CONFIDENTIALITY
CODE OF ETHICS & PRIVACY POLICY

The client’s best interests have top priority.

Jill's Promises

Sensitivity, empathy and patience are key elements of Jill’s relationship with clients.
            Jill’s pledge is to encourage the participation and feedback of clients to assure that the direction of the organizing work is appropriate and that the client sets boundaries and defines areas that are off-limits.
            Jill’s goal is to always speak with honest, direct advice given with diplomatic gentleness and humor.
            Jill’s promise is that she will never put any items in the trash bag or the donation bag and will not assist a client in downsizing the belongings of a partner, spouse, etc.

Jill-of-all-Trades will –
  • act as your ally
  • ask what is meaningful
  • want what you want for yourself
  • remind you of your goals
  • help you focus your criteria
  • respect your privacy
  • hold your confidences
  • validate your great ideas
  • custom-fit to your tastes
Jill Lawrence

Your Privacy

As a seasoned organizing professional, Jill Lawrence, CPO-CD® promises to give respect and support to all clients and to keep all information confidential – whether shared verbally, seen or accidentally overheard. No personal identifying information, contact information or proprietary information will be shared with any third party. 

The protection of your personal information is of paramount importance.  Any printed information that could be misused if tossed in the trash is put into a separate bag marked “Shred Me!”  The client is responsible for the shredding. Techniques for avoiding identity theft are discussed to help clients maintain their privacy in the future.


On Jill's Trustworthiness:

“Jill has a clear head...open analytic mind...intelligence, wit, spunk and sensitivity ... She is sensible and has integrity. (I don’t know many people about whom I could write that.)”
S. N., high school English teacher

NAPO'S CODE OF ETHICS

The National Association of Professional Organizers has a written Code of Ethics.  Pledging to adhere to this code is a condition of membership in the national association and the local Washington, DC Metro chapter.  In part, it reads,

“As a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers, I pledge to exercise judgment, self-restraint, and conscience in my conduct in order to establish and maintain public confidence in the integrity of NAPO members and to preserve and encourage fair and equitable practices among all who are engaged in the profession of organizing.” 

And in the section regarding client confidentiality, it further states,

“I will keep client information confidential and not use it to benefit myself or my firm, or reveal this information to others.”

Jill first signed this NAPO pledge in 1996 and has held to it ever since.

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