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Confidentiality Policy

The National Human Trafficking Hotline strives to abide by the highest ethical standards regarding confidentiality. All communication with the hotline is strictly confidential to the extent permitted by law.

The National Hotline does not release any identifying information about a caller, including to law enforcement or service providers, and will not confirm that a specific individual has/has not called the hotline, unless the caller provides the National Hotline with his/her explicit consent. The National Hotline will inform the appropriate authorities of situations that reference the suspected abuse of a minor, potential harm to you or others, or situations where the National Hotline is required by law to report.

You do not need to provide your name or any identifying details about your situation unless you are comfortable doing so. If you wish to report a tip anonymously, the National Hotline will protect your anonymity when sharing information about a potential trafficking case with appropriate authorities. 

The National Hotline does not record hotline calls. The National Hotline will use caller ID in rare circumstances when it is believed that the caller is in imminent danger and this information is necessary to ensure his/her immediate safety.