As bloggers, and communicators we strive to provide you with the most accurate information we can. Here at The Digital Photo Experience we are all humans and on occasions we may make mistakes or make omissions on the information we provide; however we will make every effort to make sure the information we provide is correct and accurate, and when we find out it is/was not, we will correct ourselves. All the information provided on The Digital Photo Experience is the opinion of each of the individual authors, nothing should be taken as hard facts but merely as our personal opinion.
As responsible bloggers we recognize that we are publishing words publicly, and therefore have certain ethical obligations to our readers, the people we write about, and society in general.
Having said that, our pledge to you, our audience is that we will strive to observe the following code of ethics as closely as possible:
Be Honest and Fair
We pledge to be honest and fair in gathering, reporting and interpreting information.
- Never plagiarize.
- Identify and link to sources whenever feasible. The public is entitled to as much information as possible on sources’ reliability.
- Make certain that Weblog entries, quotations, headlines, photos and all other content do not misrepresent. They should not oversimplify or highlight incidents out of context.
- Never distort the content of photos without disclosing what has been changed. Image enhancement is only acceptable for for technical clarity. Label montages and photo illustrations.
- Never publish information we know is inaccurate — and if publishing questionable information, make it clear it’s in doubt.
- Distinguish between advocacy, commentary and factual information. Even advocacy writing and commentary should not misrepresent fact or context.
- Distinguish factual information and commentary from advertising and shun hybrids that blur the lines between the two.
- Admit mistakes and correct them promptly.
- Explain each Weblog’s mission and invite dialogue with the public over its content and the bloggers’ conduct.
- Disclose conflicts of interest, affiliations, activities and personal agendas.
- Deny favored treatment to advertisers and special interests and resist their pressure to influence content. When exceptions are made, disclose them fully to readers.
- Be wary of sources offering information for favors. When accepting such information, disclose the favors.
- Abide by the same high standards to which we hold others.
Integrity is the cornerstone of credibility and when all is said and done, our integrity is what keeps people like you coming back to us, so we take it very seriously.
The information on this page was adapted from “A Blogger’s Code of Ethics” created by CyberJournalists.net.