Translator's Code of Conduct
- Act with integrity and maintain high standards at all times.
- Be of good character, which may preclude those with certain criminal records.
- Observe confidentiality in relation to every individual assignment (this duty extends beyond the completion of the individual assignment), unless otherwise required by law.
- Not seek to take advantage of any information disclosed during an assignment.
- Comply with current Data Protection legislation.
- Not use any information obtained in the course of an assignment for any purpose other than as authorised.
- Keep safe any document provided and ensure that it is not copied and is returned at the end of the assignment.
- Act impartially and not discriminate between parties (to their advantage or disadvantage).
- Not give advice, legal or otherwise, to the person for whom they are interpreting or within a document.
- Disclose any conflicts of interest or potential conflicts of interest in relation to each individual assignment.
- Disclose any previous involvement with a case.
- Disclose any relationship with any parties involved in the assignment or their family.
- Disclose any information, including any criminal record, which may make them unsuitable for any particular assignment.
- Undertake assignments only for which they are competent (both linguistically and in terms of specialist knowledge or skills).
- Disclose professional limitations in relation to each individual assignment.
- Always translate to the best of their ability.
- Decline any reward other than agreed fees and expenses.
- Seek to increase their knowledge and skills