Circles of Empathy participants agree to keep all information shared by others in their Circle confidential. Participants understand that they are not required to share any information of any sort and that their participation in the practice is completely voluntary. Participants who feel pressured to share information should stop the practice immediately and report their feelings to Audio or video recording of circles without express written permission of all participants beforehand is expressly prohibited and individuals who make audio or video recordings without such written permission will be held liable.

Participants understand that Circles of Empathy and its board members and officers cannot guarantee that confidentiality commitments will be kept. Participants agree to hold Circles of Empathy and its board members and officers exempt from all legal liability should the Circles of Empathy rules of confidentiality be broken.