Principle 1: Integrity

A Stamford Privee member shall offer and provide professional services with integrity.

Members may be placed by clients in positions of trust and confidence. The ultimate source of such public trust is the member's personal integrity. In deciding what is right and just, one should rely on his or her integrity as the appropriate touchstone. Integrity demands honesty and candor, which must not be subordinated to personal gain and advantage. Within the characteristic of integrity, allowance can be made for innocent error and legitimate difference of opinion; but integrity cannot co-exist with deceit or subordination of one's principles. Integrity requires an Stamford Privee member to observe not only the letter but also the spirit of this Code.