Operating rules and policies for FIRST.
A North Carolina Nonprofit Corporation.
FIRST Board of Directors members (being duly-elected representatives of a volunteer organisation) must undertake some responsibilities and expectations upon accepting this role.
FIRST encourages security researchers to disclose any bugs or vulnerabilities in FIRST's web presence and servers to FIRST in a responsible way.
The purpose of the conflict of interest policy is to protect FIRST.Org, Inc. interest when it's contemplating entering into a transaction or arrangement that might benefit private interests or might result in a possible excess benefit transaction.
It is the policy of FIRST to retain all documents based on FIRST's record retention schedule. When the retention period is complete, documents will be destroyed.
These are a set of guidelines to facilitate the best possible collaboration between FIRST and the media, and to ensure that journalists find without complication the news and features they are seeking.
The following policy applies to all events unless a specific event explicitly modifies it.
This document describes principles guiding FIRST Board when selecting a site for any event under the FIRST banner. These principles guide site selection of all events and not only the Annual Conference.
The FIRST logo is subject to copyright and should not be reproduced without express permission, or be used to endorse or promote products or services. However, with our permission, you are welcome to use our logo for a variety of uses, such as project it at a FIRST event, or include it in a brochure or documentation for your event.
As a not-for-profit organization, FIRST.org, Inc. ("FIRST") recognizes the need to be fiscally prudent with its funds, while at the same time appreciating the value of funding travel (e.g., for conducting face to face meetings and inviting key individuals to participate) from time to time.
The FIRST Intellectual Property Rights Policy is to ensure uniformity amongst members and contributors in all SIG Efforts. The IPR is to ensure that all submissions are not patented, that all work product or similar information for use within the SIG is freely provided to FIRST and is not owned by any entity or individual. It is the intent of FIRST to provide globally use freely.
In keeping with the policy of maintaining the highest standards of conduct and ethics, FIRST will investigate any suspected fraudulent or dishonest use or misuse of FIRST's resources or property by staff, board members, consultants, or volunteers. Staff, board members, consultants, and volunteers are encouraged to report suspected fraudulent or dishonest conduct (i.e., to act as "whistleblower"), pursuant to the procedures set forth below.