By applying for and/or having a missionary profile on forafriend.com, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions contained in this document. Failure to comply with any of these terms or conditions may result in the removal of your profile from our website. At all times forafriend.com employees have sole discretion to remove or suspend your profile.
It is your responsibility to keep us up-to-date on any changes to your current country, organization, role within the organization, faith, and private email address. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org should any of these things change. If we need an update on you and can’t reach you by your email address registered with forafriend, we reserve the right to suspend or remove your profile.
Your forafriend.com profile is a way for you to connect with your current supporters, future supporters, and the body of Christ at large (especially the younger ones). It’s a way for you to let people know what God is doing in your part of the world, and invite them to be a part of it. We encourage creativity in how you use your profile. If you have an idea of what to put on it and you’re not sure if you should or you don’t know how, please email us first. We’d also love to hear your ideas on how to continue to improve our platform.
You must maintain your profile by keeping your public information up-to-date. This includes your mission, currently-used relational ministry gifts, links, and optionally pictures, updates, etc. If it appears as though you haven’t changed anything in a while, we’ll check in with you.
Prohibited Profile Items
- We don’t allow soliciting of givers or unfair “competition” with other forafriend missionaries in order to gain more funding. You may tell people that they can contribute to you on forafriend, but you may not discourage them in any way from contributing to others instead.
- You may not misrepresent forafriend in terms of values and our missional agenda.
- You may not put anything on your profile that would endanger the security of another missionary.
- You may not use any means to undermine the usefulness of our website, gain unauthorized access, exploit any vulnerabilities, or engage in any other activity that is malicious towards forafriend our our website.
- You may not use any techniques to redirect visitors to other websites, other than using the “links” area.
- You may not provide any goods or services in exchange for funds received on forafriend.com. They are strictly gifts.
Part of your forafriend.com profile is a list of “gifts” people can send you to help with your ministry. You are asked to maintain a small list of things you use regularly in your relational ministry and assign an approximate cost to each one. Visitors to the site can “buy” one or more of those gifts for you, which involves sending the specified amount of funds to you, with the designation of what it is for. We encourage you to keep this list up-to-date reflecting your current ministry, describing as specifically as possible how each gift will be used by you. Each gift should be under $20. If you’re unsure whether a gift idea you have is suitable for forafriend, please email us and ask. If we deem any of your gifts unsuitable, we may ask you to remove it or remove it ourselves and let you know.
Use of Funds Received
You may receive funds for your ministry through forafriend.com. To line up with our mission as an organization, we require you to use these funds towards relational ministry. Forafriend cannot be used to raise general support or for high dollar items. We are intentionally focused on low-cost relational ministry and that is what we want to encourage and support. No family vacations or new cars. The funds you receive may or may not be designated for a certain gift item that you listed. If they are, you are strongly encouraged to use them for the item they are allocated for. If your ministry needs have changed, or you receive more for one gift type than you can use, those funds should be used for another relational ministry activity, and you should contact the giver(s) to let them know you’ve used the funds in another way. We want to maintain the integrity of our service.
We may changes these terms at any time. If we do, we will notify you via the email address given on your user account. Your continue use of forafriend after this notice indicates your agreement with the new terms. If you do not agree with the new terms, we’d like to know why, so please contact us, but also hide or close your account immediately.