Open T.R.A.I.L. Ranch has strict confidentiality guidelines regarding the right to privacy for all individuals involved with the program. This policy extends not only to program participants and their diagnosis/special needs and any sensitive information, but also extends to protect the privacy of others involved with the program including volunteers and staff. It is extremely important that volunteers and staff respect the individual circumstances of those involved with the program. Please do not take the issues of our participants or personal information regarding other individuals beyond the facility.

Items covered by this policy include, but are not limited to:

  • Taking photos without permission.
  • Approaching a student or volunteer of Open T.R.A.I.L. Ranch without their initiation.
  • Discussing a student or volunteer’s personal information with people unaffiliated with Open T.R.A.I.L. Ranch.

Participants have the right to have their information released to themselves or a receiver of their choosing. Participants may request an information release form from Open T.R.A.I.L. Ranch that may be filled out and returned to a staff member, so that their information may be released.