EPKA constellers follow the principles of the Estonian Association of Professional Constellers and put the interests of the client first. The most important points of ethical principles:
- Before starting work, an EPKA member must work with the client on activities that maintain the client’s mental and physical safety and refrain from techniques that harm him or her.
- A member of EPKA may not claim to have qualifications which he does not in fact possess.
- Confidentiality and ensuring the anonymity of the customer are paramount. The publication of materials concerning the client or its presentation in lectures and seminars must be coordinated with the client. If the customer does not want the material concerning him to be published or used as an example, this must be taken into account.
- Exceptions to the disclosure of customer-related materials may be in the event of a breach of the law or where the law requires confidentiality to be waived, such as in cases of suspected child abuse, warning other people of danger if necessary, court order, etc.
- An EPKA member must not use violence against a client. An exception may be a situation where the client is physically dangerous and can be subdued.
- A member of EPKA respects the autonomy of clients and differences based on ethnicity, gender, age, socio-economic, sexual orientation, special needs, religion and personal beliefs.
- A member of EPKA acknowledges and respects the efforts and contributions of other professionals, refers correctly to materials created by other authors and themselves.
- A member of EPKA behaves in a manner that does not damage the reputation of himself, other professionals or the profession.
- An EPKA member may not continue to practice in the event of a serious or permanent medical condition.
A full version of the code of ethics is being developed.