ICEC COMMUNICATIONS GUIDELINES
The International Cost Engineering Council is an organization of associations, not
individuals, and thus its official communications with the member associations are with
the designated representatives of each association not directly with the individual
members of the associations. Recognizing the advent of worldwide electronic and other
systems for virtually instantaneous communication such as the "Project and Cost Forum"
on CompuServe which has been established by AACE International and similar systems
under consideration by other ICEC member organizations, the International Cost
Engineering Council has established the following guidelines for the use of electronic and
written communications in connection with ICEC activities:
GUIDELINES FOR ICEC COMMUNICATIONS
In order to assure that communications issued in the name of the International Cost
Engineering Council are conducted in a manner which is consistent with the ICEC
Constitution and Bylaws and with the ICEC objectives and policies, the following
communications guidelines have been established for use by ICEC officers, directors,
and member associations:
1. ICEC officers and directors may use ICEC letterhead stationary and/or titles in
communications that are consistent with ICEC objectives and policies. Courtesy copies
of all such correspondence are to be sent to the Secretary-Treasurer.
2. ICEC is not a publisher of information. Rather it gathers and distributes information
of interest to ICEC member associations, related organizations, and officially designated
representatives and correspondents who may, as appropriate, publish the information for
the benefit of their respective constituencies or organizations.
3. The ICEC Chairman or Secretary-Treasurer may distribute, via printed media or
electronic means, general information about the activities of ICEC and its member
associations to the member associations, other organizations with related interests, and
officially designated ICEC correspondents and representatives as provided for in the
ICEC Constitution and Bylaws. It shall be the responsibility of the delegates and officers
of each member association to publish or otherwise disseminate such information, as
appropriate, to the membership of their respective associations.
4. ICEC Chairman or Secretary-Treasurer may respond to technical inquiries and may
communicate news and information of a general non-technical nature about ICEC
sponsored Congress and events and about activities of member societies to other
interested parties provided that such communication is consistent with ICEC objectives
as outlined in the ICEC Constitution and Bylaws.
5. Other individuals may not distribute information in the name of ICEC without first
submitting the material for review and the concurrence of the Secretary-Treasurer (S-T).
The S-T will assure that the proposed distribution is in accord with all applicable ICEC
6. When electronic means are utilized for any information distribution or publication,
ICEC shall fully observe the publications policies established by the sponsors or
of the electronic services or forums which are used for publication.
7. Communications pertaining to ICEC business including proposed changes to the
ICEC Constitution, Bylaws and policies shall be generally limited to ICEC officers and
directors, ICEC delegates, member society presidents and member society executive
directors (or equivalent). Electronic transmission of such information shall be by private
communication and shall not be posted to any public accessible bulletin board or
8. ICEC shall not distribute any material that has been copyrighted by others without
permission of the copyright holder(s). When materials were previously published by a
member association, permission of the member association shall be required before
distribution by ICEC and subsequent publication by any member society. Appropriate
credit shall be given to the source of any previously published material whether
copyrighted or not. Such credit shall include notice of any preexisting copyrights. All
ICEC members and delegates are to include the source of information which they supply
to ICEC for publication, indicate if the information is copyrighted, and, if so, obtain
permission from the copyright owner to publish the information.
9. ICEC shall not distribute any materials containing registered trademarks, service
marks, or other proprietary identification mark without indicating the proprietary nature
of any such marks.
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