Pastors can save private notes in a Person's record by setting "Who can see this?" to "Local church pastor(s)". To protect the privacy and confidentiality of members, these notes are not visible to church clerks, conference staff or pastors of other churches.
For example, Pastor Sid adds a note about Manny -- a member of Diego SDA Church. If Manny transfers to another church, his new pastor will not see this note. If Pastor Sid moves to another church, the new pastor who replaces him will be able to see the note.