Sarah of Puss Reboots
What a great topic as part of the Armchair BEA – ethics and blogging. My personal view is this –
- I will always disclose if I have received a copy of a book in exchange for a review. Over the last year though I have reviewed a few other things in addition to books.
- Never sell the books or items on, instead
- I pass them along to another reader or user – (not ebooks)
- Donate them to a worthy cause
- I email the provider and seek the go ahead
- Review Policy – I do have a review policy – HERE although it could do with an overhaul
- I do not make any money from this (or any) blog that I am involved with. No affiliations with Amazon or other retail or institutions – to me blogging is a source of enjoyment, not a money making entity.
- I do not plagiarise.
- If I use an image I found on the internet I always provide the source of the image
- I always seek permission where possible
- If I gain an idea for something on back of reading someone elses blog or post I provide a link – an example of this is the February Photo Collage Festival – You can see all the posts for this HERE
- I do though, advocate an organisation called Kiva and belong to the Genealogists for Families Team (GFF) which welcomes genealogists and their friends and families to join in. There is a badge on the sidebar on this blog which shows the Kiva loans that I have personally made as part of the GFF team.
- The opinions shared on Anglers Rest are mine and mine alone, unless I state otherwise.
- As part of my profession I am bound by a Code of Ethics. I never discuss professional issues on my blog, in fact I rarely mention my profession, which is in the healthcare arena. If I do relate to the day job I always talk in general terms or mention things that are specific to me. Furthermore, I signed the Official Secrets Act in 1992 thus rendering part of my professional life untalkable!
I did two things. Firstly I left a comment advising that the person had breached my copyright and I left my URL to this blog and secondly I reported the user and this particular issue to the Pinterest team. Within the day the “offender” was removed, well that account anyway, from the site. I guess this was because they had been swamped with complaints.
I have a copyright note on my blog and on my website. I trust that other people will respect that note, just as I will respect anyone else’s copyright.
Final comment. – This blog is my virtual living room. I share an assortment of things, mainly book or genealogical related and share photos of holidays etc. This blog is a reflection of my integrity and personal values.