DATA PRIVACY RIGHTS OF APPLICANTS OF FAMILIES FIRST OF MINNESOTA, INC.
EARLY HEAD START AND HEAD START
RIGHT TO KEEP INFORMATION ABOUT YOU PRIVATE (DATA PRIVACY)
Most of the information we collect about you will be classified as private. That means you and the agency collecting the data can see it; others cannot. Occasionally, statistics and other anonymous data will be taken from the information we collect about you or your family. This is public and open to anyone, but it will not identify you in any way.
In a few cases, information we collect is classified confidential. Confidential data is not open to anyone (not even you) except the government agencies that need it. Data in this category deals with civil or criminal investigation, some medical data, and the names of persons who report child or vulnerable adult abuse.
PURPOSE OF INFORMATION
The information you are asked to provide will be used to determine program eligibility, to coordinate services between programs, to verify program services being provided, and to provide us with a mailing list. This list will be used to update you on upcoming programs and program changes and to inform you of eligibility for programs within Families First of Minnesota. Only Head Start or School Readiness Families First staff and funding source employees whose jobs require access to this information, as well as Federal or State Auditors, may have access to your information.
RIGHT TO ACCESS YOUR RECORDS
Access by you. You can see all public and private records about yourself and your children. To see your file, call Families First of Minnesota during agency hours and make a request to review your files within five working days by contacting the program from which you are receiving service. Review will take place on site during working hours.
Access by agency. Employees of this agency will have access to information about you any time their work requires it. By law, some other government and contractor agencies will also have access to certain information about you if they provide a service to you or if they provide a service to this agency that affects you and requires access to your records. They may include school districts, public health, social services and financial assistance.