Gifts and Entertainment

In-Depth Engineering competes on the merits of its products and services and does not use the exchange of business courtesies to gain an unfair competitive advantage. When people exchange business courtesies it can create the perception that favors were granted in order to influence business judgment.

We define business courtesy broadly. Our definition of business courtesy includes but is not limited to any gift, gratuity, favor, benefit, discount, honoraria, or other intangible or tangible item(s) having monetary value for which fair market value is not paid by the recipient.

All employees are responsible for ensuring that the receipt of any business courtesy is permitted by law and regulation, that it does not violate rules and standards of the recipient’s organization, and that it is consistent with reasonable industry customs. Questions should be referred to the ethics officer.

The rules and regulations that apply to the offering of business courtesies to government employees, officials, and representatives of the U.S. and foreign governments are complex. Each of us must comply strictly with these laws and regulations and must never offer or accept a business courtesy if doing so violates a law or regulation.

Federal Executive Branch and Other Government Employees

Employees of U.S. federal, state, and local governments are subject to laws and regulations concerning acceptance of business courtesies from firms and persons with whom the government does business or over whom it has regulatory authority.

You may not offer or give anything of value to Federal Executive Branch employees, except as follows:

Non-Government Persons

Business courtesies of reasonable value may be offered to non-government persons in support of business activities, provided: