Social Media is a new tool in the marketing industry and it is wise to adhear to a standard of behavior to ensure safe and profitable alliance with my clients.
SOCIAL MEDIA MADE SIMPLE'S CODE OF ETHICS
I respect and honor client confidentiality.
As social media advisor I recognize the high level of trust inherent in my professional relationships. Therefore, I will not take advantage of a client personally, sexually, or financially.
I will accurately represent my expertise, qualifications, and experience.
I will assist my clients to the best of my ability and I and be willing to learn new skills and update old ones
When I cannot serve a client:
If I, for any reason, feel that I cannot serve a client, I will terminate the relationship, and make the appropriate referrals.
Knowledge of legal and accepted practices:
I will stay well-informed of legal issues and adhere to accepted practices.
a I will never seek loans or gifts from clients.
b When I recommend any person, service, or vendor to a client, I will inform them of any personal or professional profits or gains I may receive as a result of making the recommendation.
Conflicts of Interest:
I strive to conduct myself so that the appearance of conflicts of interest does not arise. However, should a conflict arise, I will attempt to resolve the conflict to the best interest of the client. In cases where the client’s best interest cannot be honored or I lose objectivity, I will end the professional relationship.
I will treat everyone as an equal. I will not judge someone else's personal, cultural or religious beliefs.
Respect for all Social Media professionals:
I treat all social media professionals with respect, professional courtesy, and dignity in all spoken and written communications.
Barbara C. Lemaire