Site Policies state a standard and provide a written guarantee that that standard will be met.
This page may be amended from time to time as these policies are refined and updated.
Every effort is being made to ensure that this site complies with the W3C guidelines for Accessibility.
This site is built using MediaWiki and has been enhanced by the use of the Foundation CSS Framework which is designed to be 'responsive', and adaptable to a range of media devices.
- Accuracy and Truthfulness
The information presented in this website is derived from third parties - typically government media statements, and media articles circulated by news agencies. Before using that information I have filtered it with two significant questions:- is it true?, and is it accurate?
If a statement is attributed to an 'un-named' source it is generally difficult to verify. Media agencies frequently attribute items to 'an un-named official' or a person 'who does not wish to be identified'. Usually, this is to protect the source. However, occasionally this technique is used to create news which may be false. Where possible, false information has been identified as such.
Greater significance has been given to statements which are verifiable, from trusted sources, and most likely to be accurate.
There is no advertising associated with this website, and never will be. The fate of MH370 is a sad topic and I believe that monetizing this site would be quite inappropriate.
This website is authored in and hosted in Australia. Website content in Australia may be regulated by Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). If you are offended or upset by any material that appears on an Internet website, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), who will then investigate the complaint and take such action as it thinks fit. If you would like to know more about the ACMA's role in regulating Australian Internet content, you can visit its website at http://www.acma.gov.au www.acma.gov.au
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I respect the intellectual property of others and I will acknowledge the work of others. Copyright law varies between countries and this site is compliant with relevant Australian law. Although a lot of official information relevant to MH370 is now in the public domain it is not copyright free. That is why quoted sources will be acknowledged, no work is used to a significant extent without permission, and no media (photos, diagrams or videos) is used without permission. However, some items may not be subject to copyright, such as media available through Wiki Commons.
- Please refer to a separate General disclaimer page linked from the footer.
- Email and Spam
I do not support spam. Email addresses will be used only for the purpose of a reply and will not be divulged to any other party.
- References and Acknowledgements
Each article has a References section which includes the sources relevant to that article (or page). In particular this includes specific media statements, other news media sources, or relevant websites.
Information which could be regarded as common knowledge will not be specifically referenced in this site. If you, the reader, could verify the information by looking at any dictionary or common encyclopedia then I will not trouble to provide a specific reference for those information sources. However, more specific details, and information which may have limited circulation, or ideas which were developed by specific people will be acknowledged and a reference will be provided.
This website is not designed for use by persons under the age of 13 but will be entirely safe for those who may come across it. Most of the concepts and language used will suit an adult reader but there will be nothing offensive or unsuitable for minors. No information is collected by or about persons who are under 13 years of age, with the possible exception of children named as passengers on flight MH370.
Wikipedia is perhaps the best known online encyclopedias. The only similarity between this website and Wikipedia is that both are built on the same platform, using software called MediaWiki. It is my policy to not quote, use or reference information from the Wikipedia site because I prefer to locate and then quote from original sources.
- Writing Style
This Wiki is written for a cross-cultural adult audience for whom English may be a second language. To assist with understanding terms used I have used tooltips - whenever you see a word underlined place the mouse or cursor over it to see an inline definition or explanation. (For example - ATCAir Traffic Control.)
14 April 2016 - reviewed and updated all policies.
16 November 2014 - Published version 1 of site policies and link to Disclaimers.