We agree that all critiques
given will be constructive in nature as positive comment is productive.
We 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.
We agree to allow eligibility to all Applicants who meet the
SET (posted online, written = set) Criteria of any particular
award. We agree to be uniform in our eligibility requirements
(Criteria) and will fairly evaluate all sites/pages meeting
our Criteria which are submitted by any Applicant. We further
agree to clearly post these Criteria.
We 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.
We 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 proposed changes.
We 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.
We 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. We will offer such Applicant a choice
of Evaluator taken from our Membership Listing.
We agree to maintain a professional, friendly and positive
manner in any and/or all correspondence and/or communication
held with any Applicant/s.
We agree to evaluate all submitted sites within four (4) weeks
(changed on 04/13/03) of receipt of submission. If this deadline
cannot be met, we agree to suspend submissions until we can
again work within this timeframe.
We agree not to divulge any information about any Applicant
to persons, groups, or agencies not directly connected to our
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.
We agree to encourage and promote the use of original material
for Awards Programs Criteria and evaluation processes. We agree
to assist any person requesting advice concerning ethical evaluation
for and disbursement of awards. PLEASE NOTE: The Awards Evaluation
processes in use at DDCAwards.us are copyrighted material and
written authorization is required for their use.
We 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 main areas.
We 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 *200* pixels Height and *200*
We 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 a requirement that
any Awards granted from this web site must be linked back to
our web site in a method that will be outlined in Award notification
We agree that we 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.
We agree that we will not accept favors of any sort in exchange
for preferential treatment of submissions. We will at all times
maintain a high standard of honesty and integrity.
We agree that we will take all measures necessary to maintain
the honor and integrity of our Awards Programs.