CONFIDENTIALITY POLICY

FOR

EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS AND BOARD MEMBERS

Respecting the privacy of our donors, members, staff, volunteers, clients and of Raising From the Ashes (the “Corporation”) itself is a basic value of the Corporation. Staff, members, and volunteers of the Corporation may be exposed to information which is confidential and/or privileged and proprietary in nature. It is the policy of the Corporation that such information must be kept confidential both during and after employment of volunteer service.

Personal and financial information of all individuals is confidential and should not be disclosed or discussed with anyone without appropriate permission or authorization. Documents containing general information, policy statements or statistical material are not classified as confidential.

All information concerning the Corporation including, financial data, business records and activities is confidential, unless such information is already a matter of public knowledge. The undersigned is free to talk about the Corporation, it’s purpose and function and their position, but the undersigned is not permitted to release any confidential information without appropriate authorization. 

Care shall be taken by all members, staff and volunteers of the Corporation to ensure that unauthorized individuals do not overhear any discussion of confidential information and that documents containing confidential information are not left in the open or inadvertently shared.

Staff and volunteers, including board members, are required to return materials containing privileged or confidential information at the time of separation from employment or expiration of service.

Unauthorized disclosure of confidential or privileged information is a serious violation of this policy and may result in removal/dismissal, or other corrective action. This policy is intended to protect you as well as Raising From the Ashes because in extreme cases, violations of this policy also may result in personal liability. Although, the Corporation is liable for your acts within the scope of your duty, disclosing confidential or privileged information could result in the Corporation’s refusal to support you in the event of legal action. 

This policy is not intended to prevent disclosure where disclosure is required by law.