Group Participant Responsibilities / Group Participant Protection
Whenever you use any methods of electronic communication there is a chance that a third party may be able to intercept that communication. We encourage you to only communicate through a computer or any other device that you know is safe and implement appropriate measures of security at your discretion. You are responsible for reviewing the privacy settings and agreement forms of any applications or technology you use.
Please contact Regeneration with any questions that you may have on privacy measures Regeneration implements.
2. Appropriate Setting to Participate in Virtual Group Meetings
In all Regeneration group meetings, we uphold specific boundaries to ensure the safest, most productive environment possible for you and everyone in the group. For Regeneration’s online groups, these boundaries include the following:
a) In order to get the most out of the meeting and to ensure confidentiality to everyone in the group, your location during the meeting should be as private and interruption-free as possible.
b) As much as it depends on you, the audio and video for your session should be audible and visible to you only. Under no circumstances should an undisclosed person be watching or listening in on any portion of the teaching or small group meeting.
c) Never under any circumstances are you or anyone permitted to record any part of the small group meeting.
d) If at any time you feel your confidentiality may be at risk because of another group member’s location or setting, bring it to your small group leader’s attention immediately.
e) Just as you would in a face-to-face meeting, for the full allotted time of the meeting, give your full attention to the group.
f) No private side conversations are permitted during the small group meeting. This means no texting, calling, or messaging others in or outside your small group.
g) With the exception of Regeneration, no one is permitted to record the teaching segment of the group meeting without prior written consent from Regeneration.
3. Lapses in Internet Connectivity
There is always the chance of technical difficulties, either because of user error, network problems, or for other unforeseen reasons. The most reliable backup is a phone. Therefore, it is recommended that you always have a phone available and that the other members of your small group know your phone number.
If you lose Internet connectivity during the virtual group meeting, you can…
- Wait a few moments, then try to connect again.
- Text Matthew Snider at Regeneration (leaders have his number).
- During a small group, you can text a member of your small group to see if they can help you join via conference call.
4. Limitations of Virtual Group Meetings
By signing this document you agree that you understand that virtual group meetings…
- May lack visual and/or audio cues, which may cause misunderstanding.
- May have disruptions in the service and quality of the technology used.
- May not be appropriate if you are having a crisis. Also, as with all of Regeneration’s services, virtual group meetings are not to be viewed as a substitute for therapy with a licensed professional. By signing this document, you agree to the terms of virtual group meetings with Regeneration Ministries.