HealthWorldNet, Inc. established the following policy to explain the types of advertising, promotions and sponsorships that will be accepted on HealthWorldNet.com and any of its affiliated sites. For these purposes, “Advertising and Advertisements” include all forms of advertising, sponsorships and promotions on the site.
HealthWorldNet does not endorse, warrant or guarantee any products, services or companies advertised on the site. HealthWorldNet has not evaluated the products and/or services advertised on our site. The material contained on this site is intended for entertainment and educational purposes and does not substitute for professional medical or financial advice.
All advertisements will be clearly identified as such, and any sponsored content displayed will be clearly marked as “sponsored by” or “provided by”. Search results and the way in which they are displayed on HealthWorldNet are not influenced by advertisers. HealthWorldNet will not allow any advertisements that are not clearly marked as such.
Any paid advertising listings posted on search results or other pages of the site will be identified as “Ads by Google”. Information about these ads in relation to search results can be obtained by going to http://adwords.google.com.
The type of advertising that will be accepted by HealthWorldNet is determined at the sole discretion of HealthWorldNet. Acceptance of any advertisement will not be deemed an endorsement of any product, service, manufacturer or distributor of any products or services.
HealthWorldNet is dedicated to providing quality health and medical links and information, and with this in mind, will not accept any advertisements that endorse or promote the following:
- False or Misleading Claims or Illicit, Misleading or Offensive Material
- Illegal or Objectionable Products – or Whose Distribution Would be in Violation of the law.
- Weapons, Firearms, Ammunition or Fireworks
- Tobacco Use of Any Kind
- Unreasonable, Unlikely or Extraordinary Product or Service Claims
- Health Claims that are not Adequately Substantiated
- Material that misrepresents or seeks to ridicule or Discriminate against any individual or group based on age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.
- Any political, religious or controversial public position or candidate for public office.
Advertising for online pharmacies will be verified as compliant with the Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites (VIPPS) program, and must comply with FDA guidelines for Direct to Physician and Direct to Consumer advertising.
Advertising units must retract to the defined space when scrolled over by the user or contain a “close” or “X” for the user to close the ad message. Clicking on an ad unit or message may take the user to the advertiser’s site and off of HealthWorldNet. HealthWorldNet does not monitor the policies of other sites and it is the responsibility of the user to familiarize themselves with that site’s policies regarding advertising and editorial content.
Advertising that could be read as editorial content must be clearly marked as “advertisement” and all products and services must be readily available for use or purchase at the advertised price inclusive of noted fees such as delivery or tax .
HealthWorldNet reserves the right to reject, cancel or remove at any time, any advertising from the site for any reason and will provide prompt notice to the advertiser with an explanation regarding cancellation, rejection or removal. HealthWorldNet also reserves the right to determine appropriate placement for the advertisement on the site.
Advertisers must comply with all applicable foreign and domestic laws and regulations. HealthWorldNet reserves the right to review all advertising for compliance, and if any violation or potential violation of compliance becomes apparent, advertising can be removed or cancelled immediately.
HealthWorldNet is dedicated to maintaining a site of integrity and will not accept any advertising that is inconsistent with its mission or would compromise such integrity.
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