Masterson Method® Certified Practitioner Code of Conduct & Trademark Use Agreement


 

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Please carefully read the below Code of Conduct and Trademark Use Agreement for MMCPs, and sign at your earliest convenience. Your signature on this document is required in order to be added to our Find a Certified Practitioner webpage. 
 
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MMCP Code of Conduct

It is our goal to bring the Masterson Method® to equines and humans in a safe, effective and professional manner, for both equine well-being and human understanding. 

High standards of ethics and professionalism are essential for the responsible implementation of activities and services provided by the Masterson Method Certified Practitioner. This Code of Conduct serves as a guide for promoting and maintaining the high quality of ethical practice, behavior and professional integrity expected of the Masterson Method Certified Practitioner. It is based on fundamental values of respect for and well-being of the human and equine client, and integrity in the field of professional equine care as a whole. 

The Masterson Method is intended to improve performance, comfort, behavior, and well-being in the healthy horse. It is not intended as a replacement or alternative to veterinary care.

Conduct and decisions made by the Masterson Method Certified Practitioner should be consistent with the Masterson Method Code of Conduct. 

All Masterson Method Certified Practitioners and candidates seeking certification as a Masterson Method Certified Practitioner agree to abide by the following MMCP Code of Conduct. 

 , the Masterson Method Certified Practitioner, will: 

  1. respect the value and dignity of all equine and human clients
  2. protect the safety and welfare of the horse and work only in the best interest of the horse 
  3. facilitate sessions in a professional and respectful manner
  4. respect the privacy and confidentiality of the client, and of all information related to the client and the equine
  5. be truthful in the representation of her/his professional qualifications, education, and affiliations
  6. practice within her/his scope of practice and refer clients to appropriate health professionals
  7. abide by the appropriate rules and regulatory requirements established in her/his country of practice
  8. regularly self-evaluate her/his own professional strengths and limitations
  9. commit to continuing her/his education in equine care, and to maintaining and expanding skills in the Masterson Method
  10. assist the client in understanding Masterson Method Principles and Techniques, and share only Techniques deemed appropriate to be used by the client in the best interest of the horse 
  11. represent to the client as Masterson Method only the techniques and principles that have been developed and are used by The Masterson Method (when representing other, non-Masterson Method principles or techniques, clearly state that they are not Masterson Method)
  12. be truthful in advertising and marketing
  13. promote and represent the Masterson Method in a professional manner
  14. respect and support fellow MMCPs in the growth of their practices and of the Masterson Method organization as a whole 
  15. not provide organized Masterson Method training without specific Masterson Method Instructor training
  16. abide by the terms of the Masterson Method Certified Practitioner Trademark Use Agreement
  17. treat associates and other equine professionals and their views and opinions with courtesy, professionalism and respect.

Your signature at the bottom of this document indicates that you have read, understand, and agree to abide by this Masterson Method Certified Practitioner Code of Conduct.

 

MMCP Trademark Use Agreement

This is an agreement between as an individual Masterson Method Certified Practitioner (MMCP) and Masterson Equine Services (MES) on the use of the Masterson Method trademark. 

For the purposes of this agreement, the term “trademark” means the Masterson Method registered name and logo.

The purpose of this agreement is to:

  • support the marketing efforts of MMCPs who have completed The Masterson Method® certification course of training,
  • protect the business of the individual MMCP from unauthorized use of the Masterson Method brand by non-certified practitioners or therapists,
  • protect the integrity of the Masterson Method brand.

Use of the Masterson Method trademark in general for the purposes of conducting business or advertisement of services; in print; social media; website; or other online or digital form is protected and prohibited without permission in writing from MES. 

With this agreement, MES grants the Masterson Method Certified Practitioner the right to use the Masterson Method trademark for purposes of promoting and marketing the MMCP’s individual business as an MMCP.

In order to clarify the distinction between,

  1. use of the Masterson Method trademark in representing the business of the MMCP, and
  2. use of the Masterson Method trademark in representing the Masterson Method organization as a whole, 

the following rules have been developed. 

The MMCP agrees to abide by the following rules and guidelines for use of the Masterson Method trademark: 

  • Any website created by the MMCP with the words “Masterson Method” in the domain name will include something in the domain name that distinguishes it as an MMCP website, and not a Masterson Method organization website. 

For example, if the term “Masterson Method” is included in a domain name it will include the words “Certified Practitioner”. 

  • Any social media platform created by the MMCP with the words “Masterson Method” in the title name will not begin with the words  “Masterson Method”, and will include something in the title name that distinguishes it from a Masterson Method organization site. 

For example, if a Facebook page contains the words “Masterson Method” in the title name, the title must begin with the Practitioner’s name, and the words “Masterson Method” must be followed by the words “Certified Practitioner”.

  • An MMCP who wishes to create a Masterson Method organization website, Facebook or other social media page in a country where no Masterson Method organization website or social media site exists must have express written permission and approval of the content of the site from MES. 

MES reserves the right to terminate this Agreement and the permissions granted if it determines that there is improper use of the Masterson Method trademark.

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