Our Code of Ethics
Recovery Systems Institute, LLC (RecoverySI) is a private corporation. We hope that by providing free information and describing our services through this website, we will make some money. (We offer custom consulting, for instance.)
But the reason we’ve chosen to be part of RecoverySI, and the reason we’ve invested in creating this website and filling it with resources, is that everyone associated with RecoverySI believes people with addictive disease need the best possible chance to recover. Most of our resources are free. And all of our resources are focused on getting better results from treatment.
All of our staff, Principals, and Associates are required to comply with this Code of Ethics:
All of our free resources are really free. They are not sponsored, or affiliated with, or subsidized by any third party who expects to benefit from their distribution. All of our free resources may be downloaded, used, reprinted, and distributed under a Creative Commons Noncommercial Sharealike License.
The author or creator of the resource, and any affiliations to other organizations or institutions they may have, are clearly identified for each resource.
Anyone who works with RecoverySI is required to disclose affiliations with any treatment or recovery programs, institutions, or organizations other than RecoverySI. That information is included in their CV available here.
If we do coaching, training, or other paid services generated through this website, we are committed to serving the interests of the customer only. Any referrals or recommendations made are to be based solely on the specific needs and situation of the individual. RecoverySI people are absolutely prohibited from accepting commissions, gratuities, finder’s fees, or other referral-based compensation from any third party for work with RecoverySI customers.
No one affiliated with RecoverySI may use their relationship with any customer derived through RecoverySI to market any non-RecoverySI products, programs or institutions. They may inform any client they serve on behalf of RecoverySI of individual counseling or other services they may offer as private practitioners, without soliciting or requesting business. In other words, it is entirely the client’s choice whether they wish to engage someone providing services via RecoverySI, in a further relationship outside of RecoverySI.
All client data and all web user data is private. RecoverySI will not sell, distribute, share, or otherwise provide information on any services rendered, resources purchased or any personal information on any of our clients, their families, employers, or other related parties to any third party without the client’s written, specific authorization.
If any client or website user feels that this Code of Ethics has been breached in any way, we request that you contact our Administrator with details. We take such complaints extremely seriously and will work with you to resolve the matter.
We collect information from you if you contribute content to or comment on this site. However, you are welcome to visit our site anonymously.
The information we do collect may be used to:
- Personalize your experience on the site (offer you better search results, for example)
- Help us improve the site and our service to users and customers
If at any time you wish to withdraw your permission to make future use of the information collected on this site for the purposes above, you may unsubscribe from any mailings (unsubscribe information is always included on any group email we send), and/or send an email request that we remove your information from our site database. We promptly honor all such requests.
Site contributors or authors who wish to have information removed from the database may be provided with reference substitutes for publication purposes. Such substitute information may include first name and last initial but no other identifiable information and will not include any links or contact information relevant for you. If this is not acceptable, your author credential may be removed and replaced on your contributed material with the “Anonymous Contributor” information.
We take your privacy very seriously. Our web host uses state-of-the-art security to protect information. We will never share or disclose any personally identifiable information you give us for any commercial purpose. No personally identifiable information will ever be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
We may share your information with trusted third parties who help us operate this website, as long as they agree to keep the information confidential. We may disclose information if we believe it is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce site policies, protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.
Please be aware that any links, services, or products by third parties referenced on this website are covered by separate, independent privacy policies and we have no liability or responsibility for the content or activities of linked sites. However, we seek to protect the integrity of the RecoverySI website, and we welcome feedback about linked sites.
This policy covers only information collected through our website, not information shared or collected offline.