of Ethics (COE). Nautical
William T. Morgen, Owner/Webmaster of Nautical Awards Program and
Lagoon View Yacht Club, do hereby declare that I, and any evaluator
of our program, agree to advance and promote the Code of Ethics as
stated, in order to ensure fairness to all applicants and to maintain
the honor and integrity of this award program.
agree that all critiques given will be constructive. Criticism shall
not be given unless it's specifically requested by an applicant, and
in these instances, will remain positive where possible in order to
promote good will and advance the level of quality of the Internet.
agree to allow eligibility to all applicants who meet the criteria
of our program. I agree to be uniform in our evaluation process, and
to fairly evaluate all applicant sites.
agree not to discriminate on grounds of race, gender, religious, or
national origin; and
maintain a professional, courteous, and positive manner in
corresponding with all applicants.
agree to set forth awards criteria and to adhere to same. Proposed
changes in criteria will be posted for two (2) weeks prior to the
final publishing of same with notices posted
site so all potential applicants can view and understand the
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).
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. This may occur
upon being requested to evaluate the web site of a friend, or any
appearance of a favorable exchange submission. I will recluse myself
from the evaluation and offer such applicant a choice of evaluators
from a selected list.
agree to evaluate sites within thirty (30) days of receipt of
submission. If this deadline cannot be met, I agree to notify the
applicant of the delay, and suspend further submissions until the
back log is brought within the stated time frame.
agree not to divulge any information about any applicant to persons,
groups, or others not connected with the Nautical Awards Program (and
only for evaluation purposes). All information received from
applicants via e-mail submissions forms will be deemed private. See
agree that there will be no obligation for winning awards from NAP
beyond meeting the criteria. It is not, and never will be, mandatory
at NAP/LVYC to sign a guest book, or join a mailing list. It is a
requirement that any award granted from this site must be linked back
to our site in a method that will be outlined in our award
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 to be illegal, sexual in content, or discriminatory.
agree that NAP will not accept favors of any sort in exchange for
preferential treatment of submissions. NAP at all times will maintain
a high standard of honesty and integrity.
on the 27th day of July, 2004. Reaffirmed (CEM/CEMA) 01-22-05. Reaffirmed
(WWWEC) 06/20/05. William
T. Morgen COE
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