The Society of Internet Professionals (SIP) is a professional organization, which was founded in 1997 with a mandate to enhance professionalism and accountability of professionals in the Internet Industry.
Ethical standards are hallmark for any profession and SIP is proud to offer our members to take ownership of their professions.
Accredited Member of SIP is recognition of a member’s commitment to respect their clients and peers, take responsibility of their job and commit to continue upgrading their skills and knowledge. This recognition helps members to build trust in their dealings with the Industry and clients.
Professional Code of Ethics enhances the recognition for professional status; members are awarded an official pin, and a digital-seal to display on their website and marketing materials.
Members of SIP are required to affirm their intent to uphold these Professional and ethical standards by signing this membership agreement.
As members of the Society of Internet Professionals (SIP) we recognize that we have moral and ethical obligations to the public, our clients, our fellow members and the Internet community in general.
As members of SIP we recognize that we have moral and ethical obligations to the public, our fellow members and the Internet community in general.
Therefore, we pledge that we will:
- Support SIP’s exemplary standards and principles of professional conduct as presented here in this Code of Ethics.
- Be ethical and honest in all of our business and professional relationships.
- Treat our peers and website users with courtesy and act in good faith when dealing with them.
Customer, Clients and Employers
- Guard the confidential and private information of our clients, customers or employers and not use their information for our own personal interests without obtaining their consent. We further pledge to provide a secure Internet environment for our clients, customers or employers.
- Honour the trust of our clients, customers or employers by protecting their legitimate interests, and giving them our best advice and recommendations based on our knowledge and experience.
- Honour and properly exercise any authority or privileges given to us by our clients, customers or employers.
- Avoid conflicts of interest and advise clients, customers or employers, and potential clients, customers or employers, of any such conflicts that might arise.
- Not misrepresent or withhold facts about our business policies, warranties, or the quality of our products or services. We further pledge to communicate with our clients, customers or employers in a clear, accurate and comprehensive fashion.
- Take no personal advantage of the inexperience or lack of knowledge of our clients, customers or employers, or our clients, customers or employers.
- Avoid malicious hacking and exploiting vulnerabilities of system and the internet.
Compliance and Regulations
- Operate within the laws of the countries and global regulations in which we do business.
- Not participate in, link to, or promote “un-ethical” work, exploitation of women, children, racial and ethnic division, violence and hate groups.
- Neither send nor promote the sending of spam or unsolicited bulk e-mail.
- Assist in establishing and maintaining the integrity of the Internet industry.
I accept the code of Ethics and will abide by high professional standards, failing that SIP reserve the right to revoke my membership.
MEMEBRSHIP AGREEMENT & CODE OF ETHICS
I agree to the following as part of my application to join Society of Internet Professionals (SIP) Application for membership or any of SIP program/initiative is considered as joining SIP.
1. I subscribe to the mandate of SIP and its Code of Ethics (given above)
2. I hereby irrevocably waive any claim or right of action of law or in equity that I might have any time hereafter against SIP Board of directors, SIP executive committee (or any other committee) members, or other officials, either as a group or as individuals for official act, including acts such as:
• Admitting or failing to admit me for Membership including AIP or any other program.
• Disciplining me as a member for any reason whatever.
3. It is agreed that any certificate, emblem, logo, or other evidence of my membership which may be issued to me shall remain the property of the Society of Internet Professionals (SIP) and held by me in trust and will be returned to the Association upon demand if and when my standing as a member is terminated by myself or Association.
4. It is agreed that the membership fee is non-refundable in full or by prorating