DATA PRIVACY RIGHTS OF APPLICANTS
OF FAMILIES FIRST of MINNESOTA
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 (FF of MN), Inc. Only Head
Start or School Readiness FF of MN 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.