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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