1. Data Collection and Source Verification:
  • Data collected for the Pledge Tracker platform will be obtained from reliable and reputable sources, including official government records, verified media outlets, and reputable research institutions.
  • Our team will cross-check and validate data from multiple sources to ensure accuracy and minimize errors or biases.
  1. Review and Evaluation Process:
  • All promises made by elected officials will be subjected to a rigorous review and evaluation process by qualified data analysts and researchers.
  • The evaluation process will be based on transparent and predefined criteria to maintain consistency and objectivity.
  1. Cross-Verification and Peer Review:
  • The Pledge Tracker team will encourage cross-verification of data and analysis by independent experts or peer review to ensure accuracy and impartiality.
  • Feedback from external reviewers will be considered, and any necessary corrections will be made promptly.
  1. Data Anonymization and Privacy:
  • Personally identifiable information (PII) of individuals involved in the political process will be anonymized or removed to protect their privacy.
  • Data presented on the platform will aggregate information at a relevant level to maintain confidentiality.
  1. Transparency in Methodology:
  • The methodology for data collection, evaluation, and analysis will be transparently documented and available for public scrutiny.
  • Users will have access to information about the data sources and the processes used to arrive at evaluations.
  1. Data Integrity and Security:
  • The Pledge Tracker platform will implement robust data security measures to safeguard data integrity and prevent unauthorized access or tampering.
  • Regular data backups will be conducted to ensure data availability in case of any unforeseen issues.
  1. Regular Updates and Corrections:
  • The platform will provide regular updates on the status of promises made by elected officials.
  • In case of errors or discrepancies, corrections will be promptly made, and explanations for the changes will be provided.
  1. User Feedback and Reporting Mechanism:
  • Users will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the data presented on the platform, flag any potential inaccuracies, and report any concerns.
  • Feedback from users will be taken seriously, and appropriate actions will be taken to address valid concerns.
  1. Audits and Quality Assurance:
  • The Pledge Tracker team will conduct periodic internal audits to ensure data accuracy, adherence to methodology, and compliance with the data verification policy.
  • Quality assurance processes will be in place to monitor and enhance the overall accuracy and credibility of the platform.
  1. Non-Partisanship and Neutrality:
  • The data verification process will be conducted with strict adherence to non-partisanship and neutrality, ensuring that political biases do not influence evaluations.

By implementing this Data Verification Policy, the Pledge Tracker project is committed to providing accurate, reliable, and impartial data to the public. We aim to foster trust and confidence in the platform, empowering citizens to make informed decisions and actively engage in the democratic process.