Privacy & Confidentiality of Information Policies

General Policy

Personal information provided to the Children's Forum through this portal is considered confidential. The Children's Forum is a publicly-funded entity and will protect the confidentiality of personal information to the extent permitted under state and federal law. All information and paperwork submitted to the Children's Forum will be maintained and handled in a confidential manner and will be stored in either a locked file cabinet and/or a locked office limiting access to that information. Paper documentation is destroyed once scanned to an electronic format. All electronic information is kept in secure databases that are not directly accessible from the internet. Personally identifiable information will not be disseminated unless required as part of a specific program, such as a scholarship or wage supplement, and then only after the applicant signs the appropriate Participation Agreement stating that this is permitted.

Program-Specific Policies

What we share, when, and with whom