Code of Ethics
- As a U.S.-based company incorporated in the state of Delaware, Wikistrat will comply with all Delaware State and United States Federal laws and regulations governing our business.
- Wikistrat reserves the right to refuse a project on the grounds that the results might be used for a possible violation of international laws.
- Wikistrat will not perform services nor receive remuneration from any individuals or organizations that have been sanctioned by the international community, or whose goals and objectives run counter to Wikistrat’s global worldview as described in our mission statement.
- Wikistrat requires that any entity using Wikistrat’s services must declare if they are working on behalf of another client or entity to ensure that Wikistrat does not violate the rules as outlined above.
- Employees and consultants of Wikistrat are expected to use their best judgment to act, at all times and in all ways, in the best interests of Wikistrat and our clientele, and comply with Wikistrat’s membership agreements, Terms of Service and Analyst Code of Conduct.
- Wikistrat’s employees and consultants are legally committed to use only unclassified, legally shareable content in all client projects.
- Employees of Wikistrat may not bribe anyone for any reason, whether in dealings with governments or the private sector.
- Wikistrat will not work with or for any entity under financial sanction, determined by the following:
- Her Majesty Treasury List
- Bureau of Industry and Security
- Department of State
- EU Terrorism List
- FBI Top Ten Most Wanted
- Interpol Most Wanted
- ICE List (U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement)
- Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Sanctions
- CBI List (The Central Bureau of Investigation)
- SDN & Blocked Entities
- SECO List
- Treasury PML List
- UN Consolidated List
- OCC Shell Bank List
- World Bank Debarred Parties List
- It is in the interest of Wikistrat and our clientele to draw expertise from all corners of the globe and from diverse facets of society to maximize the range of analytic perspectives we provide. In the course of obtaining these perspectives, it is our priority to ensure to the greatest extent possible that individual contributors have the required academic and professional pedigrees and cultural acumen to support Wikistrat’s work. Those who violate our corporate standards will be prohibited from contributing to future engagements with the company and removed from the Wikistrat Analytic Community.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the organizational structure of Wikistrat?
Wikistrat Inc., a privately-held company, is incorporated in the U.S. State of Delaware, and is a for-profit corporation unaffiliated with any government.
Are there limitations for who Wikistrat will and will not do work for?
Wikistrat’s corporate ethics policy, mission statement, code of ethics and company values can all be found on this website. Wikistrat operates an Advisory Board of former senior government officials and operates a governance structure that practices a corporate ethics policy grounded in integrity and transparency.
Where was Wikistrat founded?
Wikistrat was founded in Sydney, Australia, in 2009.
Where is Wikistrat?
Wikistrat’s headquarters are based in Washington DC, although it operates R&D centers in Tel-Aviv and Sydney, Australia.
Who are Wikistrat’s analysts?
Wikistrat’s Analytic Community is extensive in number (2000+) and diverse in nature. They come from various backgrounds, areas of expertise and disciplines. Wikistrat staff makes an ongoing and concerted effort to diversify the Analytic Community in terms of geographic location, worldview, area of expertise and career experience in order to maximize the number of perspectives available to our clients. We welcome and encourage participation from analysts in all countries (where in accordance with all relevant legal rule sets). Wikistrat’s diverse network of analysts have no organized political agenda. All members of the Wikistrat Analytic Community have been vetted and trained on the Wikistrat platform and have legally committed to abiding by Wikistrat’s Analytic Community confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, as well as Wikistrat’s code of conduct.
How are Wikistrat analysts remunerated?
Wikistrat provides a combination of a guaranteed fixed fees per project and potential access to additional monetary prizes for analysts participating in the lead team of all client projects. The larger the client project, the more the available funds for the analytic team according to an algorithm consistent across client projects.
Is there a difference between analysts and employees?
There is an important difference between Wikistrat company employees and members of the Wikistrat Analytic Community. Analysts of the community enjoy access to client and internal projects, and have the opportunity to learn, network, develop their analytic skills and profit from their analysis. Wikistrat’s staff is composed of project managers, data scientists, programmers and methodology designers who oversee and facilitating the crowdsourced activities.
Who has access to content produced by Wikistrat’s analytic community?
Wikistrat’s Analytic Community and clients are bound by confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements limiting the use and reproduction of content produced on the Wikistrat platform for clients. Client studies and projects’ content is only accessible for a limited time by invited contributors.