• Ethics is the foundation of any successful professional network. Without it, trust cannot be built and sustained. At WestLake, we demand the highest level of ethical responsibility from ourselves and look for similar efforts from our experts and clients.


  • Westlake's commitments and responsibilities:


    • We will keep your information private. As an institutional client, you can rest assured that all your information will not be shared with third parties. Our experts similarly agree, in writing, to keep their Westlake network consultations completely confidential. Westlake also takes very seriously its obligation to vet our expert consultants. We understand the potential dangers of accepting international resumes at face value.


    • As an expert in our network, you can be assured that your network status, biographical / contact information, and consultations performed will not be shared with third parties.


  • Expert commitments and responsibilities: Our experts agree to


    • maintain complete confidentiality regarding Westlake clients (including name, contact information and topics discussed),


    • refrain from discussing material, proprietary and/or non-public information about their employer,


    • attest that they are permitted by their employer policies to provide external consulting services or have obtained any necessary advance approval from their employer, and


    • run all advisory services from Westlake introductions through our network and diligently report to Westlake long-term retainers or project based work with network clients.


  • Client commitments and responsibilities: Our clients agree to


    • refrain from asking our experts for non-public information regarding their publicly traded employers,


    • agree to comply with all applicable public securities regulations, laws, and clients' unique third party obligations in the use of Westlake's services,


    • maintain the confidentiality of our expert network (just as experts do not share client information with others), and


    • run all advisory services from Westlake introductions through our network and diligently report to Westlake long-term retainers or project based work with network clients.


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