By law you have the right to control the information you share with an organization like ours. To protect and make use of that right, you must know a few things. Like, what are the reason(s) why information is collected in the first place? Or, what will you be asked by us? Or, who will get to see your answers, or hear about them, how and when? And where is your information stored? And finally, if you don’t agree with our answers or treatment of your information, who of the higher-ups can you talk to to work things out?
We want you to have this information as it relates to YouthLink. That’s the right thing to do but also, by giving you those answers upfront, we are again protecting your right to privacy.
Know your right to privacy.
Ask about it.
If you find the words or ideas in our policy hard to wrap your head around, tell us that and what it is you are unsure of. Or just say you want it explained to you in simple language. Any staff member will be happy to walk you through it or will find you the best person in your case to do that.
Speak to the person in charge of our use of the policy.
Youthlink has a Privacy Officer whose job it is to stay on top of how the laws and practices concerning privacy are changing. She also keeps ours up-to-date with those changes. Simply send an email asking that she contact you. To reach her, click HERE and send an email with the subject “Privacy request‘.
To return to the Introducing YouthLink page, click HERE.