Terms of Use

The following Terms of Use governs some of basic policies, procedures, and disclaimers of the Canadian-American Theological Association (CATA).

CATA is a private, independent, non-profit religious organization. It is governed by its Executive Board, which in turn is governed by its Constitution.

According to the Constitution, the official goal of the organization is to be “a forum for scholarly contributions to the renewal of theology and biblical interpretation for the sake of the church in Canada and the USA.” As such, CATA seeks to foster edifying Christian scholarship and study through the holding of conferences, production of publications, networking and establishing various affiliations, and mutual dialogue; these goals and activities, along with related activities (e.g., on the website, at events, etc.), constitute the “Services” of the organization.

Eligibility to Use the Services

No person under 18 years of age are eligible to use the Services, nor are those who have been suspended from using the Services.

The CATA reserves the sovereign right to refuse use of the Services to anyone, as well as reject, cancel, interrupt, remove or suspend any publication, conference, or related event at any time for any reason without liability. CATA also reserves the right to remove  or terminate membership for any reason without liability.

Membership and Refunds

All information submitted in connection with a membership account on the Services must be truthful. Members agree to notify CATA immediately if their membership account has been hacked or compromised. Each members also agrees to provide additional information that CATA may reasonably request and to answer truthfully and completely any questions CATA might ask in order to verify information related to the members identity and account.

CATA grants each member a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to use the Services subject to such member’s eligibility and continued compliance with these Terms. The most up to date contingencies, rights, and financial obligations associated with membership can be found on CATA’s website.

Membership fees, and any related currency exchange or Paypal fees, are non-refundable upon submission to CATA.

Donations made to CATA may not be tax-deductable.


Each member agrees to indemnify, holding harmless, CATA and all its employees, owners, contractors, and agents from/against claims, liabilities, damages, obligations, expenses, and all amounts paid in settlement arising from using the Services, breach of these Terms or violation of any laws. CATA may assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which members have agreed to indemnify CATA and each member agrees to assist and cooperate with CATA in the defense or settlement of any such matters.

No Warranty

CATA has no fiduciary obligation to any member. The Services are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without any warranties, express or implied, including without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, no infringement or course of performance. Use of the Services is at the member’s own risk.