I understand that I might come into possession of, or have access to, a broad variety of confidential, sensitive, and proprietary information, of which the inappropriate release could be injurious to individuals, Donor Network West's business partners, and Donor Network West itself. I have an obligation as a volunteer to actively protect and safeguard confidential, sensitive, and proprietary information in a manner to prevent its unauthorized disclosure.
I have an obligation to conduct myself in accordance with all Donor Network West policies and procedures concerning the confidentiality of patient information and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. I will refrain from revealing any personal or confidential information concerning patients or their family members unless supported by legitimate business. If question arise regarding an obligation to maintain the confidentiality of information or the appropriateness of releasing information, I will seek guidance from the Volunteer Program management.
I must exercise care to ensure that intellectual property assets of Donor Network West, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and software is carefully maintained and managed to preserve and protect its value.
If my responsibilities authorize me to be privy to confidential information, I will exercise care to prevent the release or sharing of such information to ensure confidentiality in accordance with applicable laws.
I also understand that it is against Donor Network West policy to seek out of use personal or confidential information relating to Donor Network West, its business partners or clients for my own interest or advantage.
I am advised that failure to comply with these policies may result in disciplinary action, which could include release from participation in the Volunteer Program. Violation of local, State of California, or United States federal statutes may carry the additional consequence of prosecution under the law, where judicial action may result in specified fines or imprisonment, or both, plus the costs of litigation, the payment of damages, or both, or all.
I understand my responsibility to notify Volunteer Program management if my situation changes and a need for disclosure makes it necessary to provide a revised form.