- Code of Ethics
- Foundation of ethical guidelines
- A: Professional responsibility
- B: Confidentiality
- C: Disclosures to Clients
- D: Consulting astrology
- E: Research
- F: Publication
- G: Financial astrology
- H: Business astrology
- I: Horary and electional astrology
- J: Structure ethics committee
- K: Esolving ethical questions
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SECTION B: CONFIDENTIALITY
B.1. RIGHT TO PRIVACY
a. Respect for Privacy
Astrologers respect their client's right to privacy and avoid unwarranted disclosures of confidential information.
b. Confidentiality of Records
Astrologers exercise due diligence regarding the safety and confidentiality of any records they create, maintain, or transfer whether the records are written, taped, computerized, or stored in any other medium. Astrologers ensure anonymity of any private citizens or clients whose birth data are used in lectures, research, training or publications.
c. Multiple Relationships
When an astrologer agrees to provide consulting services for someone at the request of a third party, the astrologer clarifies that confidentiality will be maintained with respect to both parties.
The general requirement that astrologers keep information confidential does not apply when disclo-sure is required to prevent clear and imminent danger to the client or others. Astrologers consult with other professionals, such as lawyers and state licensed medical professionals, when in doubt as to the validity of an exception. The client or their legally recognized representative may waive the right to pri-vacy.
e. Peer Supervision
Astrologers obtain the client's permission before presenting client information to a peer or supervisor and assure clients that their names and other nones-sential information will be withheld.
g. Clients Who Are Minors
When interpreting charts of individuals who are minors and who are unable to give informed consent, parents or guardians may be included in the consulting process.
h. Permission to Record or Observe
Astrologers obtain permission from clients before recording or having others observe a session. Clients are informed of the purpose of the recording. If the purpose changes at any future time, specific permission is first obtained from the client.
B.2. THIRD PARTY HOROSCOPES
a. Interpretation of a Third Party's Horoscope
If a client requests an interpretation of another person's chart, the astrologer focuses only on general information about the third party that helps the client understand the relationship. Otherwise the astrologer requires specific permission from the third party for any extensive interpretation. This applies to interpretation of all relationship chart techniques.