Up-held: our policies

Thank you for taking the time to visit us here at 1001Up. One of of our objectives is to ensure independence, humour and honesty exists in all of our content, and our policies are no different; so in the name of transparency we’ve provided some useful details below. We can’t say this is the most exciting page on our website but it’s worth taking some time to find out about the guidelines we follow.

One of of our objectives is to ensure independence, humour and honesty exists in all of our content, and our policies are no different.

They may be updated from time to time to reflect changes in legislation or feedback received from our readers. If you have any concerns or questions about our policies or anything else, please don’t hesitate to contact us at policies@1001Up.com and we’ll do our best to get back to you within forty-eight hours.

1001Up. 1001 video games and beyond.


Code of conduct   |   Full disclosure   |   Contributions policy   |
Copyright notice   |   Take-down and corrections policy   |
Partnering policy   |   Privacy policy

Code of conduct

The gaming world is made up of many individual groups, from those involved in the ever-growing independent scene, to the increasing number of female and ‘casual’ gamers, along with the traditional PC and console players. 1001Up believes everyone is equal and regardless of which communities you consider yourself a part of, all views are worthwhile and we’re interested in hearing them.

Understanding and tolerance are essential: open and mature conversations can only enhance the industry and make for even better experiences going forward.

We therefore invite discussion on all aspects of gaming from every member of every group. Understanding and tolerance are essential: open and mature conversations can only enhance the industry and make for even better experiences going forward, and we want to be a part of that.

We respectfully ask our readers to bear in mind the following points before posting a comment on the website or social media channels:

  • Think before you write. Every reader is entitled to their own opinion and is welcome to comment if they don’t agree with the view expressed within an article; but be respectful and don’t post anything of a nature that you wouldn’t want your mother to read. She’ll ground you.
  • We won’t delete negative comments, and will instead respond in a constructive manner if we feel it’s appropriate to do so.
  • We can’t all be great writers, but give it your best shot and try to post any comments clearly. Please don’t write in capitals or text-speak – it’s hard to read and most people find it annoying!
  • Remember that the 1001Up website and social media channels are public forums, so if you wish to talk to us privately please drop us an email.
  • We won’t tolerate aggression and intimidation, and reserve the right to block anyone displaying such inappropriate behaviour from access to 1001Up.
  • Comments containing racist, sexist or homophobic remarks, personal abuse, libel, copyrighted material, excessive swearing, references to illegal activities or requests for pirated software will be removed.
  • Readers are urged to contact us at take-down@1001Up.com if they believe a comment should be removed, so we can investigate and follow up accordingly.

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    Full disclosure

    1001Up is a collaborative effort written by a group of individuals. We don’t accept any form of cash advertising, sponsorship or paid topic insertions, but it’s only right for us to disclose the following information.

    Digital access codes for video games are sent to us at press@1001Up.com by developers so we can publish reviews or preview articles before the release of their title. In addition to this, readers are invited to donate games to the 1001Up team as this is sometimes the only way we can get our hands on older titles. However, the manner in which we receive software will never influence our opinions or content, and we disclose the source at the beginning of each article.

    We’ll only accept items that enable us to maintain the website (ie video games, consoles and peripherals). Physical items provided will never be sold or traded; these will be donated to Get-Well Gamers UK once played and reviewed as advised on our page about the charities we back, along with any other promotional items received.

    We don’t accept any form of cash advertising, sponsorship or paid topic insertions.

    From time to time, members of the team may choose to back projects on crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo. This is done using their own funds; their decision to back a campaign is a personal one and doesn’t reflect the views of the team as a whole. However, we may choose to review a video game that was obtained through such methods and will always reveal this within an article if it’s the case.

    We sometimes have to agree to non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and embargoes with the developers or publishers of the video games we cover. We’ll never alter our opinion of a title just to negotiate for an earlier embargo or exclusive; and we don’t agree to embargoes that lift after the game being covered is legally available. If a title is released on a Monday, we should be free to publish an article about it on the same day.

    To gather content and develop relationships with people within the gaming industry, we often travel to events and meetings. We usually fund the cost of travel and accommodation ourselves but may accept these from the companies we’re working with – as long as the arrangements are relevant to the content we need to cover. This flexibility allows the 1001Up team to attend more events and deliver more coverage throughout the year.

    We have entered into a partnership with Green Man Gaming but don’t use affiliate links: we have chosen not to receive compensation when hyperlinks found within pages and articles are clicked, to maintain our independence. We simply provide this information to be helpful and informative. We don’t exist to make a profit and simply run 1001Up because we love what we do.

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    Contributions policy

    Any member of the gaming community can become a contributor for 1001Up. If you’d like to join us, please send an email to contributions@1001Up.com with details and a copy of your article. We’ll then aim to advise of one of the following outcomes in writing within forty-eight hours:

  • Acceptance of the article along with confirmation of the date and time for publication
  • Details of the changes we’d like to make before publication, asking for agreement
  • Details of sections or images we’d like modified or expanded upon before publication
  • Rejection of the article, along with the reason for this and suggestions on alternative topics to write on
  • Here are some points to note if you’re interested in becoming a contributor:

  • Contributors are ‘informal’ members of 1001Up. They therefore aren’t required to submit a set number of articles within a given timeframe; can write on any topic as long as it’s in connection with video games; and may be asked to provide suggestions and feedback from time to time, but aren’t strictly involved in any decision-making processes for the website.
  • It should be noted that all contributions published will appear with ‘Contributor’ as the author rather than an individual’s name. No direct access to 1001Up will be given, for security reasons. However, the author’s details will be provided at the beginning of their articles and a tag assigned to each, so all content written by a specific contributor is searchable.
  • We’re unable to guarantee acceptance of an article or publication on a requested date or time. If an article is rejected, we’ll always provide feedback and suggest other topics or ways of working with 1001Up.
  • Any content created for and published on the website becomes the property of 1001Up; but contributors are welcome to reblog articles on their own personal sites and should note the information laid out in our copyright notice below.
  • Contributors are asked to refrain from using the 1001Up name and logo in the branding for their own personal sites and online accounts. This is to avoid confusion and help others be defined by their main website, thus creating a sense of community.
  • For further details, please contact us at contributions@1001Up.com to request a copy of our Contributor Code.
  • 1001Up believes that everyone is equal and regardless of which communities you consider yourself a part of, all views are worthwhile and we’re interested in hearing them. We therefore won’t discriminate with regard to contributions: everybody is welcome to contribute and all articles submitted will be reviewed on their own merits.

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    Copyright notice

    The 1001Up website and its content is copyright of 1001Up, all rights reserved. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:

  • Printing or downloading extracts to a local hard-disk for personal and non-commercial use
  • Copying the content to individual third-parties for personal use, but only if the website is given as the source of the material and a link to it provided
  • We reserve the right to ask for material copied to third-parties to be removed or modified as we see appropriate and, as per our own take-down and corrections policy below, expect this action to be completed within forty-eight hours.

    We’re in no way adverse to working with other website owners and indeed, creating a sense of community is an important element of our goals and aspirations. However, all core team members and contributors put in a lot of effort, creativity and hard work into maintaining 1001Up; it’s therefore fair and important that we maintain ownership of its content.

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    Take-down and corrections policy

    Here at 1001Up we’ll always give credit whenever quotes or information is taken from a source. But if you’re a rights holder and concerned that you’ve found material on our website which isn’t correct or for which you haven’t given permission, please contact us at take-down@1001Up.com with the following information:

  • Your contact details
  • The exact and full URL of where you found the material
  • Details of the material to be removed
  • Proof that you are the rights holder
  • The reasons for your objections
  • Grounds for complaint may include:

  • Unauthorised use by reason of reproduction and / or making available the protected material
  • Breach of moral right
  • Issues on grounds other than copyright and / or related rights
  • We will aim to:

  • Acknowledge the complaint within twenty-four hours
  • Review the complaint and remove or modify the material in question, if we believe the claim to be valid, within a further twenty-four hours
  • Email the complainant with confirmation once action has been taken
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    Partnering policy

    A sense of community is important to us here at 1001Up and we build upon this in a number of ways: welcoming all readers to submit contributions, inviting guests to join us for podcasts, and attendance at expos and conventions are just a few examples.

    A sense of community is important to us here and we build upon this in a number of ways.

    Another method is through partnering with other websites which may be of interest to our readers. We believe in building relationships with journalists and writers across the world, supporting them and developing these partnerships for the benefit of the community. If you’d like to be considered for a partnership with 1001Up, please contact us at contributions@1001Up.com and we’ll aim to respond with a decision within forty-eight hours.

    Each partnership is carefully weighed up before it’s entered into and below are guidelines we follow when it comes to choosing partners:

  • Partnerships will only be formed with websites we believe are relevant and of interest to our readers. You won’t find us building a relationship with sites dedicated to beauty or politics for example; but we may possibly consider anything about kittens.
  • Partner websites must publish relevant and focused content on a regular basis. It’s no good pushing out articles on wildly-varying subjects once a month!
  • All partners’ logos are displayed on the 1001Up homepage. We’ll provide links to articles published on these websites within own own when relevant, and will promote our partners when we feel it’s appropriate to do so.
  • Although it isn’t strictly necessary, we hope our partners will join us in fundraising events for SpecialEffect and Get-Well Gamers UK, and in attending expos and conventions when they’re available to do so.
  • We reserve the right to cancel a partnership at any time and will provide a month’s notice of this in writing. Such relationships will be cancelled immediately if any of the policies set out within this section are breached, or if we feel an act of misconduct has taken place.
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    Privacy policy

    We’re committed to providing our readers with a website that respects their privacy. We’re therefore open and transparent about the information we collect and will only gather personally-identifiable information when we have specific consent to do so. All personal data will be managed in accordance with our obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998.

    A cookie is a small piece of text information that’s sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on the hard-drive, allowing them to recognise you. There are two types: session cookies that last until you leave the site, and persistent cookies which remain on your machine for much longer.

    We’re open and transparent about the information we collect and will only gather personally-identifiable information when we have specific consent to do so.

    1001Up uses Google Analytics, which stores a persistent cookie on your hard-drive. Google uses this to collect information about your use of the website and stores this on servers in the United States. We use the data to evaluate how readers use 1001Up and plan new developments, and this is processed anonymously. It should be noted however that Google may transfer your information to third-parties if required to do so by law, or if the third-parties process the details on their behalf.

    We’re committed to protecting your data from unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure and accidental loss. To do this we have a number of solutions and procedures in place; these are reviewed periodically to make sure they’re still effective and meet current best practice. We don’t rent, lease or sell your personal information to third-parties, and will only disclose your details if we’re required to do so by law.

    To make any comments, ask questions or raise concerns about our privacy policy, please contact us at policies@1001Up.com. We may update this statement to reflect feedback received and new legal obligations.

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