All IPMI volunteers, instructors, presenters, and partners agree to abide by IPMI's Anti-Trust Compliance Statement and Confidentiality Policies.
Anti-Trust Compliance Statement
Intent: The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) is committed to strict compliance with federal and state anti-trust laws. The anti-trust laws are designed to promote free and open competition, and to penalize any activities that unreasonably lessen business rivalry. These activities include, but are not limited to, agreements among competitors on prices, agreements to boycott third parties, and agreements to divide markets. Because trade association meetings bring together competitors, any unauthorized discussion of such topics can lead to an inference that an illegal agreement was reached.
Policy Statement: IPMI Board members, members, and volunteers shall not engage in actions that could result in an unreasonable restraint of trade. Above all else, association members should be free to make business decisions based on the climate of the market. The following policies apply to any meeting or other activity conducted under the auspices of IPMI:
- All IPMI meetings will be scheduled and contain agendas prepared in advance.
- There shall be no discussion of prices, discounts, or other terms and conditions of sale without the prior written authorization of IPMI’s Chief Executive Officer.
- There shall be no discussion of the areas in which members will compete or the products and services that they will offer.
- There shall be no discussion of any agreement or understanding to boycott a third-party or to deal with it only on certain terms.
- Without prior authorization, there shall be no discussion of any agreement to deal exclusively with certain parties, requirements that purchasers of particular products or services purchase other products or services, standard-setting, certification, statistical reporting, or codes of ethics and other self-regulatory activities.
- IPMI staff shall keep meeting minutes and immediately terminate any discussion that may violate these guidelines.
Severe civil and criminal penalties, including fines and imprisonment, may result from violations of these anti-trust laws. Whenever in doubt about how to apply these guidelines, the officers, members, and guests of IPMI should consult its Chief Executive Officer.
Purpose: The purpose of the International Parking & Mobility Institute’s (IPMI’s) Confidentiality Policy is to provide Board members and volunteers with the organization’s definition of confidentiality and guidelines regarding handling of confidential information.
Policy Statement: To foster open and candid discussion, IPMI believes confidentiality must be maintained. Board members and volunteers often manage and have access to confidential information that must stay within the association. This information includes, but is not limited to, our members, supporters, partners, marketing processes, financial information, studies, industry projects, current and future business plans, software systems and processes, personnel information, intellectual property, and all related documentation.
Process: Chairs, co-chairs and other committee and/or Board members understand and agree that during their service they may obtain information and documents which are confidential and/or privileged and proprietary in nature, and that these must be kept confidential during and after terms of service. Information held by the association (and not independently developed by a third party or available to a third party) may not be disclosed without written permission from IPMI’s Chief Executive Officer.
Statement of Understanding and Agreement: I am aware that during my service to IPMI, confidential information may be shared with me as a member of the IPMI Board of Directors. Further, I understand that this information is proprietary and critical to the success of IPMI and may not be disclosed, distributed, or used outside of IPMI.