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Financial and Legal Compliance Issues
Financial and Legal Compliance Issues
Conflict of Interest or Commitment A conflict of interest exists when an individual has a personal, outside interest that could influence the individual to make decisions or undertake actions on behalf of RISD for purposes of personal gain. A conflict of commitment exists when an individualís outside activities and responsibilities are so substantial that they unduly interfere with the individualís responsibilities at RISD.
Falsification of Records Falsifying or forging all or any part of a document, contract, or other record or altering any such record without authorization.
Fraud The intentional misrepresentation or concealment of information in order to deceive, mislead, or acquire something of value.
Improper Disclosure of Confidential Information Unlawful and/or unauthorized disclosure or use of student records, personnel records, financial or customer data, or other sensitive information.
Improper Use of Intellectual Property, including Copyright and Patent Infringement and Software Piracy Unauthorized or inappropriate use of intellectual property belonging to the institution or others, including copyrights, trademarks, patents, or trade secrets. Examples include the installation and use of unlicensed software, the reproduction of copyrighted works for purposes other than fair use, and the public exhibition of a film without a license.
Theft / Embezzlement The act of stealing or the appropriation of property entrusted to one's care for one's own use.
Other Financial and Legal Matters Other matters of concern involving financial, accounting, or other legal compliance not specifically outlined above.