6. Upon release by the examiner, all records will be maintained pursuant to policies of the Annual Conference on record retention, and policies designed to protect the privacy of candidates from unnecessary disclosure of otherwise personal information. However, unless otherwise specified, the raw data from any psychological tests or inventories which I have completed remains the sole property of the examiner and only his or her opinion as expressed in the assessment report will be released. The examiner will maintain the raw data or any other material about me as confidential mental health records, pursuant to law of the jurisdiction in which the examination is conducted.
I understand that, in addition to the Annual Conferences access to this information for its selection decisions, the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry may also use this information as part of ongoing research. I understand that my confidentiality will be protected in such research.
7. I agree that if any portion of this Authorization for Release of Information is found by a court to be unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of this consent and authorization for release shall remain valid and in full force and effect.
8. I have carefully read this release form and fully understand its contents. I sign it of my own free will. I understand that I may consult with an attorney of my choice before signing this document. I acknowledge that I have had the opportunity to ask questions concerning the contents of this form and any such questions have been answered to my satisfaction. Nonetheless, in agreeing to sign this document, I have not relied upon any statements or explanations made by the Annual Conference or its ministers, officers, employees, volunteers, agents or legal representatives, any personnel and entities involved in conducting the assessment and their officers, directors, employees, volunteers, agents, heirs, administrators, successors, assigns or legal representatives.