Participants are required to keep documents produced in the ordinary course of business relating to a product or service tested in the program. The retention period for those documents will be at least six (6) years after the end of the period of testing, unless otherwise required.
"Documents" include any electronic, written, printed or recorded material or information of any kind inscribed on a tangible medium or stored in an electronic format that is retrievable in perceivable form, including, without limitation: records, data, communications, and audio and video recordings. The term includes originals and copies of documents that have been amended by adding notes, underlining or attachments. Examples include: advertising materials, accounting workbooks, drafts of model contracts and forms, signed contracts and forms, data in its native format, and any metadata.