Direct Sellers shall not use misleading, deceptive or unfair sales practices.
At the initiation of a sales presentation, Direct Sellers shall, without request, truthfully and clearly identify themselves; the identity of their Company; the nature of their Products; and the purpose of their solicitation to the prospective Consumer.
Direct Sellers shall offer Consumers accurate and complete product explanations and demonstrations regarding price and, if applicable, credit terms; terms of payment; a cooling-off period, including return policies; terms of guarantee; after-sales service; and delivery dates. Direct Sellers shall give accurate and understandable answers to all questions from Consumers. To the extent claims are made with respect to product efficacy, Direct Sellers should make only those verbal or written product claims that are authorized by the Company.
Each Member company is encouraged to ensure that its direct sellers make available a written Order Form/Receipt if asked for by the consumer prior to the time of the initial sale. The order forms should have full details of the Company and the Direct Seller which should include the name, permanent address, telephone number, terms of sale and full details of the cooling off period and buy back guarantee.
Promotional literature, advertisements and mailings shall not contain product descriptions, claims, photos or illustrations that are deceptive or misleading. Promotional literature shall contain the name and address or telephone number of the Company and may include the telephone number of the Direct Seller.
Companies and Direct Sellers shall not use any testimonial or endorsement that is unauthorized untrue, obsolete or otherwise inapplicable, unrelated to the offer or used in any way likely to mislead the Consumer.
Companies and Direct Sellers shall not use comparisons which are misleading. Points of comparison shall be based on facts which can be substantiated. Companies and Direct Sellers shall not unfairly denigrate any Company, business or Product, directly or by implication. Companies and Direct Sellers shall not take unfair advantage of the goodwill attached to the trade name and symbol of another Company, business or Product.
Whether or not it is a legal requirement, Companies and Direct Sellers shall offer a minimum period of 7 days to the customer in writing to return the goods. Return of goods is applicable from the date of delivery to the consumer.
Direct Sellers shall make personal or telephone contact with consumers only in a reasonable manner and during reasonable hours to avoid intrusiveness. A Direct Seller shall discontinue a demonstration or sales presentation immediately upon the request of the consumer. Direct Sellers and Companies shall take appropriate steps to ensure the protection of all private information provided by a Consumer, a potential Consumer, or a Direct Seller.
Direct Sellers shall respect the lack of commercial experience of Consumers. Direct Sellers shall not abuse the trust of individual consumers, or exploit a Consumer's age, illness, lack of understanding or unfamiliarity with a language.
Companies and Direct Sellers shall not induce a person to purchase goods or services based upon the representation that a Consumer can reduce or recover the purchase price by referring prospective customers to the Direct Sellers for similar purchases.
Companies and Direct Sellers shall accomplish Consumer orders in a timely manner.