Personal Conduct
2. Personal Conduct
2.1 Members must perform their duties diligently, conscientiously, without favour and with regard to the interests of their employers, professional colleagues, their customers and business associates.
2.2 Members must at all time work within the law. They have a responsibility to advise individuals and organisations for whom they work, (such as employers, tenant management boards), and those to whom they delegate work, (such as consultants and contractors), of their respective duties.
2.3 Members must seek to eliminate discrimination and promote equality of opportunity for all. They must not discriminate against any individual or group on the grounds of race, ethnic origin, nationality, religion, cultural background, sex, domestic circumstances, disability, illness, age or sexual orientation.
2.4 Members must never use language which is likely to offend, such as racist and sexist terms.
2.5 Members must ensure that their words and actions do not cause nuisance or harassment to others, for example racial or sexual harassment.
2.6 Members must take steps to ensure that their private, personal, political and financial interests do not conflict with their professional duties. They must disclose to their employer, or if self-employed to any relevant clients, any such direct or indirect interests, (including those of their immediate family, ie parents, spouse, children and siblings), which may affect or appear to affect decisions made by their employers, clients or customers, and they must not influence, or appear to influence, such decisions.
2.7 Members must not disclose to a third party any confidential or privileged information entrusted to them by their employers, clients and customers.
2.8 Advertising by members must be legal, decent, honest and truthful and must not mislead or cause public offence.
2.9 Members must not recommend, or allow their name to be used in advertisements for any security related service or product, unless they have the express permission of their employer to do so and it is not to their personal advantage. Self-employed members may advertise their own services.
2.10 Members must not accept any hospitality or inducement that could influence their professional judgment in favour of the donor.
2.11 Members must not directly or indirectly exert undue pressure or undue influence on any person, for the purpose of securing work or a contract.
2.12 Members must not accept instructions from any person whom they have reason to believe has been subjected to undue pressure or undue influence in the expectation that the introducer will receive a reward for the introduction.

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