Netherlands Association of Interpreters and Translators

(Nederlands Genootschap van Tolken en Vertalers NGTV)

Member of the International Federation of Translators

 

CODE OF HONOUR

 

Members of the NGTV:

 

  1. Place all their knowledge and capability at the service of their principal in the execution of each commission, in full awareness of the responsibility that their task as translator or interpreter lays upon them.

 

  1. They accept only commissions which are within their sphere of knowledge and capability.

 

  1. By means of relevant permanent education they ensure that they maintain their level of  knowledge and capability, keeping abreast of new developments in their own fields.

 

  1. On the basis of the confidential nature of their commissions, and the responsibility inherent in the service they provide, NGTV members conduct themselves in an appropriate manner.

 

  1. They sign the completed translation with their name and signature, thus indicating that they bear full responsibility for it.

 

  1. They only put their name to documents that they have themselves translated.

 

  1. They observe full confidentiality with respect to that which comes to their knowledge in or as a result of their capacity as translator or interpreter.

 

  1. They refrain from taking advantage themselves or on behalf of third parties of any knowledge they may gain from, or as a result of, the execution of their function as translator or interpreter.

 

  1. They refrain from undertaking any unworthy form of advertising or competition.

 

  1. In the case of translation or interpreting assignments executed as sub-contractor, they abstain from entering directly into contact with the principal.