intent."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 704, provides, in part: "It is expressly prohibited for any person, any domestic agency, any foreign agency, or any other entity or human to receive any benefits, compensation, monies, barter, or any thing of material value as a direct or proximate result of another person using a forged and/or impersonated e-mail address (or addresses) associated with National Academy of American Scholars, or any agent, assignee, or representative related thereto."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 705, provides, in part: "Any correspondence or communication received by the Companies, as well as any affiliate(s) of the same, from a banned, ineligible, or suspended school, university, home-school organization(s), entities, and/or persons or person not clearly marked " private and confidential" in which the whole of the contents thereof is not sufficiently or exclusively related to the application process of an award sponsored by the Companies, or in which the whole of the contents thereof is not sufficiently or exclusively related to advertising or link requests to the Companies or to the subject presentation, or in which the whole of the contents thereof is not sufficiently or exclusively related to membership requests to N.A.A.S., Inc., or any authorized affiliate, or successor related thereto, or in which the whole of the contents thereof is not sufficiently or exclusively related to requests for memorandum reviews of national educational policies affecting currently eligible students as a whole, or in which the whole of the contents thereof is not sufficiently or exclusively related to requests for scholarly reviews of pending or planned articles excusively related to educational policies affecting currently eligible students as a whole, or in which the whole of the contents thereof is not sufficiently or exclusively related to legitimate inquiries focusing exclusively on current financial aid programs sponsored by the Companies, or in which the whole of the contents thereof is not sufficiently or exclusively related to subscription requests or inquiries regarding the availiability of past issues or pending issues of Scholarship Watch newsletter, or NAAS newsletter, or in which the whole of the contents thereof is not addressed to the proper mailing address of the Companies shall be absolutely deemed by the Companies to be a communication, statement, or series of statements, intended for public consumption, debate, and therefore made in a place open to the public or in a public forum in connection with an issue of public interest."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 706, provides, in part: "All non-private communications subject to NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 704 shall be subject to the NAAS Open Discussion Rule."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 707, provides, in part: "All non-private communications subject to NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 704 subject to the NAAS Open Discussion Rule may, at the sole discretion of the Companies, be made available to the public in a format determined by the Companies, or otherwise make such communication/statement(s) available to the public through any commonly accepted method of publication and/or distribution."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 708, provides, in part: "The Companies, as well as affiliates of the same, reserves the right to refuse application requests; to refuse completed applications; and, to refuse to provide any services to any entity and/or person/person(s) publicly banned, declared ineligible, or publicly suspended from any NAAS program."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 709, provides, in part: "Any literature using the NAAS, National Academy of American Scholars, or using official logos, or trademarks associated with the same, that is sent to any school or institution or non-individual person is intended for the custody and care of the affected institution and is not to be construed as the personal or private property of any named Guidance Counselor, teacher, or other school official whose name may be incidentally on the mailing label."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 710, provides, in part: "It is expressly prohibited for any person to use deceptive, evasive, or unethical techniques to evade, avoid, or undermine the effectiveness and/or technical purpose of NAAS SPAM filters."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 711, provides, in part: "Any person that aids, abets, causes, or procures the violation of NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 710, may be subject to a criminal investigation conducted by NAAS DIA agents in cooperation with any participatory law enforcement agencies and/or licensed legal counsel."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 712, provides, in part: " The disqualification and/or disapproval of any primary nominee results in an automatic reconsideration of award status to all semi-finalists, and a first preference to top ten Finalists."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 713, provides, in part: "Neither the Companies, nor any affiliate, is a government agency, and neither is the same endorsed by any government agency."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 714, provides, in part: "NAAS Operational Records Destruction Act, a/k/a/ NORAD, encompasses all NAAS material, both electronic and otherwise, related to the United States Postal Service and use of the United States mails."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 714-a, provides, in part: Effective, February 16th, 2006, the Companies shall no longer require or solicit candidates to submit requests for NAAS literature via the U.S. mail, nor will the Companies maintain any records related to such use.". NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 714-b, provides, in part: Effective, November 1st, 2006, the Companies shall no longer solicit the acceptance of any literature or communications via the U.S. mail, nor will the Companies maintain any records related to such use."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 714-c, provides in part: "Administrator shall develop a standard user registration subscription form that shall be used by prospective subscribers to initiate subscriptions for various online NAAS products and services. The form shall be identified informally as an NAAS User Subscription Registration form, and more specifically as eNAAS EAS/N2 Form 0025."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 715, provides, in part: "It is explicitly prohibited for any unauthorized person(s) to receive, access, use, distribute, re-print, store, videotape, transpose, photocopy, or duplicate via any means now known or hereafter invented, any NAAS-branded property or literature, as well any logo(s) associated therewith, unless said person(s) have first sought and obtained the written permission of National Academy of American Scholars, or an authorized agent of the same, or its successors, predecessors, nominees, and/or assignees."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 716, provides, in part: "The use of federal tax dollars by any federal agency, and its respective employees, to spy upon a private organization, particularly any organization or person affiliated with National Academy of American Scholars, or to conduct secret surveillance of such private organizations, or to steal, tamper with, intefere with, open, seize, or deface the private mail of any private organization(s) and/or private persons related to NAAS without a valid warrant authorizing the same, or to otherwise engage in conduct that impedes the effective and legitimate administration of any NAAS EAS/N2 Rule(s) or any provision, condition, or stipulation related thereto, is a violation of explicit NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 717, provides, in part: "It is also a violation of NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules for any federal agency to engage the use of federal tax dollars by any federal government employee(s) for the purposes of engaging in or incitng the warrantless surveillance of any page or portion of any NAAS website(s)."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 718, provides, in part: " It is a violation NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules for any federal government employee to recruit, bait, incite, hire, lure, and/or intimidate government employees for the purposes of furthering a personal vendetta or to fulfill private vindictive against National Academy of American Scholars, or any officer, asigneee, director, or volunteer related thereto."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 719, provides, in part: "Whomsover remits any subscription fee(s) as part of subscriptions to any NAAS product or service(s), or whomsover completes NAAS EAS/N2 Form 0025, and submits the same for processing and consideration to Sponsor or any agent of the same, then such acts shall be construed as inducements and representations and shall be binding upon participant in a court of law."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 720, provides, in part: "Whomsover completes NAAS EAS/N2 Form 0025, and submits the same for processing and consideration, and along therwith remits any subscription fee(s) to Sponsor or any agent of the same, then such respective purchaser or subscriber shall be deemed to have consented to the renewal of the services on an annual basis, and for each year thereof, unless said subscription(s) was/were properly cancelled by purchaser or subscriber within 72 hours of the anniversary of the subscription purchase date."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 721, provides, in part: "Whomsoever completes NAAS EAS/N2 Form 0025, and submits the same for processing and consideration, and along therewith remits any subscription fee(s) to Sponsor or any agent of the same, and initiates, induces, commands, requests, or conspires to do the same, a 'PayPal Investigation of the Received Unauthorized Claim' against Sponsor, or any agent of the same, knowing that such claim(s) is are false, meritless, untrue, misleading and defective, then all administrative and legal costs in responding to and refuting such false claim(s) shall be assessed against the complainant, with a minimum recovery cost of $25.00"

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 722, provides, in part: "The issuance of an official Case ID by PayPal shall be conclusive and incontrovertible evidence of a claim filed against Sponsor, or its authorized agent(s). "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 723, provides, in part: "Whomsover submits any application for registration of a trademark or service mark before the United States Patent & Trademark Office that is similar to or identical to any mark already registered and subscribed to by National Academy of American Scholars, or any authorized agent or affiliate thereof, and who willingly or knowingly failed or refused to timely apprise either National Academy of American Scholars, or the actual owner(s) of said similar or identical mark at least 60 calendar days in advance of a formal submission to said governmental agency,such person(s) shall be subject to investigation or inquiry. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 724, provides, in part: "Whomsover submits any application for registration of a trademark or service mark before the United States Patent & Trademark Office that is perceived to be similar to or identical to any mark already registered and subscribed to by National Academy of American Scholars, or any authorized agent or affiliate thereof, and who willingly or knowingly failed or refused to timely apprise either National Academy of American Scholars, or the actual owner(s) of said similar or identical mark at least 60 calendar days in advance of a formal submission to said governmental agency, then such act may be construed as a willful and deliberate intent to act of deception. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 725, provides, in part: "Any natural person who submits any application for registration of a trademark or service mark before the United States Patent & Trademark Office that is perceived to be similar to or identical to any mark already registered and/or assigned to National Academy of American Scholars, or any authorized agent or affiliate thereof, and who submits said application on behalf of a non-natural person, then for all intents and purposes neither National Academy of American Scholars, or any authorized agent or affiliate thereof, shall be bound by any rule, custom, or provision, to recognize any separateness of such persons, and thus said persons shall be jointly and collectively combined as one for the purposes of public opposition. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 726, provides, in part: "Any natural person who submits any application for registration of a trademark or service mark before the United States Patent & Trademark Office that is perceived to be similar to or identical to any mark already registered and/or assigned to National Academy of American Scholars, or any authorized agent or affiliate thereof, and who submits a written declaration therewith pursuant to United States Codes Title 18, Section 1001, said person shall be bound by said declaration, and alleged to have violated the same, if any statement contained therein is believed to be false, untrue, inaccurate, or omits any material fact(s) related to the subject matter thereof. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 727, provides, in part: "The submission or filing of any application for registration of a trademark or service mark before the United States Patent & Trademark Office that that represents a mark that is perceived to be similar to and/or identical to any mark already registered and/or assigned to National Academy of American Scholars, or any authorized agent or affiliate thereof, shall be subject to public inspection, public examination, and public review, and any such person or person associated with such submission or filing shall be construed as having consented to all NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 728, provides, in part: "The submission or filing of any application for registration of a trademark or service mark before the United States Patent & Trademark Office that represents a mark that is perceived to be similar to and/or identical to any mark already registered and/or assigned to National Academy of American Scholars, and that includes any declaration or statement pursuant to United States Codes Title 18, Section 1001, that falsely claims, or alleges, or disavows having any knowledge or familiarity with the pre-existing mark 'NAAS', or any other mark associated with and/or registered to National Academy of American Scholars, such act shall be perceived as, et alli, fraudulent and in violation of Section 5(a) of the FTC Act, as well as violation of 18 U.S.C. Section 1001, and a deliberate attempt to deceive, confuse, and potentially defraud existing and prospective clients of The Companies. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 729, provides, in part: "Whomsover submits any application for registration of a trademark or service mark before the United States Patent & Trademark Office that represents a mark that is perceived to be similar to and/or identical to any mark already registered and/or assigned to National Academy of American Scholars, and said application is subsequently denied, refused registration, or deemed improper to register by the U.S. Patent & Trademark office then such act(s) shall be conclusive evidence of an intent to defraud.

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 730, provides, in part: "Subject to a violation of NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 728, or 729, the issuance of an official Trademark Application number by the U.S. Trademark office shall be conclusive and incontrovertible evidence of an attempt to deceive or defraud. " NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 731, provides, in part: "Whomsover submits any application for registration of a trademark or service mark before the United States Patent & Trademark Office that is perceived to be similar to or identical to any mark already registered and subscribed to by National Academy of American Scholars, or any authorized agent or affiliate thereof, shall be obligated to inform either National Academy of American Scholars, or the actual owner(s) of said similar or identical mark at least 60 calendar days in advance of a formal submission to said governmental agency. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 732, provides, in part: "Certain information appearing in the subject web presentation, including sponsor's assessment of future plans and operations, contains forward-looking information that involves risk and uncertainty. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks associated with: imprecision of revenue estimates; a portion of funds used for award outlays may be derived from investments in securities and other financial investments that are independent from revenue associated with products and services branded under the NAAS name; Some of these outside investments are dependent upon commodity prices and currency exchange rates, and independent corporations in which sponsors may be an investor in; risks associated with dependency upon third-party vendors and companies; general economic, market and business conditions; changes in legislation and regulations that may adversely affect the ability of sponsor to fund or disburse awards; the availability of sufficient capital from internal and external sources; and, such other risks and uncertainties.

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 733, provides, in part: "Forward-looking statements in NAAS literature may include, but are not limited to, production volumes, operating costs, capital spending, access to credit facilities, and regulatory changes. For this purpose, any statements that are contained in ceetain NAAS literatue may not represent statements that are of historical fact, but rather may be deemed to be forward-looking statements.

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 734, provides, in part: "Forward-looking statements, per NAAS literature, often contain terms such as "may", "will", "should", "anticipate", "expects" and similar expressions.

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 735, provides, in part: "NAAS Applicants, NAAS Subscribers, and all purchasers of any NAAS product and/or service are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are based will occur. Such information, although considered reasonable by management at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated.

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 736, provides, in part: "NAAS assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements should circumstances or management's estimates or opinions change. Forward-looking statements contained in NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 737, provides, in part: "Whomsoever completes NAAS EAS/N2 Form 0025, and submits the same for processing and consideration, and along therewith remits any subscription fee(s) to Sponsor or any agent of the same, and thereafter initiates, induces, commands, requests, or conspires to do the same, a 'PayPal Investigation of the Received Unauthorized Claim' against Sponsor, or any agent of the same, or a similar such claim, knowing that such claim(s) is either false, meritless, untrue, or misleading; and, the affect of such an act(s) causes Seller (The Companies) to be assessed a Charge-back against the account(s) of Company, then Buyer shall also be subsequently assessed an Unauthorized Chargeback Fee in the amount of three times the amount of the false claim or three times the amount of the ill-gotten expenses assessed against the Companies, whichever is greater. This expense does not include any administrative and/or legal costs in responding to and refuting such false claim(s)"

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 738, provides, in part: "All NAAS awards must be renewed every six months, or no later than 10 calendar days prior to the end of the first 180 calendar day cycle upon which the award officially commenced, and continuing thereafter for each subsequent and successive 180 calendar day cycle until all payments have either been received, or unless the award is either terminated, extinguished, cancelled, or revoked earlier."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 739, provides, in part: "All NAAS awards that are not automatically renewed by the stated or referenced deadline are terminated without further notice to the recipient, and deemed officially expired."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 740, provides, in part: " NAAS beta-defined, beta-named products, and services, including award applications shall bear no monetary compensation, as such products and services are designed to test the gauge consumer interest, and test the reliability, security, and functionality of such products and services. "

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 741, provides, in part: " NAAS alpha-defined, alpha-named products, and services, including award applications may result in monetary compensation and disbursement subject to NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules, and applicable sections of NAAS legal disclaimer."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 742, provides, in part: " NAAS reserves the right to assess access, subscription, and/or purchase feees for the privilege of participating in any beta-defined product or service testing or evaluation."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 743, provides, in part: " NAAS reserves the right to reject any subscription request without reason or explanation, as well as reject access from illegitimate users."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 744, provides, in part: " NAAS reserves the right to reject any purchase request without reason or explanation other than the reason(s) stated hereon."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 745, provides, in part: " NAAS reserves the right to refuse to accept monies from any person(s) with respect to an attempt to purchase any NAAS product or service, and need not provide any reason or explanation for the refusal other than the reason(s) stated hereon."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 746, provides, in part: " NAAS reserves the right to suspend, modify, or temporarily or permanently terminate any NAAS product or service, and need not provide any reason or explanation for the refusal other than the reason(s) stated hereon."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 747, in part: "NAAS hereby defines a criminal website as a public presentation that can be seen or heard exclusively online (via the Internet) that is programmed in any software language and is uploaded to a server, and visible to the general public, in which said website fails or refuses to respect all U.S. laws, or that deliberately publishes false, deceptive, misleading, and/or defamatory information with reckless disregard or indifference to the truth, or that willingly or recklessly infringes upon the rights of others, or that allows itself to be a pawn of criminals, and used for trade libel, and violations of U.S. laws as pertains to intellectual property. ".

    National Academy of American Scholars defines a Criminal Mill as:
    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 748, in part, reads as: "National Academy of American Scholars hereby defines a new term, a Suspicious Domain Operator (SDO), as a person or company who operates, administers, manages, or controls a website or Internet presentation visible to the public as ongoing operation for more than two years, in which during and throughout the course of such period, the operator(s) of such website has willfully, deliberately, or recklessly and/or negligently, allowed the same to engage in one or more of the following act(s) and/or patterns:
    1. Has consistently failed or refused to respect U.S. Copyright/Trademark laws even when provided effective notice that its website appears to infringes upon the legal rights of others;
    2. Has consistently failed or refused to respect or adhere to its own published Acceptable Use Policy, or similarly published policy that claims and alleges that such website will respect U.S. Copyright/Trademark laws when provided notice but in reality operators of said website refuse, fail, and do not consistently enforce or respect such polcies;
    3. Has leased its nameservers or other computing equipment to disreputable persons or other persons whom have consistently failed or refused to respect or adhere to a published Acceptable Use Policy, or similarly published policy that prohibits the infringement and copyright of the intellectual property of others;
    4. Has allowed computing equipment and/or namerservers under its control, management, and supervision, to engage in acts that may be construed as infringing upon or contributing to the infringement of the intellectual, literary, scientific, or patent rights of another third-party organization or person;
    5. Has allowed computing equipment and/or namerservers under its control, management, and supervision, to store, display, and use the intellectual property of another person to solicit commerce without approval from that same person, or the official registrant-of-record, author, or legal claimant, or authorized assignee;
    6. Has published information that may be construed as false, deceptive, and/or misleading with reckless disregard or indifference to the truth;
    7. Has willingly or recklessly refused to respect the intellectual property rights of third persons, and has not or did not cease the alleged offending conduct within the time frame requested by the claimant or within the time-frame stated in its published policy of enforcing such claims;
    8. Has, over the course of one year, used a deliberate pattern and practice of trademark/copyright infringement as a means or method to solicit commerce, or to conceal the place of origin of its products or services, or to induce consumers into believing that it has legal approval, licensure, endorsement, or consent to use an affected logo, service mark, or trademark when in reality it does not;
    9. Has consistently published false, misleading, and/or deceptive statements or information without regards to facts, and refuses legitimate requests to substantiate such statements or information.

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 749, in part, reads as: "National Academy of American Scholars (NAAS) hereby defines a Degree Mill as a business or entity that violates NAAS EAS/N2 748, and in conjunction thereto, offers, for a fee, more than one or more of any combination of degrees, diplomas, or certificates, learning experience, training, that may be used to represent to the general public that the individual possessing such a degree, diploma, or certificate purportedly has completed a legitimate program of postsecondary education or training, but said program or training is either: a.) not in full and complete compliance with all federal laws; and/or b.)said program or training, or the resultant degree, diploma, or certificate arisen therefrom, is believed to have infringed upon the legal rights of another person or entity in either style, form, mark, content, or name;

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 750, in part, reads as: National Academy of American Scholars(NAAS) hereby defines an Accreditation Mill as a business or entity that violates NAAS EAS/N2 748, and in conjunction thereto, purports to offer a certification of competence, quality, licensure, in a specified subject or areas of expertise, and of the integrity of an agency, institution, firm, group, or person, but said certification, approval, or licensure is either: a.) not in full and complete compliance with all federal laws; and/or b.)said certification, approval, or licensure is believed to infringe upon the legal rights of another person or entity in either style, form, mark, content, or name;

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 751, in part, reads as: National Academy of American Scholars(NAAS) hereby defines a Degree Mill as a business or entity that violates NAAS EAS/N2 748, and in conjunction thereto, offers, for a fee, more than one of any combination of degrees, diplomas, or certificates, that may be used to represent to the general public that the individual possessing such a degree, diploma, or certificate purportedly has completed a legitimate program of postsecondary education or training, but said program or training is either: a.) not in full and complete compliance with all federal laws; and/or b.)said program or training, or the resultant degree, diploma, or certificate arisen therefrom, is believed to infringe upon the legal rights of another person or entity in either style, form, mark, content, or name;

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 752, in part, reads as: "National Academy of American Scholars(NAAS) hereby defines a Degree John as a person of legal age who willfully, knowingly, and deliberately obtains a degree, diploma, or certificate from a business or entity that is a known or suspected violator of NAAS EAS/N2 749, or NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 750, or who is employed by a known or suspected Degree Mill, Diploma Mill, or Accreditation Mill, pursuant to the definitions herein (supra);

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 753, in part, reads as: "National Academy of American Scholars(NAAS) prohibits instrusive accesses to the NAAS.ORG websites, and all affiliate websites, and marketing channels related thereto, including NAAS Youtube, NAAS Myspace, NAAS Blogs, NAAS Facebook, NAAS Twitter, and all marketing websites visible to and generally accessible by the public"

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 754, in part, reads as: "National Academy of American Scholars(NAAS) defines an intrusive access to the NAAS.ORG website as an access or entry into the same in which the intruder or visitor is generally not welcome, or has no intent to purchase or buy any NAAS products, or servics, or is not qualified or eligible to enter into any NAAS Award program, and/or has no son, daughter actively pursuing or participating in ANY NAAS program(s). An intruder accesses the NAAS.ORG website for corrupt purposes, undisclosed motives, either to harass, bother, or annoy Sponsor, or agents or affiliates related thereto."

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 755, in part, reads as: "NWhoever (regardless of social status, title,personal wealth, or personhood):
    1. (1)In interstate or foreign communications--
      (A) by means of a telecommunications device knowingly
      1. makes, creates, or solicits, and;
      2. initiates the transmission of any electronic or digital signal to the NAAS.ORG website, or any related websites affiliated with the same, or assumed to be affiliated with the same, which is done for any purpose or reason not intended by sponsor, and which has the effect, by intent or accident, of disturbing, annoying, harassing, abusing the servers or electronic equipment that hosts the NAAS.ORG website(s), or done for the purposes of implicitly threatening, or violating the U.S. Constitutional rights or U.S. Civil liberties, of any NAAS Agent or officer;

    2. (B) by means of a telecommunications device knowingly
      1. makes, creates, or solicits, and;
      2. initiates the transmission of of any electronic or digital signal , or makes a request to connect to a page or portion of the NAAS.ORG website, or any affiliate or related NAAS website(s) knowing that the recipient of the communication or NAAS Agent has not solicited such communication or request, regardless of whether the maker of such communication or requestor placed the call, request, or initiated the communication;
    3. (C) makes a telephone call or utilizes a telecommunications device, whether or not conversation or communication ensues, without disclosing his identity and employer, and with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any person at the called number or who receives the communications
    4. (D) makes or causes the telephone of another repeatedly or continuously to ring, with intent to harass any person at the called number; or
    5. (E) makes repeated telephone calls or repeatedly initiates communication with a telecommunications device, during which conversation or communication ensues, solely to harass any person at the called number or who receives the communication; or knowingly permits any telecommunications facility under his/her control to be used for any activity prohibited by this notice with the intent that it be used for such activity, shall be publicly declared as having violated NAAS Intruder Rule, and shall be subject to all available civil and criminal pernalties, and NAAS EAS/N2 Scholarship Rules, and have their identity and methods publicly disclosed.

    NAAS EAS/N2 Rule 756, in part, reads as: The designated opposition agent for any copyright, trademark, or infrngement matter concerning intellectual property related to The Companies shall be the correspondent of record noted in the datebase of information published by the U.S. government. The opposition agent may be contacted by any NAAS agent, counsel, or representative for matter pertaining to the violation of any NAAS EAS/N2 Rule that pertains to intellectual property related to The Companies.

    ..... End of Report....
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