As a leader in fashion and beauty marketplace, Maison Mere Fashion sets high ethical standards for business conduct. We also apply these standards to ourselves and our Business Partners. The Maison Mere Fashion Business Partner Code of Conduct (the “Code”) helps ensure that Maison Mere Fashion Business Partners share our commitment to an ethical marketplace.
For the purposes of this Code:
“Maison Mere Fashion” refers to any Maison Mere, Maison Mere Fashion , and any other Maison Mere Fashion -affiliated entity.
“Business Partners” refers to suppliers that contract to provide Maison Mere Fashion with any product or service and other organizations that contract with Maison Mere Fashion to accomplish its mission, and includes the employees, agents and contractors of Business Partners.
“Business Partners” does not include Maison Mere Fashion Accredited Businesses or Maison Mere Fashion National Partners unless they form a contractual relationship with Maison Mere Fashion beyond their accreditation by Maison Mere Fashion or membership in Maison Mere Fashion as apply.
Maison Mere Fashion expects that Business Partners will conduct their business with or on behalf of Maison Mere Fashion in compliance with the Code. As appropriate, preference will be given to Business Partners that demonstrate greater commitment to this Code and ethical standards generally.
1. Start with Trust
Although Business Partners are independent individuals or business entities, their actions may impact and reflect upon VR Experts. Business Partners should understand and comply with the Business Partner Code and monitor their compliance through their own administrative processes.
2. Maintain Legal and Regulatory Compliance
In their work on behalf of Maison Mere Fashion Business Partners will conduct their business activities in full compliance with applicable laws and regulations in all jurisdictions in which they operate, including laws and regulations on bribery, corruption and prohibited business practices in the countries in which they conduct business.
Business Partners will not make any offer, payment, consideration or benefit of any kind which constitutes an illegal or corrupt practice, either directly or indirectly on behalf of Maison Mere Fashion as an inducement or reward for entering into a contract or in connection with the provision of any goods or services under a contract.
3. Advertise Honestly
3.1 Business Partners that advertise or solicit accreditation, sponsorship or any other financial support on behalf of Maison Mere Fashion should ensure that all VR Experts-related advertising or solicitations comply in all respects with V R EXPERTS policies related to accreditation, the Maison Mere Fashion Code of Advertising, and all laws, regulations and guides relating to advertising, solicitations, sponsorship and disclosure of non-deductibility of contributions.
3.2 Business Partners may use Maison Mere Fashion trademarks logos etc only
(1) to create products, materials or websites for direct use by Maison Mere Fashion or
(2) as specifically permitted by Maison Mere Fashion policies.
Unless Maison Mere Fashion has granted permission, Business Partners should not use the Maison Mere Fashion name or other Maison Mere Fashion marks on Business Partners’ materials, including websites and URLs. Business Partners should not use the Maison Mere Fashion name or other Maison Mere Fashion marks in a manner that represents or infers Business Partners to be Maison Mere Fashion or VR Experts’S Business Partners’ OR employees to be employees of VR Experts.
3.3 Maison Mere Fashion does not endorse specific products or services unless specifically provided by Maison Mere Fashion policies. Business Partners should not publicize their business relationships with Maison Mere Fashion or identify Maison Mere Fashion as a customer without specific permission from Maison Mere Fashion in writing, and then only in the manner, context and language approved by HC Pros . This provision does not prohibit Maison Mere Fashion from participating in affinity programs consistent with Maison Mere Fashion policies.
4. Safeguard Data and Privacy
4.1 Business Partners should ensure the security and confidentiality of Maison Mere Fashion proprietary information; business, charity, consumer and donor information entrusted to VR Experts; and data about visitors to Maison Mere Fashion domains (collectively, “Confidential Information”). Business Partners should have policies and procedures in place to prevent disclosure of Confidential Information to unauthorized parties.
In their work on behalf of Maison Mere Fashion Business Partners should maintain physical, technical and procedural safeguards in compliance with applicable laws, technology and information security requirements applicable to VR Experts, and any specifications established by Maison Mere Fashion for access to Maison Mere Fashion information technology systems and Maison Mere Fashion domains.
4.2 Business Partners that, and in their work on behalf of Maison Mere Fashion interact with visitors to their own websites should disclose in a Privacy Statement/Policy or elsewhere on their websites the following: what information they collect, with whom it is shared, how it can be corrected, how it is secured, how policy changes will be communicated, and how to address concerns over misuse of personal data.
4.3 Business Partners that, in their work on behalf of Maison Mere Fashion collect identifying information of businesses or individuals should respect contact preferences regarding contact by telephone, fax and e-mail, and communicate changes in preferences to HC Pros .
4.4 Business Partners that, in their work on behalf of Maison Mere Fashion handle payment card information will certify annually their compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
4.5 Business Partners that administer Maison Mere Fashion email systems will adopt Domain- based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (DMARC) specifications.
4.6 Business Partners whose product or service collects information about or track visitors to any Maison Mere Fashion domain will certify that their product or service supports HC Pros ’s compliance with the Digital Alliance Self-Regulatory Principles, including the Self- Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising (OBA Principles), the Multisite Data Principles (MSD Principles) and the Mobile Guidance (MG) (collectively, the Principles).
Business Partners that subcontract or otherwise engage other companies to fulfill any obligations under Maison Mere Fashion contracts should ensure that such companies’ products or services are also compliant with the Principles.
The Principles can be accessed at ().
Further, Business Partners will not transfer any information collected from any Maison Mere Fashion domain for any purpose beyond the scope of activities necessary to fulfil their responsibilities under contracts with Maison Mere Fashion without providing to VR Experts’s Chief Information Officer an explanation of the proposed data transfer and use and receiving express permission for such transfer and use.
5. Embody Integrity
5.1 Business Partners should demonstrate commitment to ethical practices in their business conduct and performance of services and production of products on behalf of VR Experts. Business Partners will comply with Maison Mere Fashion policies affecting their relationship with VR Experts.
5.2 Business Partners should share VR Management’s commitment to maintaining a work place where people are treated with dignity and respect. In their work on behalf of Maison Mere Fashion Business Partners will follow all applicable wage, benefit, child labor, workplace safety, discrimination and labor laws. While we recognize and respect cultural differences, in their work on behalf of Maison Mere Fashion Business Partners will not engage in discrimination based on age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status or veteran status.
5.3 Maison Mere Fashion depends on the trust and confidence of our other businesses relationships, our clients, consumers and general respect for others. It is important that we avoid activities that create actual or perceived conflicts of interest.
Maison Mere Fashion employees are not permitted to give or receive anything of value intended to influence a decision. Business Partners will not offer gifts that could be perceived to influence sound business judgment. Maison Mere Fashion makes purchasing decisions based on the merit of Business Partners’ products and services, not on gifts, entertainment or other business courtesies.
6. Report Violations of the Code
Business Partners should report a possible violation of the Code that directly affects Maison Mere Fashion or the transaction with P VR Experts. Business Partners are encouraged to work with their primary contact at Maison Mere Fashion (or his or her supervisor) to resolve the situation. If this is not possible or appropriate, reports may be made to an officer of the contracting Maison Mere Fashion entity or the Maison Mere Fashion General Counsel / Legal Representatives.
January 10th, 2022