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Code of Ethics (1951)
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DPMA Code of Ethics
THAT I have an obligation to management, therefore, I shall promote the understanding of automatic data processing methods and procedures to management using every resource at my command.
THAT I have an obligation to my fellow members, therefore, I shall uphold the high ideals of the DPMA as outlined in its International Bylaws. Further, I shall cooperate with my fellow members in the dissemination of knowledge pertaining to the general development of data processing. Further, I shall not use knowledge of a confidential nature pertaining to the business of a fellow member's employer to further my personal interest,
THAT I have an obligation to my employer whose trust I hold, therefore, I shall endeavor to discharge this obligation to the best of my ability, to guard his interests, and to advise him wisely and honestly.
THAT as an associate member, I have a further obligation, therefore, I shall not engage in direct selling efforts during a regularly scheduled DPMA meeting unless specifically and officially invited to do so; further, I shall not be indiscreet in any of my dealings wherein the association or a fellow member is involved.
THAT I have an obligation to my country, therefore, in my personal, business and social contacts I shall uphold this great nation and shall honor the chosen way of life of my fellow citizens.
I accept these obligations as a personal responsibility, and, as a member of this association, I shall actively discharge these obligations and I dedicate myself to that end.