Professional Competence and Integrity

We will:

  • Only undertake to do work or provide a service that is within our professional competence.
  • NOT claim any level of competence that we do not possess.
  • Develop our professional knowledge, skills and competence on a continuing basis, maintaining awareness of technological developments, procedures, and standards that are relevant to our field.
  • Ensure that we have the knowledge and understanding of legislation and that we comply with such legislation, in carrying out our professional responsibilities.
  • Respect and value alternative viewpoints, and, seek, accept and offer honest criticisms of work.
  • Avoid injuring others, their property, reputation, or employment by false or malicious or negligent action or inaction.
  • Reject and will not make any offer of bribery or unethical inducement.

Duty to Relevant Authority

We will:

  • Carry out our professional responsibilities with due care and diligence in accordance with the relevant Authority’s requirements whilst exercising our professional judgement at all times.
  • Seek to avoid any situation that may give rise to a conflict of interest between us and our Relevant Authority.
  • Accept professional responsibility for our work and for the work of colleagues who are defined in a given context as working under our supervision.
  • NOT disclose or authorise to be disclosed, or use for personal gain or to benefit a third party, confidential information except with the permission of our Relevant Authority, or as required by legislation.
  • NOT misrepresent or withhold information on the performance of products, systems or services (unless lawfully bound by a duty of confidentiality not to disclose such information), or take advantage of the lack of relevant knowledge or inexperience of others.

Public Interest

We will:

  • Have due regard for public health, privacy, security and well-being of others and the environment.
  • Have due regard for the legitimate rights of Third Parties.
  • Conduct our professional activities without discrimination on the grounds of sex, sexual orientation, marital status, nationality, colour, race, ethnic origin, religion, age or disability, or of any other condition or requirement.
  • Promote equal access to the benefits of IT and seek to promote the inclusion of all sectors in society wherever opportunities arise.

Duty to the Profession

We will:

  • Accept our personal duty to uphold the reputation of the profession and not take any action which could bring the profession into disrepute.
  • Seek to improve professional standards through participation in their development, use and enforcement.
  • Act with integrity and respect in our professional relationships.
  • Encourage and support others in their professional development.

Definitions:

  • The term ‘Legislation’ means any applicable laws, statutes and regulations.
  • The term ‘Third Parties’ includes any person or organisation that might be affected by your activities in your professional capacity, irrespective of whether they are directly aware or involved in those activities.
  • The term ‘Relevant Authority’ is used to identify the person(s) or organisation(s) which has / have authority over the activity of individuals in their professional capacity.