The Responsible Advertising Mission
At Community Synergy, we are dedicated to making sure that all the advertisers that are associated with us follow a code of policy where they pledge that they will not use advertisements to deceive, bait and switch, or misrepresent their products of services. In addition all advertisements must be beneficial for their target audience and be appropriate for a general audience.
Advertisers who follow our policy will be welcome to continue their relationship with us. While those who do not will not be welcome to advertise in the future to any of our community members. We take this policy seriously and we require our partner advertisers to do the same.
Our goal is to provide our community members with advertisements that truly benefit them. This includes advertisements that make them aware of a product, service, or event that they were not aware of before; or offer them a great deal or discount that makes it worth their while to consider. We also want to protect our members by holding advertisers responsible for what they promise, and let them know that false and misleading advertising or poor products and services have consequences. We hope this will bring responsibility, opportunity, and honesty back into advertising - that is the goal of our Responsible Marketing mission.
The Responsible Marketer Agreement
To advertise with Community Synergy all advertisers must agree to the following:
1. Honest and Straight Forward Advertising
Marketers advertising on the Community Synergy network (or any of its affiliates) must make sure their ads are clear and honest. Ads must be straight forward in their message and may not attempt to mislead customers about a product, service, or event.
The following types of advertising are prohibited:
2. Marketers Must Maintain a Respectable Reputation
It is a privilege not a right to advertise in a community, and just as we emphasize that marketers not advertise falsely or deceptively, we also require that marketers must provide products and services that satisfy our community members. That means that after the marketing is done, that companies make sure that they are doing their best to please their customers. They must not offer any deficient or shoddy products/services and they must make sure that they respond to any customer complaints about their products/services.
3. All Advertisements must be Appropriate for all Audiences
Community Synergy's network includes many types of audiences and thus any ads that we display must be appropriate and not offensive for all types of people and ages.
The following may not be displayed or advertised:
4. Consequences of Not Following Responsible Marketers Policy
Marketers that are found to willfully ignore or disregard Community Synergy policy may be subject to any or all of the following:
All alleged violations may be appealled to Community Synergy, and must be done in a reasonable timeframe after notification of a violation.
5. Reporting Violations of the Agreement
Community Synergy takes its Responsible Marketing agreement very seriously and is keen on making sure that all marketers follow this agreement while advertising on the Community Synergy network. As a result we encourage anybody who witnesses any material violation of this agreement to send us an email with the violation that was witnessed and, if possible, proof of the violation and we will investigate.