Douglas James Code of Conduct
Policies and Code of Conduct of Douglas James Community Members
Clients who purchase and/or subscribe for Douglas James’s products and/or services are referred to as “Members.” Members are allowed to interact with each other and collectively constitute the embers of the Douglas James Community (the “Community”). Members may interact with the Community via Douglas James’ social media groups, websites, meetings, conferences, electronic meetings, or directly. Members are instructed to adhere to the following Code of Conduct when interacting with other Members in the Community:
- Provide fair, good, and accurate information to other Members of the Community;
- Refrain from targeting other Members;
- Communicate with other Members in a professional manner;
- Adhering to Douglas James’s Terms & Service and Privacy Statement in a way not to circumvent its these policies;
- Offering products to other Members which are illegal, hate related, and unethical; and
- Properly use of Douglas James’s Intellectual Property.
1. Accurate Information
Presenting accurate information depends largely on the impression we leave on our Members. All representations made in the Community or to other Members must be accurate and truthful and not create a net impression that is different than what the Member should expect.
There are several ways you can create the wrong impression including: A) misleading earnings claims; B) making undocumented claims; and/or C) misrepresenting your relationship.
A. Earnings Claims
Communications within the Community must not contain statements that other Members can or will expect a certain income if they partner up with you. Promises of individuals attaining a certain monthly income within a certain time frame of joining your program, are prohibited unless you can prove that the typical participant can expect that result. For example, a claim that a client could make $10,000 in two (2) months of partnering up with you is unacceptable unless you have documented proof that this is a typical result. Proof includes copies of bank statements, sales receipts, and/or back-end sales reports.
B. Unsubstantiated Claims & Testimonials
Claims in your communication within the Community require a reasonable basis. For example, a claim of that working with or partnering up with you would increase the other Member’s bottom line or profitability, may only be made if the claim is supported by documented evidence. A reasonable basis exists when you have support from the claim that is from a reliable source. Wikipedia and general search results from the internet do not constitute a reliable source. A reliable source would include scientific studies, published accredited materials, and generally acceptable practices. A source which could withstand criticism. Douglas James is not responsible to verify the accuracy of the statements made to other Members.
Communications with the Community must not contain material misrepresentations. Communications are deceptive if they contain a “material” representation that would likely impact the other Member. The standard for determining if a claim is deceptive is as follows: 1) did the representation affect the Member’s decision work or partner with you; and 2) was there sufficient evidence (documentation) to prove that the representation was true.
Unfair methods of competition including misrepresentations or the concealment of any material fact with the intent to deceive is prohibited. As discussed, you should go to great measures to ensure your representations are not misleading and convey a clean message.
2. Member Targeting
You must not use target other Members in an attempt to deter, deflect, or steal customers. These actions may infringe on your co-Member’s success and potential profitability. Targeting includes activities which discriminate against, harass, provoke, or disparage customers from using another Member. Members should not directly or indirectly create or make negative reviews of another Member, the Community, and/or Douglas James. Douglas James will immediately suspend or terminate your subscription if it is deemed you have Targeted another Subscriber.
3. Code of Ethics
Your reputation is everything. How we relate with one another is the essence of business. If you are not ethical in your dealings with your clients it will harm the most valuable asset you have, your reputation. Adherence to these Code of Ethics is essential to ensure the satisfaction and reasonable expectation of our Members and the Community. By becoming a Member of the Community and a client of Douglas James you agree to follow these ethical guidelines and to avoid making representations that could be harmful to other Members, the Company, Douglas James, and/or the Community. Failure to abide by this code may result in the suspension and/or termination of your access to the Community and potentially a termination of your relationship with Douglas James.
4. Legal & Ethical Communications
Communications must not constitute, facilitate, or promote illegal products, services or activities. Communications targeted to minors must not promote products, services, or content that are inappropriate, illegal, or unsafe, or that exploit, mislead, or exert undue pressure on the age groups targeted.
Your communications must not discriminate or encourage discrimination against people based on personal attributes such as race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family status, disability, medical or genetic condition.
Posts and communications on Douglas James’ social media accounts, Facebook Groups, and/or online media must not contain adult content. This includes nudity, depictions of people in explicit or suggestive positions, or activities that are overly suggestive or sexually provocative.
Posts and communications must not contain content that infringes upon or violates the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other personal or proprietary rights.
Communications must not contain shocking, sensational, inflammatory or excessively violent content, and must not contain content that exploits crises or controversial political or social issues for commercial purposes.
5. Use of Douglas James’s Intellectual Property
Communications that include any reference to Douglas James must be approved by Douglas James. Members cannot create an impression that your relationship with Douglas James is anything more than it is, which is an independent forum for you to promote your training or services.
Furthermore, Members must not use our copyrights, trademarks, or any confusingly similar marks, except as expressly permitted by Douglas James.