Abusing the ad network
AdCenter prohibits websites which contain ads, content, or destinations that attempt to trick or circumvent our review processes.
Examples of abuse of the ad network: promoting content that contains malware; "cloaking" or using other techniques to hide the true destination that users are directed to; cloning an advertiser’s landing page, site designs and or URLs; encouraging clicks on ads with text like “click the ads” or arrows pointing to the ads; using "robots" or otherwise harvesting other's email addresses from AdCenter; using hidden URLs or link manipulation; "gaming" or manipulating settings in an attempt to circumvent our policy review systems; "phishing" or falsely purporting to be a reputable company in order to get users to part with valuable personal or financial information; using AdCenter systems to facilitate the transmission of unsolicited or unauthorized material including chain letters and pyramid schemes.
Data collection and use
We don’t allow websites which attempt to collect information about users for unclear purposes or without appropriate security measures.
Examples of user information that should be handled with care: full name; email address; mailing address; phone number; national identity, pension, social security, tax ID, health care, or driver's license number; birth date or mother's maiden name in addition to any of the above information; financial status; political affiliation; sexual orientation; race or ethnicity; religion.
We don’t allow websites or advertisements that attempt to deceive users by providing misleading information about the website or an advertiser’s products.
Examples of misrepresentation: making misleading or unrealistic claims regarding product content or features; promising the availability of files or specific content on an advertiser’s site; disguising ads or using layouts that make it hard for users to distinguish between the site’s content and advertiser’s ads; pretending to be the provider of the advertiser’s products; use of fake testimonials; using any deceptive, unfair or false advertising tactics, such as ‘trick-to-click’ strategies or making false claims that users have won a prize.