Privacy and Confidentiality Policy
Able-Disabled Advocacy, Inc. (A-DA) work includes activities with clients that require confidentiality of all staff. Counselors will be expected to know and follow laws relating to confidentiality. All staff is to assure that no client or employee information is transmitted verbally or by any written record outside the organization except as specifically required by contract or by the Executive Director. Only the Executive Director or his/her designee is permitted to give client or employee information to government authorities, and only then when properly requested.
What information about you do we collect?
When you visit our web site or office, you may provide us with personally identifiable information that you knowingly choose to disclose. This information is collected on an individual basis. You voluntarily supply this information by filling out form on our website or applying to one of our programs.
How do we use the information we collect?
We use your personally identifiable information to provide you with the information or content that you have requested or determining your eligibility for our programs. A-DA is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of our website users as well as clients. We will not trade or sell user’s personal information to any third-party without their written permission or consent. We do not disclose, make available, or use any personally identifiable data for purposes other than the reasons specified at or before the time of collection without the consent of the subject of the data or as authorized by law or regulation.
We take reasonable steps to maintain the security of personally identifiable information that we collect, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our servers, as well as installing electronic security systems that guard against unauthorized access. A-DA staff is required to lock their work station when they leave their office. Hardcopy files are secured in locked cabinets. All documents with client’s information are shredded. Counselors are not required to disclose confidential information without obtaining written permission from clients. Access to data is restricted to those employees who need it in their official capacity to perform duties in connection with scope of work. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us, so you do so at your own risk.
External Links on Website
This Web Site may contain links to third party sites as well as other sites owned and/or operated by A-DA. Please be aware that A-DA is not responsible for the privacy practices of any third party sites. Therefore, we encourage our users to read the privacy statement of each and every Web Site that collects personally identifiable information.
Your Consent and Changes to Policy
Should you need further information or have questions about this privacy and confidentiality policy, please contact:
Director of Human Resources
Able-Disabled Advocacy, Inc.
4283 El Cajon Blvd., Ste. 110
San Diego, CA 92105