DECLARATION OF ETHICS
Owner of all Awards Programs held at ChamownersWeb web site, do hereby
declare on behalf of myself and any other Evaluator/s who may be contracted at
any time by ChamownersWeb to evaluate for any ChamownersWeb Sponsored Award
Program, that we agree to advance and promote the Web Site Evaluator Code of
Ethics in order to ensure fairness to all Applicants and to maintain the honor
and integrity of Applicants, Evaluators and Awards.
I agree that all critiques
given will be constructive in nature as positive comment is productive. I
will refrain from criticism unless specifically requested by an Applicant,
and in such instances, will remain positive where possible in an effort to
promote goodwill and advance the level of quality among Internet sites.
I agree to allow eligibility
to all Applicants who meet the SET (posted online, written set) Criteria
of any particular award. I agree to be uniform in my eligibility
requirements (Criteria) and will fairly evaluate all sites/pages meeting my
Criteria which are submitted by any Applicant. I further agree to clearly
post these Criteria.
I agree not to discriminate
on grounds of race, gender, nation of origin, religion, profession, age,
mental or physical handicap, or any other reason which is not globally
viewed as an illegal trait or manner of conduct.
I agree to set forth Awards
Criteria and to adhere to same. Proposed time frames for changes will be
posted for two (2) weeks prior to the final publishing of same with notices
posted on site so all potential Applicants can view and understand the
I agree to evaluate web sites
under the Criteria which was in place at the time of any and/or all
application/s. If changes are made to Criteria AFTER application/s is/are
received, the submitted site/s will be evaluated using the Criteria that was
in effect when Applicant/s initially submitted the site/s.
I agree to immediately inform
any Criteria compliant Applicant in writing, of a 'Refrain to Evaluate' if
it is found that a Conflict of Interest would occur in evaluating
their Web site - e.g. Such may occur upon being requested to evaluate the
Web site of a good friend. I will offer such Applicant a choice of
Evaluator taken from my Membership Listing.
I agree to maintain a
professional, friendly and positive manner in any and/or all correspondence
and/or communication held with any Applicant/s.
I agree to evaluate all
submitted sites within four (4) weeks of receipt of submission. If this
deadline cannot be met, I agree to suspend submissions until I can again
work within this time frame.
I agree not to divulge any
information about any Applicant to persons, groups, or agencies not directly
connected to my Awards Programs, and only then for the purpose of evaluating
submissions and notifying winners. All information received from Applicants
via e-mail submissions or submission forms will be deemed private.
I agree to encourage and
promote the use of original material for Awards Programs Criteria and
evaluation processes. I agree to assist any person requesting advice
concerning ethical evaluation for and disbursement of awards. PLEASE NOTE:
The Awards Evaluation processes in use at ChamownersWeb are copyrighted
material and written authorization is required for their use.
I agree to maintain any owned
individual web site/s that include Awards Program/s to a standard that meets
the Criteria of the Award/s given. In the case of any Award/s offered that
is/are OUTSIDE the main subject of our web site/s, any and/or all such web
site/s will be maintained to a high standard of integrity in all its/their
I agree to maximum dimensions
of Awards given in courtesy of web sites that will use them. If the maximum
dimensions cannot be adhered to then a text only link will be permitted for
graphics larger than maximum size. (Maximum size dimensions offered from
this web site are: no more than 96 pixels Height and 145
I agree that there will be
only one obligation for winning Awards from this web site beyond meeting the
Criteria. It is not, and never will be, mandatory at this web site to sign a
Guest book or to join a mailing list. It is not a requirement that any
Awards granted from this web site be linked back to my web site.
I agree that I will not grant
Awards to, or in any other manner endorse or promote, any web site that
endorses, promotes or contains content which is considered globally to be
illegal or discriminatory whether same be against human or wildlife.
I agree that we will not
accept favors of any sort in exchange for preferential treatment of
submissions. I will at all times maintain a high standard of honesty and
I agree that we will take all
measures necessary to maintain the honor and integrity of my Awards
Submitted on this day,
Amended on August 21 2008
Code of Ethics ( COE ) is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution
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Award Community News in accordance with the terms of the License.