We have come to the following agreement with those representatives who we mailed in relation to this issue and with the necessary legal advice, the following is now part of the Code of Responsibility which is relevant to the public who visit this site:
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i) Clercical Whispers will take care not to publish inaccurate, misleading or distorted information, including pictures.
ii) A significant inaccuracy, misleading statement or distortion once recognised will be corrected, promptly and with due prominence - on condition that evidence and information to the contrary of that presented is forwarded / notified to Clerical Whispers within a period of 28 days of original posting.
iii) Where determined and deemed as appropriate - an apology will be published for 5 consecutive days and also attached to the original posting.
iv) A posting will, as far as is possible, report fairly and accurately the outcome of an action for defamation to which it has been a party, unless an agreed settlement states otherwise, or an agreed statement is published.
2. Opportunity to reply
Clerical Whispers will ALWAYS offer a right to reply to those who clearly indicate as to why they may feel aggrieved with a posting, comment and/or contribution within 28 days of original being published online.
i) Invitation to reply will always be offered via either a private email which remains confidential or through a formal posting of a reply either in comment form or in actual posting itself.
ii) This invitation will be issued on 3 ocassions only and thereafter correspondence shall no longer be entertained.
iii) If after this the matter remains unresolved, then it will pass to our legal advisors for action if so deemed as necessary and appropriate.
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We are very well aware that what we publish here may not be to everyones liking, and have always taken that on board when considering the publishing of an article.
Information that comes to us from private sources - unless otherwise indicated - remains just that - private.
Accuracy of such information as submitted is always sought, and if there is a contesting to such information and its accuracy, we extend the invitation to the allegedly injured party of right of reply.
In recent times, we are conscious that some may belligerently ignore and rebuff such invitations of right of reply which is also a right on their part(s), but after such rebuffs there is nothing further we can do except pass it on for legal action where necessary.
If YOU wish to comment or contribute to this site, the above points should be kept in mind.
If YOU wish to take issue with ANY posting please note that it should be so done within the 28 days time frame as laid down.
When writing to us in relation to a comment, contribution and / or complaint, please send your email to us: firstname.lastname@example.org and subject line it Code of Responsibility, making sure to include a link to the offending post.
We will reply as immediately as possible for us.
Any further questions, queries or comments in relation to the above can be notified to us at given email address.