Trustpilot is not in a position to decide disputes between companies and reviewers who disagree about the events relating to buying or service experiences.
If a company and a reviewer disagree about what happened during a particular buying or service experience, Trustpilot takes a neutral stance.
For example, we don't decide who is correct if a reviewer writes a review on Trustpilot that states that the product they ordered was delivered late, and the company disagrees and claims that the product was delivered on time.
We take a neutral stance
In these situations, we don't see ourselves as in a position to determine who's right or wrong, or which set of facts is correct. We don't have the same resources as a court of law. Rather, Trustpilot is a community that facilitates dialogue between companies and consumers. Therefore, we don't have any other option than to take a neutral stance.
If a business disagrees with one of its customers over the course of events, instead of looking to have that review amended or removed, we recommend that the company writes a reply to the review and tells their side of the story in a friendly tone.
Trustpilot users that read the review and the company's reply will be able to see both sides of the story, and gain a more objective overview of the facts. This allows them to make up their own minds about how much weight they should give to the review in question.
Companies can turn it into an opportunity
Also, it is our experience that companies that respond well to negative feedback on Trustpilot can turn a bad review into a positive opportunity to resolve an outstanding issue and/or even build their reputation.
If companies engage with customers in a constructive way and show that they genuinely care about their customers, this often leaves Trustpilot users with a good impression. We also note that reviewers are able to edit their reviews at any time to reflect a changed opinion of a company.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our Compliance Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.