Ethical charter

1 – General provisions
InaGlobal – a review of creative industries and media – is an Internet Site published by the National Audiovisual Institute (Ina), the purpose of which is analysis of creative industries, media and the Internet throughout the world.
InaGlobal’s approach focuses on research with respect to these sectors, with concern for quality and objectivity.
This ethical charter, which may be updated, sets forth the principles by which InaGlobal operates. 
The preferred technical tools are those that most net surfers are using to cooperate in the sharing and exchange of information. Most of InaGlobal’s pages and functions are accessible for handicapped, blind or partially sighted people (the Site’s HTML codes and CSS comply with the W3C requirements).
Unless otherwise specified, all of InaGlobal’s contributions are original works.
All of the Site’s authors commit to comply with all of the provisions of this code.
2 – Name or pseudonym
The contributions are signed with the name (s) of his (their) author (s).
Authors’ use of pseudonyms is prohibited on the entire Site, except in extraordinary situations that are assessed by the editorial office, and which put the authors’ security in jeopardy. In that event, the pseudonym shall be indicated as such, with the editorial office guaranteeing the writer’s capacity.
3 – Sources
Borrowings and citations must be correctly credited.
With respect to interviews, the person who is interviewed is free to reread and amend his statements.
With respect to inquiries regarding contributions, the writer must report if a person refuses to talk to him, or could not be reached.
If figures used in a contribution are estimates, the writer must so state, and indicate the bases on which said estimates were produced.
4 – Disclaimer
It is up to each writer to advise the editorial office of any potential conflict of interest with a natural person, company, institution, research laboratory or editor.
Except in an extraordinary situation that is freely assessed by the editorial office, no writer shall provide material that is related to his employer or the customers thereof.
In general, all of the authors’ connections with the creative industries, media and the Internet sectors must be reported to the editorial office, which may request them to indicate these connections in the « disclaimer » part of their contribution.
As appropriate, this notice appears at the bottom of the contribution.
The editorial office is independent of any commercial and advertising relationships that might be negotiated by the Site’s advertising team.
5 – Comments
The Site does not offer any « comment » type functionality. However, the sectors that desire to correct an error or submit comments are invited to contact the editorial office at the following address:
6- Hypertext links and footnotes
InaGlobal encourages its authors to multiply hypertext links within their contributions that refer to Sites or to pertinent information available online.
Footnotes appear as « pop up notes ».
7 – Fact-checks
Each contribution submitted to InaGlobal’s editorial office is subject to proofreading and fact-checks.
If net surfers notice errors, they shall be submitted to the editorial office, which, after having considered them, will make the necessary changes.
These reviews will be noted at the end of the contribution. The entire process is designed for transparency of the editorial history.
8 – Photos and illustrations
Photos and other works used to illustrate the contributions published on InaGlobal are usually under the Creative Commons license or indicated as such on the Sites from which they are issued (Wikipedia Commons, Flickr,...). Otherwise, the writer commits to obtain all necessary authorisations for their use in compliance with third parties’ rights.
We also publish certain images that are not free of rights, when we have the explicit authorisation of the holders of the relevant copyrights.
In all cases, we indicate the author and the source of each image./.