I've created a custom ctools content type to make a custom pane for my node/%nid panel. The content type has an edit form with some configuration options for the pane, that I would like to access from a function call from a custom module.
I haven't been able to find where this information is stored in the DB, or how I might be able to access it with some of the ctools functions.
For more context, the form has a toggle between public and private users. And I would like to know when submitting an unrelated form on the page, if that block is set for public or private use, and wanted to get the information directly from what I chose when configuring the pane.