Confidentiality Policy: It is the policy of Animal Rescue Foundation, Inc., (ARF) that board members, employees or volunteers of Animal Rescue Foundation will not disclose confidential information belonging to, or obtained through their affiliation with Animal Rescue Foundation to any person, including their relatives, friends, and business and professional associates, unless Animal Rescue Foundation has authorized disclosure in writing. This policy is not intended to prevent disclosure where disclosure is required by law. Board members, volunteers and employees are cautioned to demonstrate professionalism, good judgment, and care to avoid unauthorized or inadvertent disclosures of confidential information and should, for example, refrain from leaving confidential information contained in documents or on computer screens in plain view.Upon separation of employment. volunteering and at the end of a board member’s term, he or she shall return, all documents, papers, and other materials, that may contain confidential information.Failure to adhere to this policy will result in discipline, up to and including separation of employment or service with Animal Rescue Foundation and potential civil penalties.The following are examples, not an exhaustive listing of items considered confidential for the purpose of this policy: Donor database, names of those who turn in animals, adopter names, personal information such as phone numbers or addresses on clients, employees, board members and volunteers. Staff and volunteers are to consult with the President/CEO prior to releasing any information that they believe may be confidential or in any situation in which they are uncertain. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF CONFIDENTIALITY OF CLIENT INFORMATIONI agree to the above policy regarding information I learn during the performance of my duties and I understand that it would be a violation of policy to disclose such information to anyone without written permission from the President/CEO of the Board of Directors.