This excerpt taken from the AMZN 8-K filed Jul 24, 2006.
II. Conflicts of Interest
Employees are expected to use their judgment to act, at all times and in all ways, in the best interests of Amazon.com. A conflict of interest exists when an employees personal interest interferes with the best interests of Amazon.com. For example, a conflict of interest may occur when an employee or a family member receives a personal benefit as a result of the employees position with Amazon.com. A conflict of interest may also arise from an employees business or personal relationship with a customer, supplier, competitor, business partner, or other employee, if that relationship impairs the employees objective business judgment.
Because an employees receipt of gifts or services could create a conflict of interest, the Legal Department will develop and maintain guidelines for disclosure of gifts or services received from customers, suppliers, competitors or business partners.
Employees should attempt to avoid conflicts of interest and employees who believe a conflict of interest may exist should promptly notify the Legal Department. The Legal Department will consider the facts and circumstances of the situation to decide whether corrective or mitigating action is appropriate.