Board and Committee papers are presumed to be open unless classified as confidential in accordance with this Policy.
Confidentiality may be required to protect individuals or be required to protect information of potential or actual commercial use to competitors, suppliers or customers. Documents may be classified as Open or Private and Confidential.
Papers marked Private and Confidential are private to the Board or Committee to whom the paper is addressed and to any higher reporting Board or Committee.
Decisions about the classifications of documents are made by Board and Committee Chairmen in consultation with Board and Committee Secretaries. The paper should note the reason why the paper has been marked as Private and Confidential. Papers which are not marked Private and Confidential may be provided to any party on request.