Clarification Regarding Venue Contracts

2020-09-04 22:59 Tianyu Zhao

The WCA Ethics Committee has recently concluded an investigation into contracts being signed on behalf of the WCA. We found that sometimes venue contracts are written in a way that does not represent what the WCA is or does. For those of you who organize competitions and acquire competition venues with a Delegate, we would like to take this opportunity to show you 5.4 of the Code of Ethics.

“WCA Staff must not sign contracts on behalf of the WCA without prior approval of the WCA Board.”

We will be making a minor update to this point to specify that mention of the WCA in a contract should never be made without written permission from the WCA Board of Directors. This is because the WCA does not organize competitions, and therefore contracts should not make the WCA seem like an organizing body.

Thank you for your understanding,
The WCA Ethics Committee