Confidentiality Policy

It is the policy of Cherry Hill Seminary that board members, faculty, and staff of Cherry Hill Seminary may not disclose, divulge, or make accessible confidential information belonging to, or obtained through their affiliation with Cherry Hill Seminary to any person, including relatives, friends, and business and professional associates, other than to persons who have a legitimate need for such information and to whom Cherry Hill Seminary has authorized disclosure.

Board members, faculty and staff shall use confidential information solely for the purpose of performing services as a trustee or employee for Cherry Hill Seminary.

This policy is not intended to prevent disclosure where disclosure is required by law.

Board members, faculty, and staff must exercise good judgment and care at all times to avoid unauthorized or improper disclosures of confidential information. Conversations in public places, such as restaurants, elevators, and public transportation, should be limited to matters that do not pertain to information of a sensitive or confidential nature.

In addition, board members and employees should be sensitive to the risk of inadvertent disclosure and should for example, refrain from forwarding electronic media, and refrain from the use of speaker phones to discuss confidential information if the conversation could be heard by unauthorized persons.

At the end of a board member’s term in office or upon the termination of an employee’s, volunteer’s or contractor’s relationship with Cherry Hill Seminary, he or she shall return, at the request of Cherry Hill Seminary, all documents, papers, and other materials, regardless of medium, which may contain or be derived from confidential information, in his or her possession.