Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality
Astornet’s policies for employees and directors regarding
avoiding a conflict of interest and maintaining confidentiality assure ethical
business practices in a secure, productive work environment.
Astornet employees and directors may not disclose or use confidential
Astornet information for their own benefit or in any way that negatively
affects Astornet. Examples of confidential information include trade secrets,
new product ideas, source code, processes, formulas, data, techniques and
customer lists. Additional details regarding employee obligations are provided
in the Employment and Confidential Agreement that all potential Astornet
employees are required to execute in order to be employed by Astornet.
Avoiding a Conflict of Interest
All Astornet employees and members of their immediate family are to
avoid situations that may create any actual or potential conflict between their
personal interests and those of Astornet. This includes not making a
significant investment in, or accepting employment from a customer, supplier or
competitor of Astornet that could influence business transactions with
Astornet. Additionally, neither Astornet employees, nor members of their
immediate family, should seek or accept any loan or guarantee, or accept major
gifts, payments or other favors from a customer, supplier or competitor.
However, it may be appropriate on occasion for Astornet employees to accept or
provide nominal or promotional gifts or business amenities as part of our
ongoing business relationships with customers, suppliers and vendors. Such
gifts or amenities may include a business meal, entertainment or other types of
gift or service. Whenever you provide or receive a gift or business amenity in
the course of Astornet business, please tell your manager or check with the
Astornet legal counsel.
Situations Requiring Review and Permission
Astornet employees may not accept a second job, directorship or
consulting arrangement without the prior written permission of the president.
If you are interested in participating on an industry technical advisory
committee, please consult with your manager or the company’s legal counsel
prior to joining. Also, employees may not conduct Astornet business with a
family member without prior written permission from senior management.
Reporting a Conflict of Interest
If a conflict of interest arises, you must notify your manager, Human
Resources and Astornet legal counsel.
For more information, request HR Guidelines copy from the HR department.