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528172664 wrote:on my LDS tools when I bring up my name on Ward Directory it states my name (90) and age right next to it? how do I remove?
There are two reasons you could see an age on the Ward Directory:
- Because you're looking a person in your household, and you have the right to see your household's details.
- Because you are a ward leader who by virtue of your calling have permission to see members ages.
But rest assured that the fact that you can see your age does NOT mean that regular members of the ward can see it, too. Only ward leaders (and a small set of stake leaders) can see it. So you don't have to worry about it -- there is nothing to remove.
Your birthdate is a required field of your membership record, and your LDS Account pulls from your membership record, so there is no way to remove it.
Samuel Bradshaw • Interested in church apps and sites, creative recordkeeping, clerk support, YSA wards and stakes, LDS music, Vineyard at BYU, and online service.
Visibility of age and other personal information on the LDS Tools app should be at the discretion of the individual member whose information is being displayed. Their information, their choice. There's no good reason to display every member's age. If a ward leader needs to know a specific member's age, there are other ways to get it. The argument that only ward and stake leaders can see this information is short sighted. Leadership and clerk callings rotate regularly, and before long half the ward knows your age and other personal info. Am I being overly sensitive? Maybe, but that's not your decision. Or the Bishop's decision. Or the Church's decision. It's my information and my decision. And it's sad that the only way to get my age off the latest ward clerk's iPhone is to get my permanent church records removed.
swatts529 wrote:And it's sad that the only way to get my age off the latest ward clerk's iPhone is to get my permanent church records removed.
Actually, the next time he syncs after he is released, the age information goes away. So it will be gone from the latest ward clerk's iPhone within 30 days of his release. So please consider that before doing anything more drastic.
I hear you on the privacy of personal information issue. The U.S. is far behind many other countries in this regard, but the Church does follow the laws of the land and does keep sensitive membership information private and confidential. The Church only shares it in confidence with those leaders who will be better able to serve by having it, and then only while they are currently serving in their callings.
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