IPDA Code of Ethics


IPDA Code of Ethics

By completing the Application Membership Form and becoming a member of the Association, all members are deemed to have pledged themselves to comply with the following IPDA Code of Ethics :

  • To always purchase and sell philatelic material at reasonable and fair prices, giving due consideration to prevailing market conditions and factors and any risk that may be involved in buying philatelic material
  • To refrain from knowingly dealing in or holding stocks of stolen philatelic material
  • To refrain from knowingly dealing in counterfeit philatelic material except where the member has publicly and clearly stated that the item(s) for sale are counterfeit
  • To provide buyers of all material with a written description which, to the best of the members knowledge, accurately and completely describes the condition, identification and specification of the items for sale
  • To be truthful in all dealings with sellers and buyers and in all advertising and displays of philatelic material
  • When requested, give customers advice on philatelic matters which to the best of the members knowledge is correct, and, to refrain from making false or misleading statements, and, to always refer the customer to another source of information when the matter is not in the members area of knowledge or expertise
  • To publicly guarantee a full refund of the purchase price of any philatelic material purchased whenever a customer expresses dissatisfaction with the material supplied
  • To conduct oneself so as not to bring discredit to the Association or to diminish the prestige of the membership of the IPDA   


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