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Celebrate Recovery Transportation
Community Guidelines

Our guidelines were developed to help make every experience feel safe, respectful, and positive. They apply to everyone who uses Celebrate Recovery’s Transportation (“CRT”), including but not limited to drivers, riders & Celebrate Recovery attendees. It also includes interactions you may have with Celebrate Recovery leaders and contractors, including at Word of Life Christian Center (“WLCC”), through online support systems, or over the phone. And, in some instances, our guidelines apply to conduct outside CRT that we become aware of, including but not limited to information from other platforms, when such conduct may threaten the safety of CRT.

Thank you for joining us in supporting and safeguarding a welcoming environment.

The guidelines below help explain some of the specific kinds of positive community engagement on CRT, as well as the behaviors or circumstances that may cause you to lose access to CRT. There will always be unforeseen events that may ultimately lead to your losing access to using CRT and services, but the following guidelines—which we’ll update regularly—provide the basis for behavior we expect from all in the Celebrate Recovery community. Not following any one of our guidelines can constitute a material breach or violation of the terms of your agreement with Celebrate Recovery and may result in the loss of access to part or all of CRT.

Please take a moment to read them.

Guidelines for all of us

Everyone who signs up for CRT is required to follow Celebrate Recovery’s Community Guidelines. They reflect the following 3 pillars and the standards in each of these sections.

Treat everyone with respect

Our community is remarkably diverse and, chances are, you will encounter people who might not look like you or share your beliefs. The guidelines in this section help to foster positive interactions during every experience.

Help keep one another safe

We’re hard at work every day to help create safer experiences for everyone. Your safety drives us. That’s why these standards were written. In addition to these general Celebrate Recovery Community Guidelines, you can also find more standards just for Celebrate Recovery  under “Additional guidelines for Celebrate Recovery”  below.

 

Follow the law

We’re committed to following all applicable laws and earning your trust, and we expect everyone who uses CRT to do their part and adhere to relevant laws and regulations, as well as airport rules and regulations where applicable.

Your feedback matters

If something happens, whether it’s good or bad, we make it easy for you to tell us directly on our website or by contacting the Celebrate Recovery Support team. Our team is continually improving our standards and policies, and your feedback is important so that we can take appropriate action to keep our standards relevant as our technology evolves.

Treat everyone with respect

Treat everyone in the Celebrate Recovery community as you would like to be treated yourself: with respect. The actions you take while using CRT can have a big impact on the safety and comfort of others. Courtesy matters. That’s why you are expected to exercise good judgment and behave decently toward other people when using CRT and interacting with others in the Celebrate Recovery community—just as you would in any public place.

For example, always try to be on time for your ride or to pick up your delivery. It’s also common courtesy not to shout, swear, or slam doors. And by tidying up after yourself—whether it’s taking your trash home or cleaning up a spilled drink—you’ll help ensure that everyone has a pleasant ride. Most importantly, remember that when you interact with others in the Celebrate Recovery community, you may meet people who may look different from you or think differently than you. Please respect those differences. We believe that everyone should feel supported and welcomed when interacting with others in the Celebrate Recovery community. That’s why we’ve created standards and policies on physical contact, sexual assault and misconduct, threatening and rude behavior, post-trip contact, discrimination, and property damage.

Physical contact

Don’t touch strangers or anyone you just met while using CRT. Limited exceptions are permitted for people needing or requesting physical assistance (for example, riders using Celebrate Recovery Assist who may need help getting into and out of the vehicle). Hurting or intending to hurt anyone is never allowed.

Sexual assault and misconduct

We all value our personal space and privacy. It’s OK to chat with other people. But please don’t comment on someone’s appearance or ask whether they are single. Sexual assault and sexual misconduct of any kind is prohibited. Sexual assault and misconduct refers to sexual contact or behavior without explicit consent of the other person.

Personal space and privacy should be respected. The following list provides examples of inappropriate conduct but is not exhaustive.

  • Do not ask personal questions (for example, about relationship status or sexual orientation)

  • Do not comment on appearance (for example, derogatory or “complimentary” comments)

  • Do not make explicit comments or gestures (for example, slurs, or graphic or suggestive messages)

  • Do not flirt (for example, nonverbal, suggestive flirting, or being too physically close)

  • Do not display indecent material (for example, sexually suggestive objects or pictures)

  • Celebrate Recovery has a no-sex rule regardless of whether you know the person or they give you their consent

Threatening and rude behavior

Aggressive, confrontational, or harassing behavior is not allowed. Don’t use language, make gestures, or take actions that could be disrespectful, threatening, or inappropriate. For example, don’t share graphic images (such as those that are sexually explicit or depict physical violence) with others in the Celebrate Recovery community; this includes unsolicited sharing of such images through Celebrate Recovery’s online support systems or in connection with an Celebrate Recovery  experience. It is also a good idea to stay away from personal topics that can potentially be divisive, like religion and political beliefs.

Post-trip contact

Contact should end when the trip  is complete, unless it’s to return a lost item. Unwanted contact amongst passengers can be seen as harassment and includes, for example, texting, calling, social media contact, visiting, or trying to visit someone in person after a trip has been completed. Do not share any unnecessary contact information.

Discrimination

You should always feel safe and welcome. That’s why we don’t tolerate discriminatory conduct or behavior, including toward the Celebrate Recovery Support team or at WLCC. Do not discriminate against someone based on traits such as their age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected under relevant law.

For example, it is unacceptable to:

  • Refuse to provide services based on characteristics like a person’s age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected under relevant law.

  • Discriminate on the basis of a rider’s destination. Intentionally refusing or canceling requests, or using features on CRT to avoid receiving trips, solely for the purpose of avoiding a particular neighborhood due to the characteristics of the people or businesses that are located in that area, is not allowed.

We also want to help increase the transport options and delivery options for people with disabilities. That’s why we have information available for drivers and riders on this topic. You can go here to learn more about Celebrate Recovery’s commitment to accessibility. Drivers using CRT must comply with all relevant laws governing the transportation of riders with disabilities, including transporting service animals and assistive devices (such as wheelchairs).

Property damage

Damaging property is never allowed. Some examples include damaging the car or other mode of transportation requested through CRT, breaking or vandalizing a phone or tablet, intentionally spilling food or drink, smoking in a car, or vomiting due to excessive alcohol consumption or otherwise. If you damage property, you’re responsible for the cost of cleaning and repair fees, outside of normal wear and tear.

 

 

 

 

Help keep one another safe

Everyone has a role to play in helping to create a safe environment. That’s why we have standards on account sharing, registrar age, and more.

Ride sharing

Ride sharing is not allowed. To use CRT, you need to register and maintain activity in Celebrate Recovery. Don’t let another person register on your behalf (unless absolutely necessary), and never share your personal information used in connection with your registration, including but not limited to username, password, or photos of yourself, with anyone else to access CRT. 

People under the age of 18

You must be 18 years or older to have an Celebrate Recovery account. This means that you must be at least 18 years old to ride unaccompanied in a vehicle. CRT travellers shouldn’t request a ride for someone under the age of 18 who will not be accompanied by either the registrar or another adult during the ride. These age limitations apply unless our local guidelines, terms, or other policies say otherwise.

Extra riders and non-account riders

When driving with CRT, no one other than the driver, the requesting rider, and the rider’s guests should be in the vehicle. These guidelines apply unless our local guidelines, terms, or other policies say otherwise. When riding with CRT, the registrar is responsible for the behavior of their entire party. If you request a ride or a delivery for another adult, you’re held responsible for their behavior during their trip.

Vehicle information

For an easy pickup , CRT gives riders and CRT users identifying information about drivers and their vehicles, including their license plate number, vehicle make and model, profile picture, and name. Inaccurate or outdated information creates confusion among riders and CRT users and can diminish their experience using CRT.

 

 

 

Seat belts

Seat belt use can be the most effective way to save lives and reduce injuries related to vehicle crashes. Every delivery person using a vehicle, every driver, and every rider—including those in the back seat—should always buckle up. Riders should request a vehicle that has enough seat belts for everyone in their party and not travel in large groups that exceed the number of seat belts in the vehicle. Drivers can decline a ride if there are not enough seat belts in their vehicle for every rider.

Use of dash cams that record video and/or audio

Drivers may choose to install and use a dashcam, which can be used to record rides and provide evidence to Celebrate Recovery, law enforcement, or insurance companies in the event that something goes wrong on a ride. Please note the following:

  • Riders entering a rideshare vehicle with a dashcam may be concerned about how the video, their image, or conversations captured by a dashcam will be used. In some locations, local laws and regulations require that a rider provide consent to being recorded. Please check your local laws to understand your responsibilities.

  • Drivers may submit recordings to Celebrate Recovery at their discretion. Celebrate Recovery will review submitted footage and take all action consistent with the Community Guidelines and platform terms of use.

  • Sharing or streaming a person’s image or audio or video recording on social media or in other digital or physical public locations is a violation of our Community Guidelines and may prompt further investigation by our safety team.

Be alert

Being out on the road means doing your part to help keep yourself and others safe. This means keeping your eyes on the road and being well rested, so you can quickly react to any situation. We review reports of crashes and potentially unsafe driving behavior.

Proper maintenance and upkeep

Pursuant to the terms of their agreement with Celebrate Recovery, drivers are expected to keep their vehicles maintained and in good operating condition, including but not limited to brakes, seat belts, and tires. This means maintaining their vehicle according to industry safety and maintenance standards, and monitoring for and repairing any parts that are recalled by the vehicle manufacturer.

 

Public emergencies

Celebrate Recovery may take additional measures to try to preserve the safety of our rides during public emergencies, including but not limited to natural disasters, public health emergencies, and public crisis situations.

For example, if Celebrate Recovery receives notice from a public health authority that someone using CRT may present a potential for public harm, we may temporarily block the individual’s access until it is reasonably safe to allow the individual to resume using CRT. Similarly, we may prevent individuals in an entire city or region from using part or all of CRT or impose other requirements to comply with guidance from authorities during a time of public health emergency, natural disaster, or other public crisis situation, or when the continued availability of CRT might present a danger.

Prohibited items

Do not bring any excessive amounts of baggage. Every rider is allowed one carrying baggage, none additional. Specially regulated or illicit items, such as cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are not allowed in the vehicle. Celebrate Recovery may remove from—or otherwise limit the rider’s ability to ride if contraband is found in the vehicle.

Follow the law

We have standards based on applicable laws and regulations that everyone must follow. For example, using CRT to commit any crime—such as transporting drugs, money laundering, committing drug or human trafficking, or sexually exploiting children—or to violate any other law is strictly prohibited.

Follow all laws

Everyone is responsible for knowing and obeying all applicable laws, including airport rules and regulations when at the airport, and the rules of the road—including complying with traffic laws, signs, and signals—at all times when using CRT.

All relevant licenses, permits, and any other legal documents required of drivers  must be kept up to date. For example, all drivers  using a vehicle are required by law to maintain a valid driver’s license, insurance, and vehicle registration. For ridesharing, this also includes meeting the applicable regulatory requirements for rideshare. We review reports of crashes or traffic citations that may have happened during a trip , and other reports, including but not limited to those that may indicate poor, unsafe, or distracted driving. Local rules about parking may limit where drivers  can park their vehicle when picking up orders, making deliveries, or waiting for riders to arrive or to exit a vehicle. For example, stopping in bike lanes or blocking accessibility ramps may violate the law.

For riders and Celebrate Recovery  users, let your driver  person handle the driving. For example for riders, don’t touch the steering wheel, and don’t tamper with the gear shift or other knobs, buttons, or components that are used to operate a vehicle. For riders and Celebrate Recovery  users, don’t ask a driver  person to speed or to make illegal stops, dropoffs, or maneuvers.

When riding or parking a bike or scooter, be mindful of local regulations and rules; you can check your city government’s website for applicable laws. Following local rules of the road usually requires you to yield to pedestrians, ride in the direction of traffic, signal if you’re planning to change direction, and come to a complete stop at red lights and stop signs.

Car s

Drivers and riders should comply with applicable laws when traveling with infants and small children. Where use of a car seat is required by law, it’s the rider’s responsibility to provide and fit a suitable car seat, unless our local guidelines, terms, or other policies say otherwise. Children age 12 and under should travel in the back seat.

When picking up riders traveling with small children, drivers can give them extra time to properly install a car seat before driving off. If a rider doesn’t have the appropriate car seat, if a driver is not comfortable with a rider installing one in their car, if a child does not appear to be within the height and weight safety requirements for the car seat, or if a driver otherwise feels that the child cannot be safely transported in the seat, the driver can cancel the ride.

Service animals and assistive devices

Drivers using the Driver app may not deny a ride to a rider with a service animal or assistive devices (such as a wheelchair or crutches) because of the service animal or assistive devices. Applicable laws generally prohibit drivers from denying service to riders because of their service animals or assistive devices, and from otherwise discriminating against riders with service animals or assistive devices. Knowingly refusing a rider a trip because of their service animal or assistive devices will result in losing access to CRT. In the US there are no exceptions to this policy, even if a driver has documented allergies, religious objections, or a fear of animals.

In Canada, a driver can request documentation from a rider if a service animal is not easily identifiable as one. You can learn more about our Service Animal and Assistive Device Policy in the US here and in Canada here.

Drugs and alcohol

Drug use and open containers of alcohol are never allowed while using CRT.

If you’re a driver  person, by law you cannot drive or bike while intoxicated. The law prohibits driving or biking while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or any other substance that impairs your ability to safely operate a vehicle or bicycle. If you encounter a rider who is too drunk or rowdy, you have the right to decline the trip for your own safety.

If you’re a rider and you have reason to believe your driver may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, ask the driver to end the trip immediately. Then exit the vehicle and call 911. Once you have left the vehicle, please also report your experience to Celebrate Recovery.

Firearms ban

Riders and their guests, as well as drivers , are prohibited from carrying firearms while using CRT, to the extent permitted by applicable law. You can learn more about our Firearms Prohibition Policy here.

Fraud

Deception can weaken trust and also be dangerous. Intentionally falsifying information or assuming someone else’s identity, for example when signing in or undergoing a security check, isn’t allowed. It is important to provide accurate information when reporting incidents, creating and accessing your Celebrate Recovery accounts, disputing charges or fees, and requesting credits. Only request fees or refunds that you’re entitled to, and use offers and promotions only as intended. Don’t knowingly complete invalid transactions.

Fraudulent activity may also include, but not be limited to: deliberately increasing the time or distance of a trip  for fraudulent purposes or otherwise; accepting trip, order,  requests without the intention to complete, including provoking riders or Celebrate Recovery  users to cancel for fraudulent purposes; creating dummy accounts for fraudulent purposes; claiming fraudulent fees or charges, like false cleaning fees; intentionally requesting, accepting, or completing fraudulent or falsified trips or deliveries; claiming to complete a delivery without ever picking up the delivery item; picking up a delivery item but retaining all or a portion of the item, and not delivering the entire order; actions intended to disrupt or manipulate the normal functioning of CRT, including manipulating the settings on a phone to prevent the proper functioning of the platform and the GPS system; abusing promotions and/or not using them for their intended purpose; disputing charges for fraudulent or illegitimate reasons; creating improper duplicate accounts; or falsifying documents, records, or other data for fraudulent purposes.

Street hails and off-platform pickups

To enhance the safety of each experience, off-platform pickups are prohibited. The law prohibits street hails while using CRT, so never solicit or accept payment outside CRT. Riders and Celebrate Recovery  users should not pay for trips or deliveries in cash, and riders should not request trips from drivers outside of CRT.

Other unacceptable activities

Never use Celebrate Recovery’s trademark or intellectual property without permission. If it’s required under local law to display Celebrate Recovery-branded items, drivers  should only use Celebrate Recovery-branded items that are obtained from Celebrate Recovery. Drivers  should not display Celebrate Recovery-branded items when they are not accessing the platform. Drivers  should also return Celebrate Recovery-branded items to Celebrate Recovery if they lose access to the platform. The use of unauthorized or third-party items—such as lights, placards, signs, or similar items bearing Celebrate Recovery’s name or trademark—may confuse riders or Celebrate Recovery  users.

Your feedback matters

If something happens, whether it’s good or bad, we make it easy for you to tell us. Our team is continually improving our standards, and your feedback is important to keep our standards relevant as our technology evolves. Please rate your experience at the end of each trip . Honest feedback helps ensure that everyone is accountable for their behavior. This accountability helps create a respectful, safe environment. And if something happens—such as a traffic accident—and you want to report it, you can tap Help on our website or visit help.Celebrate Recovery.com so that our Support team can follow up. In case of an emergency or if you find yourself in immediate danger, alert your local authorities or emergency services before notifying Celebrate Recovery.

 

How Celebrate Recovery enforces our guidelines

Losing access to CRT may be disruptive to your life or to your business. That’s why we believe it is important to have clear standards that explain the circumstances in which you may lose access to CRT. If you violate any terms of your contractual agreement with Celebrate Recovery, or any applicable terms or policies, including any one of these Community Guidelines or any additional policies and standards that are communicated by Celebrate Recovery to you from time to time, you can lose access to all or part of CRT. If you have more than one Celebrate Recovery account, such as a rider account and a driver account, violating the Community Guidelines could also lead you to lose access to all Celebrate Recovery accounts. If you believe an error caused you to lose access to your account, you may contact the Celebrate Recovery Support team.

Celebrate Recovery receives feedback through a variety of channels, reviews reports submitted to our Support team that may violate our Community Guidelines, and may investigate through a specialized team. If we are made aware of potentially problematic behavior, we may contact you so we can look into it. We may, at our sole discretion, put a hold on your account or turn your account inactive until our review is complete.

Not following any one of our guidelines may result in the loss of access to all or part of CRT. This can include reported violations of our Community Guidelines and certain actions you may take outside of CRT, including but not limited to information from other platforms, if we determine that those actions threaten the safety of the Celebrate Recovery community, our leaders, and contractors, or cause harm to Celebrate Recovery’s brand, reputation, or business. And if the issues raised are serious or a repeat report, or you refuse to cooperate, you may lose access to CRT. Any behavior involving violence, sexual misconduct, harassment, fraud, or discrimination, or deceptive, illegal, or unsafe activity, while using CRT can result in the immediate loss of access to CRT. Additionally, when law enforcement is involved, we will cooperate with their investigation in accordance with our Guidelines for Law Enforcement Authorities for the US, found here, and for outside the US, found here.

Many states, cities, and airports regulate the provision of certain services, including ridesharing services, on CRT. If we determine that your driver  person account is not in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements, we may be required to remove your access to CRT.

Lastly, all drivers  wanting to use CRT undergo a screening process, including motor vehicle record and criminal background checks. A driver  person will lose access to their Celebrate Recovery account(s) if a motor vehicle record check, criminal background check, or other check uncovers a violation of Celebrate Recovery’s Community Guidelines or other criteria required by local regulators.

To read more about our Community Guidelines, go here.

Riders and Celebrate Recovery  users can access Terms of Use for the United States here and Terms and Conditions for Canada here. Drivers  can access their legal agreement with Celebrate Recovery here.

 

*Note: Drivers are not agents (actual, ostensible, or otherwise) or leaders of Celebrate Recovery. Word of Life Christian Center is not liable or held in contempt for this transportation service. Drivers do not act pursuant to any authority (actual, apparent, or otherwise). They are independent third-party providers.

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