Code of Conduct

Customer Obligations

Effective: March 2021

  • To read our Terms & Conditions, Code of Conduct and Privacy Policies, and to take your own measures in order to ensure the values as described, defined or inferred by these documents are also upheld within your organisation.
  • To provide your own Code of Conduct and Privacy Policy in kind
  • To appoint a Data Protection Officer, and provide contact details.  
  • To process personal data as instructed by Diversity Atlas in compliance with any or all data protection laws that may apply.
  • To ensure the confidentiality of any personal data shared by your participants.
  • To implement sufficient security measures to prevent the unlawful use of the personal data or its accessibility to unauthorized third parties.
  • Not to share the personal data provided by participants with any third-parties without the specific advance approval of both participants and Diversity Atlas.
  • Assist Diversity Atlas in responding to the requests and the rights of Data Subjects (participants / respondents).
  • Upon request, provide information to Diversity Atlas about the measures implemented by your organisation to ensure the protection and privacy of any personal data.
  • Upon request, provide information to Diversity Atlas about how your organisation processes any personal data produced by Diversity Atlas during the execution of the agreement.
  • To agree in principle that you will join us in our greater mission to leverage Diversity Atlas to make your organisation a better, more inclusive and more culturally harmonious place.  Further, to agree that any actions taken counter to this premise will be considered a breach of contract.

Licensing Diversity Atlas in your organisation requires accepting both our Terms & Conditions and the terms of this Code of Conduct / Customer Obligations document on behalf of your organisation. This document provides a broad overview of your obligations with regards to the fair and ethical use of the personal information which survey respondents are asked to share as part of their participation in a Diversity Atlas survey. Per the terms of your organisation’s contract with Diversity Atlas, your non-compliance with this Code of Conduct is grounds for suspension of the platform.
Use of Diversity Atlas data

Diversity Atlas is supplied to organisations to gather data to help them better understand the nature and distribution of diversity of their staff, membership, or stakeholders. You can use the data to, for example:

  • Create team-building activities and build a respectful, inclusive organisational culture
  • Promote and celebrate the diversity of your workforce or community base
  • Develop personnel management and workforce planning policies aimed at ensuring a balanced distribution of diversity within and between different organisational units

All actions or policies informed by the data generated by Diversity Atlas should be designed and implemented in strict accordance with your jurisdiction’s anti-discrimination laws and regulations, be they in regards to gender, cultural heritage, appearance, country of birth, citizenship status, sexual orientation, religion, worldview, ancestry, position level, disability status, age, education level or any other information provided by the participant within the survey or by communication with regards to the survey.

Informed consent

Organisations must make it clear that employee or member participation in a Diversity Atlas survey is voluntary, and not mandatory. This should be stated in all email communications about the survey. Please note that making employees’ participation in a Diversity Atlas survey mandatory may be a violation of privacy laws in some countries.

Information security

Members of your organisation tasked with administering a Diversity Atlas survey should maintain precautions to keep the results of a survey safe at all times, primarily by safeguarding against unauthorised access to the Diversity Atlas admin dashboard, which presents the results of your organisation’s survey. 

To this end, we recommend the use of a strong password controlling access to your organisation’s Diversity Atlas account. Do not write your password down anywhere and keep the number of people with access to the account to a minimum.