ASCDINATD

The Association of Service and Computer Dealers International and the North American Association of Telecommunications Dealers, were founded in the 1980's as worldwide, nonprofit organizations, made up of companies who provide technology business solutions, technical support and value added services to the business community. In 2012 the two merged into one organization called AscdiNatd.™ AscdiNatd gives you access to the right kind of information, resources, business leaders and opportunities that you need to continue to grow your business. AscdiNatd represents its members through promotion and enforcement of professional business practices and by providing information, services and education to its members, the industry and the public.

Mission Statement

The AscdiNatd is a worldwide association representing companies that provide IT and Telecom hardware, software, maintenance services, leasing services, business solutions, technical support and value added services, whose mission is to:

  • Promote a viable and independent IT and Telecom reseller industry.
  • Promote and enforce high ethical standards of business conduct within the industry.
  • Promote legislation that encourages free markets.
  • Create forums to promote the exchange of ideas among its membership, the industry and manufacturers.
  • Provide educational and promotional opportunities to enable its membership to grow.
  • Represent and promote its members to the IT and Telecom user community, manufacturers, government agencies, other associations and the media.
  • Provide, from time to time, those services that the membership sees fit.

Code of Ethics

Members of the AscdiNatd and the Equipment Trading Network ("eTN") have pledged to honor and abide by the Code of Ethics (the "Code") to ensure the public of high standards in all dealings with AscdiNatd and eTN Members. The AscdiNatd seeks to enforce the Code through an Ethics Committee consisting of members of the AscdiNatd which considers alleged violations and renders sanctions, including expulsion from the AscdiNatd and the eTN. The Code reflects the dedication of the Members to maintain the highest level of ethics and responsibility in their relationship with the public, other dealers and customers.

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The Code

Members of the AscdiNatd and the eTN agree to the following:

Article I

To maintain and enforce high standards of ethical professional conduct making Membership in the AscdiNatd a recognized mark of experience, integrity and competence.

Article II

To regard as confidential all information concerning the business and affairs of the customer.

Article III

To conduct business in a manner which brings credit to and enhances the reputation of the service and computer dealer industry.

Article IV

To publicize products and services in a professional manner, avoiding all conduct, practices and promotions likely to discredit the industry.

Article V

To broaden public understanding and enhance confidence in the computer dealer industry so that users will be encouraged to use Member products and services as their primary resource.

Article VI

In keeping with these principles, Members of the AscdiNatd and Subscribers to the ATN make the following pledge:

  • a) To follow through and complete any agreement made verbally or otherwise to any AscdiNatd Member or non-member, prospect or customer.
  • b) To conclude a transaction in a competent and professional manner once the parties have agreed to complete a specific transaction.
  • c) To honor an offer that has been accepted as expeditiously as possible.
  • d) To fully disclose all limitations on the authority of an employee or agent representing a Member or Subscriber to a transaction.
  • e) To use only one name, identity or affiliation in all negotiations or in a competitive bidding environment.
  • f) To refrain from disparaging others by statement or innuendo.
  • g) To respond to any complaint alleging violation of the Code and participate in all proceedings prescribed by the AscdiNatd Board of Directors.

Conclusion

The Ethics Committee reviews infractions of the Code with regard to ethical behavior and the integrity of AscdiNatd and eTN Members. Those found in violation of the Code will be subject to disciplinary action, including expulsion from the AscdiNatd and eTN.

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