In order to provide quality health information, news and tools in a timely manner to our visitors, Weight Awareness permits advertising on our site. The following guidelines have been established by Weight Awareness to direct various aspects of Advertising. For these purposes, "Advertising and Advertisements" include banner, badge, contextual Advertising, Sponsored Content, and Promotions, chat room hosting and expert commentary sessions. These regulations direct issues such as acceptance of Advertisements and Promotions by Weight Awareness, the manner of display of Advertisements and Promotions on the Weight Awareness, and the removal of Advertisements and Promotions from the Weight Awareness. Weight Awareness has sole and absolute discretion with respect to interpretation and enforcement of this policy and all other issues associated with Advertising on the Weight Awareness site. Weight Awareness may change this policy at any time in its sole discretion and will post a revised policy to the Weight Awareness site.
We maintain complete editorial independence with respect to our content in every circumstance. We do not allow outside advertisers to affect the quality or accuracy of information on our site, and we maintain a stringent policy of editorial independence. The following advertising policy is in force on the Weight Awareness.
We clearly identify all advertisements, sponsorships, and sponsor-related material on the Weight Awareness site. We will not provide or sell any information to a third party that would allow it to identify a person's individual medical or diet circumstances or conditions. We do not permit advertisers or other third-party sponsors to make changes to content, or to introduce biased content into the design of any of our sections or topics.
Weight Awareness has sole discretion for determining the types of Advertising that will be accepted and displayed on the Weight Awareness Site, and under no circumstances shall Weight Awareness 's acceptance of any Advertisement be considered an endorsement of the product(s) and/or service(s) advertised or for the company that manufactures, distributes, or promotes such product(s) or service(s).
Weight Awareness will not accept Advertising that, in Weight Awareness's opinion, is not factually accurate and in good taste. Weight Awareness will not permit at any time the placement of any Advertising for illegal or objectionable products. Advertising must not contain fraudulent, deceptive, or offensive material, including material that misrepresents, ridicules, or attacks an individual or group on the basis of age, color, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or handicap.
Advertising must not be related to any of the following: alcohol, firearms, ammunition, fireworks, gambling, pornography, tobacco, or the simulation of news or an emergency.
Advertisers must only offer products or services, which are readily available for purchase at the advertised price (with noted tax and delivery fees). The Advertising must also clearly identify the advertiser. Any Advertising that could be misconstrued as editorial content will be clearly labeled as Advertising.
Weight Awareness recognizes and maintains a distinct separation between Advertising content and editorial and decision-making content. All Advertising content on the Weight Awareness shall be clearly and unambiguously identified as such, and Weight Awareness will not run any Advertising on the Weight Awareness that is not so identified. To that end, all Advertisements on the Weight Awareness site are clearly labeled "Advertisement." Clicking on the ad will link you directly to an advertiser's site, to relevant information on Weight Awareness, or to a Sponsor's Resource Center on Weight Awareness. Sponsored Resource Centers are labeled as being sponsored and the name of the sponsoring entity is displayed.
Weight Awareness retains the exclusive right to determine the way in which any and all search results for specific information by keyword or topic are displayed on the Weight Awareness. Weight Awareness search results are not influenced based on monetary incentives provided by Advertisers or Sponsors. Content listed in search results is displayed with its source e.g. "Weight Awareness News". If Sponsored Content appears in the displayed search results, it is labeled as "Sponsored" so that users can make informed decisions about the content they wish to view. In addition, Weight Awareness provides a separate area on the search results page labeled "From Our Sponsors" in which sponsors and advertisers may purchase space to list their content or advertising.
Weight Awareness reserves the right to reject, cancel, or remove at any time any Advertising from the Weight Awareness for any reason and will provide prompt notice to the advertiser upon rejection, cancellation, or removal of any Advertising, together with an explanation following the rejection, cancellation, or removal. Weight Awareness also reserves the right to determine the appropriate placement of the Advertising on the Weight Awareness.