members of the Alliance agree to be bound by these
Code of Ethics.
We will endeavor to perform our professional duties
in accordance with the highest moral principles.
We will conduct business with honesty and integrity
and avoid conduct detrimental to the profession.
We will direct our concerted efforts toward the
support, advancement, elevation and furtherance
of high personal and professional conduct in the
pursuance of business in our own communities,
our respective countries, and with our fellow
members, wherever they may be.
We will be faithful and diligent in carrying out
assignments entrusted to us, and to determine
the true facts and render honest, unbiased reports
in reference thereto.
We will deal fairly and equitably with our clients
and employers, and we will clearly explain the
duties and the basis for charges in each undertaking.
We shall refuse to participate in practices which
are inconsistent with the standards established
by regulatory bodies regarding the delivery of
services to clients.
We shall render only those services that the member
is competent and qualified to perform.
We shall avoid accepting assignments where a potential
conflict of interest may exist. When a conflict
of interest becomes evident, the member will take
appropriate action to rectify the situation.
We will not directly or indirectly injure the
professional reputation, prospects, or practice
of another investigator. However, if it is considered
that an investigator is guilty of unethical or
unfair practice or designs, the member will present
the information to the proper authority for action.
We will uphold the By Laws of the Professional
Investigators Alliance of Maryland, Inc.