Company Policy
A standard established by a company
Confidentiality
The act of not providing certain confidential information to those who should not kknow about it.
Conflict of Interest
A situation in which an individual or company engages in behavior that is inappropriate, but not necessarily illegal (it could be illegal.)
Copyright
The process that protects the ownership rights of writing songs and other “creative” works; can include software, music, physical, and electronic media.
Ethics
The standards we use to determine what is right and wrong, varies for everyone.
Government
An organization that represents and manages an area. The area can be city, state, or country. In the United States, the federal government runs the country. Each state is responsible for operating the state. There can be city, state or federal laws.
Inappropriate Compensation
Money or other items of value that are “earned” via improper activities.
Intellectual Property
Ideas or concepts that are created by an individual or company, typically eligible for copyright or patient, thus providing ownership properties.
Law
A standard created by a government (e.g., city, state, or country) that requires people and companies to follow it, or the behavior is illegal.
Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)
A document signed by the owner of intellectual property and those who view it when it is not generally exposed to the public, or it is a new idea, before it is displayed to the public.
Patent
A legal device which gives ownership of an idea or design to an individual or company that creates the idea or design.
PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
A standard that PMI requires candidates to agree to before they take the PMP Examination.
Professional and Social Responsibility
Ethics expected in Project Managers; includes balancing stakeholder interests and reporting violations.

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