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Created On: 1/1/2019
Last Updated On: 11/21/19
A tarot professional strives to uphold the highest ethical standards in all services rendered and to act affirmatively toward maintaining public trust in the tarot profession. A tarot professional’s practice is grounded on use of the tarot as a tool to assist clients with tapping into their own intuitions, spirituality, or creativity.
Article One | Professionalism
Adherence to Applicable Laws. A tarot professional will take the initiative to be knowledgeable of all applicable laws including but not limited to fortune telling statutes and local municipal codes that may cover their business or the practice of tarot.
Scope of Profession. The tarot professional applies tarot in a way that falls outside the scope of occult sciences and is not reading tarot in a manner that claims or purports to tell fortunes, or with the ability to foretell with any certainty future events, or disclose in unequivocal terms the mental faculties of any persons.
Role of the Tarot Professional. The tarot professional provides a client with spiritual guidance and serves to empower the client toward making more spiritually empowered decisions for him or herself within the framework of the client’s own personal spiritual beliefs or practices.
Limitations. A tarot professional shall never claim the ability to cure another of ailments outside the lawful practice of medicine or provide financial benefits outside the lawful practice of financial analysis and management. The tarot professional shall never purport to offer legal, medical, or financial advice. Unless the tarot professional also possesses the applicable educational background, licensures, certifications, and/or qualifications to be a psychologist, therapist, counselor, or other mental health professional, he or she shall not purport to be one.
Referrals to Qualified Professionals. A tarot professional owes a reasonable duty of care to his or her client and if an inquiry touches upon legal matters, even by a tangential connection or in passing, the tarot professional will refer the client to seek the counsel of a licensed attorney. If an inquiry touches upon health or medical matters, even by a tangential connection or in passing, the tarot professional will refer the client to seek diagnosis by a licensed medical doctor. If an inquiry touches upon financial or real property matters, even by a tangential connection or in passing, the tarot professional will refer the client to seek advice from a qualified financial consultant, analyst, or real estate professional.
Duty to Reject Subsequent Reading Requests. If at any time a tarot professional believes or has reason to believe that a client is using tarot readings to substitute, and not merely supplement, counseling from a qualified mental health professional, then he or she has a duty to reject subsequent reading requests from the client and to refer the client to seek qualified mental professional support. However, tarot readings may be used as a supplement to qualified counseling or serve the function of life coaching or general spiritual guidance.
No Dishonesty, Fraud, Deceit, or Misrepresentations. A tarot professional shall not use tarot in a way that purports definitive and absolute knowledge of the future or of matters that are otherwise hidden or occult. The tarot professional shall not represent him or herself as matter-of-factly having communication, access to, or knowledge of any supernatural phenomena. The tarot professional shall never guarantee any one outcome, positive or negative. A tarot professional shall never engage in deceptive business or unfair trade practices. A tarot professional shall make no misrepresentations about his or her competency, certifications, qualifications, or abilities.
Third Party Consent.A tarot professional is discouraged from providing reading services on inquiries into the personal affairs, business, intentions, mental faculties, or activities of third parties who are not present for the reading, unless the client represents and warrants to the tarot professional that such third party’s express consent has been obtained. A tarot professional may reasonably rely on such a representation made by a client, though best practices would include noting the reliance in writing in the tarot professional’s notes. However, a tarot professional may provide reading services on inquiries about how the client’s affairs, business, intentions, mental faculties, or activities might be affected by that third party.
Article Two | Communications
The Reading Process.A tarot professional is encouraged to make reasonable efforts to communicate his or her reading or interpretive process and analytical or intuitive methods, particular traditions, or the interpretive framework utilized. A tarot professional will refrain from communicating to a client about curses or the manifestation of malicious intentions through supernatural or occult means.
Disclosures. A tarot professional shall make reasonable efforts to disclose to all clients that tarot readings cannot replace the counseling services of a mental health professional, and a tarot professional can never guarantee his or her accuracy in the interpretation of a reading. Also, if and when tarot practice would be explicitly barred by a jurisdiction’s applicable laws, then the tarot professional must communicate to the client in clear, unambiguous terms that such readings are to be for entertainment purposes. See also Article Five, Disclosures.
No Duty to Retain Records.A tarot professional does not owe a client any duty to retain the client’s reading records. A tarot professional may, at the discretion of his or her customary practice, retain records or files on client readings.
Records Retention.If a tarot professional does elect to retain client records, then he or she must develop and maintain appropriate record-keeping systems for storing his or her clients’ personal information in a manner that will reasonably preserve the clients’ confidentiality and privacy.
Article Three | Fees
Statement of Fees. A tarot professional shall state his or her service fees before the start of a reading and cannot later raise or increase the stated fee unless prior contractual terms allow for the increase. The tarot professional must clearly communicate his or her fee schedule and payment terms prior to the commencement of any reading. A fee for any service that is $500.00 USD or more must be contractually agreed upon in writing.
No Pressure for Additional Services. A tarot professional shall never pressure, compel, or even imply to clients that additional paid services from him or her are needed after the reading. A tarot professional shall never purport to possess the power to manipulate the outcome of events through supernatural or occult means.
Referral Fees. If a tarot professional makes a referral, then he or she must disclose whether any referral fees have been paid as compensation or consideration for the referral.
Article Four | Confidentiality
Duty of Confidentiality. Although there is not likely to be a legal evidentiary privilege between a tarot professional and client, a tarot professional nonetheless agrees on his or her own accord to be bound by a duty of confidentiality. A tarot professional shall not reveal personal or private information relating to a client reading unless that client has given informed consent.
Reasonable Diligence to Protect Confidentiality. The tarot professional shall exercise reasonable efforts to prevent the inadvertent or unauthorized disclosure of or access to information relating to his or her clients, which includes password protection to any electronic accounts, computers, or data storage units that would include client files and lock and key to any physical storage units containing hard copy files.
Exceptions. However, tarot professionals may reveal personal or otherwise private information relating to a client reading if the tarot professional reasonably believes it is necessary to prevent substantial bodily harm or death, or a court order overrides the confidentiality. Partial information from a tarot reading may be disclosed under the client’s anonymity for academic, civic, census, survey, or research purposes.
Article Five | Disclosures
General Practice Disclosures.A tarot professional shall post a disclosure statement prominently at office locations, storefronts, on websites, reading venues, or commercial marketing materials that states essentially as follows:
Disclosure Statement: A tarot professional cannot predict the future with certainty and you should not rely on a tarot reading to make any decision that would affect your legal, financial, or medical condition. If your inquiry involves the law, finance, or medicine, then you should seek the advice of a licensed or qualified legal, financial, or medical professional. Also, tarot reading cannot replace qualified mental health care. A tarot reading can only facilitate how you cope spiritually with a given situation. In certain jurisdictions, a tarot professional is required to disclose to you that tarot readings should be for entertainment purposes only, and if such a law applies to your reading, then you are hereby on notice thereof. Your tarot professional is bound by a self-imposed code of ethics, which can be provided to you upon request.
Certification Disclosures.A tarot professional is not required to be certified. However, if he or she obtains a certification related to tarot practice, the tarot professional will disclose the certifying body or organization that issued the certification.
Article Six | Public Service
A tarot professional is encouraged to dedicate at least 10% of his or her practice per year to public service, such as offering reading services to support fundraisers for non-profit organizations or charitable causes, free readings to persons of limited financial means, teaching tarot to others free of charge, creating educational materials on tarot for the public free of charge, or participating in activities with the mission of improving the practice of tarot or the tarot profession.
Article Seven | Continuing Education
A tarot professional shall take the initiative to continue his or her tarot education for the full duration of and throughout his or her professional practice. A tarot professional is encouraged to take classes or workshops on tarot, attend tarot conferences, symposia, or conventions, meet and collaborate with other tarot professionals, regularly read on the practice of tarot, and exercise diligent efforts to hone the tarot professional’s craft and skill.
Terms of Service
Payment Terms. For all readings under $100.00, the full fee is due at the time your request is made, prior to the reading. Payment must be received by IHEARTAROT before the commencement of your reading. Unless otherwise agreed, readings over $100.00, a 20% deposit is due at the time the reading is scheduled to reserve your appointment. Due to the time and labor required for the longer readings, you must reserve the appointment well in advance with a deposit. Within 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment or right before your reading begins, full payment must be tendered to IHEARTAROT. Due to the difficulty with debt collection, all payments for reading requests must be tendered in advance.
Refund Policy.Unless otherwise agreed, any online tarot reading service provided for a fee of $30.00 or less shall be non-refundable. Any online tarot reading service exceeding $30.00 may be refunded if and only if the tarot professional failed to address your stated inquiry and the refund is authorized by the tarot professional. To claim a refund, communicate with the tarot professional directly, at which time the professional at his or her discretion has the opportunity to redo the service, offer a gift certificate for a complimentary future service, or to issue the refund. Refunds without reasonable cause are not permitted. Claims of inaccuracy do not constitute reasonable cause. Tarot readings by IHEARTAROTconstitute a professional service and due to the nature of the service and labor involved, all readings are non-refundable. However, if no reading was performed or your tarot professional has cancelled the reading prior to its commencement, then of course, your fee will be refunded to you in full. IHEARTAROTexercises great reasonable care and diligence in performing each and every tarot reading. If you are dissatisfied with your reading, please contact your tarot professional to see if an agreeable settlement may be worked out.]
Statement of Tarot Ethics. A statement of ethics is provided at www.iheartarot.com/terms-and-conditions, which covers the ethical policy of IHEARTAROT, hereby integrated and incorporated into this Terms of Service.
Scope of Life Coach Services. The tarot reading services provided by IHEARTAROTis more akin to life coach services and strives to help you work on your goals for the future and create the life path you desire. Your tarot reading with IHEARTAROT in no way replaces professional counseling from a licensed counselor or therapist and cannot be relied upon in lieu of sound legal, medical, or financial advice from licensed or qualified professionals. IHEARTAROT in no way diagnoses problems, but rather, suggests creative perspectives for understanding your current problems or help you come up with actions you can take to empower yourself in a way that will maximize your personal and professional potentials. IHEARTAROTstrives to help you improve the quality of your life by tapping into your intuition. The role of such a life coach is supportive.
Scope of Ministry Services. The tarot reading services provided are part of the ministry of IHEARTAROT, who is a minister, pastor, missionary, or member of a clergy accredited to or ordained by UNIVERSAL LIFE CHURCH duly organized under the laws of the UNIVERSAL LIFE CHURCH’S JURISDICTION.
Disclosure of Limitations. A tarot reading should never be used in place of professional counseling. Your reading cannot offer legal, medical, business, or financial advice nor does any portion of your reading from IHEARTAROTpurport to do so. You should not rely on a tarot reading to make any decision that would affect your legal, financial, or medical condition. If your inquiry involves the law, finance, or medicine, then you should seek the advice of a licensed or qualified legal, financial, or medical professional. Also, a tarot reading cannot replace qualified mental health care. A tarot reading can only facilitate how you cope spiritually with a given situation.
Video Reading Recordings. IHEARTAROT may, at your option, provide video conference tarot readings through third party platforms or hosts, such as Skype or Google Hangout. These video readings may from time to time be recorded. If a video reading is recorded, you will be put on notice in advance of the recording. You are entitled to a copy of the video recording, though charges may apply. Before consenting to a video reading, please go over any questions or concerns you may have with IHEARTAROT. By commencing a video reading, you are consenting to the terms herein. Likewise, please be advised that you are not permitted to record video readings without express, written permission from IHEARTAROT. If you would like to record your video tarot reading, please ask before doing so.
Confidentiality of Tarot Readings. IHEARTAROT exercises reasonable diligence in maintaining the confidentiality of your tarot reading and will not voluntarily, knowingly, intentionally, or willfully disclose your identity or the contents of your tarot reading to third parties. However, if IHEARTAROT genuinely believes disclosure is required to: (1) prevent imminent harm or risk of harm to yourself or to another, (2) meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request, or (3) protect or defend IHEARTAROT against claims or threats of claims, then IHEARTAROT reserves the right to do so to the extent reasonably necessary. Please keep in mind that no legally recognized privilege exists between a tarot professional and client the way a privilege might exist between an attorney and client, doctor and patient, husband and wife, or priest and penitent.
Fortune Telling Laws. Pursuant to applicable laws of certain jurisdictions, a person can be guilty of fortune telling when, for a fee or compensation, that person claims or pretends to tell fortunes, or holds him or herself out as being able, by claimed or pretended use of occult powers, to answer questions or give advice on personal matters or to exorcise, influence, or affect evil spirits or curses, unless otherwise done so explicitly for entertainment purposes only. Any and all readings provided by IHEARTAROT neither claims nor pretends to tell fortunes and neither claims nor pretends to use occult powers in ways that would run against such laws. In certain jurisdictions, a tarot professional is required to disclose to you that tarot readings should be for entertainment purposes only, and if such a law applies to your reading, then you are hereby on notice thereof.
BY CONTACTING IHEARTAROT FOR A READING, YOU ARE IN EFFECT ACKNOWLEDGING AND AGREEING TO THE FOREGOING TERMS OF SERVICE.