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Volunteering with Girl Scouts of Colorado (GSCO) carries with it a responsibility for honorable and ethical work. Ethical work means we do not use business information or circumstances for personal gain.

In the course of business, you are exposed to confidential information regarding those we serve, supervise or with whom we work and to data or proprietary information not generally known to the public. No confidential information regarding: (i) income, finance or donors; (ii) health; (iii) technical information or data; (iv) or any other information that should reasonably be recognized as confidential information is to be shared for any reason other than necessary business purposes to approved representatives and solely in connection with the current business relationship. Volunteers are responsible for checking with their supervisor prior to sharing information, to determine whether or not information is confidential.

I shall respect the privacy concerns of the people we serve, and I shall hold in confidence all information obtained in the course of volunteer service, whether that information is obtained through written or electronic records, or daily interaction with the person(s). Therefore, I will not disclose information that should reasonably be recognized as confidential or an individual’s confidences to anyone, except: 1) as mandated by law; 2) to prevent a clear and immediate danger to a person or persons; 3) where I am compelled to do so by a court or pursuant to the rules of a court.

I shall store or dispose of professional records in ways that maintain confidentiality. Any hard copy documents containing confidential and/or personal information will be shredded.

I shall possess a professional attitude that upholds confidentiality toward the people we serve, colleagues, applicants and any sensitive information and situations arising within the Council.

I shall maintain adult and girl member and staff confidentiality and I shall hold confidential any information about sensitive situations within the Council.

Volunteer Confidentiality Acknowledgement