As in all things, there are negatives and it is here that we provide our award program negatives, not to dishearten you in any way, but in the belief that if you know about the negatives then you can avoid them (if your web site has any) and thus increase your chances of success with our program. Display of any one
(1) of the listed items (1 through 21) verified by two (2) of our Judges will mean your assessments with us will cease immediately.
Please ensure that you are fully cognizant of all our requirements. Make certain you have not forgotten anything, check the Definition Library for further clarification and when you believe your web site is ready consider sending us your application.
• We believe everyone is entitled to a
second chance - ensure you understand what our can mean to you. Disqualification 'Second Chance' Provision
• In exceptional circumstances the owner of O.N.Z.C.D.A™ reserves the right to reject any application if the content of the web site is against her own personal beliefs, values and/or standards even if the circumstance is not covered by the displayed disqualifiers as listed.
• For the purposes of this Award Program the word 'web site' also includes Blogs.
Disqualification Items - 1 to 8
1. Copyright/Trademarks: A good site will respect the legal right of others by not displaying content and/or images that can be shown to be in breach of and/or not acknowledging the copyright and/or trademarks of other persons unless he/she has received explicit written permission to do so. Music, including MIDI files, is also under copyright - for further information read Copyright Primer on MIDI files
2. Original content: Your web site is, for obvious reasons, free from unoriginal (mirrored) content - in other words, content that is copied word by word from another site. This includes design images, entire sites, part and full pages. Exclusions are award images the web site has won and standard documents with examples being - Business Codes of Ethics, AP Code of Ethics, Privacy Policies, Copyright Polices, Public Domain documents, official documents, standard practice documents etc.
3. Unacceptable content: Your web site does not display, promote, incite and/or directly and/or indirectly link to violence, terrorism, racism, any form of discrimination, pornography and/or type of sexually explicit material, abuse, illegal hunting and/or culling of wildlife or domestic animals not for legal, efficient conservation purposes as none of these items belong on a good web site. Also please read our information and Human and/or Wildlife Abuse Incitement definition.
5. Display of illegal material: A law-abiding web site owner will not directly and/or indirectly display and/or link to the promotion and/or incitement of what we consider to be bad practices and/or illegal material as may be proven under United States, New Zealand and/or International law examples being plagiarized content, warez, scams of any kind, violence, terrorism, any form of discrimination, pornography and/or type of sexually explicit material, abuse of humans and/or wildlife, illegal hunting and/or culling of wildlife and/or domestic animals not for legal, efficient conservation purposes.
6. Tolerance: As we live in a tolerant society, a web site should clearly be free of displaying and/or directly and/or indirectly linking to hate messages, defamatory and/or potentially defamatory remarks towards other web sites, individuals or groups including those of a religious nature.
7. Illegal bandwidth use: A good site owner will store all their web site images and content on their own server. If you do not do this, then you are hotlinking and using someone else's bandwidth. Please also refer to our Illegal Bandwidth Use - Hotlinking Exceptions Discussion.
8. Readability: Please ensure your web site text is easy to read with adequate contrast between the text color and the page background using a font size that is neither too small nor too large this to facilitate the largest number of visitors, including those with bad eye-sight or other impairments.