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Best Buddies needs your help to ensure that e-Buddies is a safe and positive experience for all of our participants. Before continuing with your application, please read the e-Buddies Code of Conduct. In order to participate in e-Buddies, you must agree to follow the terms set forth in the Code of Conduct.

If you agree to the terms of the Code of Conduct, click on the check box below to indicate that you have read and agreed to the Code of Conduct. Please know that if you violate the Code of Conduct, you will be dismissed from e-Buddies.

Code of Conduct

PRIVACY POLICY
Best Buddies respects the privacy of all e-Buddies participants. We will not divulge any information about you to anyone else. We do not share our mailing list with any other groups or individuals. All information is maintained on a secure server.

You can review our Privacy Policy here.

TERMS OF SERVICE
Best Buddies reserves the right to deny entrance into e-Buddies to anyone, for any reason, at any time. We also reserve the right to terminate anyone from e-Buddies after acceptance for any reason, at any time. If you are accepted into e-Buddies, we ask that you agree to participate for one year. If you must withdraw from e-Buddies before the year is up, we ask that you notify us at info@ebuddies.org.

CONFIDENTIALITY
Best Buddies considers all information received from e-Buddies applicants and participants to be confidential. Participants are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of all privileged information they receive.

ONLINE CONDUCT
e-Buddies participants agree to: e-Buddies participants agree not to:
  • Post, transmit, promote, or distribute content that is illegal.
  • Harass, threaten, or embarrass an e-Buddy.
  • Transmit or facilitate distribution of content that is harmful, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, vulgar, sexually explicit, or, in a reasonable person's view, objectionable.
  • Pretend to be anyone whom they are not.
  • Exchange telephone numbers, e-mail addresses or mailing addresses.
  • Send each other e-mail attachments.
RESTRICTION ON IN-PERSON MEETINGS
Best Buddies prohibits e-Buddies participants from meeting in person unless the meeting is arranged by a Best Buddies staff member or the participants are already members of a chartered Best Buddies chapter.

INAPPROPRIATE COMMUNICATIONS
When e-mailing your e-Buddy, follow the rules of etiquette and good taste. Do not reveal anything about yourself online to someone that you would not feel comfortable revealing to a stranger you met on the street. If you receive an e-mail that makes you uncomfortable, please forward the e-mail and other details about it to us at LizWolford@BestBuddies.org.

MONITORING E-MAILS
Best Buddies retains a copy of every e-mail exchanged between matched e-Buddies. Best Buddies does not actively monitor e-mail exchanges, but all e-mails are available for review in the event of reports of inappropriate conduct or other potential violations of the e-Buddies Code of Conduct.

By checking this box, I am stating that I have read and agreed to the Consent and Code of Conduct.

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If you have questions, or need help, e-mail us at info@ebuddies.org or call us at (305) 563-9334. Thank you!


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