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## Policy, Ethics, and Code of Conduct 

IEEE supports open source as one method for consensus development
within its portfolio of collaborative activities. Your participation
as a Leader, Maintainer, or Contributor of any IEEE Open Source
Project and/or your use of the IEEE Open Source Platform is contingent
upon, although not limited to, your agreement to comply with this
manual, the IEEE SA OPen Source Committee Operations Manual, and the
following: 

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<summary>All applicable IEEE policies and procedures, including but not limited to:</summary>

* [IEEE Code of Conduct](https://www.ieee.org/content/dam/ieee-org/ieee/web/org/about/ieee_code_of_conduct.pdf)
* [IEEE Code of Ethics](https://www.ieee.org/about/corporate/governance/p7-8.html)
* [IEEE Terms and Conditions](https://www.ieee.org/site-terms-conditions.html?WT.mc_id=hpf_terms&utm_source=hp&utm_campaign=hpf_terms&utm_medium=hpf&utm_term=terms%20conditions)
* [IEEE Nondiscrimination Policy](https://www.ieee.org/about/corporate/governance/p9-26.html](https://www.ieee.org/about/corporate/governance/p9-26.html)
* [IEEE Principles of Business Conduct and Conflict of Interest](https://www.ieee.org/about/compliance/conflict-of-interest/index.html)
* [Compliance Related IEEE Policies](https://www.ieee.org/content/dam/ieee-org/ieee/web/org/about/whatis/ieee_policies.pdf), including: 
  *   Anti-Boycott Policy (§12.12)
  *   Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy (§12.13)
  *   Antitrust and Fair Competition Policy (§12.10)
  *   Civility Policy (§9.25)
  *   Computer Policy (§9.28)
  *   Economic Sanctions and Embargoes Policy (§12.11)
  *   IEEE Records Management Policy Statement (§12.8)
  *   IEEE Social Media Policy (§9.27)
  *   Whistleblower and Non-Retaliation Policy (§9.9)
  *   Remain consistent with definitions of Bullying, Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation (unumbered front matter text) 


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<summary>CLAs and Preserve Appropriate Legal Notices </summary>

* Submit any applicable
  [IEEE Contributor License Agreement](https://opensource.ieee.org/community/cla](https://opensource.ieee.org/community/cla) (CLA) where required by specific IEEE Open Source Projects.
* Post and preserve any and all appropriate legal notices (e.g.,
  copyright and license file headers) where the license or relevant
  IEEE policy requires.

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<summary>CLAs and Preserve Appropriate Legal Notices </summary>


* Submit any applicable
  [IEEE Contributor License Agreement](https://opensource.ieee.org/community/cla](https://opensource.ieee.org/community/cla) (CLA) where required by specific IEEE Open Source Projects.

* Post and preserve any and all appropriate legal notices (e.g.,
  copyright and license file headers) where the license or relevant
  IEEE policy requires.


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<summary>In addition we recommend that you adhere to the following terms: </summary>

We recommend that all individuals involved in the design and
development of autonomous and intelligent systems as part of their
participation in an IEEE Open Source Project to strive to be educated,
trained, and empowered to prioritize ethical considerations in the
design and development of autonomous and intelligent systems.  The
[IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial
Intelligence and Autonomous
Systems](http://standards.ieee.org/develop/indconn/ec/autonomous_systems.html)
supports those seeking ot satisfy this recommendation; the
Initiative's mission statement is as follows:

> To ensure every stakeholder involved in the design and development of
> autonomous and intelligent systems is educated, trained, and empowered
> to prioritize ethical considerations so that these technologies are
> advanced for the benefit of humanity.

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<summary>Ethics and Compliance Helpline</summary>


Reports of violations, or concerns regarding potential violations, of
IEEE Policies or the IEEE Code of Conduct can be filed anonymously
through EthicsPoint:

* :telephone_receiver: Call the 24-hour phone number: +1(888)359-6323 
* :computer: [Submit an online report](https://secure.ethicspoint.com/domain/en/report_custom.asp?clientid=20410)

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