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■ Code of Ethics

Membership of WWWEC (World Wide Web Ethics Community)
Association for Positive Ethical eXchange (APEX) has a mission to 'increase the credibility and professionalism of all website owners, designers and users, to set ethical standards, encourage professional practices, and promote fellowship amongst Internet users.' APEX has some award programs as members, but the mission of APEX reaches out to all Internet web sites.
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"Korean Orchid Awards"

I, Kim JinSeok, owner of the Korean Orchid Award program held at the web site "www.gocea.org," do hereby declare on behalf of myself and any other Evaluator/s who may be contracted at any time by the Korean Orchid Award program to evaluate for any Korean Orchid Award Program-sponsored award program, that I 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 good will 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.
  • 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 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 two (2) weeks of receipt of submission. If this deadline cannot be met, I agree to suspend submissions until I can again work within this timeframe.
  • I 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.
  • I agree to encourage and promote the use of original material for awards program criteria and evaluation processes. I agree to assist any persons requesting advice concerning ethical evaluation for and disbursement of awards. PLEASE NOTE: the awards evaluation processes in use at the Korean Orchid Award program 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 main areas.
  • 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 140 pixels height and 110 pixels width.)
  • 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.
  • I agree that I will not grantaAwards 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 I 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 integrity.
  • I agree that I will take all measures necessary to maintain the honor and integrity of our awards programs.
  • Submitted on this day, Monday, May 21, 2002

    Kim JinSeok
    Webmaster and Owner, The Korean Orchid Awards

    The Code of Ethics ( COE ) is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike United States License

    The Code of Ethics ( COE ) is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike United States License with credit being given to Award Community News in accordance with the terms of the License.