BierBuzz enforces a strict ethics policy for staff and contributors that if violated results in severe consequences or immediate termination of contract for the offender determined by the founders . The ethics policy prevents external forces from influencing the website’s content and keeps articles unbiased and accurate.
There are many possible situations which exceed the boundaries of BierBuzz ethics policy. Detailed below are just a few of these situations. If you ever feel an action would breach the ethics policy, immediately contact the site founder Jason Torres.
Online Payola, Advertising
BierBuzz stands completely against online “payola.” If any member of the BierBuzz team is caught accepting any sort of bribe in order to push coverage of a certain company or product, it will result in severe consequences or immediate termination of contract.
All content at BierBuzz.com is completely advertising-independent; there is a strict separation between all forms of advertising and editorial activities. If any member of the team is approached for advertising, the contact must immediately be redirected to our Director of Business Development and Marketing.
At times it might become necessary for a BierBuzz producer to accept a press sample for commentary. However, all samples must be cleared by the executive staff before acceptance. Producers are prohibited from accepting any unsolicited or unapproved hardware samples.
Linksharing, submarining, viral marketing
Any BierBuzz staffer found participating in these activities, even if not on under the BierBuzz banner, can result in immediate dismissal.