Costs: The costs of domain registration, email, software purchase and maintenance, hardware purchase and maintenance, database upkeep and management, and web hosting are paid for by NARR. All NARR workers, including the administrator are volunteers and shall not receive any funds from NARR for personal use.

Databases: All database entries for both the membership and rat registrations are entered into the system manually - there is no automatic submission at this time. This does cause a short delay between data submission and the information being published on this site - in most cases this delay is less than 7 days of receipt, although during busy times of the year, this delay may be slightly longer. There are no plans to add an automatic update feature at this time, as the problems it would create outweigh the benefits.

Contact: Please contact the appropriate member of our volunteer staff, as this will speed up any needed reply.

Terms of Use: Use of this website is offered to you on your acceptance of these Terms of Use and other notices posted on this website. Your use of this website or of any content presented in any and all areas of the website indicates your acknowledgment and agreement to these Terms of Use and other notices. If you do not agree to be bound by and comply with all of the foregoing, you may not access or use our information, services, or website. We suggest you print a copy of these documents for your records.

The NARR shall have the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, add or remove any terms or conditions of these Terms of Use without notice or liability to you. Any changes to these Terms of Use shall be effective immediately following the posting of such changes on this website. The most recent version of these Terms of Use may always be found at You agree to review these Terms of Use from time to time and agree that any subsequent use by you of this website following changes to these Terms of Use shall constitute your acceptance of all such changes. These Terms of Use were last modified on 01/01/2011.

This website is for informational purposes only. It is provided to you, as a current member, solely for your own personal, non-commercial use and not for purposes of resale, republication, or distribution.

As a visitor to our website, you acknowledge and agree that any reliance on or use by you of any information available on this website shall be entirely at your own risk. In no event shall the NARR nor any of its data providers be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential or exemplary damages arising from the use or the performance of this website, even if the NARR or host provider have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

You agree to follow all applicable laws and regulations when using this website. Furthermore, you agree that you shall not:

  1. Sell or abuse access to or the use of this website and its databases, including any content contained on, downloaded or accessed from this website and its databases;
  2. Disrupt, place unreasonable burdens or excessive loads on, interfere with or attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion of our website, its databases, its computer systems, servers or networks;
  3. Provide false information about yourself or any animals to us, impersonate any other person, or otherwise attempt to mislead others about your identity or the origin of any content, message or other communication;
  4. Duplicate registry or site entries without express written permission from NARR administrators.
By uploading, posting or otherwise transmitting through or to our website any content, you grant to us, our successors and assigns, a non-exclusive, world-wide, royalty free, perpetual, non-revocable license to use or distribute such content in any manner otherwise than as stated in our Privacy Policy.

Any violation may result in immediate termination of membership and/or renewal without refund of dues. This may or may not include termination of access to the NARR databases.

Links or pointers to other websites and references to such are provided to you for convenience only and do not constitute an endorsement or approval by us.

Our policy is to comply with all intellectual property laws and to act expeditiously upon receiving any notice of claimed infringement. If you believe that your property has been reproduced on this website in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide a notice of copyright infringement containing all of the following information:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner for the purposes of the complaint.
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed.
  3. Identification of the material on our website that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity.
  4. The address, telephone number or e-mail address of the complaining party.
  5. A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.
  6. A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notice of copyright infringement is accurate, and that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the right that is allegedly infringed.

Privacy Policy: We will never sell, give, share, or disclose any specific personal information we collect on our site. This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Such measures include regular security reviews, upgrades, and backups. We use our best efforts to maintain the security and reliability of our infrastructure; however, they are provided "as is" without any express or implied warranty of any kind including warranties of accuracy, reliability, or fitness for a particular purpose. We offer no assurance of uninterrupted or error free service, nor does the NARR warrant the accuracy or completeness of any service. In no event shall the NARR be held liable for any damages whatsoever even if the NARR has been advised of such damages.


Last Updated:  01/06/18

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