The computer and the World Wide Web are two of the most significant inventions of our time. There are many ethical issues that arise from the use and deployment of this technology.
We have a strict code of ethics that governs our internal operations as well as our relationships with clients: honesty, integrity, competency, leadership and responsibility.
These standards of professional conduct contribute significantly in the execution of our Mission Statement.
- Practice high standards of professional honesty in all our affairs;
- Be realistic in stating claims or estimates based on available data;
- Seek, accept, and offer honest criticism of technical work, acknowledge and correct errors, and credit properly the contributions of others.
- Avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest whenever possible, and disclose them to affected parties when they do exist;
- Never compete unfairly with others;
- Treat fairly all persons regardless of such factors as race, religion, gender, disability, age, or national origin.
- Undertake technological tasks for others only if qualified by training or experience, or after full disclosure of pertinent limitations;
- Maintain knowledge and skills at levels consistent with developments in technology, legislation and management;
- Apply due skill, care and diligence in the services rendered to each client.
- Improve the understanding of technology, its' appropriate application, and potential consequences by mentoring and example;
- Set expectations and meet them in a timely fashion; when difficulties arise, communicate honestly with the client;
- Take on collateral tasks without being asked, and execute to the best of our ability.
- As experienced professionals, we realize we are capable of making and acting on an informed decision in situations that the general public cannot, because they have not received the relevant training nor experience.
- Accept responsibility in making decisions consistent with the safety, health and welfare of the public, and disclose promptly factors that might endanger the public or the environment.