Our Commitment to Integrity, Quality, and Community
At ForgeofChampions, we are dedicated to creating and maintaining a platform that upholds the highest standards of integrity, quality, and respect within the gaming community. Our Code of Practice is a testament to our commitment to these values and guides our conduct and content creation.
All images and video used in our content is either sourced ourselves, or is otherwise available for use in reporting, such as through press releases or promotional material. In the event that we otherwise cannot source images or video, we will ask permission from others for use of theirs. This does not apply to embedded videos, as any views will go to the original creator. Any use of screenshots/clips from a video game or film falls under the definition of “fair use” in US copyright laws. All content created by Luster staff is expected to be original, and we have a strict zero tolerance policy on plagiarism.
1. Integrity and Honesty:
- Truthful Reporting: We commit to truthful, accurate, and unbiased reporting. We thoroughly fact-check and review our content to ensure reliability.
- Transparency: Any conflicts of interest, sponsorships, or partnerships are clearly disclosed to maintain transparency with our audience.
2. Quality and Excellence:
- High-Quality Content: We strive for excellence in all our publications, ensuring that they are informative, engaging, and meet the highest standards of journalistic quality.
- Continuous Improvement: We regularly review our content and practices to continually enhance the quality and relevance of our work.
3. Respect and Inclusivity:
- Respectful Communication: We foster a respectful environment, both internally among our team and externally with our audience and partners.
- Inclusivity: We are committed to inclusivity, ensuring that our content and community spaces are welcoming to all, regardless of background or perspective.
4. Privacy and Confidentiality:
- Protecting Privacy: We respect the privacy of our sources, staff, and community members. Confidential information is handled with the utmost care.
- Data Security: We adhere to strict data protection policies to safeguard personal information collected through our website and platforms.
5. Community Engagement and Responsibility:
- Positive Impact: We aim to positively impact the gaming community by promoting healthy gaming practices and fostering a supportive environment.
- Community Feedback: We actively encourage and value feedback from our community, using it to guide our content and community engagement strategies.
6. Ethical Advertising and Sponsorship:
- Responsible Advertising: All advertisements and sponsored content align with our values and do not compromise our editorial integrity.
- No Deceptive Practices: We reject any form of deceptive advertising or content that could mislead our audience.
7. Accountability and Redress:
- Addressing Concerns: We take responsibility for our content and are open to constructive criticism. If errors are made, we commit to prompt corrections and clarifications.
- Open Channels of Communication: Our team is accessible for queries, concerns, or feedback regarding our practices or content.
8. Legal Compliance:
- Adherence to Laws: We strictly adhere to all relevant legal and regulatory requirements, including copyright laws, content regulations, and online conduct standards.
9. Professional Development:
- Ongoing Training: Our team receives regular training and updates on best practices in journalism, content creation, and ethical standards.
- Supporting Growth: We support the professional growth of our team members, encouraging continuous learning and development.
ForgeofChampions: Upholding Excellence in Gaming Journalism
At ForgeofChampions, we pride ourselves on being more than just a gaming news and content platform. We are a community built on trust, quality, and a shared passion for gaming. This Code of Practice is the cornerstone of our mission to create a trustworthy, engaging, and inclusive space for all gaming enthusiasts.
For inquiries or feedback regarding our Code of Practice, please reach out to us. We are committed to open and constructive dialogue with our community.