Code of Ethics

  1. A member shall provide professional services in accordance with local, state, and federal laws.
  2. A member shall observe, and adhere to the precepts of honesty, integrity, and truthfulness.
  3. A member shall be truthful, diligent, and honorable in the discharge of their professional responsibilities.
  4. A member shall honor each client contract, adhering to all responsibilities by providing ethical services within the limits of the law.
  5. A member shall safeguard confidential information and exercise the utmost care to prevent any unauthorized disclosure of such information.
  6. A member shall refrain from improper and unethical solicitation of business; including false or misleading claims or advertising.
  7. A member shall use due diligence to insure that all employees and co-workers adhere to this same code of ethical conduct; respecting all persons, performing the job diligently and working within the limits of the law.
  8. A member shall never knowingly cause harm or defame the professional reputation or practice of colleagues, clients, employers, or any member of the NCISS.
  9. A member shall never undertake an assignment that is contrary to the Constitution of the United States of America or the security interests of this country.

 

NCISS Resolution

NCISS’ POSITION ON HANDLING LOCATE REQUESTS 

(adopted by NCISS Board of Directors on 9/12/2008)

A member shall, prior to providing a person any personally identifying or location information of an individual, conduct appropriate due diligence to ensure that the person has a legitimate business or legal interest in obtaining that information. When such due diligence is not possible or appropriate, or if the person appears to not have a legal or business interest, the person shall be informed that their contact information will be provided to the subject they are seeking and the personal identifying information of the subject they are seeking will only be provided to the person if that party consents.