Thank you for taking the time to visit us here at 1001Up. One of of our objectives is to ensure independence, humour and honesty exists in all of our content, and our policies are no different; so in the name of transparency we’ve provided some useful details below. We can’t say this is the most exciting page on our website but it’s worth taking some time to find out about the guidelines we follow.
One of of our objectives is to ensure independence, humour and honesty exists in all of our content, and our policies are no different.
They may be updated from time to time to reflect changes in legislation or feedback received from our readers. If you have any concerns or questions about our policies or anything else, please don’t hesitate to contact us at policies@1001Up.com and we’ll do our best to get back to you within forty-eight hours.
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Code of conduct
The gaming world is made up of many individual groups, from those involved in the ever-growing independent scene, to the increasing number of female and ‘casual’ gamers, along with the traditional PC and console players. 1001Up believes everyone is equal and regardless of which communities you consider yourself a part of, all views are worthwhile and we’re interested in hearing them.
Understanding and tolerance are essential: open and mature conversations can only enhance the industry and make for even better experiences going forward.
We therefore invite discussion on all aspects of gaming from every member of every group. Understanding and tolerance are essential: open and mature conversations can only enhance the industry and make for even better experiences going forward, and we want to be a part of that.
We respectfully ask our readers to bear in mind the following points before posting a comment on the website or social media channels:
Readers are urged to contact us at take-down@1001Up.com if they believe a comment should be removed, so we can investigate and follow up accordingly.
1001Up is a collaborative effort written by a group of individuals. We don’t accept any form of cash advertising, sponsorship or paid topic insertions, but it’s only right for us to disclose the following information.
Digital access codes for video games are sent to us at press@1001Up.com by developers so we can publish reviews or preview articles before the release of their title. In addition to this, readers are invited to donate games to the 1001Up team as this is sometimes the only way we can get our hands on older titles. However, the manner in which we receive software will never influence our opinions or content, and we disclose the source at the beginning of each article.
We’ll only accept items that enable us to maintain the website (ie video games, consoles and peripherals). Physical items provided will never be sold or traded; these will be donated to Get-Well Gamers UK once played and reviewed as advised on our page about the charities we back, along with any other promotional items received.
We don’t accept any form of cash advertising, sponsorship or paid topic insertions.
From time to time, members of the team may choose to back projects on crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo. This is done using their own funds; their decision to back a campaign is a personal one and doesn’t reflect the views of the team as a whole. However, we may choose to review a video game that was obtained through such methods and will always reveal this within an article if it’s the case.
We sometimes have to agree to non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and embargoes with the developers or publishers of the video games we cover. We’ll never alter our opinion of a title just to negotiate for an earlier embargo or exclusive; and we don’t agree to embargoes that lift after the game being covered is legally available. If a title is released on a Monday, we should be free to publish an article about it on the same day.
To gather content and develop relationships with people within the gaming industry, we often travel to events and meetings. We usually fund the cost of travel and accommodation ourselves but may accept these from the companies we’re working with – as long as the arrangements are relevant to the content we need to cover. This flexibility allows the 1001Up team to attend more events and deliver more coverage throughout the year.
We have entered into a partnership with Green Man Gaming but don’t use affiliate links: we have chosen not to receive compensation when hyperlinks found within pages and articles are clicked, to maintain our independence. We simply provide this information to be helpful and informative. We don’t exist to make a profit and simply run 1001Up because we love what we do.
Any member of the gaming community can become a contributor for 1001Up. If you’d like to join us, please send an email to contributions@1001Up.com with details and a copy of your article. We’ll then aim to advise of one of the following outcomes in writing within forty-eight hours:
Here are some points to note if you’re interested in becoming a contributor:
1001Up believes that everyone is equal and regardless of which communities you consider yourself a part of, all views are worthwhile and we’re interested in hearing them. We therefore won’t discriminate with regard to contributions: everybody is welcome to contribute and all articles submitted will be reviewed on their own merits.
The 1001Up website and its content is copyright of 1001Up, all rights reserved. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:
We reserve the right to ask for material copied to third-parties to be removed or modified as we see appropriate and, as per our own take-down and corrections policy below, expect this action to be completed within forty-eight hours.
We’re in no way adverse to working with other website owners and indeed, creating a sense of community is an important element of our goals and aspirations. However, all core team members and contributors put in a lot of effort, creativity and hard work into maintaining 1001Up; it’s therefore fair and important that we maintain ownership of its content.
Take-down and corrections policy
Here at 1001Up we’ll always give credit whenever quotes or information is taken from a source. But if you’re a rights holder and concerned that you’ve found material on our website which isn’t correct or for which you haven’t given permission, please contact us at take-down@1001Up.com with the following information:
Grounds for complaint may include:
We will aim to:
A sense of community is important to us here at 1001Up and we build upon this in a number of ways: welcoming all readers to submit contributions, inviting guests to join us for podcasts, and attendance at expos and conventions are just a few examples.
A sense of community is important to us here and we build upon this in a number of ways.
Another method is through partnering with other websites which may be of interest to our readers. We believe in building relationships with journalists and writers across the world, supporting them and developing these partnerships for the benefit of the community. If you’d like to be considered for a partnership with 1001Up, please contact us at contributions@1001Up.com and we’ll aim to respond with a decision within forty-eight hours.
Each partnership is carefully weighed up before it’s entered into and below are guidelines we follow when it comes to choosing partners:
We’re committed to providing our readers with a website that respects their privacy. We’re therefore open and transparent about the information we collect and will only gather personally-identifiable information when we have specific consent to do so. All personal data will be managed in accordance with our obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998.
A cookie is a small piece of text information that’s sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on the hard-drive, allowing them to recognise you. There are two types: session cookies that last until you leave the site, and persistent cookies which remain on your machine for much longer.
We’re open and transparent about the information we collect and will only gather personally-identifiable information when we have specific consent to do so.
1001Up uses Google Analytics, which stores a persistent cookie on your hard-drive. Google uses this to collect information about your use of the website and stores this on servers in the United States. We use the data to evaluate how readers use 1001Up and plan new developments, and this is processed anonymously. It should be noted however that Google may transfer your information to third-parties if required to do so by law, or if the third-parties process the details on their behalf.
We’re committed to protecting your data from unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure and accidental loss. To do this we have a number of solutions and procedures in place; these are reviewed periodically to make sure they’re still effective and meet current best practice. We don’t rent, lease or sell your personal information to third-parties, and will only disclose your details if we’re required to do so by law.