This advertising policy (“Advertising Policy”) is a part of and incorporated within and is to be read along with the Terms of Website Use [PLEASE PROVIDE HYPERLINK] (“Terms”). The capitalized terms used in this Advertising Policy, but not defined herein, shall have the meaning given to such terms in the Terms. Any reference to “you” and “your”, in this Advertising Policy, shall refer to you as advertiser.
We believe that advertisements and commercial content as listed by you on our Website (“Ads”) should contribute to and be consistent with the overall user experience and should be tailored to individuals based on how they interact and affiliate with the brands, artists, and businesses they care about. You are responsible for ensuring that your Ads comply with this Advertising Policy and all applicable laws, statutes, and regulations.
Advertising Policy, along with the Terms, apply to all Ads served by or appearing on the Website.
Ads that are generated through Content, by you or by any user of the Website, and ads that promote a sweepstakes, contest, competition or offer must also comply with the Terms.
Your Ads must not contain false, misleading, fraudulent, or deceptive claims or content. The Ads must not be violative of any law applicable to the users who might potentially be interested by or participate in anything advertised through that Ad.
Ads must lead to a functioning landing page that does not interfere with a user's ability to navigate away from the page.
Ads must always apply appropriate targeting and never use targeting criteria to provoke users.
No data collected, derived or obtained from or in connection with an Ad posted by you (“Advertising Data”) may be received or used by an entity not acting on your behalf.
You may not use Advertising Data for any purpose (including retargeting, commingling data across multiple advertisers’ campaigns, or allowing piggybacking or redirecting with tags), except on an aggregate and anonymous basis to assess the performance and effectiveness of your Ads. In no event may you use the Advertising Data, including the targeting criteria for an Ad, to build or augment user profiles, including profiles associated with any mobile device identifier or other unique identifier that identifies any particular user, browser, computer or device.
You may use information provided directly to you from users if you provide clear notice to and obtain consent from those users and comply with all applicable laws and industry guidelines.
You may not directly or indirectly transfer or sell any Advertising Data to, or use such Advertising Data in connection with any ad network, ad exchange, data broker, or other party not acting on your behalf. By indirectly we mean you cannot, for example, transfer data to a third party who then transfers the data to an ad network.
All components of an Ad, including any text, images, or other media, must be relevant and appropriate to the product or service being offered and the audience viewing the Ad. Ads may not contain audio or flash animation that plays automatically without a user's interaction or expands within the Website after a user clicks on the Ad. Ads may not position products or services in a sexually suggestive manner. Ads may not contain content that exploits political agendas or hot button issues for commercial use. Additionally, Ad text must include proper grammar and the use of all symbols, numbers, or letters must adhere to the true meaning of the symbol.
Ads must clearly represent the company, product, service, or brand that is being advertised. Products and services promoted in the Ad must be clearly represented on the landing page, and the destination site may not offer or link to any prohibited product or service. Additionally, Ads may not suggest false relevancy to generic offers.
Ads may not assert or imply, directly or indirectly, within the Ad content or target, a user's personal characteristics within the following categories:
Advertisers must ensure that their Ads comply with all applicable laws, regulations and guidelines. All claims in ads must be adequately substantiated. Ads must not offend users. Ads and any offers promoted within ads must not be false, deceptive or misleading or contain spam. Ads must not contain or promote illegal products or services. Ads must not violate the rights of any third parties. Certain video ads, including those for health products and services, may not be allowed to play automatically, at the Company’s discretion.
Ads may not promote the sale or use of adult products or services, including but not limited to toys, videos, publications, live shows, or sexual enhancement products. Ads for family planning and contraception are allowed provided they follow the appropriate targeting requirements.
The following Ads are prohibited :-
With respect to the following Ads, the Advertisers must only publish these Ads in compliance with the applicable laws for the jurisdictions where the users can have access to or act on these Ads.
Ads that promote or reference alcohol are prohibited in the following countries: Afghanistan, Brunei, Bangladesh, Egypt, Gambia, Kuwait, Libya, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen and any other jurisdiction where such ads are prohibited by law.
Where permissible, Ads that promote or reference alcohol must: (i) Comply with all applicable local laws, required or recommended industry codes, guidelines, licenses and approvals and (ii) apply age and country targeting criteria consistent with the applicable local laws. Where a user's age or country cannot be determined, the Ad must not be displayed to the user.
Ads for adult friend finders or dating sites with a sexual emphasis are not permitted. Ads for other online dating services are only allowed with prior authorization from the Company. These must adhere to the dating targeting requirements and the name of the product or service must be included in the ad text or image.
Ads may not promote or facilitate the sale or consumption of illegal or recreational drugs, tobacco products, or drug or tobacco paraphernalia.
Ads must not promote the sale of prescription pharmaceuticals. Ads for online pharmacies are prohibited except that ads for certified pharmacies may be permitted with prior approval from us.
Ads that promote dietary and herbal supplements are generally permitted, provided they do not promote products containing anabolic steroids, chitosan, comfrey, dehydroepiandrosterone, ephedra, human growth hormones, melatonin, and any additional products deemed unsafe or questionable by us in our sole discretion.
Ads may not contain or link directly or indirectly to a website that contains spyware/malware downloads or any software that results in an unexpected, deceptive or unfair user experience, including but not limited to software which:
Ads for subscription services, or that promote products or services that include negative options, automatic renewal, free-to-pay conversion billing products, or mobile marketing are subject to the following requirements:
The landing page must:
Each of the foregoing must be located in a prominent place on your landing page, as determined by the Company in its sole discretion, and should be easy to find, read, and understand.
Ads may not promote a business model or practice that is deemed by us in our sole discretion to be unacceptable or contrary to our overall advertising philosophy or to any applicable law, including but not limited to multi-level marketing schemes, or advertisements for scams.
Ads may not promote the sale or use of weapons, ammunition, or explosives.
Ads may not constitute, facilitate or promote illegal activity.
Ads may not insult, attack, harass, bully, threaten, demean or impersonate others.
Ads may not contain "hate speech," whether directed at an individual or a group, based on membership within certain categories. These categories include, but are not limited to, race, sex, creed, national origin, religious affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or language.
Ads targeted to minors must not promote products, services, or content that is inappropriate, illegal, or unsafe, or that exploits, misleads, or exerts undue pressure on the age groups targeted.
Ads may not contain adult content, including nudity, depictions of people in explicit or suggestive positions, or activities that are overly suggestive or sexually provocative.
Ads may not be shocking, sensational or disrespectful, or portray excessive violence.
Interests targeting must correspond to likes and interests that are related to the advertised products or services. [Our system surfaces interests and aggregates topics automatically, without human review or management. While we offer several targeting options from the ad create flow, there is no guarantee that your Ad will be accepted or delivered based on the keywords or suggestions you select.] Please read below for more specific targeting requirements.
Subject to all applicable laws, regulations, industry codes, and these guidelines, you may only target alcohol ads to the following age groups:
The Service may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other Internet sites or resources. Because IvyPlus Network has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that IvyPlus Network is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that IvyPlus Network shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of, or reliance upon, any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.
Ads may not imply our endorsement or partnership of any kind. Ads linking to our Content (including Pages, groups, events, or Connect sites) may make limited reference to the Company in Ad text for the purpose of clarifying the destination of the Ad. All other ads and landing pages may not use our copyrights or trademarks or any confusingly similar marks, except as expressly permitted by us and with our prior written permission.
The Ads must also comply with all the restrictions applicable on the Content as provided in the Website Acceptable Use Policy [INSERT HYPERLINK], however in the event of any conflict between the Website Acceptable Use Policy and this Advertising Policy, the latter shall prevail.
Ads may not include content that infringes upon or violates the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other personal or proprietary rights.
Ads, or categories of ads, that receive a significant amount of negative user feedback, or are otherwise deemed to violate our standards or Terms, are prohibited and may be removed. In all cases, we reserve the right in its sole discretion to determine whether particular content is in violation of our Terms.
We reserve the right to reject, approve or remove any ad for any reason, in our sole discretion, including ads that negatively affect our relationship with our users or that promote content, services, or activities, contrary to our competitive position, interests, or advertising philosophy. These guidelines are subject to change at any time.