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International Business Activities

Harvest acknowledges and respects the diverse cultures, customs, and business practices it encounters in the international marketplace. Harvest will comply with both the applicable Chinese laws and regulations that govern its operations and local laws wherever it does business.


Sensitive Payments

Harvest complies with the anti-corruption laws of the countries in which it does business, Harvest will not make any direct or indirect payments or promises of payment to foreign government officials for the purpose of inducing the individual to misuse his/her position to obtain or retain Harvest business.


Export Control

In order to protect Chinese national security, implement Chinese foreign policy, and preserve scarce resources, the Chinese government restricts the export of certain technology and products, including certain computer software and technical goods and data.

We observe restrictions applicable to our business placed on the export and re-export of a Chinese product or component of a product, good, service, or technical data.


Responsible Leadership

We manage our business responsibly in order to maintain the confidence, respect, and trust of our customers and other audiences. We are committed to acting with integrity, investing in new product development, being responsive and accountable to our customers and partners, and remaining a leader in our field. We understand the responsibility that comes with being a worldwide technology and business leader and accept our unique role in both our industry and the global business community.


Product and Service Quality

Harvest's products and solutions are developed and managed to meet the expectations of our customers for high quality and exceptional service. We continually seek new ways to improve our products, service, and responsiveness.


Communication

We apply standards of full, fair, accurate, timely, and understandable disclosure in reports and documents that are filed or submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission, and in other public communications as well.

We establish and maintain clear, honest, and open communications; listen carefully, and build our relationships on trust, respect, and mutual understanding.

We are accountable and responsive to the needs of our customers, consumers, and partners and take our commitments to them seriously. Our advertising, sales, and promotional literature seeks to be truthful, accurate, and free from false claims.


Obtaining Competitive Information

Harvest has an obligation, and is entitled, to keep up with developments in our industry, including obtaining information about our competitors. We obtain information about our competitors through honest, ethical, and legal methods.


Fair Information Practices

Our business is built around technologies to manage information, and we treat that information with confidentiality and integrity. We are committed to creating a trustworthy environment for telecommunication end users, and continually striving to protect their online privacy is the core of this commitment. We have adopted privacy practices, developed technological solutions to empower individuals to help protect their online privacy, and continue to educate consumers about how they can use these tools to manage their personally identifiable information while they use the Internet.


Vendors

Harvest vendors must adhere to the highest standards of ethical behavior and regulatory compliance and operate in the best interest of Harvest. Vendors are expected to provide high-quality services and products while maintaining flexibility and cost-effectiveness. All vendors are required to read and comply with the Harvest Vendor Code of Conduct and, when appropriate, train their employees and representatives to ensure that they are aware of Harvest's expectations regarding their behavior. We do not engage in any unethical or illegal conduct with our vendors.

We do not accept incentives such as kickbacks or bribes in return for conducting business with them.

We are responsible stewards in the use, protection, and management of Harvest's assets.


Financial Integrity

We honestly and accurately record and report business information. We comply with all applicable local, provincial, and national laws regarding record completion and accuracy. we require that financial transactions be executed in accordance with management's authorization, and recorded in a proper manner in order to maintain accountability for Harvest's assets. Our financial information reflects only actual transactions and is in compliance with Harvest and other applicable accounting practices. The Corporate Controller and other employees of the finance organization are also required to comply with the Harvest Finance Code of Professional Conduct.


Use and Protection of Assets

We wisely use and protect the assets of the company, including property (both physical and intellectual), supplies, consumables, and equipment. We use these assets exclusively for Harvest's business purposes.


Fiscal Responsibility

Harvest employees exercise good stewardship over and spend Harvest's funds in a responsible manner.


Use of Information Technology

At all times, we should use good judgment and common sense; conduct ourselves ethically, lawfully, and professionally; and follow applicable authorization protocols while accessing and using company-provided information technology and its contents. In using these company assets and systems, we do not create, access, store, print, solicit, or send any material that is intimidating, harassing, threatening, abusive, sexually explicit, or otherwise offensive or inappropriate, nor do we send any false, derogatory, or malicious communications.


Intellectual Property

We comply with the laws and regulations that govern the rights to and protection of our own and others' copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, and other forms of intellectual property.


Creation, Retention, and Disposal of Records and Information Assets

We create, retain, and dispose of our business records and information assets, both written and lectronic, as part of our normal course of business in compliance with Harvest policies and applicable regulatory and legal requirements.


Confidential and Proprietary Information

We respect our ethical and legal responsibilities to protect Harvest's confidential and proprietary non-public information and communicate it only as necessary to conduct Harvest's business. We do not use this information for our personal advantage or for non-Harvest business use, and maintain this confidentiality even after Harvest no longer employs us.


Insider Information and Securities Trading

In the course of doing business for Harvest or in discussions with one of its customers, vendors, we may become aware of material non-public information about that organization. Information is considered "material" if there is a substantial likelihood that a reasonable investor would consider it important in making a decision to trade in the public securities of the company. Individuals who have access to this type of information are called "insiders." We discuss this information on a limited, "need to know" basis internally, and do not share it with anyone outside Harvest.

We do not buy or sell the public securities of a company, including our own, on the basis of such information, and we do not share ("tip") this information with others. Because of the extremely sensitive nature of and severe penalties associated with "insider trading" and "tipping," contact Harvest's Law and Corporate Affairs before you buy or sell public securities in situations that could be of this nature.


Conflicts of Interest

Harvest employees are expected to act in Harvest's best interests and to exercise sound judgment unclouded by personal interests or divided loyalties. Both in the performance of our duties for Harvest and our outside activities, we seek to avoid the appearance of, as well as an actual, conflict of interest. If in doubt about a potential conflict, speak with your immediate supervisor, manager, another member of management, or your Law and Corporate Affairs contact as specified in the Resources for Guidance and Reporting.


Gifts and Entertainment

Harvest policy and practice encourage the use of good judgment, discretion, and moderation when giving or accepting gifts or entertainment in business settings. Gift giving and entertainment practices may vary in different cultures; however, any gifts and entertainment given or received must be in compliance with law, must not violate the giver's and/or receiver's policies on the matter, and be consistent with local custom and practice. We do not solicit gifts, entertainment, or favors of any value from persons or firms with which Harvest actually or potentially does business. Nor do we act in a manner that would place any vendor or customer in a position where he/she may feel obligated to make a gift, provide entertainment, or provide personal favors in order to do business or continue to do business with Harvest.


Purchasing Decisions and Practices

In our purchasing decisions, negotiations, contract development, and contract administration we comply with the applicable laws and regulations that govern those relationships.  We promote a diverse, cooperative, and productive work environment.


Openness, Honesty, and Respect

In our relationships with each other, we strive to be open, honest, and respectful in sharing our ideas and thoughts, and in receiving input. Diversity Harvest promotes and supports a diverse workforce at all levels of the company. It is our belief that creating a work environment that enables us to attract, retain, and fully engage diverse talents leads to enhanced innovation and creativity in our products and services.


Diversity

Harvest promotes and supports a diverse workforce at all levels of the company. It is our belief that creating a work environment that enables us to attract, retain, and fully engage diverse talents leads to enhanced innovation and creativity in our products and services.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Harvest promotes a cooperative and productive work environment by supporting the cultural and ethnic diversity of its workforce and is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status in any personnel practice, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and discipline. We take allegations of harassment and unlawful discrimination seriously and address such concerns that are raised regarding this policy.


Safety and Health

A safe and clean work environment is important to the well-being of all Harvest employees. Harvest complies with applicable safety and health regulations and appropriate practices. We are responsible, caring members of the global community.


Citizenship and Community Service

We have a strong and demonstrated commitment to the improvement of society as well as the communities we serve and in which we operate. We encourage the support of charitable, civic, educational, and cultural causes. Our contributions include cash, volunteer time, software, and technical assistance.


Respect for the Environment

Harvest respects the environment and protects our natural resources. We comply with applicable laws and regulations regarding the use and preservation of our land, air, and water. We will apply for authentication, obey and execute any current or coming domestic and international environment-oriented industrial standards, regulations, byelaws or laws.