Guests and property owners have a right to complete privacy while present on District properties. Associates are in a position to observe personal lives of guests, and property owners and it is mandatory Associates refrain from speaking to press, taking photos, asking for autographs and from discussing Associates observations either within or outside District properties, including names, property addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses or any other personal data. Guests and property owners put CMD in a position of trust, and District cannot betray it. Any requests for information regarding guests and property owners are directed to General Manager.
Under no circumstances should Associates discuss with outside sources, or take for personal use, information regarding the operations of District. Additionally, if Associates are privy to personal information regarding Board Members, guests, or property owners, either by witnessing, overhearing, or being told, Associates are obligated to hold information in strictest confidence both inside and outside of District.
The protection of confidential information is vital to interests and success of District. Violations of confidentiality may injure District’s reputation and effectiveness, and can result in serious financial harm. Confidential information includes, but is not limited to:
Associates are expected to ensure confidential information is not discussed outside District, and is discussed within District strictly on a "need to know" basis. Associates are also responsible for avoiding unnecessary disclosure of non-confidential information about District and its customers. These guidelines are not intended to interfere with Associates’ rights of free speech concerning matters of public interest, nor with normal business communication and relationships, but are intended to alert Associates to their obligation to use discretion in safeguarding District’s internal affairs.
District’s or customer’s records, including documents, computer files and similar materials, may not be copied or removed from District premises without prior management approval. Removal from District premises means the actual physical removal of information as well as transmittal of information via fax, telephone, e-mail, or any other form of electronic communication, except in ordinary course of performing Associates job duties on behalf of District.