Collection of your personal information 

There are many aspects of The Banking and Finance Oath (The BFO) website which can be viewed without providing personal information, however, when you commit as a Signatory to The BFO you are required to submit personally identifiable information. This includes at minimum your name and email address. The other fields are not mandatory. 

Becoming a signatory means that you are automatically opted into accepting regular communications from The BFO. This includes a quarterly newsletter and a fortnightly ethical dilemma. You can opt out of receiving these communications at the time of becoming a signatory.

We will not knowingly share your details with any unrelated party, other than in the very exceptional circumstance of being legally obliged to do so. 

Use of your personal information 

The information collected will be used to verify your name and email as genuine and then to publish on The BFO signatory list which is publicly available on The BFO website. We may also use the data collected to determine the reach of The BFO initiative, such as analysing signatories by location and organisation.

We will not contact you other than in relation to your commitment to The BFO as a signatory, unless you indicate your interest in other initiatives. 

If you no longer wish to be a signatory to The BFO, please let us know at

Accessing Your Personal Information 

You have a right to access your personal information, subject to exceptions allowed by law.

copyright policy

Unless otherwise stated, all material including without limitation all text, images, sound, digitally stored information, code, programs or data comprised in or appearing on this web ite is protected under the Copyright Act 1968 (Australia) and by International Copyright Legal Conventions and all rights are reserved. 

No material comprised in or appearing on this website may be reproduced, re-transmitted, broadcast or adapted without permission from The Banking and Finance Oath, an initiative of The Ethics Centre (ABN: 83 637 740 533).

Any unauthorised use of the material comprised in or appearing on this website is unlawful and can result in civil or criminal liability and penalties. 

Contacting us 

If you have any questions about this Privacy and Copyright Policy or would like further information, please email us at:

The Oath

  • Trust is the foundation of my profession.
  • I will serve all interests in good faith.
  • I will compete with honour.
  • I will pursue my ends with ethical restraint.
  • I will help create a sustainable future.
  • I will help create a more just society.
  • I will speak out against wrongdoing and support others who do the same.
  • I will accept responsibility for my actions.

In these and all other matters;
My word is my bond.