Confidentiality Statement for Board and Committee Members
It is the policy of the Ohio Black Expo that board and committee members (trustees and committee members) of the Ohio Black Expo will not disclose confidential information belonging to, or obtained through their affiliation with, the Ohio Black Expo to any person, including their relatives, friends, and business and professional associates, unless the Ohio Black Expo 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 Ohio Black Expo to avoid unauthorized or improper disclosures of confidential information. While board and committee members 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 leadership.
At the end of the board or committee member’s annual term or upon his/her resignation or removal from the board or committee, he/she shall return, at the Ohio Black Expo’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 committee members 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 Ohio Black Expo.
I have read the Ohio Black Expo’s complete policy on confidentiality 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 Chair immediately if I believe any violation (unintentional or otherwise) of the policy or this statement has occurred.