Keep private any confidential information gained in her/his professional work, (in particular as it pertains to client lists and client personal information). Not collect, give, sell, or transfer any personal information (such as name, e-mail address, Social Security number, or other unique identifier) to a third party without client prior consent.
Protect the intellectual property of others by relying on her/his own innovation and efforts, thus ensuring that all benefits vest with its originator.
Never knowingly use software or process that is obtained or retained either illegally or unethically.
Not engage in deceptive financial practices such as bribery, double billing, or other improper financial practices.
Use the property of a client or employer only in ways properly authorized, and with the owner’s knowledge and consent.
Disclose to all concerned parties those conflicts of interest that cannot reasonably be avoided or escaped.
Add to the knowledge of the e-commerce profession by constant study, share the lessons of her/his experience with fellow EC-Council members, and promote public awareness of benefits of electronic commerce.
Conduct herself/himself in the most ethical and competent manner when soliciting professional service or seeking employment, thus meriting confidence in her/his knowledge and integrity.
Ensure ethical conduct and professional care at all times on all professional assignments without prejudice.
Not associate with malicious hackers nor engage in any malicious activities.
Not purposefully compromise or cause to be compromised the client organization’s systems in the course of your professional dealings.
Ensure all penetration testing activities are authorized and within legal limits.
Not partake in any black hat activity or be associated with any black hat community that serves to endanger networks.
Not be part of any underground hacking community for purposes of preaching and expanding black hat activities.