Genealogy Decuyper is very scrupulous about ethics. We are, through our affiliation with different professional groups, signatories of 3 ethical codes which have in common the following:
General duties of genealogists:
probate genealogists undertake to use their expertise and skills in searching the heirs and establishing a correct inheritance devolution.
Obligations to the public and private services with archives:
probate genealogists are required to comply with an absolute discretion on the facts and information they access.
Obligations to the heirs:
probate genealogists should never disclose the address of an heir, without his consent, except to the liquidator of the estate.
Obligation to the liquidators:
probate genealogists are responsible for the research they have conducted with an obligation of means to produce a certified genealogical tree. Probate genealogists are particularly committed to not surrender a portion of their fees in any form whatsoever, directly or indirectly to the liquidator, his relatives or employees.
Obligations to the colleagues:
they aim at having good relations with their colleagues.