AVID Anti-Corruption Policy
At AVID, we do not tolerate any form of corruption in connection with our business dealings.
A bribe is offering or giving anything of value to any person for the purpose of obtaining or retaining business, or securing an improper advantage.
You cannot offer or receive bribes from any individual, regardless of whether that individual is a public official or a private party.
Anything of value includes cash, cash equivalents such as gift cards, gifts, meals, travel and entertainment, and can also include a promise, or guarantee of something of value. Anything of value can also include job offers. AVID does not offer employment of any kind, including internships and contract positions, in order to obtain or retain business or gain a business advantage.
Reasonable and customary business gifts, meals, and hospitality provided for a legitimate business purpose may be permissible under international and local anti-corruption laws, but must be provided in accordance with AVID policy.
Kickbacks are a type of bribery, and occur when a person is offered money or something of value in exchange for providing something to a third party. The third party may be requesting information, a discount, or a favor. Like all other bribes, kickbacks may be in the form of cash or the equivalent, gifts, meals, and entertainment. Kickbacks are not permissible and are strictly prohibited by AVID.