Agreement and terms to be listed as a Catholic Spiritual Director on the CatholicSpiritualDirection.org website:
I affirm that I am a baptized member of the Catholic Church and a "practicing Catholic" spiritual director, have completed a training program in spiritual direction, and that I have experience as a spiritual director. I also affirm that I have an active prayer life, believe in, and seek to live my life in obedience to Jesus Christ and the official teachings of the Catholic faith, and I agree not to give any advice or spiritual guidance contradictory to the official teachings of the Catholic Church and magisterium of the Church.
I also agree to the following:
I understand that CatholicSpiritualDirection.org (CSD.org) provides a online listing with contact information for spiritual directors (such as myself) and those who are seeking Catholic spiritual direction or spiritual friendship (directees). I affirm that I have training and experience in providing formal and/or informal spiritual direction in the Roman Catholic tradition. I wish to provide spiritual direction and/or spiritual friendship, through the CSD.or website and I agree to follow all of CSD.orgs guidelines regarding the providing of spiritual direction or spiritual friendship, which are stated here. I also agree that all spiritual direction and/or spiritual friendship provided by me will be in full accord with the official teachings of the Catholic Church. I also agree to follow the guidelines for spiritual directors found in A Code of Ethics for Spiritual Directors (Dove Publications). Those guidelines are available online are a part of this agreement.
However, CSD.org and I agree that I shall have the freedom to decide the specifics by which I provide spiritual direction and/or spiritual friendship. For all purposes under this agreement and otherwise, I am an independent contractor and not an employee of CSD.org. Also, we agree that I may (if agreed to by me and the directee) receive compensation from the directee. These fees, if any, are not collected by CSD.org. In keeping with that, we understand and agree that CSD.org will not pay any state or federal income tax (either any employer's or employee's portion), social security tax, Medicare/Medicaid tax or assessment, group or individual medical, dental and life insurance coverage, sick pay, vacation pay, personal leave, unemployment compensation (or insurance for such), or workers compensation (or insurance for such) for me. I waive absolutely any right of recovery against CSD.org and its owners, for any of the above-mentioned benefits or for any other compensation, or for any other purpose beyond asking for a refund of my listing fees. This understanding and agreement shall be effective as soon as I am actually listed by my request on the online CSD.org Directory.
I also understand and agree that this agreement and my association with CSD.org may be terminated at any time either by myself or by CSD.org, without or with cause, by the giving of written notice either by email or by mail. I also understand that fees for listing can be increased in the future by posting a new fee schedule on the website or by notice through other means. Currently the initial setup fee for a listing is $35 and this includes the first full year listing (plus any extra months until the following January 1 which is the renewal date). After that a $20 yearly fee will be requested to retain my listing. This fee includes being listed as a director for men or women, or both, and helps cover the labor involved in posting my listing and help to maintain the website. I also agree to the posting of the information online that I give to CSD.org for this purpose and hold CSD.org not responsible for what anyone who has access to this information might do; and I understand that this information will be posted for anyone on the internet to see, so I take full responsibility for what I ask to have posted about myself online and also any information about myself that I provide to any potential directee or directee; and I hold CSD.org harmless for any actions of others that may stem from my listing on CSD.org. (The web pages with the actual listings for spiritual directors will not be indexed for search engines so that your name and information will not come up from these pages if searched for on Google and other search engines to help protect your privacy, but a link to these web pages with listing of spiritual directors is available for all to see on the internet and CSD.org gets regular visitors.)