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Website Integrity Policy
The following Website Integrity Policy is designed to assure those who use the NEES NONSTRUCTURAL website that we adhere to criteria appropriate to our non-profit purpose, rather than conforming to minimal prevailing commercial standards.
1. No advertisements. The NEES NONSTRUCTURAL website does not accept advertisements, nor do we endorse products or services.
2. Search functions and links to other sites are not biased by any form of payment or favoritism. The practice of steering the users of a website to particular content based on fees received by that website, rather than based only on objective criteria, is called pay for placement and is common among commercial portals and search engines. The NEES NONSTRUCTURAL website does not bias the way its search functions operate, nor does it accept payments to place links to other sites.
4. Neither spyware nor adware are used. Some websites install programs on a user's computer when files are downloaded or the website is visited, so that subsequent Internet usage is recorded and reported (which is spyware). That tracking data is then provided to advertisers for a fee so that ads appear as the user browses the web (which is adware).
5. Contact information is not given or sold to others. Anyone receiving unwanted information regarding the NEES NONSTRUCTURAL project may contact us to be removed from our distribution list.
6. While the NEES NONSTRUCTURAL project is supportive of earthquake loss reduction efforts and seeks to include such activities in its programs, a priority is placed on the accuracy of the information we provide rather than its motivational value in lobbying for or boosting a particular earthquake-related cause. Please contact us if you feel that any information on our website is inaccurate or lacks objectivity.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. CMMI-0721399.
Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).