Terms of Use Policy

Terms of Use - MassageGPS.com provides an online directory for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers. Use of this site indicates your agreement to adhere to the Terms of Use listed here.
 
Content
No obscene, sexually explicit, or pornographic material may be listed on this site. At the discretion of MassageGPS.com we reserve the right to remove any content that is inappropriate for general public viewing on our site. Please respect the rights of others on this site. No harassing, threatening or inappropriate language or misleading information will be tolerated. You agree that all images, photos, text, images and files are the sole responsibility of the individual creating the listing or ad. MassageGPS.com makes no claim as to the accuracy, authenticity of the information contained in this site. MassageGPS.com at its sole descretion has the right to remove, delete or move your content for violating this TOU or any other reason.  All photographs or pictures placed on this site must be appropriate for all ages of viewing. Any sexually explicit or inappropriate photos including excessive cleavage, excessive-exposure-of-the-therapist images, non-professional attire and complete nudity are not appropriate for the MassageGPS.com site. If our Grandmas would be uncomfortable with your photo or content, it doesn't belong on our site!
 
Conduct
For your safety please be aware of the information you place on the public areas of this site. You must be at least 18 years of age to be a subscriber on this Site. We will not share any of your personal information. We adhere to all local, state and federal  privacy laws. We expect you to do the same.
We do not allow any data mining or reproduction of this site without prior authorization.
 
Code of Ethics
You agree to be bound by the Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers Code of Ethics as written by Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals:

Client Relationships

  • I shall endeavor to serve the best interests of my clients at all times and to provide the highest quality service possible.
  • I shall maintain clear and honest communications with my clients and shall keep client communications confidential.
  • I shall acknowledge the limitations of my skills and, when necessary, refer clients to the appropriate qualified health care professional.
  • I shall in no way instigate or tolerate any kind of sexual advance while acting in the capacity of a massage, bodywork, somatic therapy or esthetic practitioner.

Professionalism

  • I shall maintain the highest standards of professional conduct, providing services in an ethical and professional manner in relation to my clientele, business associates, health care professionals, and the general public.
  • I shall respect the rights of all ethical practitioners and will cooperate with all health care professionals in a friendly and professional manner.
  • I shall refrain from the use of any mind-altering drugs, alcohol, or intoxicants prior to or during professional sessions.
  • I shall always dress in a professional manner, proper dress being defined as attire suitable and consistent with accepted business and professional practice.
  • I shall not be affiliated with or employed by any business that utilizes any form of sexual suggestiveness or explicit sexuality in its advertising or promotion of services, or in the actual practice of its services.

Scope of Practice / Appropriate Techniques

  • I shall provide services within the scope of the ABMP definition of massage, bodywork, somatic therapies and skin care, and the limits of my training. I will not employ those massage, bodywork or skin care techniques for which I have not had adequate training and shall represent my education, training, qualifications and abilities honestly.
  • I shall be conscious of the intent of the services that I am providing and shall be aware of and practice good judgment regarding the application of massage, bodywork or somatic techniques utilized.
  • I shall not perform manipulations or adjustments of the human skeletal structure, diagnose, prescribe or provide any other service, procedure or therapy which requires a license to practice chiropractic, osteopathy, physical therapy, podiatry, orthopedics, psychotherapy, acupuncture, dermatology, cosmetology, or any other profession or branch of medicine unless specifically licensed to do so.
  • I shall be thoroughly educated and understand the physiological effects of the specific massage, bodywork, somatic or skin care techniques utilized in order to determine whether such application is contraindicated and/or to determine the most beneficial techniques to apply to a given individual. I shall not apply massage, bodywork, somatic or skin care techniques in those cases where they may be contraindicated without a written referral from the client's primary care provider.

Image / Advertising Claims

  • I shall strive to project a professional image for myself, my business or place of employment, and the profession in general.
  • I shall actively participate in educating the public regarding the actual benefits of massage, bodywork, somatic therapies and skin care.
  • I shall practice honesty in advertising, promote my services ethically and in good taste, and practice and/or advertise only those techniques for which I have received adequate training and/or certification. I shall not make false claims regarding the potential benefits of the techniques rendered.
Disclaimer
You agree that use of the MassageGPS.com website is at your own risk. MassageGPS does not assume any liability for any damage which occurs due to the use of this site. You agree to hold harmless MassageGPS and Innovative Health LLC for any loss arising from your failure to comply with our Terms of Use or other loss from your use of this Site. You agree to provide MassageGPS with your correct, functional, verifiable email address to ensure we have accurate contact information. Failure to do so may mean that we may not be able to publish your subscription.
 
Anyone not legally in the Massage or Bodywork profession will not be allowed to create a Massage or Bodywork listing on our site. All other areas: events, articles and classified ads can be submitted by anyone with a massage related ad. Should MassageGPS.com find or be notified of any violations on this site, the listing will be suspended and or deleted at MassageGPS's discretion.
All funds are non-refundable including any listings, classified, articles  or events removed for violating the TOU.
 
Liability
MassageGPS and Innovative Health LLC will not be liable for any damages to you or to a third party for special, punitive, consequential, direct or indirect damages including loss of profits, data, intangibles or other loss through the use of this Site. Damages, if any, will be limited to the amount paid by you to MassageGPS.com.
 
Indemnity
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless MassageGPS.com for any claim or lawsuit arising out of content you submit to our site.
 
Thank you for your compliance with our Terms of Use!!


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