Society for Information Management New York Metro Chapter Code of Ethics
Members of the Society for Information Management’s (SIM) New York Metro Chapter agree to abide by the following Code of Ethics. In addition members of the New York Metro Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIMNYM) agree to abide by SIM’s Code of Conduct published in the About SIM/Governance section of the SIM Website, www.simnet.org.
While participating in chapter activities individuals:
1. Will abide by the By-Laws, Policies and Practices of the Chapter.
2. Will refrain from engaging in sales activity, including direct or indirect solicitation, or conduct any other activity contrary to the purposes of the Chapter. The term “sales activity” is defined as the proposal, negotiation, or acceptance of terms and/or conditions associated with the use, rental, lease, purchase, or return of information technology strategies, architectures, products or services.
3. Will refrain from distributing brochures, fliers, handouts, etc. or posting displays of marketing and sales information, unless requested to do so by the Chapter Executive Committee in conjunction with a (sponsored) SIMNYM Chapter event and/or activity.
4. Will refrain from using the Chapter name other than in the conduct of Chapter business as determined by the By-Laws of the Chapter and/or the Executive Committee.
5. Will refrain from using any Chapter membership list or any part thereof except in conduct of Chapter business as determined by the By-Laws and/or the Executive Committee.
6. Will restrict the use of Chapter technical information or materials (work products, works in progress, and databases), in any media form, to the purposes defined by the By-Laws and/or the Executive Committee. Examples include, but are not limited to, white papers, requirements, conference files, conference agendas, plans and proceedings of the Chapter.
7. Will refrain from engaging in any activity which violates the proprietary rights of their employers, the Chapter, or any other person or organization.
8. Will conduct themselves and their activities in a professional manner marked by integrity and respect for others.
Acting in a manner detrimental to the purpose of the Society or the New York Metro Chapter will constitute noncompliance with this Code of Ethics and will be addressed promptly by the SIMNYM Chapter Executive Committee.