ARMA InternationalARMA International Governance Current Policies and Procedures



SECTION:  General Administration


POL 3-012

Proprietary data


Effective date: June 29, 2012

Approval date: June 29, 2012

Last revised: May 1, 2010

Cancelled date:


Cross reference:




All surveys, reports, studies or similar efforts undertaken by ARMA International are the property of the Association, and the data contained therein will not be published or distributed without prior approval of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with notification to the Board of Directors.





1.            Results of surveys soliciting data from members are not to contain company or individual names, and will be in compliance with antitrust guidelines.


2.            Any publication of survey results is copyright protected by ARMA International.  All copyright protected materials contain the following statement:


“This publication may not be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in whole or in part, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission from ARMA International.”


3.            The distribution of materials amongst members of any task force developing the study is permitted, but task force members are required to protect the proprietary nature of such information.


4.            Public release or announcement is determined by the CEO in consultation with the ARMA headquarters liaison serving as staff representative to the task force.


Questions about previous Policies & Procedures? Contact Connie Hardy, Corporate Secretary.