One of the most important aspects of Catholic Social Services is confidentiality of information pertaining to clients, employees, volunteers and donors of CSS, as well as agency information. Careful attention to the individual’s right to privacy is required by Catholic Social Services and professional standards. Maintaining the confidentiality of the clients, employees, volunteers and donors of Catholic Social Services is essential for the protection of the agency, clients, employees, donors, staff and volunteers.
I understand that the clients, employees, volunteers and donors of Catholic Social Services are entitled to the utmost regard and respect. I will therefore conduct myself in a friendly and professional manner at all times with the well being and privacy of the individual in mind during all personal interactions. Without a signed release or permission from the respective individual, I will not release the name of a client, employee, volunteer or donor nor discuss any incident encountered or observed at any agency program except to authorized staff members or other agencies as required by law. This is to include any and all incidents and/or statements of sexual or physical abuse of minors, and any incidents and/or statements indicating suicidal or homicidal intentions, except as required by law.
Maintaining agency information as confidential is vital to the agency, as well as a matter of professionalism. I agree that any agency information which is not made public will be kept confidential, unless I am specifically given permission by management to release such information.Statement of Release:
I hereby grant Catholic Social Services the right and permission to use and/or publish my or my family members’ photograph, voice, artwork, creative writing and/or image in any media or fundraising purpose for promotion of Catholic Social Services’ programs, advertising or other lawful purpose.
Media will be defined to include photographic, audio, visual, electronic, or combined recordings of CSS facilities, clients and staff in any medium in which a likeness, voice, or discussion may be recorded in print, audio or visual, electronic or display. Media includes newspapers/magazines (articles and advertising), radio (audio recordings), television (live and/or video recordings); print media such as brochures, newsletters, etc.; other electronic media such as web sites on the Internet; and other visuals such as displays.
Fundraising will be defined as activities coordinated, sponsored or endorsed by the agency to generate or solicit funds from the community.
I hereby waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product or the advertising text that may be used in connection therewith, or the use to which it may be applied.
I release, discharge, and agree to hold harmless Catholic Social Services, or its program, from any liability by virtue of any use whatsoever of said photographs or images.