Elemental Links practices transparency. Our transparency practices and policies are as follows:
Economic Interest Disclosure. Writings, presentations and conversations pertaining to technology, solution and/or service providers in which Elemental Links, or Brenda M. Michelson, has an economic interest (client, direct equity position) will include disclosures.
Funding Disclosure. For topical research pieces or services, Elemental Links may accept sponsor funding for research time and/or distribution. The publication of sponsored pieces or services will prominently, and repeatedly, disclose any sponsorship.
To safeguard against sponsor influence, the agreement for research and distribution funding includes a pre-publication escape clause. If the sponsoring company finds the resulting piece to conflict with its views, they can cancel distribution sponsorship.
No sponsor funding will be accepted for product or vendor research pieces.
Yet Protective. Transparency practices will not infringe on client and community privacy, nor violate non-disclosure agreements. Clients requesting anonymity will not be mentioned in writings or conversations.
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