To communicate the integrity, objectivity, confidentiality, trust, and professionalism expected of consultants and to provide a means for Terry H. Hill to pledge his commitment to these principles.
I will serve my clients with integrity, competence, and objectivity, And I will always use a professional approach, placing the client’s best interests above all others.
I will treat client information that is not public knowledge as confidential and take reasonable steps to prevent its access by unauthorized persons.
I will inform the client of the project status and not knowingly misrepresent the facts. I will share this information even if it is unfavorable and may jeopardize the assignment.
I will only accept assignments for which my competence and experience qualify me, And I will only assign staff or engage colleagues with the requisite knowledge and expertise.
Before accepting an assignment, I will ensure the client has established and agreed to the objectives, scope, work plan, and fee arrangements.
I will avoid conflicts of interest and disclose any situations that may influence my objectivity, And I will also offer to withdraw from an assignment if my objectivity becomes impaired.
I will agree in advance with a client based on my fees and expenses, And I will charge fees and expenses that are reasonable, legitimate, and commensurate with the responsibilities accepted and the services delivered.
I will disclose to clients any fees or commissions that I may receive for recommended goods or services and any financial interests in those goods or services.
I will respect the intellectual property rights of my clients and other consultants. Without permission, I will not use proprietary or privileged information for myself or others.
I will not advertise or promote my consulting services deceptively, And I will not misrepresent or denigrate other consultants or consulting firms.
I will use properly licensed software on my computer and distribute documents that comply with copyright laws. I will not knowingly participate in activities that violate legal statutes or regulations.
I agree to adhere to this Code of Ethics and pledge to uphold its principles.