Ethics Policy

Review copies / Promo materials

Any and all review copies and promo materials received that are used for a video game review will be disclosed at the bottom of the final review for the game.

NDA

Non Disclosure Agreements are usually sent out with review copies or press releases we get ahead of their pre-determined release date. In such cases, we will accept the terms set by the NDA. If the NDA seeks to limit our editorial capacity in a way that would negatively impact our ability to provide objective coverage to our consumers, it will not be accepted.

Press Events

Writers will disclose any and all expenses paid for by a developer to travel to a press event if any accommodations are provided.

Crowdfunding

Writers are allowed to take part in crowdfunding campaigns, but must disclose to the OnlySP administrative team when they do so. Said writer will no longer be allowed to cover the game for the site at this point to avoid conflict of interest.

Patreon

OnlySP will allow any interested party to support the site. However, if a developer of a game decides to support the Patreon, we will not accept a review copy from the developer. Instead, we will purchase our own copy of the game to provide a review.

Advertisements

Currently OnlySP has a contract with Crave Online to provide advertisements throughout the site. We’re also working with Taboola and Revnue.com to provide in article advertisements in the form of sponsored posts.

Sponsors

OnlySP accepts sponsored articles and events and will disclose any and all sponsored posts or events with the appropriate labels.

Gifts

OnlySP will not accept any personal gifts that exceed $60 in value.

Journalistic Ethics

OnlySP follows the SPJ Code of Ethics, you can find a full outline of those ethical policies at the link.

Timeliness

If a story prompts a comment from whoever’s involved, they will have no less than 24 hours to provide a response before we air the story.

Editorial Ethics

OnlySP writers are, like every person on the internet, entitled to voice and express their views and opinions. This privilege includes the opinions and views expressed in editorial pieces they may write. Thus, the views and opinions expressed in such editorials belong only to the writer who published them, and do not necessarily reflect those of the OnlySP administration and other writers of the site.

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