iGyaan Ethical Guidelines And Policy
iGyaan obtains exclusive news and information that may be published on the website from time to time. Our sources may wish to remain anonymous, and as a policy iGyaan and all its employees, honor this request to not name the sources without any exception. As a general rule, iGyaan does not pay or compensate for news pieces. However, anyone may anonymously or knowingly submit information via the contact page, this communication is secure on both ends.
iGyaan.in has advertisements on the website and they are the main source of revenue. iGyaan has its own team for selling AD space on the website. iGyaan never has, nor will accept or request any forms of monetary compensation or incentive of any sort for writing or publishing of reviews on iGyaan or its Social Channels. All Reviews or any other editorial content on iGyaan are based at the discretion of the editorial staff and in no way by the desire of any company, advertiser or Public Relations Agency/firm. Advertisers don’t ask us to cover their products, and we don’t comment about their ads.
Any feature or area on iGyaan sponsored by a particular company or advertiser is marked clearly and visibly and is completely developed independently by iGyaan’s editorial team without intervention or advice from our client. From time to time iGyaan.in may contain affiliate marketing links, which means we may be paid commission on sales of those products or services we write about. Those links are generated independently and our content is not influenced by advertisers or affiliate partnerships.
Product and Selling
iGyaan.in does not sell any product of any company via the website or any of its social channels. iGyaan does not sell phones or any electronics. iGyaan does sell “iGyaan Gear” merchandize which includes but may not be limited to T-Shirts, mouse pads, stickers and stationary. Merchandise for iGyaan is produced by third party companies.
From time to time iGyaan will host giveaways on the website or other social channels. The rules and guidelines for each of these are posted with each giveaway and are binding by law to each contestant who takes part in the giveaway. Giveaways or contests are not endorsements or recommendations for a particular product or any company and should not be considered as one. Products in these Giveaways are purchased by iGyaan for the purposes of the giveaway, unless otherwise mentioned.
Any employee of iGyaan who has a partner,spouse or any other close relationship with an employee of a company which iGyaan covers will disclose the relationship in their personal bio on the site. Furthermore, the employee or contributor may not cover or publish news or any information on that company or its products on iGyaan’s website or any other social networks.
Review Devices, Gifts and Handouts
Companies may hand over devices to iGyaan or any of the editorial staff for the purposes of Reviews. However, iGyaan or the editors may determine whether or not to review these devices on iGyaan or any other social channel. We do not accept samples on preconditions, and accepting a sample is in no way a surety of a review being published on iGyaan.in or any iGyaan Social Channel. These devices are promptly returned to the companies in a stipulated period of time.
In certain cases these devices are handed to us under “embargo,” sometimes much before they are available commercially, in such a scenario iGyaan agrees to not publish the review or information on the product till an agreed date. In most of the cases, however, iGyaan will purchase products, not provided by companies, in order to publish reviews on the website and other social channels. In these cases the products are purchased and owned by iGyaan.
iGyaan or any employees of iGyaan do not accept free or discounted merchandise, anything that is handed out or sent with invites is either returned or made part of Giveaways. In cases where these gifts are converted to giveaways are completely independent from our editorial capacity, and in no way are incentive for us to write about a particular product or company.
iGyaan and the editorial team will not accept travel or accommodation in exchange for a review. iGyaan writer or editors may from time to time attend launch events, logistics of which are managed by and paid for by iGyaan. ( In cases where this does not hold true will be clearly marked on the editorial, if published)
iGyaan and all its staff, use and deploy equipment that is fully purchased and owned by iGyaan, which includes but is not limited to smartphones, camera equipment, lights, tripods, editing equipment, laptops etc.
From time to time iGyaan may acquire on loan some equipment that may get shown in published material on the website or social channels. Ownership or utilization of said equipment does not mean that iGyaan endorses or recommends the product or manufacturer/company of that product.
Each content piece written on iGyaan is an expression, of the opinion and views of the individual writer. Any published content on iGyaan.in or it’s social networks are opinions of the individual writer or host and should not be considered as an opinion presented or endorsed by iGyaan.
iGyaan holds the right to each and every content piece on iGyaan, and may choose to not publish about or work with a particular brand/company/representative or public relations firm at our own discretion.
Since 2010, iGyaan has followed these rules and will continue to, for the foreseeable future. If you have any further questions about our ethics policy or guidelines you may reach out to us via the contact page.
In any circumstances any of the above rules are not met, we will disclose that information clearly and openly.