Rumie Standards & Editorial Policy

This document outlines Rumie’s content standards and the editorial policies that guide our content. As an organization, we pride ourselves on providing our audience with current, relevant, and actionable learning resources. Our content review board of subject matter experts is engaged in an ongoing process to check our content for accuracy. Apply to Rumie's review board as a subject matter expert.

Our Vision

Education is a right, not a privilege, and Rumie works to ensure this right for everyone worldwide, no matter their circumstances. If you share that belief, get involved at work, in your community, or support us.

Our Mission

We make accessible, innovative, and authentic learning available for everyone with a mobile device, without barriers.

Our mission is to create opportunities for a better life through learning critical thinking skills.

Fundamental Principles

  • All learners have a right to accurate, comprehensive, and balanced information.
  • Our content promotes social and economic equity, which is linked to global wellbeing — providing every individual with an equal opportunity to make the most of their lives and talents.


Rumie is a learning technology nonprofit organization located in Toronto, Canada that facilitates the authoring and free dissemination of microlearning lessons called Bytes. Rumie provides the tools and a platform for volunteers to build Bytes covering a broad range of topics based on their skills and expertise. We acknowledge the inherent cultural, linguistic, and geographic biases present in our own organization and core author community. As a small organization, we try our best to guide contributions that are culturally sensitive and aware.

Editorial Independence

  • Rumie is dedicated to ensuring that everything produced in our association embodies our values of neutrality, openness, honesty, and integrity. These principles guide the way we create and distribute our content.
  • Our editorial team of learning designers, writers, review board members, and others is exclusively responsible for creating all editorial content, including Bytes, articles and guides.
  • We do not accept any form of sponsored material or advertising. Our website has never had, and never will have, any paid promotions or corporate influence.

Fact-checking and Review Process

  • The editorial content on topics that could directly impact the reader’s happiness, health, safety, or financial stability is fact-checked by review board members who have extensive expertise and/or accreditation in the field associated with the topic (M.D., Ph.D. L.Ac., CPA, CFA etc.) and review all content and references for accuracy and relevance.
  • Our Byte learning designers rely on primary and authoritative sources, including research papers, interviews, government and industry websites, data, and documents, to ensure our content is as explicit and complete as possible.
  • If we make a factual error, we post a correction on the Byte, article, guide or list where the error occurred. Readers may contact us at to report mistakes or to register complaints.

Byte Content Standards

Rumie will NOT post authored content that:

  1. May create a risk of harm, loss, physical or mental injury, emotional distress, death, disability, disfigurement, or physical or mental illness to you, to any other person, or to any animal;
  2. May create a risk of any other loss or damage to any person or property;
  3. seeks to harm or exploit children by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable details or otherwise;
  4. May constitute or contribute to a crime or tort;
  5. Contains any information or content that we deem to be unlawful, harmful, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, defamatory, infringing, invasive of personal privacy or publicity rights, harassing, humiliating to other people (publicly or otherwise), libellous, threatening, profane, obscene, or otherwise objectionable;
  6. Contains any information or content that is illegal (including, without limitation, the disclosure of insider information under securities law or of another party's trade secrets);
  7. Contains any information or content that we do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships; or
  8. Contains any information or content that we know is not correct and current.
  9. Publishes or posts other people's private information (such as home phone number and address) without their express authorization and permission.
  10. May violate others' intellectual property rights, including copyright and trademark.

Partner Byte Content Creator Standards

  1. The purpose of Bytes is to support learning and share expertise, not promote a product or political viewpoints.
  2. Within the Byte body, Partners are permitted to include one external link to the organization that is relevant to the content itself or in the "Take Action Step" to link to additional resources.
  3. Partners are not permitted to direct learners to a product or service they are selling, as this compromises the integrity of the content.
  4. Partners may never put their Byte content behind a paywall.

Copyright & Licensing

Rumie maintains the copyright of all content and Bytes to safeguard the integrity of the content in perpetuity.

All Bytes are licensed as open educational resources that can be copied and redistributed under the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 License. For any redistribution or sharing, appropriate attribution must be given to the original Byte as "Byte by <authors> on Rumie" with hyperlinked to the original Byte, and Rumie hyperlinked to

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