Code of Ethics

Kings Computers follows the Code of Ethics published by the IT Professionals NZ Inc.

ITP Code of Ethics

IT Professionals will practice with:

  1. Good faith – Members shall treat people with dignity, good faith and equality; without discrimination; and have consideration for the values and cultural sensitivities of all groups within the community affected by their work;
  2. Integrity – Members shall act in the execution of their profession with integrity, dignity and honour to merit the trust of the community and the profession, and apply honesty, skill, judgement and initiative to contribute positively to the well-being of society;
  3. Community-focus – Members’ responsibility for the welfare and rights of the community shall come before their responsibility to their profession, sectional or private interests or to other members;
  4. Skills – Members shall apply their skills and knowledge in the interests of their clients or employers for whom they will act without compromising any other of these Tenets;
  5. Continuous Development – Members shall develop their knowledge, skills and expertise continuously through their careers, contribute to the collective wisdom of the profession, and actively encourage their associates to do likewise;
  6. Informed Consent – Members shall take reasonable steps to inform themselves, their clients or employers of the economic, social, environmental or legal consequences which may arise from their actions;
  7. Managed Conflicts of Interest – Members shall inform their clients or employers of any interest which may be, or may be perceived as being, in conflict with the interests of their clients or employers, or which may affect the quality of service or impartial judgement;
  8. Competence – Members shall follow recognised professional practice, and provide services and advice carefully and diligently only within their areas of competence.

These Tenets comprise the essence of the Code of Ethics. Breaches shall be dealt with as provided in the ITP Bylaws. They should be read and applied in conjunction with Supplements to the Code of Ethics.
The Supplements will be maintained and updated by the Institute so as to be timely and relevant. Members of the Institute have a duty to be cognisant of the Supplements’ content especially those which are applicable to the areas of professional expertise and activity in which they are involved.