We, the Team of the
Palion-Award-Index, owner of all award programs held at Palion-Award-Index web
site, do hereby declare on behalf of myself and any other evaluator/s who may be
contracted at any time by Palion-Award-Index to evaluate for any
Palion-Award-Index sponsored award program, that we 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
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
We agree to allow eligibility to all applicants who meet the 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,
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 4 - 8 weeks 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
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 Treasures Of The Web /
Treasured Web Awards 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* pixels Width.)
We agree that there will be only one obligation for winning awards from this web
site beyond meeting the Criteria and that is that the winner post the award on
their winning site. It is not, and never will be, mandatory at this web site to
sign a guest book, join a mailing list, or link our awards back to us. The
linking of our awards is at the discretion of the winning site.
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 award program.