Members of the AscdiNatd
and the Equipment Trading Network ("eTN") have pledged to honor and
abide by the Code of Ethics (the "Code") to ensure the public of high
standards in all dealings with AscdiNatd and eTN Members. The AscdiNatd seeks to enforce the Code through an Ethics Committee
consisting of members of the AscdiNatd which considers alleged violations and renders
sanctions, including expulsion from the AscdiNatd and the eTN. The Code
reflects the dedication of the Members to
maintain the highest level of ethics and responsibility in their relationship with
the public, other dealers and customers.
Members of the AscdiNatd and the eTN agree to the following:
To maintain and enforce high standards of ethical professional conduct making Membership
in the AscdiNatd a recognized mark of experience, integrity and competence.
To regard as confidential all information concerning the business and affairs of
To conduct business in a manner which brings credit to and enhances the reputation
of the service and computer dealer industry.
To publicize products and services in a professional manner, avoiding all conduct,
practices and promotions likely to discredit the industry.
To broaden public understanding and enhance confidence in the computer dealer industry
so that users will be encouraged to use Member products and services as their primary
In keeping with these principles, Members of the AscdiNatd and Subscribers to the ATN
make the following pledge:
a) To follow through and complete any agreement made verbally or otherwise
to any AscdiNatd Member or non-member, prospect or customer.
b) To conclude a transaction in a competent and professional manner once
the parties have agreed to complete a specific transaction.
c) To honor an offer that has been accepted as expeditiously as possible.
d) To fully disclose all limitations on the authority of an employee or agent
representing a Member or Subscriber to a transaction.
e) To use only one name, identity or affiliation in all negotiations or in
a competitive bidding environment.
f) To refrain from disparaging others by statement or innuendo.
g) To respond to any complaint alleging violation of the Code and participate
in all proceedings prescribed by the AscdiNatd Board of Directors.
The Ethics Committee reviews infractions of the Code with regard to
ethical behavior and the integrity of AscdiNatd and eTN Members.
Those found in violation
of the Code will be subject to disciplinary action, including expulsion from the
AscdiNatd and eTN.