Online Mentoring Terms of Service
The Mentor Center Program exists to minister, equip and resource thousands of people around the globe. It is our desire to protect you, the mentor, our visitors and the organizations you are representing.
With this in mind, these are the guidelines we ask you to follow:
1) Safety Issues
(a) Never give medical advice. Instead ask people to take their medical concerns to a qualified physician.
(b) Never give advice about legal obligations. Instead ask people to consult a qualified legal adviser.
(c) Never give away personal information such as your telephone number, address, city location, personal email address, facebook or any other social media that you use.
Use your first name only. Your safety is of paramount importance.
Never disclose your mentee’s name, personal information or circumstances outside of TMC. It’s vital that everything said in TMC, stays in TMC at all times.
(d) Never tell someone what to do. Instead encourage, pray for and refer accordingly. You may suggest something saying “this has worked for others”. Keep the onus on them. It is their decision whether or not to act.
(e) Never suggest that trusting in God will solve all their problems. Instead let them know that God will give them grace and hope in their situation.
2) Contacting The Mentor Center Administrator:
If you come across any of the situations listed below, always contact the Administrator immediately, using the following email address for your report firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not respond to the visitor and leave the email in your TMC inbox until you have heard from the Administrator.
(a) There is a strong belief that the person may be considering violence or harming self or others;
(b) There is a strong belief that there may be an abusive relationship, especially when there is indication that the person may be less than 18 years old;
(c) There is a strong belief that there is an impending decision regarding an abortion;
(d) You receive information that someone is harassing a mentor or demanding a personal meeting
If you are unsure if a particular email falls into one of these groups, contact the Administrator.
3) Contacting Public Authorities
The Mentor Center is committed to being a safe place. Please do not take matters into your own hands, but use the urgent email address above instead. The Administrator of The Mentor Center will contact public authorities should it be necessary or appropriate to do so as determined by The Mentor Center.
Walk Along Side…
“Just want to share that this person once again called on God. He felt abandoned by God because of separation and divorce. Here is a quote from his email “…I have asked GOD to take this pain from my heart and to help me move forward.”
Have a great week!