This web site accepts advertising from third-parties, and is funded by advertising and sponsorships. The purpose of this policy is to help users to easily differentiate between advertising and independent, editorial content on this web site.
1. We do not endorse products, services or companies
We have not evaluated the products and services advertised on this site. The fact that certain products and services are advertised on our site is not an endorsement of those products and services.
We’ve established guidelines that label advertising so that users will know what is an advertisement and what is editorial content. We use clear language and visual cues to distinguish advertising from editorial content.
“Advertisement” or “Sponsored” is used to label the most common forms of advertising on our sites. The content of this form of advertising is controlled by the advertiser. Ads are labeled with the word “Advertisement” or “Sponsored” adjacent to the advertisement.
3. Special Sections
This site may publish special sections on certain health issues. Sections of this site that contain independent, editorial content that we created or selected may be funded or sponsored by an advertiser. Other content on this site may be provided by or on behalf of an advertiser. To help indicate an advertiser’s involvement, these sections typically will be labeled “Sponsored by” an advertiser at the top of the page. Sometimes we may use other labels on these pages, such as “Brought to You by,” “Made Possible by,” or “Support Provided by” the advertiser. In addition, a link on these pages may provide more details regarding an advertiser’s involvement with the content.
These special sections may also include advertisements on the page from the advertiser that will be labeled as indicated in the “Advertisements” section above.
4. Unacceptable advertising
To help ensure that the advertising on our site is consistent with our editorial guidelines, we have adopted certain limitations on the types of advertising that we accept.
Advertisers are prohibited from placing any advertising that:
Contains false, deceptive, or misleading claims
Promotes products that are illegal or whose distribution would violate the law
Promotes the sale of fireworks, firearms, ammunition, or weapons designed to inflict serious bodily harm
Promotes betting or gambling
Promotes alcohol or tobacco products
This policy was updated on October 24, 2015. We may revise this policy periodically, and any such updates to this policy can be found here.