Conflict of Interest. Each director shall disclose to the Board of Directors any duality of interest or possible conflict of interest whenever the duality or conflict pertains to a matter being considered by the Board. Any director having duality of interest or conflict of interest on any matter shall abstain from voting on the matter but may be counted in determining the quorum for the vote on the matter. In addition, he or she shall not use his or her personal influence on the matter, but may briefly state his or her position on the matter and may answer pertinent questions from other directors since his or her knowledge may be of great assistance.
Disclosure of Conflict of Interest. Any Director or committee member having a possible conflict of interest shall disclose that conflict of interest to the Board of Directors and be made a matter of record through an annual procedure and also when the interest becomes a matter of board action.
Abstain from Voting and Influencing. Any Director having a possible conflict of interest on any matter shall abstain from voting on that matter and shall not use his/her influence on the matter, nor shall that Director be counted towards the required Quorum for voting on the matter. However, any Director with a possible conflict of interest may answer questions about the matter from other Directors after the disclosure of the conflict of interest has been made.
Notice. Any new Director or committee member will be advised of this conflict of interest policy upon entering on the duties of his/her office.”