| Distribution, access, retrieval and use;
Storage and preservation, including preservation of legibility;
Control of changes (e.g., Version control);
Retention and disposition.
Documented information of external origin shall be identified as appropriate, and be controlled.
Documented information retained as evidence of conformity shall be protected from unintended alterations.
Note: access can imply a decision regarding the permission to view the documented information only, or the permission and authority to view and change the documented information.