CONFIDENTIALITY STATEMENT FOR BOARD AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS
THE DEEP CREEK WATERSHED FOUNDATION

It is the policy of The Deep Creek Watershed Foundation (the Foundation) that board and advisors of the Foundation will not disclose confidential information belonging to, or obtained through their affiliation with the Foundation to any person, including their relatives, friends, and business and professional associates, unless the Foundation has authorized disclosure. This policy is not intended to prevent disclosure where disclosure is required by law.

Confidentiality is the preservation of privileged information. Board members and other volunteers are cautioned to demonstrate professionalism, good judgment, and care at all times in handling any information related to the Foundation to avoid unauthorized or improper disclosures of confidential information

While board and advisors are expected and encouraged to discuss the organization with one another and targeted publics, they shall not report opinions expressed in meetings, nor shall they report independently on committee action, or engage in any communication that has not been approved by the President or that would not be supported by board policy, procedures, or decisions.

At the end of the board or advisor’s term or upon his/her retirement, resignation or removal from the Board of Directors or committee, he/she shall return, at the Foundation’s request, all documents, papers, and other materials, regardless of medium, which may contain or be derived from confidential information, in his/her possession.

It is expected that board and advisors, will not use trade secrets, client lists, or other confidential information acquired by virtue of being on the board or committee, even after they complete their service with the Foundation.

Certification

I have read the Foundation’s complete policy on confidentiality, Conflict of Interest, and the Statement of Confidentiality presented above. I agree to abide by the requirements of the policy and this statement and to inform the Board President immediately if I believe any violation (unintentional or otherwise) of the policy or this statement has occurred.

Signature ___________________________

Name _____________________________

Date ______________________________