CrowdGather Code of Conduct and Ethics for Employees and Directors
The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of CrowdGather, Inc. (the “Company”) has adopted this Code of Ethics for Employees, Officers and Directors (this “Code”) to promote honest and ethical conduct, proper disclosure of financial information and compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations by all of the Company’s employees, officers and members of the Board.
The Code applies to each of the Company’s employees, officers, including our principal executive officer and principal financial and accounting officer, and each member of the Company’s board of directors (each a “Covered Person”). Each Covered Person is expected to adhere to and advocate the principles and practices described in this Code.
Principles and Practices
Each Covered Person must:
1. Act with honesty and integrity, avoiding actual or apparent conflicts of interest in personal and professional relationships.
2. Provide constituents with information that is accurate, complete, objective, relevant, timely and understandable.
3. Comply with laws, rules, and regulations of federal, state, provincial and local governments and appropriate private and public regulatory agencies.
4. Act in good faith, responsibility, with due care, competence and diligence, without misrepresenting material facts or allowing independent judgment to be subordinated.
5. Respect the confidentiality of information acquired in the course of business except when authorized or otherwise legally obligated to disclose the information.
6. Refrain from using confidential information acquired in the course of business for personal advantage.
7. Share knowledge and maintain skills important and relevant to constituents’ needs.
8. Protect and ensure the efficient use of assets and resources employed by or entrusted to such Covered Person.
9. Promote ethical behavior as a responsible partner among peers in the work environment and the community.
10. Comply with the provisions of any other applicable Company policies or guidelines.
11. Promptly report any possible violation of this Code to the Audit Committee. Reports of possible violations may be submitted in accordance with the procedure set forth in CrowdGather, Inc.’s employee manual, as revised from time to time.
12. Annually certify to compliance with this Code.
Waivers of Amendments
Any request for a waiver of any provision of this Code must be in writing and addressed to the Audit Committee. Any waiver or amendment of this Code will timely be disclosed by the Company in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission or as otherwise required by federal or state laws and regulations, or other regulatory requirements.
Compliance and Accountability
The Audit Committee will assess compliance with this Code. The Audit Committee shall report to the Board on compliance with the Code at regular intervals as requested by the Board and shall promptly report material violations to the Board and recommend to the Board appropriate action. Violations of any part of this Code may result in disciplinary actions, including termination of employment.
–Adopted by the Board: July 22, 2008