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Ethics and Disclosure Policy

Quaere Living is committed to providing an ethical, transparent service. We want you to enjoy reading Quaere Living in confidence.

Here is what we do.

 

Editorial ethics

Quaere Living complies with the Independent Press Standards Organisation’s The Editors Code of Practice, which you can find here

Free or discounted things

We write posts on Quaere Living about things that we are personally interested in.  

 

Just because someone wants to give us something for free, doesn’t mean that we will accept it or review it.  We only review things that we think are interesting and are in line with our personal values.

 

We receive free things to review – when we have received something for free or for a discount – we will always make this clear at the beginning of the review.  

 

We never accept free things in exchange for a positive review. 

 

We always provide honest reviews even if we have received the thing we are reviewing for free or for a discount.  Sometimes we write bad reviews, but our reviews will never be nasty or mean.

 

If we think a thing is terrible, then we always reserve the right not to review it even though we have been given it for free or at a discounted price.  

 

People who have things to sell

Sometimes, we will write an article about people who have written a book or have a business – that is – people who have things to sell.  We only choose people to interview who are personally interesting to us and that we think you might be interested in too.  We will make it clear the basis on which we have written the post at the beginning of the post. 

 

Advertising and sponsored posts

If we are approached for advertising and/or sponsored posts, then we will be very clear, at the beginning of a post, whether it is sponsored or advertising.  We will only do a sponsored post or advertising when the product/brand shares our values and we genuinely think it is an excellent product/brand.  

 

If at any point, we use third party ad networks on the site, they will be clearly displayed as paid advertisements.

 

Conflicts of Interest

We will, to the best of our knowledge, avoid writing posts that are a conflict of interest. Catherine Flutsch is a trustee of Creation Theatre company.  Catherine's interest in Creation Theatre company will be clearly flagged at the beginning of anything that she writes about the company or its shows.  We will use our best endeavours to uncover interests in relation to our contributors’ content and where we know about an interest, we will either not publish a post or declare it clearly.  Our contributors are bound by our Content Creators’ Guidelines. 

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This Ethics and Disclosure Policy has been drafted specifically for Quaere Living.  

Last Amended: 11 January 2022.