We are committed to the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and ethical conduct in all that we do. This Ethics Policy outlines the core ethical principles that guide our work. We aim to collect responses from relevant sides when applicable to maintain fair coverage.
Accuracy and Fairness
We are committed to reporting and presenting information accurately and fairly. We conduct rigorous research and fact-checking for all our content. For further information about submitting feedback and error correction, please head over to our actionable feedback and error correction policies.
Conflict of Interest
We strive to avoid conflicts of interest that could compromise the fairness and integrity of our work. We will disclose any potential conflicts of interest to our readers. For more information about our funding sources, please read our funding statement.
Respect for Intellectual Property
We respect copyright laws and the intellectual property rights of others. We will always properly credit and source material that is not our own, and only use such material in a fair and legal manner.
We respect the privacy of the individuals and organizations we interact with. We will never publish private information without consent, except where it is clearly in the public interest to do so.
We maintain our editorial independence and avoid any undue influence from funders or other outside forces. We make decisions based on what best serves our readers’ interests and the public good.
Accountability and Transparency
We take responsibility for our work and its impact. We are transparent about our processes, corrections, and updates. We will promptly correct any errors or inaccuracies that are brought to our attention.
Respect and Inclusivity
We strive to treat everyone we interact with — both online and offline — with respect, regardless of their race, religion, gender, age, nationality, or other protected characteristics. We aim to represent diverse voices and perspectives in our content.
Honesty and Integrity
We do not engage in plagiarism, fabrication of information, or other dishonest practices. We stand by the authenticity of our work.
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