Code of Ethics
All PeeDeeFoodie.com™ writers and editors are expected to adhere to the following generally accepted FOOD BLOG CODE OF ETHICS:
- We understand that the moment we put anything up on the internet (a blog, restaurant reviews, recipes, videos, photography, and comments) we automatically become a publisher and therefore have the responsibility of a publisher.
- We accept the responsibilities that come with publishing. We will be accountable for our actions.
- We will be civil.
- We will be transparent. We will disclose gifts, comps, samples, and financial relationships with specific businesses if we write about them.
- We will not steal other people’s work. Other peoples’ content (writing, recipes, photos, video, illustrations) will not be taken or used without written or verbal consent from the creator of said material. If we use someone else’s material and change it for our own use (i.e. a recipe) we will give attribution to the original resource.
In addition, restaurant reviews will be conducted in accordance with the following suggested REVIEWERS’ GUIDELINES:
1. We will be thorough.
- We will consult the Association of Food Journalist guidelines to maintain a standard for reviews.
2. We will be fair when reviewing a restaurant
- We will try to visit a restaurant more than once (more than twice, if possible) before passing a final judgment. We realize that this is an ideal. Some people are writing about restaurants that they go to in their travels, and most of us don’t have the money to go to places more than once (and find it especially hard to cough up the extra dough if a place stinks the first time we go). If you only go to a restaurant once, just say so.
- We will sample the full range of items on menu.
- We will be fair to new restaurants. If we chose to post about a new restaurant within the first few days or weeks of opening we will say so and offer readers “initial impressions.”
- If we receive an item for free or if we are recognized during our reviewing process, we will mention so in our review.
- While anonymity is important when dining out and conducting a review, we will not hide behind a pseudonym. If complete anonymity is required for personal or professional safety, we will not post anything that we wouldn’t feel comfortable putting our name on and owning up to. Readers should also be able to respond to the reviews.
Posted on 09/01/2011. Source: http://foodethics.wordpress.com/