SAGE-AU CODE OF ETHICS
The System Administrators Guild of Australia
1. Fair Treatment
I will treat everyone fairly. I will not discriminate against anyone on grounds such as age, disability, gender, sexural orientation, religion, race or national origin.
I will access private information on computer systems only when it is necessary in the course of my duties. I will maintain the confidentiality of any information to which I may have access. I acknowledge statutory laws gorverning data privacy such as the Commonwealth Information Privacy Principles.
I will keep users informed about computing matters that may affect them -- such as conditions of acceptable use, sharing of common resources, maintenance of security, occurence of system monitoring, and any relevant legal obligations.
4. System Integrity
I will strive to ensure the integrity of the systems for which I have responsibility, using all appropriate means -- such as regularly maintaining software and hardware; analysing levels of system performance and activity; and, as far as possible, preventing unauthorised use or access.
I will cooperate with and support my fellow computing professionals. I acknowledge the community responsibility that is fundamental to the integrity of local, national, and international network resources.
I will be honest about my competence and will seek help when necessary. When my professional advice is sought, I will be impartial. I will avoid conflicts of interest; if they do arise I will declare them.
I will continue to update and enhance my technical knowledge and management skills by training, study, and the sharing of information and experiences with my fellow professionals.
8. Social Responsibility
I will continue to enlarge my understanding of the social and legal issues that arise in computing environments, and I will communicate that understanding to others when appropriate. I will strive to ensure that policies and laws about computer systems are consistent with my ethical principles.
9. Workplace Quality
I will strive to achieve and maintain a safe, healthy, productive workplace for all users.
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