EU-SCS.ORG Business Code of Ethics
As group of business, government policy experts offering services to our community, EU-SCS.ORG sets high ethical standards for business conduct. We also apply these standards to ourselves, Volunteers and our Business Partners.
The EU-SCS.ORG Business Code of Ethics (the “Code”) helps ensure that EU-SCS.ORG Business Partners etc share our commitment to an ethical business environment. For the purposes of this Code, “EU-SCS.ORG” refers to any EU-SCS, and any other EU-SCS.ORG-affiliated entity.
“Business Partners” refers to suppliers that contract to provide EU-SCS.ORG with any product or service and other organizations that contract with EU-SCS.ORG to accomplish its mission, and includes the employees, agents and contractors of Business Partners.
“Business Partners” does not include EU-SCS.ORG Accredited Businesses or EU-SCS.ORG national and international partners unless they form a contractual relationship with EU-SCS.ORG beyond their accreditation by EU-SCS.ORG or membership in EU-SCS.ORG.
EU-SCS.ORG expects that Business Partners will conduct their business with or on behalf of EU-SCS.ORG in compliance with the Code. As appropriate, preference will be given to Business Partners that demonstrate greater commitment to this Code and ethical standards generally.
- Start with Trust
Although Business Partners are independent individuals or business entities, their actions may impact and reflect upon EU-SCS.ORG. Business Partners should understand and comply with the Business Partner Code and monitor their compliance through their own administrative processes.
- Maintain Legal and Regulatory Compliance
In their work on behalf of EU-SCS.ORG, Business Partners will conduct their business activities in full compliance with applicable laws and regulations in all jurisdictions in which they operate, including laws and regulations on bribery, corruption and prohibited business practices.
Business Partners will not make any offer, payment, consideration or benefit of any kind which constitutes an illegal or corrupt practice, either directly or indirectly on behalf of EU-SCS.ORG, as an inducement or reward for entering into a contract or in connection with the provision of any goods or services under a contract.
- Advertise Honestly
3.1 Business Partners that advertise or solicit accreditation, sponsorship or any other financial support on behalf of EU-SCS.ORG should ensure that all EU-SCS.ORG-related advertising or solicitations comply in all respects with EU-SCS.ORG policies related to accreditation, the EU-SCS.ORG Code of Advertising, and all laws, regulations and guides relating to advertising, solicitations, sponsorship and disclosure of non-destructibility of contributions.
3.2 Business Partners may use EU-SCS.ORG trademarks only (1) to create products, materials or websites for direct use by EU-SCS.ORG, or (2) as specifically permitted by EU-SCS.ORG policies or by the board of directors of the day center in writing. Unless CEU-SCS.ORG has granted permission, Business Partners should not use the EU-SCS.ORG name or other EU-SCS.ORG marks on Business Partners’ materials, including websites and URLs.
Business Partners should not use the EU-SCS.ORG name or other EU-SCS.ORG marks in a manner that represents or infers Business Partners to be EU-SCS.ORG or Business Partners’ employees to be employees of EU-SCS.ORG.
3.3 EU-SCS.ORG does not endorse specific products or services unless specifically provided by EU-SCS.ORG policies. Business Partners should not publicize their business relationships with EU-SCS.ORG or identify EU-SCS.ORG as a customer without specific permission from EU-SCS.ORG in writing, and then only in the manner, context and language approved by EU-SCS.ORG. This provision does not prohibit EU-SCS.ORG from participating in affinity programs consistent with EU-SCS.ORG policies.
- Safeguard Data and Privacy
4.1 Business Partners should ensure the security and confidentiality of EU-SCS.ORG proprietary information; business, charity, consumer and donor information entrusted to EU-SCS.ORG; and data about visitors to EU-SCS.ORG domains (collectively, “Confidential Information”).
Business Partners should have policies and procedures in place to prevent disclosure of Confidential Information to unauthorized parties. In their work on behalf of EU-SCS.ORG, Business Partners should maintain physical, technical and procedural safeguards in compliance with applicable laws, technology and information security requirements applicable to EU-SCS.ORGs, and any specifications established by CEU-SCS.ORG for access to EU-SCS.ORG information technology systems and EU-SCS.ORG domains.
4.2 Business Partners that, in their work on behalf of EU-SCS.ORG, interact with visitors to their own websites should disclose in a Privacy Statement/Policy or elsewhere on their websites the following: what information they collect, with whom it is shared, how it can be corrected, how it is secured, how policy changes will be communicated, and how to address concerns over misuse of personal data.
4.3 Business Partners that, in their work on behalf of EU-SCS.ORG, collect identifying information of businesses or individuals should respect contact preferences regarding contact by telephone, fax and e-mail, and communicate changes in preferences to EU-SCS.ORG.
4.4 Business Partners that, in their work on behalf of EU-SCS.ORG, handle payment card information will certify annually their compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
4.5 Business Partners that administer EU-SCS.ORG email systems will adopt Domain- based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (DMARC) specifications.
4.6 Business Partners whose product or service collects information about or track visitors to any EU-SCS.ORG domain will certify that their product or service supports EU-SCS.ORG’s compliance with the Digital Alliance Self-Regulatory Principles, including the Self- Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising (OBA Principles), the Multisite Data Principles (MSD Principles) and the Mobile Guidance (MG) (collectively, the Principles). Business Partners that subcontract or otherwise engage other companies to fulfill any obligations under EU-SCS.ORG contracts should ensure that such companies’ products or services are also compliant with the Principles.
Further, Business Partners will not transfer any information collected from any EU-SCS.ORG domain for any purpose beyond the scope of activities necessary to fulfil their responsibilities under contracts with EU-SCS.ORG without providing to CEU-SCS.ORG’s Chief Information Officer an explanation of the proposed data transfer and use and receiving express permission for such transfer and use.
- Embody Integrity
5.1 Business Partners should demonstrate commitment to ethical practices in their business conduct and performance of services and production of products on behalf of EU-SCS.ORG. Business Partners will comply with EU-SCS.ORG policies affecting their relationship with EU-SCS.ORG.
5.2 Business Partners should share EU-SCS.ORG’s commitment to maintaining a place where people are treated with dignity and respect. In their work on behalf of EU-SCS.ORG, Business Partners will follow all applicable wage, benefit, child labor, workplace safety, discrimination and labor laws.
While we recognize and respect cultural differences, in their work on behalf of EU-SCS.ORG, Business Partners will not engage in discrimination based on age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status or veteran status.
5.3 EU-SCS.ORG depends on the trust and confidence of businesses, charities, consumers and donors. It is important that we avoid activities that create actual or perceived conflicts of interest. EU-SCS.ORG employees are not permitted to give or receive anything of value intended to influence a decision.
Business Partners will not offer gifts that could be perceived to influence sound business judgment. EU-SCS.ORG makes purchasing decisions based on the merit of Business Partners’ products and services, not on gifts, entertainment or other business courtesies.
- Report Violations of the Code
Business Partners should report a possible violation of the Code that directly affects EU-SCS.ORG or the transaction with EU-SCS.ORG. Business Partners are encouraged to work with their primary contact at EU-SCS.ORG (or his or her supervisor) to resolve the situation. If this is not possible or appropriate, reports may be made to an officer of the contracting EU-SCS.ORG entity or the EU-SCS.ORG General Counsel.