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Terms and Conditions
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Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Norway Connect has adopted a Code of Ethics to establish the highest principles and standards. These Principles are general statements expressing ethical and professional ideals partners and their employees are expected to display in their professional activities. As such, the Principles are aspirational in character and provide a source of guidance for partners and their employees.
The Principles form the basis of Norway Connect’s Rules of Conduct and Disciplinary Rules, and these documents together reflect Norway Connect’s recognition of partners and their employees’ responsibilities to the public, clients, colleagues and employers.
Norway Connect partners and their employees adhere to UN’s Global Compact principles. This means operating in ways that, at a minimum, meet fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Responsible businesses enact the same values and principles wherever they have a presence, and know that good practices in one area do not offset harm in another. By incorporating the Global Compact principles into strategies, policies and procedures, and establishing a culture of integrity, companies are not only upholding their basic responsibilities to people and planet, but also setting the stage for long-term success. Principle 2
Norway Connect partners shall provide professional services with integrity. Integrity demands honesty and candour, which must not be subordinated to personal gain and advantage. Partners and their employees are placed in positions of trust by clients, and the ultimate source of that trust is the partners and their employees’ personal integrity. Allowance can be made for innocent error and legitimate differences of opinion, but integrity cannot co-exist with deceit or subordination of one’s principles. Principle 3
Norway Connect partners shall provide professional services objectively. Objectivity requires intellectual honesty and impartiality. Regardless of the particular service rendered or the capacity in which partners and their employees function, they should protect the integrity of their work, maintain objectivity and avoid subordination of their judgment. Principle 4
Norway Connect partners shall maintain the knowledge and skill necessary to provide professional services competently. Competence means attaining and maintaining an adequate level of knowledge and skill, and application of that knowledge and skill in providing services to clients. Competence also includes the wisdom to recognise the limitations of that knowledge and when consultation with other professionals is appropriate or referral to other professionals necessary. Partners and their employees make a continuing commitment to learning and professional improvement. Principle 5
Norway Connect partners shall be fair and reasonable in all professional relationships. Disclose conflicts of interest. Fairness requires impartiality, intellectual honesty and disclosure of material conflicts of interest. It involves a subordination of one’s own feelings, prejudices and desires so as to achieve a proper balance of conflicting interests. Fairness is treating others in the same fashion that you would want to be treated. Principle 6
Norway Connect partners shall protect the confidentiality of all client information. Confidentiality means ensuring that information is accessible only to those authorised to have access. A relationship of trust and confidence with the client can only be built upon the understanding that the client’s information will remain confidential. Principle 7
Norway Connect partners shall act in a manner that demonstrates exemplary professional conduct. Professionalism requires behaving with dignity and courtesy to clients, fellow professionals, and others in business-related activities. Partners and their employees cooperate to enhance and maintain the profession’s public image and improve the quality of services. Principle 8
Norway Connect partners shall provide professional services diligently. Diligence is the provision of services in a reasonably prompt and thorough manner, including the proper planning for, and supervision of, the rendering of professional services.
Standard terms and conditions for advisory services delivered by Norway Connect
These Standard Terms and Conditions (hereafter ”Terms and Conditions”) shall apply to all advisory services provided by Norway Connect and their partners.
If personnel designated to render the services leave Norway Connect, are on sick leave, maternity or paternity leave or similar leave, Norway Connect shall designate a suitable person to carry out the services. If, for other reasons Norway Connect wants to replace any personnel, this can only take place after consulting the Customer.
The Customer cannot reject such changes in personnel unless having justifiable reasons. The Customer undertakes, to the extent it is required for the progress of the project, to keep own personnel at Norway Connect’s disposal.
Invoicing and Payment Terms
Norway Connect reserves the right to charge a deposit ahead of undertaking an assignment.
Norway Connect will under normally invoice services rendered on a monthly basis. For current services, working hours/days shall be listed on the invoice.
If a fixed price has been agreed for the services, Norway Connect may invoice up to half the amount half-way through the project and the remaining half at the fulfilment of the services. Any disbursements paid by Norway Connect may be invoiced immediately after payment.
Intellectual Property Rights
The Customer receives ownership of reports and other results, which the Customer specifically has ordered and paid for on full payment of the price. Until then, Norway Connect reserves the right of ownership.
Norway Connect has ownership and copyright to any working methods, systems, programmes, documentation and similar, including any adaptations and changes to these during the delivery process.
Norway Connect is entitled to any know-how resulting from the Services.
Norway Connect’s Liability
Norway Connect’s liability in damages extends only to direct economic loss caused by breach of contract. The Customer cannot claim Norway Connect or its partners for any indirect loss, including but not limited to loss of profit, business, revenue, anticipated savings, consequential loss and other subsequent loss.
It shall not be considered a breach of contract if Norway Connect’s appraisals are based on false premises or if Norway Connect has been given inaccurate information, unless this is due to negligence on Norway Connect’s part. Norway Connect is not liable for any economic loss as a result of erroneous or faulty background material, services, information etc. which is procured or provided by the Customer.
The aggregate liability of Norway Connect arising out of any breach of contract shall not exceed the total amount payable by the Customer to Norway Connect in accordance with the agreement.
Norway Connect shall not be liable to the Customer if a claim for compensation is not made in writing without unnecessary delay and no later than three months after the breach is discovered or should have been discovered. Norway Connect’s liability for latent defects or other circumstances is in any case limited to latent defects or circumstances which are discovered and brought to Norway Connect’s attention within six months of the services being rendered.
War, industrial action, blockade, lock-out, intervention by public body, fire, explosion or any other circumstance beyond the parties’ reasonable control, exempts the parties from fulfilling their obligations under the Agreement, to the extent it prevents the fulfilment of the Agreement or makes such fulfilment unreasonably burdening. If a completion date has been set, such date is suspended. The parties bear their own expenses resulting from the extraordinary circumstances.
The party who wishes to be made exempt from liability on any such grounds as mentioned above must without delay notify the other party in writing.
Either party may terminate the Agreement by written notice given to the other party if the fulfilment of the Agreement is prevented for more than three months on any such grounds. Termination under this provision means that the parties bear their own costs, and all rights and obligations under the Agreement cease. Norway Connect is, however, entitled to payment of an amount corresponding to services carried out and expenses to the extent the Customer makes use of the result of Norway Connect’s services.
The Customer may terminate the Agreement if Norway Connect commits a material breach of contract and Norway Connect, notwithstanding a written warning and within reasonable time, is not capable of remedy. If the Customer terminates the Agreement in accordance with this subsection, Norway Connect is entitled to payment of an amount corresponding to services rendered plus expenses, to the extent that the result of Norway Connect’s services is applied or can be applied in any meaningful way.
Norway Connect may terminate the Agreement if the Customer commits a material breach of agreement or compromise Norway Connect’s standards for corporate social responsibility. In any such cases, Norway Connect is entitled to payment for services rendered, accrued/incurred costs (including for instance wages during term of notice etc.) and 30% of the remaining contract sum.
Either party may terminate the Agreement if the other party becomes bankrupt, makes any composition or arrangement with its creditors, does not make payments or in any other way can be viewed as insolvent.
If the Customer pays according to Agreement, Norway Connect is obliged to produce and hand over to the Customer any documents prepared during the course of the Services at the Customer’s expense.
Jurisdiction and Governing Law, Disputes
The Agreement is subject to law of the country in which the services are delivered.
Disputes in connection with the Agreement, which cannot be resolved by negotiating between the parties, shall be settled by courts in the country in which the services are delivered.
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- Norwegian Seafood Council
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