Code of Ethics
Society of Telecommunications Consultants
The Society of
Telecommunications Consultants is an international organization of
telecommunications professionals who serve clients in business, industry,
and government. It was incorporated in New York in 1976 by a group of
concerned consultants who saw need for a self-regulating body in the profession.
Applicants for membership are thoroughly screened to determine that they
meet the Society's stringent criteria.
The STC has a non-voting Vendor Advisory Council comprised of companies
offering telecommunications products and services. The VAC supports consultant
members with comprehensive technical information and provides valuable
assistance in solving problems in the field.
A major voice in regulatory legislative, and commercial concerns, the
STC is working as a positive force in the telecommunications industry.
CODE OF ETHICS
- Members shall maintain the highest standards of honesty and fair dealing
toward their clients past and present, other members and the general
- Members shall treat all information relating to the affairs of clients,
obtained in the course of a consulting assignment as confidential.
- Members shall not knowingly place themselves in a position in which
their interests are, or may be in conflict with those of any client.
- Members are required to terminate any business or organization relationship
which would require them to act in a manner inconsistent with the principles
laid down in this Code.
- Members shall inform their clients of any business connections, affiliations
or interests of which the client would have a reasonable expectation
to be made aware.
- In performing service for a client no member shall accept any fee,
commission or other valuable consideration in connection with those
services from anyone other than the client.
- Prior to the commencement of services, members shall make the client
fully aware of the fee structure and all associated costs.
- Prior to the commencement of services, members shall take all reasonable
steps to ensure that the client has a clear understanding of the scope
and objectives of the work to be performed.
- No member or Vendor Advisory Council member shall intentionally injure
the professional reputation of another member, but members shall be
required to inform the Societys Professional Conduct Committee
of any violation or apparent violation of this Code or of the Society's
by-laws by any member.
- No member or Vendor Advisory Council member shall attempt to influence
the professional judgement of a telecommunications consultant through
the payment or offering of any fee, commission or valuable consideration.
HACL STRONGLY ADHERES TO ALL OF THE ABOVE ETHICS.