Disclosure Policy

Dis­clo­sure Pol­i­cy
Updat­ed 01/06/2009

theAkkadian.com is ded­i­cat­ed to deliv­er­ing prac­ti­cal and respon­si­ble con­tent and resources to help busi­ness­es grow and suc­ceed. We have devel­oped this detailed com­pa­ny-wide dis­clo­sure pol­i­cy to guide our busi­ness and all of our com­mu­ni­ca­tions.

theAkkadian.com gives tips, advice and answers to ques­tions about web design, and specif­i­cal­ly what not to do. Our inter­nal and exter­nal experts, con­trib­u­tors and blog­gers give advice that may not nec­es­sar­i­ly rep­re­sent the views of the com­pa­ny. We encour­age open com­mu­ni­ca­tion and the flow of ideas.

Of course, we will endeav­or to dis­close whether the author has a com­mer­cial inter­est in any of the infor­ma­tion or ser­vices men­tioned in the arti­cle. theAkkadian.com has always strived to oper­ate with the high­est lev­els of integri­ty and trans­paren­cy. Here are the key com­po­nents of our dis­clo­sure pol­i­cy:

Dis­clo­sure/­Con­flict-of-Inter­est

We endeav­or to com­ply with the fol­low­ing:

1. When an inter­nal or exter­nal writer or blog­ger pub­lish­es a col­umn or arti­cle on our behalf that includes infor­ma­tion about a prod­uct or ser­vice, if applic­a­ble, the fact that they have a com­mer­cial inter­est in that prod­uct or ser­vice is required to be dis­closed at the end of the arti­cle. Our writ­ers are direct­ed to dis­close any rela­tion­ship with a source that may com­pro­mise their objec­tiv­i­ty.
2. Our writ­ers are instruct­ed not to give pref­er­en­tial treat­ment to any out­side resource (pub­li­ca­tion, video, affil­i­ate, Web site), based on their rela­tion­ship with the per­son or com­pa­ny who authors or owns that resource.
3. Some of the con­tent found on our site is pro­vid­ed by out­side pub­li­ca­tions. These arti­cles should typ­i­cal­ly have clear­ly iden­ti­fi­able logos and/or labels indi­cat­ing their source. We can­not be respon­si­ble for any com­mer­cial inter­est that a writer from an out­side pub­li­ca­tion may have had when they wrote the arti­cle.
4. When we col­lect infor­ma­tion from you dur­ing a reg­is­tra­tion, how we use that infor­ma­tion is sub­ject to our Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy and Terms of Use Agree­ment.

Con­trib­u­tors

Some con­trib­u­tors to theAkkadian.com have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to par­tic­i­pate in a pro­gram that allows them to earn a pay­ment from theAkkadian.com, based on cer­tain met­rics that are impor­tant to our busi­ness. Those met­rics could include page views, vis­i­tors, or oth­er met­rics as des­ig­nat­ed from time to time.

Con­clu­sion

We have designed our dis­clo­sure pol­i­cy to serve our com­mu­ni­ty and our staff fair­ly. You should remem­ber to con­sid­er every piece of infor­ma­tion you receive, not as a de fac­to rec­om­men­da­tion, but as an idea for fur­ther con­sid­er­a­tion. Our dis­clo­sure pol­i­cy does not relieve indi­vid­u­als from tak­ing respon­si­bil­i­ty for their own deci­sions. Due dili­gence and crit­i­cal thought are cru­cial.

If you’d like to offer us any feed­back on our dis­clo­sure pol­i­cy, please con­tact us.

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