Ethical Standards, Item 4: Public Communciations

IVSA Code of Research Ethics and Guidelines | Published: December 2009

4. Public Communications

IVSA members adhere to the highest professional standards in public communications about their professional services, credentials and expertise, work products, or publications, whether these communications are from themselves or from others. Such communications include but are not limited to the presentation of one’s visual research in: directory listings; personal resumes or curriculum vitae; advertising; brochures or printed matter; interviews or comments to the media; statements in legal proceedings; lectures and public oral presentations; or other published materials. Also, it is expected that IVSA members do not make public statements that are false, deceptive, misleading, or fraudulent, either because of what they state, convey, or suggest or because of what they omit, concerning their research, practice, or other work activities or those of persons or organizations with which they are affiliated. In working with the press, radio, television, or other communications media or in advertising in the media, potential conflicts of interest or appearances of such conflicts should be avoided.