Supplier Code of Conduct

The Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) is committed to conducting business in an ethical and honest manner and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. With that goal in mind, HumRRO strives to choose reputable suppliers who conduct their business in a manner that shows the same commitment.

To ensure consistency and mutual commitment, HumRRO requires that its suppliers (including their employees, agents, representatives and subcontractors) comply with this Supplier Code of Conduct (“Supplier Code”). This Supplier Code does not replace contractual requirements with HumRRO. If a contract requirement is stricter than this Supplier Code, the supplier must meet the stricter contract requirement. Further, supplier actions must be highly ethical regardless of whether the Supplier Code and/or supplier policies specifically address a situation.  

Labor Practices and Human Rights

HumRRO is committed to a work environment that values diversity, respect, and integrity.

Respect and Fair Treatment

Suppliers are expected to maintain a workplace that conducts business with respect and where treatment is fair. Suppliers should comply with all applicable laws on non-discrimination and anti-harassment in hiring and employment.

Safety, Security, and Sustainability

Suppliers are expected to promote safe and secure workplaces. Suppliers should have policies and practices in place to ensure the health and safety of their employees and take all necessary steps to provide a safe working environment. Suppliers must also comply with all applicable environmental laws and consider how business decisions affect the environment.

Employment Eligibility and Voluntary Labor

Suppliers will only employ workers with a legal right to work. Illegal child labor, and forced labor (including prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor, or slave labor), including all forms of modern slavery and human trafficking, are forbidden in any circumstance.

Appropriate Work Hours and Wages

Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws on work hours, overtime and wages and benefits.

Business Practices

Protecting HumRRO confidential information and ensuring good privacy and data security practices is integral to HumRRO’s business and reputation.

Privacy

Suppliers will comply with applicable data protection and privacy legislation and never disclose personal information to anyone outside of HumRRO except as permitted by law and in the proper conduct of our business, where disclosure is required by legal process or with HumRRO’s legal approval.

Publicity and Communications

Suppliers may not publish any marketing materials, press releases or media interviews that include a reference to HumRRO, its clients, or the work being completed together without HumRRO’s prior written approval.

Confidential and Proprietary Information

Suppliers must protect HumRRO’s confidential and proprietary information and act to prevent its misuse, theft, fraud or improper disclosure. Suppliers must take all due care in handling, discussing or transmitting confidential or proprietary information that could affect HumRRO, its employees, its clients, the business community or the general public.

Intellectual Property

Suppliers must safeguard and take necessary steps to protect HumRRO’s and its clients’ proprietary intellectual property, even if it is public. This includes trademarks, patents, copyrights, inventions, trade secrets and other proprietary works. Supplier must only use such intellectual property for the purposes authorized in an agreement. If uncertain about a proposed use of HumRRO’s or its clients’ intellectual property, contact HumRRO for guidance.

Business Records.

Supplier will maintain accurate and complete business records on all matters related to supplier’s business with HumRRO. Supplier will provide such business records to HumRRO upon request.

Business Relationships and Integrity

HumRRO requires its suppliers to conduct their business in a responsible manner, with integrity, high ethical standards and in compliance with the law.

Anti-bribery and Anti-Corruption

Supplier must never offer, promise, make, or authorize any payment, bribe, or thing of value in connection with HumRRO business. Supplier must comply with our policy on anti-bribery and all applicable anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws in the countries where we operate, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Competition

Suppliers will comply with all applicable laws regarding fair competition and antitrust.

Conflicts of Interest

Suppliers are expected to report to HumRRO any situation that may appear as a conflict of interest, and disclose to HumRRO if any HumRRO employee or agent may have an interest of any kind in supplier’s business or any kind of economic ties with the supplier.

Gifts or Other Benefits

Suppliers should have a policy on gifts and entertainment practices in place. Bribes or inappropriate luxury gifts to HumRRO associates are restricted, regardless of local custom. Furthermore, suppliers must not offer entertainment or gifts to government officials, or make direct or indirect political contributions, on HumRRO’s behalf.

Trade Sanctions and Export Controls

HumRRO complies with all international trade laws and regulations, including U.S. trade sanctions, and we expect suppliers to comply with all trade and export control laws that apply to their work with HumRRO.

Supplier Diversity

Encouraging inclusion, Supplier will endeavor to include small and socioeconomically diverse suppliers in sourcing subcontracting activities where possible.

Compliance and Reporting Misconduct:

Accountability and Compliance

Supplier must comply with this Supplier Code and the law. Suppliers shall be responsible for any monitoring or documenting of their compliance and their efforts to promote compliance within their supply chains. HumRRO reserves the right to investigate any instances of a supplier’s non-compliance of which it becomes aware. Non-compliance may be grounds for HumRRO to void or terminate contractual obligations with a supplier.

Reporting

Suppliers who believe that a HumRRO associate or anyone acting on behalf of HumRRO has engaged in illegal or otherwise improper conduct with respect to their business with the supplier should report the matter to HumRRO. Suppliers should also report any potential violation of the Supplier Code. Reports may be made through [email protected]. A supplier’s relationship with HumRRO will not be affected by an honest report of potential misconduct.

Website Data

HumRRO knows that users of HumRRO.org (the “Site”) value their privacy. In that vein, our goal is to create a safe online environment of trust and community with our users. The following privacy policy discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this Site.

1. What personal information is gathered about you and how do we use it?
HumRRO will not disclose any personal information to any third party without your consent, except when necessary in connection with services provided by appropriate intermediaries (e.g., an external vendor assisting with delivery of a product ordered by a customer), who will be required to comply with the confidentiality provisions of this policy.

HumRRO may gather the following types of information:

  • information given voluntarily while using a feature of this website, for example, while subscribing to a newsletter, or during a purchase process. We may use your telephone number or email address to contact you if we have trouble processing or shipping your order. However, we will never use your telephone number for sales or marketing purposes;
  • information gathered as a result of voluntary participation in a survey or poll, or when communicating with our webmaster or other members of our Web Team; and
  • information gathered automatically when visitors visit our website (i.e., IP address, session time [date, time, duration on site], click path analysis, page requests, user’s browser and Operating System version).

Our server will not automatically record your name or email address.

2. With whom is your information shared?
HumRRO may automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser, which may include your IP address, session time, click path analysis, and the pages you request.
We will never share, sell, or rent individual personal information with anyone without your advance permission, or unless ordered by a court of law. Information submitted to us is only available to employees managing this information for purposes of contacting you or sending you emails based on your request for information, and to contracted service providers for purposes of providing services relating to our communications with you (for example, in order to fulfill an online purchase through our Site).

We reserve the right to disclose any content, records, or electronic communication of any kind (including, but not limited to, personal information or private electronic communication transmitted on the Site): (i) to satisfy any law, regulation, or government request; (ii) if such disclosure is necessary to operate our business; or (iii) to protect the rights or property of HumRRO or its users, sponsors, providers, or licensors. We also reserve the right to reject any order or to request additional information from any user.

3. How can you update or correct inaccuracies?
Upon request, at [email protected], we will give you a summary of any personal information retained by us regarding you. You may also modify, correct, change, or update your personal records or request that your personal records be removed from our database by emailing us at [email protected] We will only send personal records to the email address on file for the user name associated with it.

4. What about other sites linked from the Site?
Please be aware that when you are on the Site, you can be directed to other sites that we do not control. These other sites may send their own cookies,* collect data, or solicit personal information. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of third-party sites.

* “Cookies” are text files sent from a site’s server and stored by your web browser on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies allow sites to personalize and save preferences. Cookies can be used to collect anonymous data and serve the user with specifically targeted ads. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually configure your browser to prevent that.

5. What about the information you post on the Site?
If you post information on, or transmit information to other people through, the Site, including without limitation, on message/bulletin boards on the Site, such information will be publicly available and you have no expectation of privacy or confidentiality regarding such information.

Your Agreement
By using this Site, you acknowledge and agree to this privacy policy. We reserve the right to change, add, or remove all or part of our privacy policy at any time by posting the changes on this page. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to these terms means you accept such changes.

If you have any comments or questions about our privacy policy, please contact us at [email protected].