Meet Content was founded by Rick Allen and Georgy Cohen to illustrate the best practices in higher education web publishing and content strategy, including ethics pertaining to conflicts of interest, content curation and copyrights. This ethics statement discusses our policies governing such topics.
Purpose of Meet Content
- To empower higher education institutions to create and sustain web content that works by providing a resource for sharing and learning
- To demonstrate expertise in the fields of web publishing and content strategy and promote the professional brands of Rick Allen and Georgy Cohen
- To develop a self-sustaining business model to support our efforts without compromising our user-centric mission
We, Rick Allen and Georgy Cohen, the founders of Meet Content, work in higher education as well as independent consultancies. The opinions expressed on Meet Content are our own and do not reflect those of our employers or clients. Additionally, we will not share proprietary information without the express written consent of the owner. Any potential conflicts of interests between us and our employers or clients will be clearly cited.
This site curates and links to external content as well as encourages user feedback. Meet Content is not responsible for the accuracy of content or the ethical and privacy policies of such websites or users in their responses.
Meet Content has strict guidelines for use of curated content on our On Topic link blog. Our goal is to help our audiences find relevant content on the web by placing content in context. We maintain strict standards that support copyrights. We also strive to be respectful of those authors whose work appears on Meet Content. If an author would like us to remove any portion of his or her work on our website, we will do so promptly upon request.
Meet Content has adopted Jeffrey MacIntyre’s link blog policy, which states:
- “[We] only excerpt from larger works or posts;
- 100% of entries are clearly labeled as originating elsewhere, and not to be attributed to [Meet Content or its affiliates];
- The original author his or herself is often explicitly mentioned (this is largely determined by site metadata standards);
- [We] have not removed comments or sharing icons from these entries but will do so on a request basis from their authors or publishers; and
- [We] make no editing changes to these entries nor do [we] make any claim to copyright.”
Jeffrey MacIntyre of Predicate, LLC, inspired this ethics statement. We support his effort—as well as many others—to be open and clearly articulate about ethics and policy governing content creation and publication. We encourage others to do the same.
We will review and adapt this ethics statement regularly. If you have suggestions for improving the relevancy or efficacy of this statement, please don’t hesitate to share your ideas with us.