Confidentiality and Limitations
BAD DATE REPORTING
The purpose of reporting a Bad Date is to gather details of persons that may pose a threat to sex workers in Waterloo Region. The information obtained may serve as a warning system, so that sex workers can avoid persons who fit descriptions and avoid being put into a similar situation.
Bad Date Reporting is not for emergencies. If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911 when you are in a safe place to do so.
Only information about the Bad Date will be collected. It is up to your discretion which, if any, information is to be shared with SWAN.
You may withdraw your report at anytime, including if it has already been publicized on the Bad Date List. In order to withdraw a report, you must contact SWAN by email.
Information resulting from Bad Date Reporting is kept confidential, with the following exceptions:
- When there is imminent risk of death or serious bodily harm to an identifiable third party or to the Reporter;
- When there are reasonable grounds to suspect abuse or neglect of a child;
- When a disclosure is ordered by a court;
- When a Reporter consents to disclosure.
HOW TO ACCESS
To access the Bad Date List:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the password, or
- Attend the Sex Worker Drop-In Program offered on Thursdays from 3-6pm.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER
SWAN does not conduct an independent investigation of the reports made or information provided by the Reporter. As such, SWAN takes no responsibility for false or misleading reports or information.
There will be no follow up contact from SWAN. Should you require further assistance, please reach out to us. Any concerns or complaints regarding Bad Date Reporting are to be directed to SWAN’s co-chairs.
You may withdraw your report at anytime. Please note: the information may have already been released on the Bad Date List secured web page but we can remove it at your request.
Do you agree with the terms of SWAN’s Bad Date Reporting Confidentiality and Limitations?