Our Ethics

Consultants serve as guides to the information world for their clients. They should uphold the following ethical standards and bear the following responsibilities:

  • Conduct their work in an ethical manner so that they merit the confidence of colleagues, clients, and the public.
  • Avoid misrepresenting their skills or experience.
  • Abide by all applicable international, federal, state, and local laws with regard to the operation of their businesses.
  • Avoid engaging in contracts that are in violation of the law or that might reasonably be used by a client to violate the law.
  • Safeguard any confidential information or documents entrusted to them and not divulge any confidential information without the consent of the client.
  • Honor intellectual property rights and explain to clients what their obligations may be.
  • Only use, install, or support fully licensed software.
  • Complete all services for a client in a professional and timely manner.
  • Comply with clients’ established business practices, including those policies relating to gifts and gratuities to client employees.
  • Strive to avoid improprieties, as well as the appearance of improprieties.
  • Always show respect for clients, consultants, and competitors.
  • Protect the safety, health, and welfare of the public and speak out against abuses in these areas affecting the public interest.
  • Offer equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, religion, color, sex, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or national origin.
  • Encourage colleagues and co-workers to act in accordance with this code and support them when they do.
  • In all circumstances, use good judgment.