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pay bribes. Gift-giving practices vary among cultures. However, BCSoftemployees will notoffer any gifts if it is prohibited by law or the policy of the recipient's organisation.Outside EmploymentBefore engaging in outside employment or in the conduct of a business, trade or profession,staff and contractors must consult with their manager to ensure the outside employment willnot adversely affect their ability to perform their contract of employment, or give rise to aICT Regulations - Assessment Task 1 v1, Last updated on 30/08/2019Page 41
T-1.8.1_v3conflict of interestReporting of Unethical BehaviourStaff and contractors must report any unethical behaviour or wrongdoing by any other staffmember, contractor or third party to an appropriate senior officer, without the fear of reprisal.Unethical behaviour may include any action that a staff member or contractor believes is aviolation of the law, policy, or regulation, or represents gross mismanagement, or is a dangerto health or safety.Penalties for ViolationEmployees who violate the Code may be subject to disciplinary action up to and includingtermination of employment - depending on local legal requirements. The following areexamplesofconductthatmayresultindiscipline:Actions that violate a BCSoft policyRequesting others to violate a SBCSoft policyRetaliation against another employee for reporting an integrity concernRetaliation against an employee who participates in an investigationFailure to demonstrate the leadership and diligence needed to ensure compliancewith BCSoft policies and applicable law. Violation of a BCSoft policy can also meanbreaking the law, subjecting you as employee or the company to criminal penalties(fines or jail sentences) or civil actions (damage awards or fines.(Resolving Ethical Questions and Grievance procedureResolving ethical questions helps us strengthen our connections with our business partnersand each other. Sometimes we all may encounter ethical questions that do not have easyanswers and may require difficult judgment calls. We have many resources available to helpus resolve ethics questions, starting with this Code. Often, the following steps can help usresolve these questions: Are you concerned about a possible violation of this Code, a law,regulation or other Software AG standards? Do you need guidance or clarification regardingSoftware AG standards or other ethics? If so, use some of the resources listed below to helpyou resolve the issue-Software AG’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics-Software AG’s Global Policies-Local or department policies and procedures-Consult your manager or a person you trust to help youIf you are still unsure what is right, then try to answer the following questions:ICT Regulations - Assessment Task 1 v1, Last updated on 30/08/2019Page 42
T-1.8.1_v3-Is the action legal in my understanding of law?

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