Professional Code of Conduct

Free Geek Montréal


Professional Code of Conduct


The purpose of this Code is to identify the elements of professional conduct to which members of Free Geek Montréal commit themselves. These are intended to protect the client in particular and the public in general. The Code is also designed to identify clearly the expectations of members with respect to other members and the profession.


Members will maintain the highest standards of professional conduct and personal integrity in all their dealings with their clients and in all assignments they carry out. In particular, they will:

  1. Compete with fairness and integrity, respecting the competence and work of others;

  2. In promoting their qualifications, avoid inaccuracies or misleading statements and refrain from adopting any method of obtaining business that detracts from the professional image of Free Geek Montréal or its members;

  3. Before accepting an assignment, reach a mutual understanding with the client as to the assignment objectives, scope, duration, work plan, costs and expected outputs;

  4. Give the client a clear understanding of the effect their other commitments and variables that may have an impact on their ability to carry out their obligations to the client;

  5. Not undertake assignments or make statements which may involve conflict of interest or which may compromise professional integrity or the interests of the client;

  6. Accept only those assignments that they know they are competent to perform, being forthright in making clear to clients any limits of their experience, capacity and knowledge in the area concerned or any interests which could have an impact on the performance of the assignment;

  7. Provide the contracted services at the best level of their abilities;

  8. Give the interests of the client highest priority, providing prompt, honest, objective and timely service;

  9. Not make recommendations for the procurement of goods or services to a client from which they may knowingly benefit directly;

  10. Treat all client information as confidential where necessary;

  11. Obey all laws and accept total responsibility for their actions;

  12. Undertake work without bias as to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age or national origin;

  13. In carrying out any assignment, accept to have their performance evaluated according to an appropriate process and by a qualified person or persons.