Supplier Code of Conduct
The Armed Services Vocational Battery (ASVAB) 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, ASVAB strives to choose reputable suppliers who conduct their business in a manner that shows the same commitment.
To ensure consistency and mutual commitment, ASVAB 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 ASVAB. 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
ASVAB 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.
Protecting ASVAB confidential information and ensuring good privacy and data security practices is integral to ASVAB’s business and reputation.
Suppliers will comply with applicable data protection and privacy legislation and never disclose personal information to anyone outside of ASVAB except as permitted by law and in the proper conduct of our business, where disclosure is required by legal process or with ASVAB’s legal approval.
Publicity and Communications
Suppliers may not publish any marketing materials, press releases or media interviews that include a reference to ASVAB, its clients, or the work being completed together without ASVAB’s prior written approval.
Confidential and Proprietary Information
Suppliers must protect ASVAB’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 ASVAB, its employees, its clients, the business community or the general public.
Suppliers must safeguard and take necessary steps to protect ASVAB’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 ASVAB’s or its clients’ intellectual property, contact ASVAB for guidance.
Supplier will maintain accurate and complete business records on all matters related to supplier’s business with ASVAB. Supplier will provide such business records to ASVAB upon request.
Business Relationships and Integrity
ASVAB 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 ASVAB 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.
Suppliers will comply with all applicable laws regarding fair competition and antitrust.
Conflicts of Interest
Suppliers are expected to report to ASVAB any situation that may appear as a conflict of interest, and disclose to ASVAB if any ASVAB 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 ASVAB 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 ASVAB’s behalf.
Trade Sanctions and Export Controls
ASVAB 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 ASVAB.
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. ASVAB reserves the right to investigate any instances of a supplier’s non-compliance of which it becomes aware. Non-compliance may be grounds for ASVAB to void or terminate contractual obligations with a supplier.
Suppliers who believe that a ASVAB associate or anyone acting on behalf of ASVAB has engaged in illegal or otherwise improper conduct with respect to their business with the supplier should report the matter to ASVAB. Suppliers should also report any potential violation of the Supplier Code. Reports may be made through [email protected]. A supplier’s relationship with ASVAB will not be affected by an honest report of potential misconduct.
1. What personal information is gathered about you and how do we use it?
ASVAB 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.
ASVAB 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?
ASVAB 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 ASVAB 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.