Hair Braiding License Application for eHBA

Affidavit for Hair Braiding Licensure Application 

I, ______________________ (print name) do hereby declare that I have practiced Hair Braiding without a state occupational license, completed 4-hours of Hair Needs Infection Control online training, and charging a fee to a person for natural hair care services. 
Name of client for whom I performed Hair Braiding___________________

I have reviewed the Google Form worksheet on Hair Braiding Kit and PPE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSchjSM06vKU4vicYWHLargz1oOgGZLqpPY5Td4ZWI5GZYOZTA/viewform?usp=pp_url

I have reviewed the Google Slide worksheet on Hair Braiding Kit and PPE: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NWojkGYgfuMRlkF5Kf7UmwfwlMCJy-Q6/view?usp=sharing

I understand that providing false or untrue information in any part of my application to the eHBA for licensure is fraudulent misrepresentation and grounds for disciplinary action by the eHBA under the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993 (“NCRPA” or “Act”), 15 U.S.C. §§ 4301-06.

I also understand that, if the eHBA finds that grounds for disciplinary action exist, the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993 (“NCRPA” or “Act”), 15 U.S.C. §§ 4301-06 permits the eHBA to order any of the following disciplinary sanctions: refuse to issue or renew a license, revoke or suspend a license, place a licensee on probation, or any combination of these actions. 

With this knowledge, I swear or affirm that the information I have provided above is true and correct. 

___________________________

(Signature of Applicant, Notary Required) and (Date)

Subscribed and sworn to before me this ___________day of ______________________, 20_____ 

Notary Public’s Signature__________________________________________ 

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County of______________________ State of _________________________ 

Denise Jarrett Signature_________________________________

Date_________ 

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eHBA Accreditation Standards

eHBA Accreditation Standards represent standards for business accreditation by eHBA’s in North America.

These standards are based on eHBA’s determination of the attributes of a better business. They incorporate not only lawful business practices but also eHBA’s experience with ethical advertising, selling, and customer experiences. For a business to qualify for eHBA Accreditation, it must continually meet these standards. Not all businesses will qualify for eHBA Accreditation.

eHBA charges a fee for eHBA Accreditation. This fee supports eHBA’s efforts to fulfill its mission of advancing marketplace trust. eHBA accreditation fees are based on several factors, including the size of business.

To be accredited by eHBA, an individual, business or organization affirms that it meets and will abide by the following standards:

  1. Build Trust
    Establish and maintain a positive track record in the marketplace.
    • Be actively selling products or services for at least six months before application or have previously operated a similar business with an eligible business performance track record.
    • Fulfill all-natural hair care competency and trade licensing requirements.
    • Be free from government action that demonstrates a significant failure to support eHBA ethical principles. eHBA evaluates the action and decides on adherence to this standard based on the nature of the violation and the extent of harm it caused or is alleged to have caused, whether it was caused or condoned by management, and actions are taken to resolve underlying issues that led to the government action.
    • Maintain at least a B rating in all company-owned locations and its headquarters.
  2. Advertise Honestly
    Follow established legal and ethical advertising and selling practices, including, but not limited to, the eHBA Code of Advertising.
    • Work with eHBA and agree to modify, substantiate or discontinue advertising and selling practices when recommended.
    • Use the eHBA trademark and eHBA affiliation statements under license and as outlined in usage policies then in effect.
  3. Tell the Truth
    Honestly represent products and services, including clear and prominent disclosures of all material terms.
    • Be clear in all written and verbal representations and include all relevant facts in all transactions.
  4. Be Transparent
    Openly identify the nature, location, and ownership of the business, and clearly and prominently disclose all material facts that bear on a customer’s decision to buy.
    • Upon request, promptly provide eHBA with all information requested to ensure adherence to eHBA standards.
    • Clearly and prominently provide to customers:
      • direct and effective means to contact the business
      • the business’ return/refund policy
      • any recurring commitment into which the customer may be entering, including automatic renewals, payments, or other financial commitments.
      • the total cost of the transaction, including tax, shipping and handling, and other related charges before completion of the transaction
      • any known delays or shortages of stock
      • a receipt summarizing the transaction after the purchase
  5. Honor Promises
    Fulfill all contracts, commitments, and representations.
  6. Be Responsive
    Address disputes forwarded by eHBA quickly and in good faith.
    • Respond to each complaint:
      • Is professional,
      • addresses all significant issues raised by the complainant,
      • includes appropriate evidence and documents supporting the business’ position, and
      • explains why any relief sought by the complainant cannot or should not be granted.
    • Participate in mediation, arbitration, or other dispute resolution services as requested by eHBA.
    • Honor any settlements, agreements or decisions reached as an outcome of a dispute resolution process.
    • Cooperate with eHBA in efforts to eliminate the underlying cause of patterns of customer complaints that are identified by eHBA.
  7. Safeguard Privacy
    Protect any data collected against unauthorized disclosure and fraud, collect personal information only as needed, and respect the preferences of customers regarding the use of their information.
    • Disclose handling practices for personal information, including but not limited to:
      • what information is collected;
      • how it is used;
      • 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 the misuse of personal data.
    • Ensure sensitive data (credit card, bank account numbers, Social Security/Social Insurance number, salary, or other personal financial or health information) is collected and transmitted via secure means. Businesses will comply with applicable legal requirements and industry standards for the protection and proper disposal of all sensitive data, both online and offline.
    • Respect customer preferences regarding contact by telephone and e-mail, and remedy the underlying cause of any failure to do so.
  8. Embody Integrity
    Approach all business dealings, marketplace transactions, and commitments with integrity, good faith and intent to do what is reasonably expected.
    • Avoid involvement, by the business or its principals, in activities that reflect unfavorably on, or otherwise adversely affect the public image of, eHBA or its accredited businesses.

Sign Here: _________________    Date: _____________________

eHBA eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber Business Partners  Code of Conduct

As a leader in advancing marketplace trust, eHBA sets high moral standards for business conduct. We also apply these standards to ourselves and our eHBA Braiders, Beauticians, and Barber Business Partners. The eHBA eHBA Braiders, Beauticians, and Barber Business Partners  Code of Conduct (the “Code”) help ensure that eHBA eHBA Braiders, Beauticians, and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber Business Partners share our commitment to an ethical marketplace.

For this Code, “eHBA” refers to any Better Business Bureau, International Association of eHBA’s (“IA eHBA”) and eHBA Institute. “eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber Business Partners” refers to suppliers that contract to provide eHBA with any product or service and other organizations that contract with eHBA to accomplish its mission, and includes the employees, self-employed, gig workers, independent contractors, agents and contractors of eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber Business Partners. “eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber Business Partners” does not include eHBA Accredited Businesses unless they form a contractual relationship with eHBA beyond their accreditation by eHBA.

eHBA expects that eHBA Braiders, Beauticians, and Barber along with eHBA Braiders, Beauticians, and Barber Business Partners will conduct their business with or on behalf of eHBA in compliance with the Code. As appropriate, preference will be given to eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians, and Barber Business Partners that demonstrate greater commitment to this Code and ethical standards generally.

1. Start With Trust

Although eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians, and Barber Business Partners are independent individuals or business entities, their actions may impact and reflect upon eHBA. eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians, and Barber Business Partners should understand and comply with the eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber Business Partners  Code and monitor their compliance through their own administrative processes.

2. Maintain Legal and Regulatory Compliance

In their work on behalf of eHBA, eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber 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. eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber 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 eHBA, 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  eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber Business Partners s that advertise or solicit accreditation, sponsorship or any other financial support on behalf of eHBA should ensure that all eHBA-related advertising or solicitations comply in all respects with eHBA policies related to accreditation, the eHBA Code of Advertising, and all laws, regulations, and guides relating to advertising, solicitations, sponsorships and disclosure of non-deductibility of contributions.

3.2  eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber Business Partners may use eHBA trademarks only (1) to create products, materials or websites for direct use by eHBA, or (2) as specifically permitted by eHBA policies or by IA eHBA in writing. Unless IA eHBA has granted permission, eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians, and Barber Business Partners should not use the eHBA name or other eHBA marks on eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber Business Partners s’ materials, including websites and URLs. eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber Business Partners should not use the eHBA name or other eHBA marks in a manner that represents or infers eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber Business Partners to be eHBA or eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber Business Partners s’ employees, self-employed, gig workers, independent contractors to be employees, self-employed, gig workers, independent contractors of eHBA.

3.3  eHBA does not endorse specific products or services unless specifically provided by eHBA policies. eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber Business Partners should not publicize their business relationships with eHBA or identify eHBA as a customer without specific permission from eHBA in writing, and then only in the manner, context and language approved by eHBA. This provision does not prohibit eHBA from participating in affinity programs consistent with eHBA policies.

4. Safeguard Data and Privacy

4.1   eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber Business Partners should ensure the security and confidentiality of eHBA proprietary information; business, charity, consumer and donor information entrusted to eHBA; and data about visitors to eHBA domains (collectively, “Confidential Information”). eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians, and Barber Business Partners should have policies and procedures in place to prevent disclosure of Confidential Information to unauthorized parties. In their work on behalf of eHBA, eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber Business Partners should maintain physical, technical and procedural safeguards in compliance with applicable laws, technology and information security requirements applicable to eHBAs, and any specifications established by IAeHBA for access to eHBA information technology systems and eHBA domains.

4.2   eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber Business Partners that, in their work on behalf of eHBA, 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   eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber Business Partners that, in their work on behalf of eHBA, 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 eHBA.

4.4   eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber Business Partners that, in their work on behalf of eHBA, handle payment card information will certify annually their compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

4.5   eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians, and Barber Business Partners that administer eHBA email systems will adopt Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (DMARC) specifications.

4.6   eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber Business Partners whose product or service collects information about or track visitors to any eHBA domain will certify that their product or service supports eHBA’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). eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians, and Barber Business Partners that subcontract or otherwise engage other companies to fulfill any obligations under eHBA contracts should ensure that such companies’ products or services are also compliant with the Principles. Further, eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber Business Partners will not transfer any information collected from any eHBA domain for any purpose beyond the scope of activities necessary to fulfill their responsibilities under contracts with eHBA without providing to IA eHBA’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   eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians, and Barber Business Partners should demonstrate the commitment to ethical practices in their business conduct and performance of services and production of products on behalf of eHBA. eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians, and Barber Business Partners will comply with eHBA policies affecting their relationship with eHBA.

5.2   eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians, and Barber Business Partners should share eHBA’s commitment to maintaining a workplace where people are treated with dignity and respect. In their work on behalf of eHBA, eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber Business Partners will follow all applicable wages, benefit, child labor, workplace safety, discrimination, and labor laws. While we recognize and respect cultural differences, in their work on behalf of eHBA, eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber 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   eHBA depends on the trust and confidence of businesses, charities, consumers, and donors. It is important that we avoid activities that create actual or perceived conflicts of interest. eHBA employees, self-employed, gig workers, independent contractors are not permitted to give or receive anything of value intended to influence a decision. eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians, and Barber Business Partners will not offer gifts that could be perceived to influence sound business judgment. eHBA makes purchasing decisions based on the merit of eHBA Braiders, Beauticians, and Barber Business Partners’ products and services, not on gifts, entertainment, or other business courtesies.

6. Report Violations of the Code

eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians, and Barber Business Partners should report a possible violation of the Code that directly affects eHBA or the transaction with eHBA. eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians and Barber eHBA Braiders, Beauticians, and Barber Business Partners are encouraged to work with their primary contact at eHBA (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 eHBA entity or the IA eHBA General Counsel.

Sign Here: _____________________    Date: _______________

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