TSCF QUALITY RATINGS

 

 

 

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1

 

Adminlinux.pl, Poland

 

Orange

 

C-

 

02-02-2011

 

Insufficient service – Theft – Fees that were not due are not refunded.

 

Negative

 

2

 

Alpina Europa, China

 

Red

 

DD-

 

31-10-2011

 

The organization abuses of the name, flag and image of Switzerland, the Alps and Europe, while it is in reality based in Hong-Kong. The organization does not provide details regarding their products; difficult to locate and identify, they completely lack transparency. Some of their products were reported to catch fire and may contain toxic substances such as BPA.

 

 

Negative

 

3

 

Animal Welfare Department Malta

 

Orange

 

C

 

29-01-2014

 

This organization is characterised by the discrepancy between the needs on the one hand and the means available on the other hand. The legal department is weak, and so is the management too.  Despite good initiatives, the failure of the Ta Qali animal hospital project, which turned out to be a profit-squeezing venture despite heavy public funding, and unconfirmed reports of culling, 'euthanasia' and other unethical practices shed unfavorable light over the organization.

 

 

Negative



4


Animal Welfare Organizations


Black


EE+


09-11-2014


All Ani
mal Welfare organizations that practice killing, including soft killing (euthanasia and total neutering), are Non-Trust Grade EE+Black level organizations.


Negative

 

5

 

APS Bank, Malta

 

Red

 

DD+

 

02-02-2011

 

Insufficiency of service – Theft – Undue fees – The bank help themselves on the clients’ accounts.

 

 

Negative

 

 

6

 

 

BNP Paribas Fortis, France, Belgium

 

 

Red

 

 

DD-

 

 

 

14-10-2012

 

 

This type of "zombie" bank is extremely dependent on the governments that have rescued them after the 2008 financial crisis. They can freeze your assets  as they were theirs, should they for example have lost one of your documents, which can be analyzed as criminal behavior (theft) and hard banking, mismanagement, and extreme dependence to unreliable third parties.

 

 

 

 

 

Negative

 

 

7

 

 

 

BPost, Belgium

 

 

Orange

 

 

CC-

 

 

 

31-10-2011

 

 

 

In the last decade the organization has been devastated by reform and privatization policies that resulted in confused procedures, errors and a degraded price/quality relationship. The ultra-quick rotation of the front office staff destroyed the trust and congeniality of the relationships between staff and clients.

 

 

 

 

 

Negative

 

 

8

 

BRE Bank, Poland

 

Red

 

DD+

 

02-02-2011

 

Theft – Undue fees - The bank help themselves on the clients accounts.

 

Negative



9



BSC Bitola,
FYROM



Orange



CC



02-02-2014



The organization advertises abundantly its action and puts forward individual achievements. However, the final added value of this action is not demonstrated. Confirmed and unconfirmed reports point to dubious practices such as IPR issues and unloyalty in business. 

 



Negative

 

10

 

Bunt Hosting, Romania

 

Blue

 

B-

 

02-02-2011

 

Insufficient service.

 

Negative

 

11

 

Citizendium, Wordwide

 

Blue

 

BB+

 

02-02-2011

 

The organization lacks overall dynamism. However, the procedure it follows is more rigorous and scientific than the one of Wikipedia, and can be taken seriously.

 

Positive

 

12

 

CNRS, France

 

Orange

 

C

 

31-10-2011

 

The organization has followed since the 1990s disastrous policies that have diluted corporate identity and weakened the originality and creativity of its output – The organization lacks ethical and methodological reflection and is merely conservative – Budgetary cost is high while effective output is poor.

 

 

Negative

 

13

 

Combell Group, Belgium

 

Orange

 

CC

 

 

 

31-10-2011

 

Poorly organized – Only the support service works properly, the administrative and commercial departments are distressing – Lack of transparency.

 

 

Negative

 

14

 

De Marco Lawyers, Malta

 

Orange

 

C+

 

 

 

31-10-2011

 

Insufficiency of service – Incivility.

 

Negative

 

15

 

Deutsche Bank, Germany

 

Red

 

DD+

 

 

 

02-02-2011

 

Theft – Undue fees - The bank help themselves on the clients’ accounts.

 

Negative

 

16

 

Edal.net, Iceland

 

White

 

A-

 

 

 

02-02-2011

 

Decent service and flexibility, although support is weak.

 

Positive

 

17

 

Doster Inc, US

 

 

Red

 

DD

 

14-10-2012

  

 Dotster's quality of service went down strongly over the past 10 years. They work anonymously and hide behind corporate identity to give clients confusing responses, if any. After one decade of business relationship,  they still do not know their client. They are likely to suspend your domain to their own liking and with no prior notice, with no serious basis. Unreliable provider.

 

 

Negative

 

18

 

Elance, US

 

Blue

 

B+

 

 

 

31-10-2011

 

Laxity in policy enforcement with a bias in favor of the providers – Insufficient provider evaluation system – Encourage bidding spam – Do not check the accuracy of comments that may be harmful to the reputation of users.

 

 

Negative

 

19

 

 

Emmanuel Mallia

& Associates, Malta

 

Orange

 

C-

 

 

 

31-10-2011

 

Their lawyers are likely to disappear in the middle of a mission.

 

Negative

 

20

 

European Commission, DG Research, Belgium

 

Blue

 

B+

 

 

 

31-10-2011

 

DG research had developed an interesting scientific evaluation methodology in the past, but this methodology has not been properly updated and improved. The quality of the output has been seriously affected by job cuts and mismanagement

 

 

Qualified

 

21

 

Facebook, US

 

Blue

 

BB-

 

 

 

31-10-2011

 

The question whether this site effectively contributes to the creation and strengthening of social ties remains controversial, as is the respect of the users’ privacy and the use the site makes of the user’s social networks.  The site engaged into an inappropriate policy consisting in restricting globally the capacity of users to contact other users that they do not already know, which affects their capability to generate new contacts and diminishes the sites’ added value for the development of social networks It would have been more appropriate to give to those who do not wish to be contacted the individual option to prevent such contacts.

 

 

Qualified

 

22

 

Farrugia Sacco Advocates, Malta

 

 

Orange

 

CC-

 

 

 

31-10-2011

 

Insufficiency of service – Lack of analysis of the clients’ needs and profiles.

 

Negative

 

23

 

 

Federal Police, Belgium

 

 

Black

 

EE+

 

 

 

02-02-2011

 

Violation of Civil Freedom - Threats – Abuse – Harassment - Violation of Privacy – Misuse of personal data – Blows to the State of Law.

 

Negative

 

24

 

 

GoFundMe

 

Red

 

D-

 

 

 

19-03-2016

 

 

This organization is a crowdfunding website. This type of service implies honesty and independence. The funds we should have collected for one of our Animal Welfare campaign never reached us. They were reputed ‘paid’ by the website. This should make potential users think twice. GoFundMe dubious practices have been corroborated since then by other reports.

 

 

Negative

 

25

 

 

Hoeilaart

Commune,

Belgium

 

Black

 

EE+

 

 

 

02-02-2011

 

 

Double billing – Abuse of monopoly – Absence of

transparency – Misuse of the public force – Violation of

Privacy – Misuse of personal data.

 

Negative

 

26

 

HSBC Malta, Malta

 

Red

 

DD-

 

02-02-2011

 

False Internet advertising information – Violation of Privacy – Attempts to dominate customer – Absence of transparency – The organization does not hesitate to claim for "ID documents signed by the client’s former banker” (sic).

 

 

Negative

 

27

 

 ICANN, US

 

Red

 

DD+

 

14-10-2012

 

ICANN is dependent on US Government and does not offer to the users of the World Wide Web the guarantees they are entitled to expect, in particular the respect of their property right over their domains, and beyond, of their corporate identity.  ICANN terms and conditions are abusive and dictatorial, and have been even worsened by many of their affiliated registrars.  TSCF calls for a reform of ICANN and for more freedom on the Internet.

 

 

Negative

 

28

 

Malta Police Force, Malta

 

Orange

 

C-

 

28-11-2012

 

The Malta Police Force is characterised by a bad organisation partly caused by the concealment of the officers' identities and a lack of transparency regarding the contents of the reports and proceedings. Lack of credibility of the organisation and lack of civic engagement on the part of the population limit considerably the efficiency of the organisation. Cases of corruption and police violence were reported.

 

 

Negative

 

29

 

Malta Police Force, Malta

(update)

 

Black

 

EE+

 

07-01-2015

 

The organization, as well as the Interior Ministry that is supposed to control it, is entirely opaque. Citizen control over it in dangerously weak. A case of theft perpetrated by police was reported. Given the absence of plans for credible reforms, the outlook is negative.

 

 

 

Negative

 

30

 

 

Mobistar,

Belgium

 

Blue

 

B-

 

02-02-2011

 

The organization tends to blackmail clients by reducing the speed of the service – The technical information given to the client is insufficient – The helpdesk is weak: the clients’ requests are not properly addressed – The helpdesk’s interventions are charged even though they are related to corrections and improvements to be brought to the service.

 

 

Negative

 

 

31

 

 

Moneybookers

(Skrill), UK

 

 

Red

 

 

DD

 

 

 

 

32-10-2011

 

 

Service and civility are more decent than Paypal’s ones, but the organization remains extremely government- controlled and government-dependent.

 

 

 

Negative

 

 

32

 

 

Paypal Europe,

Luxemburg

 

 

Red

 

 

D-

 

 

 

 

31-10-2011

 

 

Theft – The organization help themselves on the clients’ accounts despite disagreement is expressed - Violation of Privacy – Attempt to dominate user – Dependence on government – Absence of transparency – Internal disorder and disorderly working procedure – Incivility.

 

 

 

Negative

 

33

 

Spamrats.com, Canada

 

Black

 

EE+

 

 

 

02-02-2011

 

Beyond the use of an insulting terminology, this organization, which officially aims at promoting transparency, hides the identity of their members. Contrary to the obligations it would like to impose to bulk-email senders, it does not offer any removal facility. Procedures are arbitrary, do not respect the legal definitions of spam, and may harm the reputation of senders without any guarantee of transparency or fairness.

 

 

Negative

 

 

34

 

 

 

2Checkout, US

 

 

Red

 

 

 

DD+

 

 

 

14-10-2012

 

 

Negative experience with this company was reported.

This company refers to privacy policies, but would like to violate the privacy of others at no sanction,  visiting anonymously websites' private areas to see what there is in. Extreme dependence to US law, that they would like to impose to foreign or international organizations. Unreliable organization.

 

 

 

Negative

 

 

35

 

 

 

Wikipedia, Worldwide

 

 

Orange

 

 

 

CC+

 

 

 

31-10 - 2011

 

 

The attempt to create an online encyclopedia based on cooperation and trust was commendable – Unfortunately, in time, the organization developed its own bureaucracy stamped with conflicts of interest, entrenched positions, arbitrary and unfairness in the choice and treatment of the subjects. The nebulous concept of “notability” drives to an aberrant and conservative overrepresentation of persons or institutions that do not deserve it, on the simple basis that they are “known” in the medias; but an encyclopedia is not the who’s who; it is meant to take stock and reflect the state-of-the-art in knowledge and science.

 

 

Negative

 

36

 

VWorker (RAC), US

 

Orange

 

CC+

 

 

 

15-12-2011

 

The organization offers possibilities to persons or organizations that have a limited budget to have their IT development done at low cost. However, it developed heavy procedures and multiple control freaks that may limit its interest as a market place. The organization instituted a whole bureaucracy online, but the efficacy of this approach is not demonstrated. Arbitration behavior may not be reliable, while forced escrow makes the site almighty. The organization does not know the profiles of their users and may be very third-party dependent, notably on local law

 

 

Negative

 

 

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