Oildeology are committed to maintaining the highest degree of integrity in all our dealings with potential, current and past - clients, suppliers, asscociates and business partners, both in terms of normal commercial confidentiality, and the protection of all personal information received in the course of providing the business services concerned. We do not discriminate and thus extend the same standards to all our customers, suppliers and associates.
We always conduct our own services honestly and honourably, and expect our potential, current and past - clients, suppliers, asscociates and business partners, to operate by the same conduct. Our advice, strategic assistance and the methods imparted through our training, take proper account of ethical considerations, together with the protection and enhancement of the moral position of our clients and suppliers.
Duty of care
Our actions and advice will always conform to relevant law, and we believe that all businesses and organizations, including this business, should avoid causing any adverse effect on the human rights of people in the organizations we deal with, the local and wider environments, and the well-being of society at large.
Conflict of interest
Due to the specific nature of our particular services, we will not provide a service to an identified direct competitor of a client, and we generally try to avoid any dealings with competitor companies even after the cessation of services to a client.
Our contract will usually be in the form of a detailed proposal, including aims, activities, costs, timescales and deliverables. The quality of our service and the value of our support provide the only true basis for continuity. We always try to meet our clients' contractual requirements, and particularly for situations where an external funding provider requires more official parameters and controls.
Our charges are always competitive for what we provide, which is of the highest quality, tailored, specialised service. As such we do not generally offer arbitrary discounts; generally a reduction in price is only enabled by reducing the level or extent of services to be delivered. That said, we always try to propose solutions which accommodate our clients' available budgets and timescales. Wherever possible we agree our charges and basis of charges clearly in advance, so that we and our clients can plan reliably for what lies ahead, and how it is to be achieved and financially justified.
We aim to be as flexible as possible in the way that our services our charged. Clients may prefer to pay in advance, pay on delivery; others may request account facilities (subject to Director approval), and Oildeology will endeavour to accommodate. We make no attempt to charge interest on late payments unless clear failure to reconcile accounts occurs, so we expect payments to be made when agreed. Our terms must always be agreed in advance in writing.
Intellectual property and moral rights
We retain the moral rights in, and ownership of, all intellectual property that we create unless agreed otherwise in advance with our clients and business partners. In return we respect the moral and intellectual copyright vested in our clients' and business intellectual property.
Oildeology maintain the quality of what we do through constant ongoing review with our clients, of all aims, activities, outcomes and the cost-effectiveness of every activity. We encourage regular review meetings and provide regular progress reports.
We conduct all of our activities professionally and with integrity. We take great care to be completely objective in our judgement and any recommendations that we give, so that issues are never influenced by anything other than the best and proper interests of our clients.
Equality and discrimination
We always strive to be fair and objective in our advice and actions, and we are never influenced in our decisions, actions or recommendations by issues of gender, race, creed, colour, age or personal disability.