GlobalWonks Compliance Overview

The GlobalWonks compliance approach is designed to provide clients with a platform to learn in which they can monitor and manage compliance in a real time active manner. Client use of the platform services are auditable, transparent and designed to protect both clients and Wonks. Our systems and compliance tools help Wonks identify and manage conflicts, and allow our clients to customize project criteria to meet their internal requirements and protocols. GlobalWonks appreciates compliance is an integral component of the platform use and we are committed to the highest standards of compliance. Should you have any questions or want to learn more about our compliance structure please email compliance@globalwonks.com.

For Wonk (Expert) Members

Agreement
As a condition of eligibility for participation on the GlobalWonks platform, GolbalWonks requires Wonks to sign, and annually re-sign, our Terms of Service. By signing, Wonks agree that they:

  • Are not restricted by any agreements or policies to which they are subject to and are they permitted to participate as a Wonk on GlobalWonks platform;
  • Will decline to participate in any project that would violate those agreements or any conflicts with third parties;
  • Will not provide confidential (including material non-public) information to clients in any form;
  • Will always keep client interests and information confidential as per the Privacy Policy; and
  • Will immediately terminate any project in which Client requests subject matters they cannot discuss, such as confidential information (in which case, if the Wonk notifies us, they are entitled to payment for time spent).

View the current Terms of Service.

Training
In addition to our on-boarding and eligibility requirement of signing our Terms of Service, Wonks must take and pass a sample set of questions to test their understanding and knowledge of what is permissible use of the platform. Areas of focus include conflicts, confidentiality and privacy, restricted subject matter, communications between Wonks and Clients, the role of the Wonk and work product and content rights.

The Terms of Service explains what constitutes “confidential information,” highlights to Wonks any confidentiality obligations they may have, and emphasizes that our clients do not want and will be harmed if they receive confidential information.

Finally, the Terms of Service agreement identifies the nature of conflicts that may exist. This guidance helps Wonks review potential conflicts prior to each engagement and is used to determine if a Wonk is disqualified from a project.

For Clients

We are aware and focused on the need for clients to have an active and participating role in compliance oversight. We encourage clients to customize the parameters for use to reflect their individual compliance features, provide for real time monitoring of projects and post project review of usage and content. Our web-based compliance tools allow clients to customize control features such as pre-clearance of calls, restrict content or companies, limit number of contacts with a specific Wonk and include their own questions to screen Wonk selection for a project. Should you have any questions or want to learn more about our compliance structure please email compliance@globalwonks.com.

For Employers

GlobalWonks understands employees of companies may need to be treated differently than independent consultants. First, employed Wonks are prohibited from participating in projects about their employer. Additionally, companies may have policies that prohibit outside consulting. GlobalWonks actively reviews publicly available corporate policies to identify such companies. We then screen Wonks during onboarding for eligibility and enforce company policies that prohibit employee consulting. Employers can inform us of their policies regarding outside consulting restrictions. Feel free to do so via email at compliance@globalwonks.com.