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No Discrimination Statement and Policy

No Discrimination Statement and Policy

Think With Niche is committed to providing a learning and working environment free from unlawful discrimination and harassment and to fostering a nurturing and vibrant community founded upon the fundamental dignity and worth of all of its Writers/ Authors/ Readers/Members.

Consistent with this commitment, and with law of the Land (India), it is the policy of the Portal not to tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment in any form.

Also consistent with this commitment, Niche Business Solutions (Think With Niche) prohibits any form of discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a victim of domestic violence, citizenship or immigration status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, unemployment status or any other applicable legally protected status in the administration of its educational policies, admission/ induction policies, employment or scholarship; and other Similar Line of Businesses (Portals)- administered Content, Images, Videos, Views and other functions.

Nothing in this policy shall abridge editorial freedom or the Portal’s (Think With Niche) Business Mission. Prohibitions against discrimination and discriminatory harassment do not extend to actions, statements or written materials that are relevant and appropriately related to Author’s subject matter (Content, Images, Videos & Views) or Webnairs and Podcasts.

This policy governs the conduct of all Writers/ Authors/ Readers/ Members, Internal Editorial Team, Support Teams and Visitors on the Portal (www.ThinkWithNiche.com [Web/Mobile/Email/Social Platform]) or in connection with Think With Niche (Niche Business Solutions) Sponsored Programs (Webinars, Podcasts & Orientation Programmes/ Trainings).

Associated Inquiries or Concerns regarding any form of discrimination or harassment may be directed to:

Advocate Deepak Sirvastava

Legal Advisor- Think With Niche

Email: legal[at]thinkwithniche[dot]com

Current Policies: Think With Niche

Think With Niche’s All Writers/Authors/Readers/Members, Internal Editorial Team, Support Teams and Visitors are responsible for complying with all Policies of Think With Niche Portal (www.thinkwithniche.com) and elsewhere, particularly where such policies are more comprehensive than the guidelines outlined here. Some of the relevant Portal Rules (www.thinkwithniche.com) are excerpted below, but All Writers/ Authors/ Readers/ Members, Internal Editorial Team, Support Teams and Visitors are responsible for understanding and adhering to all set of rules, including conflict of interest and conflict of commitment policies, and to be aware of any subsequent policy modifications. The Current Policies were last updated on 15 August, 2021.

Conflict of Interest Policy on Financial and Content

Think With Niche Portal (www.thinkwithniche.com) Policy on Financial and Content Conflicts of Interest and Research requires Leaders/ Writers/ Authors and Editorial Team to disclose outside financial interests (Selling/ Republish/ Freelance) that relate to any of their Content Writing attributes, research, including funded/unfunded research, to peer and Members of the Public. These disclosures must be made to Think With Niche (Niche Business Solutions) Editor (editor[at]thinkwithniche[dot]com).

Think With Niche Portal (www.thinkwithniche.com) Writers/ Authors/ Members and Editorial Team are expected to follow this disclosure not only in Publications but in Consulting Reports, Presentations, Podcasts and other work products that will be publicly available.

Conflict of Commitment

With respect to conflicts of commitment, the current Think With Niche Portal (www.thinkwithniche.com) Policy prohibits outside activities that interfere with a Portal Publications and Research which you are engaged for, as well as those activities that exceed more than the equivalent of two or more articles per day.

Think With Niche Portal (www.thinkwithniche.com) Writers/ Authors/ Members and Editorial Team may not engage in outside activities that directly compete with the portal mission and interests or are in conflict with their responsibilities, regardless of the time they require.” Conflict of interest and conflict of commitment rules also apply during a Writer/ Author/ Member/ Editorial Team member’s sabbatical.

The Writer/ Author/ Member/ Editorial Team member must list the nature of the activity and the name of all outside organizations for which he or she has provided paid or unpaid services during the past one year, including but not limited to services provided as researcher, consultant, case writer, teacher, speaker, board member or executive. The name of the organization listed must be the organization that receives the benefit of the work performed, not an intermediary. Services provided to a not-for-profit must be included as well.

If an explicit confidentiality agreement was required in a consulting relationship- the Writer/ Author/ Members must describe the type of organization rather than list the name of the organization.

Think With Niche Portal (www.thinkwithniche.com) Writers/ Authors/ Members must also list any organization in which they or members of their household have ownership, if the Writers/ Authors/ Members professional activities are related to the activities of that organization.

The Writer/ Author/ Member Profile must be updated at least every three months if there are new activities that would require disclosure.

The Management, Support Teams and Editor(s) will monitor and enforce compliance with this disclosure requirement.

At their discretion, Writers/ Authors/ Members may use the following sentence when listing outside activities: “Think With Niche Portal (www.thinkwithniche.com) requires its Writers/ Authors/ Members to disclose any activities that might present a real or apparent conflict of interest.

Here is the “List of Outside Activities”:

  1. Writers/ Authors/ Members must include in their Monthly Activity Report a section entitled “Outside Activities.”
  2. The section must list the names of the organizations and the time commitments involved for each organization. If an explicit confidentiality agreement was required in a consulting relationship, Writers/ Authors/ Members must describe the type of organization rather than list the name of the organization.
  3. The section also must provide a brief description of the type of organization and the nature of the activity.
  4. The Editor will monitor and enforce compliance with this disclosure requirement.
  5. Disclosure on Month on Month Activity Report does not fulfill any other Portal Work Reporting requirement.
  6. Writers/ Authors/ Members who do not follow these rules are subject to sanctions as judged appropriate by the Editor. If Writers/ Authors/ Members have any question(s) about the appropriateness of specific activities or whether such activities require reporting, they should consult the Editor prior to commencing such activities.

 

These recommendations for “List of Outside Activities” are effective from 15 August, 2021.