4. CONFIDENTIAL OF INFORMATION
A DJ shall hold in strict confidence all information provided in confidence by a client, associate or person requesting confidentiality. In addition to the DJ's fiduciary obligation to the client, DJs shall at all times exercise loyalty to the interests of the client with respect to confidential information and shall not engage in any activity which could be reasonably construed as contrary to the best interests of the client or associate. The DJ shall not use confidential information for personal purposes or personal gain.
The DJ shall not disclose to a third party any confidential or proprietary information concerning an associate, client's business or personal affairs unless the disclosure is required or compelled by law or regulations. All obligations and duties of the DJ to clients, firms and employers shall also apply to relationships with former clients and former firms and employers. The DJ shall act in a professional manner when, for whatever reason, relationships are terminated between the DJ and clients.
The DJ has a duty to hold in strict confidence all information acquired in the course of the professional relationship concerning the business, associates and affairs of the client, and the DJ should not divulge any information unless he(she) is expressly authorized by the DJ's client(s), associate or as required by law, to do so.
The DJ owes the duty of confidentiality to every client and associate without exception, regardless of whether he is continuing or casual client. The duty survives the professional relationship and continues indefinitely after the DJ has ceased to act for the client or associate whether or not differences may have arisen between them.
The DJ cannot render effective professional service unless there is full and unreserved communication between the DJ and his(her) client. At the same time the client(s) must feel completely secure and he(she) is entitled to process on the basis that, without any express request or stipulation on his(her) part, matters disclosed to or discussed with a DJ will be held confidential.
Disclosure by the DJ may also be permitted or required in order to defend himself(herself) or the DJ's associates or employees against any allegation of malpractice or misconduct, or in legal proceedings to establish or collect the DJ's fee, but only to the extent necessary for such purposes.
The relationship between the DJ and the DJ's client(s) forbids that the DJ use any confidential information for the benefit of himself(herself) or a third person or to the disadvantage of the DJ's client(s).
5. TRUTH IN ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL PRACTICES
DJs shall only use those advertising and promotional practices which fairly and accurately inform prospective clients and the public of the DJ's services, qualifications, credentials, and other relevant professional information.
DJs shall use the logos, emblems, designations, and registered trademarks only in accordance with the government's guidelines.
Without specific authorization, DJs shall refrain from using the logos, emblems, designations or registered trademarks in a manner which could be construed as representing an Organization or acting or speaking on behalf of an Organization.
A DJ's advertising and promotional practices shall fairly and accurately reflect the DJ's professional and educational qualifications, experience, professional designation(s) and areas of specialization.
Resumes and statement of qualification should only be presented in a manner that is positive, factual and not misleading.
All advertising and promotional practices shall be in good taste and shall not offend or be contrary to the public.
All advertising and promotional practices shall not create unrealistic expectations in clients or the public.
6. ADHERENCE TO ALL LAWS AND CONDUCT OF BUSINESS
A DJ shall abide by all laws, rules, regulations, certification and licensing requirements applicable to his or her profession. All business or professional practices shall be in strict accordance with all applicable laws, rules, professional standards, and any regulations governing the DJ's business, practice or profession.
Compliance with all laws, regulations, rules, certification and licensing requirements shall also include the following:
In hiring or performing services, DJs shall follow non-discriminatory practices without regard to race, creed, sex, national origin or other legally protected classes.
DJs shall cooperate fully with the government in the enforcement of its rules and regulations.
The DJ shall adhere and comply with all mandated National and International Copyright laws applying to the duplication of recorded music.
7. GOOD CITIZENSHIP
DJs shall conduct themselves in their daily lives in a manner which looks beyond self or corporate interest to the interest of others and society as a whole, not just the avoidance of harm.
As a minimum, DJs shall avoid conduct involving moral turpitude, dishonesty, fraud or misrepresentation.
A DJ shall, at all times, conduct his or her business and personal activities with knowledge of and in conformance with the highest moral and ethical standards consistent with the generally accepted rules and understanding of professionalism, integrity and high values.
8. RELATIONSHIPS: EMPLOYEE/EMPLOYER CLIENT/FORMER CLIENT
A DJ has a duty of loyalty and allegiance to his or her client/employer so long as such does not result in the breach of the Code of Ethics.
A DJ shall always act within the scope of his or her employment.
Disclosure of confidential information obtained during the course of his(her) employment may be controlled by employment contracts, covenants not to compete as part of the sale of a business and/or the subsequent publication of previously confidential information. The DJ shall always use the utmost discretion when disclosing previously confidential information to a third person.
A DJ shall disclose all dual employment which may cause a conflict with the DJ's primary
employment or when the DJ's employer requires such disclosure.