Last Updated: August 1, 2019
Welcome to Modern Ratio! Please abide by our company policies.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email our Editor in Chief: firstname.lastname@example.org
Code of Conduct
At Modern Ratio, we follow a policy of respect and fairness toward one another. Under no circumstances will any of the following behaviors be tolerated:
- Belittling, insulting, or harassing coworkers for any reason, including but not limited to nationality, gender, religion, sexual orientation.
- Ignoring or disregarding feedback from editors or management.
- Attempting to bypass editorial checks or approvals for any reason.
- Sabotaging, disrupting, or harming Modern Ratio systems, processes, or team morale.
- Undermining authority or demonstrating an unwillingness to cooperate.
- Reckless or provocative actions that reflect poorly on the company.
Any of these may be grounds for immediate dismissal, depending on the circumstances.
Working for Other Sites
You are permitted to work for other sites as long as they aren’t in the same space (personal development). We also wouldn’t ask you to stop your own blog. If you work for another site, please respect the following:
- Notify the Editor in Chief when you begin the position.
- When you submit articles to Modern Ratio, you may not submit similar articles to any other sites.
- When you submit articles to another site, you may not submit similar articles to Modern Ratio.
- Work for other sites should not impact your contributions to Modern Ratio.
- If it becomes necessary for you to mention the other site in a Modern Ratio story, disclose your relationship to the site.
- If the other site asks you for sensitive insider information on Modern Ratio, report it to us.
Leaving Modern Ratio
Generally speaking, we’re more than happy to maintain good working relationships with former Modern Ratio writers. However, we cannot guarantee positions will remain open at the site for those who leave. We also cannot guarantee that your byline will remain on your articles after you leave.
Internal Emails & Sensitive Information
While contracted to Modern Ratio, you will come across sensitive company information. Also, you will be privy to any information we may reveal in internal email discussions which we perhaps wouldn’t want revealed elsewhere. In this area, the policy is the following:
- All Modern Ratio email discussions must take place only with your Modern Ratio email address, which we provide to you upon the beginning of your employment. Do not use any private email accounts.
- If your employment ends for any reason, you are forbidden to copy and / or forward any Modern Ratio email discussions to private email accounts.
- You are forbidden to reveal and / or make screenshots of any Modern Ratio emails.
- Any information we divulge in internal emails must be treated as confidential.
If you receive an internal email that you weren’t meant to receive, or if you change roles and are still receiving emails for your previous role, please notify the Editor in Chief.
While contracted to Modern Ratio, your work will be seen by many readers. This provides you with a large online platform, one that we trust you not to abuse for your own gain.
This means that under no circumstances are you allowed to insert non-Modern Ratio affiliate links in your articles. If you are caught inserting such links, they will be removed and will result in instant dismissal. This also includes any other kinds of tracking codes which are designed to make money for users, even if they aren’t your own.
The onus is on you to check all links before embedding them in your articles.
When you submit an article to us for publication, the legal copyright of that article belongs permanently to Modern Ratio. You are not allowed to re-submit that article to another website or publication. Submission of identical or similar articles elsewhere without our knowledge or permission is grounds for dismissal.
If you would like to promote your articles on your website, do not copy-and-paste the article in full. Only put an introductory paragraph and a link back to the original article on Modern Ratio.
In general, we do not allow our articles to be reprinted anywhere. We will approach such situations on a case-by-case basis.