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ALP Code of Ethics

This Code of Ethics is to establish and maintain the brand, reputation, and member and public confidence in the professionalism and integrity of the Association of Lodging Professionals (ALP) and its individual members.

All Members of ALP will abide by this Code of Ethics as a component of membership, with the expectation that all members will uphold this Code of Ethics. By doing so, members agree to the necessity of fair and equitable practices among all who are engaged in the independent lodging industry.

1. Representation

The Member will represent themselves truthfully and professionally in their communications with others.

2. Professionalism / Business Practices

The Member will act, operate their business, and communicate in a professional and ethical manner so as to neither offend others nor discredit themselves, fellow members, or ALP. The Member will maintain and respect the confidentiality of fellow members and ALP, in business or personal matters.

3. Respect

The Member will maintain a relationship with fellow members and ALP based on respect, professional courtesy, and the highest ethical standards.

4. Diversity

The Member will respect diversity, foster inclusion in their business, and not participate in any agreement or activity that would limit or deny access to any Federal protected class.

5. Intellectual Property

The Member will not use, by any means, intellectual property, proprietary information, or any content originated by others unless approved in writing by the originator.

6. Support ALP

The Member will support the mission and work of ALP; should there be disagreement, the Member will communicate with ALP in a professional manner.

Failure to uphold this Code of Ethics is determined in accordance with the bylaws, policies and procedures of the Association of Lodging Professionals. ALP reserves the right to interpret, amend and enforce these regulations as it deems proper to assure the success of the organization and its members.

Any disciplinary action instituted by ALP shall be binding and final upon the Member and without recourse to the ALP, its officers, and staff. Disciplinary actions may include but are not limited to temporary or permanent non-eligibility of membership or use of member services such as participation in social media venues.