- This Policy applies to Officers, Directors, committee and subcommittee members, task force members, and any other SVU volunteers; and full time, part time and contractual employees (“the covered parties”).
- SVU’s strategic objectives, physical and electronic records, computer programs, documents, mailing lists and other items may contain information of a sensitive nature. Such information is confidential and is the property of the SVU, and shall not be used for any purpose other than the conduct of official, approved SVU business. The covered parties must not release, disclose or make available such information in any form for any purpose to anyone outside SVU, including relatives and friends, without express written authorization of the Executive Director or President.
- The covered parties are required to return such information to SVU at upon completion of their term or separation from their role with SVU no matter the circumstances, and delete entirely any and all electronic versions which may be in their personal possession, regardless of provenance.
- In addition, Officers, Directors, staff, and committee members are not to release, disclose, or make available, in any form for any purpose, any sensitive or personal information which is known to them by virtue of their position.
- The covered parties shall not disclose confidential information acquired in connection with their status with SVU, or other information which might be adverse to the interests of SVU. Furthermore, they shall not disclose or use information relating to the business of SVU for their own personal profit or advantage.
- All covered parties will sign a confidentiality agreement annually stating that s/he understands the confidentiality policy, agrees that s/he is a covered party, and will abide by it.
Confidentiality Policy approved by the SVU Board of Directors January 20, 2017