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It is very important supporters ensure that decision makers understand their right to privacy.
It is also important that you, as a supporter understand and respect their right to privacy.
Go through this page together.
Understand that you have no right to share details about a decision maker with another party unless they have given you permission.
People with disability often have to share details of their lives that would be private for people that do not have a disability. For example, when a person needs physical support they often have one or more people that know details about their health, their body and their routines.
One aspect of decision support may be helping the decision maker establish boundaries around what they need to share, and with whom.
Where site supporters are using examples from every day life to explain decision making, you could ask
Privacy is something that all people have a right to.
Private things are the things you don’t tell other people.
You keep things private so that you stay safe.
You always keep your information about your money private.
You don’t tell people about your money to keep safe.
You might choose to keep information about your home private.
Or you phone number.
Some private things you might choose to share with people you know you can trust.
When you tell your doctor about your health you choose to share a private thing.
Privacy and your supporter
If you are using this web site with a decision supporter you may need to share private things with them.
If you are
This is why you must be very careful about who you choose to support you to use this web site.
You must make sure your supporter respects your privacy.
This means they will not tell other people about your private things unless you have said yes.
They must agree to this.
Click on the hand to show your decision supporter what they must know about your privacy.