Trust & Code of Ethics

Christians in Recovery® abides by the ePhilanthropy Foundation's Code of Ethical Online Philanthropic Practices. The confidentiality of your name very seriously. Your information is never shared with any 3rd parties, organizations or groups.

Ethical Online Practices and Practitioners will:

Section A: Philanthropic Experience

  1. Clearly and specifically display and describe the organization's identity on the organization's Web site;
  2. Employ practices on the Web site that exhibit integrity, honesty, truthfulness and seeks to safeguard the public trust;

Section B: Privacy and Security

  1. Seek to inspire trust in every online transaction;
  2. Prominently display the opportunity for supporters to have their names removed from lists
  3. Conduct online transactions through a system that employs high-level, security technology, to protect the donor's personal information; for both internal and external authorized use.
  4. Provide either an 'opt in' and 'opt out' mechanism to prevent unsolicited communications or solicitations by organizations that obtain email addresses directly from the donor. Should lists be rented or exchanged only those verified, as having been obtained through donors or prospects 'opting in' will be used by a charity.
  5. Protect the interests and privacy of individuals interacting with their website.
  6. Provide a clear, prominent and easily accessible privacy policy on its website telling visitors, at a minimum, what information is being collected, how this information will be used and who has access to the data.

Section C: Disclosures

  1. Disclose the identity of the organization or provider processing an online transaction;
  2. Guarantee that the name, logo and likeness of all parties to an online transaction belong to the party and will not be used without express permission;
  3. Maintain all appropriate governmental and regulatory designations or certifications.

Section D: Complaints

  1. Provide protection to hold the donor harmless of any problem arising from a transaction conducted through the organization's website;
  2. Promptly respond to all customer complaints and to employ best efforts to fairly resolve all legitimate complaints in a timely fashion.

Section E: Transactions

  1. Insure contributions are used to support the activities of the organization to which they were donated.
  2. Insure that legal control of contributions or proceeds from online transactions are transferred directly to the charity or expedited in the fastest possible way.
  3. Companies providing online services to charities will provide clear and full communication with the charity on all aspects of donor transactions including the accurate and timely transmission of data related to online transactions.
  4. Stay informed regarding the best methods to insure the ethical, secure and private nature of online ePhilanthropy transactions;
  5. Adhere to the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable laws and regulations, including but not limited to charity solicitation and tax laws;
  6. Insure that all services, recognition and other transactions promised on a Web site, in consideration of gift or transaction, will be fulfilled on a timely basis.
  7. Disclose to the donor the nature of the relationship between the organization processing the gift or transaction and the charity intended to benefit from the gift.
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