This Code of Ethical Conduct (the "Code") establishes a set of expectations and guidelines that all members, Governors, Officers, and Advisory Committee members (collectively, "Members") of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the "Academy") shall follow in order to maintain a high standard of personal and professional conduct in conducting the affairs of the Academy. This Code is binding on all Members and all Members are responsible for maintaining and promoting ethical practices as set forth herein.
II. STATEMENT OF ETHICS
The Academy is committed to upholding a positive environment in which Members, personnel, vendors, sponsors and guests may conduct the business of the Academy in a professional manner, reflecting constructive relationships, equality and inclusion, and mutual respect. As such, the Academy has zero tolerance for discrimination or harassment, as well as illegal, dishonest or unethical conduct. The Academy will not tolerate, condone, or ignore unethical conduct and is committed to enforcing these standards at all levels.
There is no place in the Academy for people who abuse their status, power or influence in a manner that violates recognized standards of decency. Members are expected to act with due regard to public conventions and morals, to refrain from committing any act that will degrade themselves or the Academy in society, or prejudice, damage or harm the standing, reputation, welfare and/or best interests of the Academy and its Members.
III. GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Members shall uphold a positive, professional, ethically sensitive and supportive environment in which members of the Academy exhibit responsibility and respect, free of disruption, abuse, discrimination and harassment of others. Members are expected to:
IV. COVERED CONDUCT
Violations of the Code include but are not limited to the following:
Members are responsible for their conduct as well as the conduct of their guests.
Further, conviction of a felony or other crime of moral turpitude under state or federal law is a violation of this Code.
Members and non-Members are encouraged to report suspected violations of the Code. Alleged violations of this Code shall be reviewed and resolved in accordance with procedures adopted by the Board of Governors. Violations of the Code may result in disciplinary action, up to and including being refused admission or ejected from an event, being barred from future events, or the suspension or expulsion of membership.
Suspected violations of the Code may be reported by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Code is subject to change and may be amended, supplemented or superseded by one or more separate policies without further notice. All Members are responsible for continuous review of this Code.
Adopted on February 15, 2018 by the Academy Board of Governors
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