Confidentiality Statement and Agreement
In your work with AIDS Action Committee, you will be exposed to a range of confidential matters and information. Confidentiality is vital to AIDS Action Committee. There are three (3) main areas of confidentiality, which follow:
I. Client information is confidential and is to be shared only among direct care providers, except in cases where there are legal considerations involved in the client’s care. At no time shall the identity, diagnosis, or condition of a client be discussed inside or outside of AIDS Action Committee, except in a context relative to the client’s care (a client of AIDS Action Committee is someone who receives any service from AIDS Action Committee).
II. Proprietary information of AIDS Action Committee is confidential and is not to be shared outside of the building. Proprietary information includes technical data, copyrights, trade secrets, and mailing lists (including client, employee, and volunteer addresses and phone numbers). Please be aware that AIDS Action Committee owns proprietary information, and you cannot use it without express written permission of a member of the senior management team. If you have questions as to whether something is proprietary information, please check with your supervisor.
III. Information shared by colleagues and/or coworkers, including clients who are volunteers or employees, must be afforded a certain level of discretion and respect for a person’s privacy. This includes any information shared by people with colleagues about their personal life or matters at AIDS Action Committee.
All employees, volunteers, and consultants of AIDS Action Committee must sign this written confidentiality agreement. If you are unsure about the confidential nature of specific information, you should ask your supervisor for clarification.
I have read and agree to abide by the above policy. I further understand that the violation of this confidentiality policy may subject me to discipline, including dismissal and possible prosecution.