- 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
- 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
- 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).