DailyTech enforces a strict ethics policy for staff and contributors that if violated results in severe consequences and immediate termination of contract for the offender. The ethics policy prevents external forces from influencing the website’s content and keeps articles unbiased and accurate.
There are many possible situations which exceed the boundaries of DailyTech’s ethics policy. Detailed below are just a few of these situations. If you ever feel an action would breach the ethics policy, immediately contact executive editor Brandon Hill or site founder Kristopher Kubicki
Any member of the DailyTech staff, including administration, writers and contributors, is prohibited from accepting any sort of gift, bribe, or monetary compensation from external companies. DailyTech writers must immediately return it to its source.
DailyTech stands completely against online “payola.” If any member of the DailyTech team is caught accepting any sort of gift, bribe, or form of monetary compensation in order to push coverage of a certain company or product, it will result in immediate termination of contract.
All content at DailyTech.com is completely advertising-independent; there is a strict separation between all forms of advertising and editorial activities. If any member of the team is approached for advertising, the contact must immediately be redirected to our third-party advertising team.
At times it might become necessary for a DailyTech writer to accept a press sample for a news story. However, all samples must be cleared by the executive staff before acceptance. In addition, the product must be returned within three months.
Writers are prohibited from accepting any unsolicited or unapproved hardware samples.
Any DailyTech employee found participating in these activities, even if not on under the DailyTech banner, will result in immediate dismissal.
DailyTech uses several bots to check for similar uses of its material across the internet to look for copyright infringement. Work plagiarized by a DailyTech writer would also show up in these trawls. Any plagiarism infractions will result in immediate, public termination.