Code of Conduct

1. sets out the professional standards required by Blake Cryptographic Society as a condition of membership;
2. applies to all members, irrespective of their membership grade, the role they fulfil, or the jurisdiction where they are employed or discharge their contractual obligations.
3. governs the conduct of the individual.
Breaches of the Code of Conduct
If a member of Blake Cryptographic Society should know of, or become aware of, any breach of this Code of Conduct by another member they are under an obligation to notify Blake Cryptographic Society.
Breaches of the Code of Conduct may also be brought to the attention of Blake Cryptographic Society by others who are not members of Blake Cryptographic Society.
Any breach of the Code of Conduct brought to the attention of Blake Cryptographic Society, or of which Blake Cryptographic Society becomes aware, will be considered under the Blake Cryptographic Society procedures.
Where Blake Cryptographic Society receives information that a member has been convicted of a criminal offence, the member, when asked will provide a Standard Disclosure or other similar notice of criminal record (if any). Note that not all convictions are seen as relevant to membership in Blake Cryptographic Society and each case will be considered individually.
As a body of professionals the Blake Cryptographic Society has a responsibility to set rules and professional standards to direct the behaviour of its members in professional matters. It is expected that these rules and professional standards will be higher than those established by the general law and that they will be enforced through disciplinary action which can result in expulsion from Blake Cryptographic Society.
1. Public Interest
You shall:
a. have due regard for the legitimate rights of Third Parties
b. conduct your professional activities without discrimination on the grounds of sex, sexual orientation, marital status, nationality, colour, race, ethnic origin, religion, age or disability, or of any other condition or requirement
c. promote the benefits of the Blake Cryptographic Society and seek to promote the inclusion of all sectors in the Blake Cryptographic Ecosystem wherever opportunities arise.
2. Professional Competence and Integrity
You shall:
a. only undertake to do work or provide a service that is within your professional competence. NOT claim any level of competence that you do not possess.
b. develop your professional knowledge, skills and competence on a continuing basis, maintaining awareness of technological developments, procedures, and standards that are relevant to Blake Cryptographic Ecosystem.
c. ensure that you have the knowledge and understanding of Legislation and that you comply with such Legislation, in carrying out your professional responsibilities.
d. reject and will not make any offer of bribery or unethical inducement.
3. Duty to the Blake Cryptographic Ecosystem
You shall:
a. carry out your professional responsibilities with due care and diligence in accordance with the Blake Cryptographic Society requirements whilst exercising your professional judgement at all times.
b. seek to avoid any situation that may give rise to a conflict of interest between you and Blake Cryptographic Society.
c. accept professional responsibility for your work and for the work of colleagues who are defined in a given context as working under your supervision.
d. NOT disclose or authorise to be disclosed, or use for personal gain or to benefit a third party, confidential information except with the permission of the council five elders.
e. NOT misrepresent or withhold information on the performance of products, systems or services (unless bound by a duty of confidentiality not to disclose such information), or take advantage of the lack of relevant knowledge or inexperience of others.
4. Duty to the Blake Cryptographic Society
You shall:
a. accept your personal duty to uphold the reputation of the Blake Cryptographic Society and not take any action which could bring the Blake Cryptographic Society into disrepute.
b. seek to improve professional standards through participation in their development, use and enforcement.
c. uphold the reputation and good standing of Blake Cryptographic Society.
d. act with integrity and respect in your professional relationships with all members of Blake Cryptographic Society and with members of other professions with whom you work in a professional capacity.
e. notify Blake Cryptographic Society if convicted of a criminal offence relevant to the Blake Cryptographic Ecosystem.
f. encourage and support fellow members in their professional development.
5. Duty to the Blake Cryptographic Community
As a member of Blake Cryptographic Society you have a responsibility to:
a. encourage and support fellow members in their professional development. In circumstances where a member is also a member of another body, organisation, society the clauses of any other applicable code of conduct cannot be employed to diminish or negate the clauses of the Blake Cryptographic Society Code of Conduct.
b. NOT make any statement on behalf of Blake Cryptographic Society or purport to represent Blake Cryptographic Society through any public medium, including digital social media, unless authorised to do so except with the permission of the council five elders of the Blake Cryptographic Society.