SteadyHealth Community - Advertising Policy

Advertising is the primary way LifeForm Inc earns money. We are paid by advertisers to serve and share advertising content. We may collect, use and share information from you when you use the Service to provide you with more relevant advertising. 

We may engage third parties who may, collect information, by using technologies such as cookies, across various websites and devices, for the purpose of delivering more relevant advertisements to you on the Service, and to perform tracking and reporting functions for our Service. Information that may be collected includes, but may not be limited to, information about the pages you’ve viewed and advertisements you’ve interacted with, your IP address, date and time of interaction, your ISP and browser type, device ID, unique cookie recognized on your browser, and the information associated with such cookie. 

To learn more about this type of targeted advertising (also called interest-based advertising), analytics services and your choices, including how to opt-out of some interest-based advertising, advertising networks, and ad servers, please visit: https://www.youronlinechoices.com  and http://youronlinechoices.eu/  

You can also refuse or disable cookies already stored cookies via the settings of your browser as follows:

For Safari, click here!

More details regarding particular advertising partners are listed in Section below named Third-party Advertisers and Partners.

Advertising Criteria

ALL ADVERTISING ON STEADYHEALTH.COM INCLUDING LIFEFORM NETWORK SITES LINKING DIRECTLY FROM STEADYHEALTH.COM, LICENSED TO USE ANY STEADYHEALTH.COM BRAND, OR LICENSED TO USE STEADYHEALTH.COM CONTENT, IS SUBJECT TO THIS POLICY. LINKS FROM ADVERTISEMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO THE SAME CRITERIA. ADVERTISEMENTS MAY NOT LINK TO PICTURES OR TEXT WHICH DO NOT FOLLOW THESE CRITERIA OR IS DEEMED INAPPROPRIATE BY STEADYHEALTH.COM.

Profanity/Violence

Advertising creative must not contain pictures or text exposing cruelty, physical, or emotional acts against any person which are primarily intended to hurt or inflict pain.

An advertisement must not contain obscene words, phrases, and profanity.

Partial Nudity and Nudity

Advertisements must not contain pictures exposing the female breast or full exposure of either male or female buttocks. However, the advertisement may include swimsuits, but may not contain pictures exposing any or all portions of the human genitalia.

Sexual Acts

It's prohibited to use pictures or text in advertisements exposing anyone or anything involved in explicit sexual acts, including masturbation, copulation, pedophilia, sodomy, intimacy involving nude or partially nude people in heterosexual, bisexual, lesbian or homosexual encounters. Additionally, dating services, phone sex, and ads which advertise pornographic or nudity content such as DVD's, magazines and similar are prohibited as well.

Gross Depictions

It's strictly prohibited to use pictures or descriptive text in advertising materials of vulgar or grossly deficient in civility persons or behavior or which show scatological impropriety. Included such depictions are maiming, bloody figures, or indecent depiction of bodily functions.

Insulting/Flaming/Intolerance

The advertisement must not contain pictures or text advocating prejudice or discrimination against any race, color, national origin, religion, disability or handicap, gender, or sexual orientation. The advertisement will not contain any intolerant jokes or slurs.

Cult ideologies

The advertisement will not contain or link to content, pictures, or text advocating devil worship, an affinity for evil, or wickedness. The advertisement contains no advocacy to join a cult. A cult is defined as a closed society that is headed by a single individual, or group of individuals, where loyalty is demanded and leaving is punishable.

Drug Culture & Drugs

The advertisement shall not contain pictures or text advocating the illegal use of drugs, as well as substances used for other than their primary purpose to alter the individual's state of mind, such as glue sniffing.

Extremism/Terrorism

An advertisement shall not contain pictures or text advocating extremely aggressive and combative behaviors, or advocacy of unlawful political measures, as well as information on weapons making, ammunition making or the making or use of pyrotechnic materials.

It's strictly prohibited to use text or graphics which contain the use of weapons for unlawful reasons.

Illegal content

An advertisement shall not contain pictures or text advocating materials or activities of a dubious nature which may be illegal in any or all jurisdictions, such as illegal business schemes, chain letters, copyright infringement, hacking, phreaking, and software piracy.

Gambling

An advertisement shall not contain text advocating gambling relating to casinos, betting, numbers games, on-line sports or financial betting, including non-monetary dares. Lottery & contest ads are exempted.

Competitive

An advertisement shall not contain pictures or text with promotions or other mentions for direct competitors of SteadyHealth.com or LifeForm Inc.

Advertisements Clearly Identified

It is very important for us to keep unobstructed browsing experience for all our valued visitors and users and let them be able to distinguish advertisements and offers from health information. For this reason, all advertisements, sponsorship acknowledgments, promotional, and commercial information in the form of articles, or display advertisements (banners or logos), are separated from our consumer health information. All advertisements are clearly indicated and easily identifiable as such and are distinguished from other information. Information marked "Advertisement" on SteadyHealth may include advertisements and offers from third parties as well as "in-house" advertisements that will link you to consumer health information we wish to highlight. Each advertisement is clearly labeled. Some third-party advertisers print the word "Ads" along the top or the side of a box in which the advertisement or sponsorship acknowledgment appears as well, which clearly identify this as advertising content and distinguish it from consumer health information.

Advertisements are placed and visible only for our guest visitors. Registered members are free of third-party ads, and get only in-house advertisements which do not require any private data.

Third-party Advertisers and Partners

By accepting this policy you provide consent to our advertising partners and third-party advertisers. SteadyHealth.com is not in direct control of ad serving methods and inventory of advertising partner, except displaying their ad serving code on ad-specific areas on the website clearly identified as advertisements. Our partners have their own policies where they are obligated to clearly and transparently point out the way they interfere with user’s and partners private data. This section lists all our major advertising partners and their privacy statements with links to more detailed Privacy Policies each of them.

Visitors from EU/EEA territories get identified by the time zone and before they get the content displayed we automatically remove all cookies set by any of our third-party advertisers or partners. With this, we preserve user’s privacy and are not required to ask for user consent before registration process. During the registration process, EU/EEA users are asked for consent to store SteadyHealth.com and analytics cookies on their devices. However, they do not have to provide consent for serving behavioral advertising and collecting personal data because SteadyHealth.com members are free of third-party ads.

Google AdSense/AdX Advertising Policy

SteadyHealth.com, as millions of other websites and apps, use Google services to improve their content and keep it free. By integrating Google services we share information with Google.

We use Google advertising services AdSense and AdExchange (AdX), including analytics tools Google Analytics, and embed video content from YouTube, where your web browser automatically sends certain information to Google. This includes the URL of the page you’re visiting and your IP address. Google may also set cookies on your browser or read cookies that are already there. Apps that use Google advertising services also share information with Google, such as the name of the app and a unique identifier for advertising.

Google uses the information shared by sites and apps to deliver their services, maintain and improve them, develop new services, measure the effectiveness of advertising, protect against fraud and abuse, and personalize content and ads you see on Google and on our site. Learn more about how Google uses information from our website.

Also see Google Privacy Policy to learn more about how they process data for each of these purposes and their Advertising page for more about Google ads, how your information is used in the context of advertising, and how long Google stores this information.

Exponential Interactive Advertising & Privacy Policy

Exponential Interactive, Inc, as our partner, have a legitimate interest to collect and profile personal data in the form of IP address and cookie ID from users on our website in order to provide targeted online advertising and ad measurement. For more details including opt-out requests, access requests or complaints, please review their privacy policy or contact their data protection officer via privacy@exponential.com.

Amazon Inc. Advertising & Privacy Policy

Amazon has a longstanding commitment to privacy and data security. We continuously review our advertising systems and processes to ensure they meet our own high standards and the requirements of all applicable data protection laws, including GDPR. Amazon advertising services will comply with the requirements of GDPR when it comes into effect on May 25, 2018. Amazon’s advertising systems include the following protections:

  • Privacy. Amazon’s advertising services are designed to protect user privacy when serving interest-based ads. Amazon’s advertising systems do not use personally identifiable information such as name or email to serve interest-based ads.

  • Notice. On www.amazon.co.uk, Amazon provides information about interest-based ads, including the type of information used to display those ads.

  • Choice. Users can control their interest-based ad preferences by visiting the Amazon Ad Preferences page at https://www.amazon.co.uk/adprefs or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s YourOnlineChoices site at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/.

  • Security and data management. Amazon advertising services have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards for the collection, storage, transfer, and processing of data. Transfers of data outside the European Economic Area comply with applicable legal requirements, including standard contractual clauses issued by the European Commission and the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework.

  • Third parties. To deliver interest-based ads, Amazon works with publishers, advertisers, agencies, ad networks, and other service providers that demonstrate their commitment to comply with applicable law.

For more details please read Amazon CPM Ads Policy.

Media.net Advertising & Privacy Policy

Media.net Advertising FZ-LLC does not collect Personally Identifiable Data unless you submit that information to them. Personally Identifiable Data is not collected on Partner Sites through the operation of our Technology itself.

Additionally, Media.Net may also collect certain others types of information that, along Personally Identifiable Data, may be considered and specifically named "Personal Data" in certain jurisdictions, including the European Union (“EU”), such as:

  • Technical Data, which includes internet protocol (IP) address, cookies, browser and device information, location data and your login data.

  • Usage Data, which includes information about how you use our Website and Partner Sites and advertising we serve on those sites including how many times you viewed the ad, clicked the ad etc to improve our Services and also mitigate fraudulent activities.

Media.NET collects Technical Data and Usage Data regarding your behavior and usage patterns on their Website and on their Partner Sites. They collect this type of information about you using cookies, web beacons, and other web tools ("Tools"). They do not use these Tools to store any Personally Identifiable Data. They do not have access to or control the Tools used by third parties on their Website or on any of their Partner Sites, and this policy does not govern the use of Tools by these third parties.

For more details on Media.NET usage of potential Private Data, please visit Media.Net Privacy Policy or contact Media.Net Privacy Data Controller Officer at privacy@media.net.

Taboola Inc. Privacy Policy

SteadyHealth.com uses Taboola's content discovery technology to recommend to you other online content that you may be interested in.  To make these recommendations, Taboola collects information about your device and your behavior on this website (and other partnering websites) using cookies and similar technologies.  To learn more, see Taboola's Privacy Policy or click here to opt out.

Clicking on Advertisements

If you click on a third-party advertisement, you will be leaving SteadyHealth and will be directed to the advertiser's site. Be aware that SteadyHealth has no control over the practices of other websites. Your computer may receive cookies from other sites and you will not be protected by SteadyHealth security and privacy policies. At times, when you click on an advertisement, a box will pop up asking you to respond to a survey or poll or answer a question. These boxes are controlled by the advertiser; information you enter into these boxes is submitted to the advertiser, not to SteadyHealth. Exceptions are advertisements clearly identified as SteadyHealth.com "in-house" ads, recognized by authentic logo and typography.

SteadyHealth does not Endorse Products

The appearance of third-party advertisements or sponsorship acknowledgments on SteadyHealth is not a guarantee or an endorsement by SteadyHealth or any of our content partners of the organization, product or service or the claims made for the product or service in such advertisement or sponsorship acknowledgment. Additionally, the herbal and/or alternative products advertised on SteadyHealth and all claims pertaining to such products are not guaranteed to have been thoroughly tested. Thus, all information regarding the efficacy, contraindications, side effects, etc. of these products may not be available for review at this time.

Editorial Independence and Website Funding

SteadyHealth maintains absolute editorial independence throughout the website. SteadyHealth Forum operates under the direction of its parent company LifeForm INC with business offices in Europe (Nicosia, Cyprus) and Central America (Belize City, Belize).

The vast majority of website funding comes from advertisements. We partner with popular third-party advertising companies on a revenue-share basis. These funds support SteadyHealth's efforts to develop comprehensive and credible consumer health information, pays our infrastructure and facility bills and staff involved.

Commissions

SteadyHealth purchases and serve advertisements on our site. We do not receive commissions on purchases you may make when you leave SteadyHealth to visit the site of a company advertising on SteadyHealth.

Dealings with Advertisers and/or Merchants

Your correspondence or business relationship(s) with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers and/or merchants found on or through any of the services contained on this the website, including but not limited to payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such relationships, are solely between you and such advertiser or merchant. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you agree that: (a) SteadyHealth or its parent company (LifeForm Inc.) shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as the result of any such relationships or as the result of the presence of such advertisers and/or merchants on the Service, and (b) any orders placed by you on, and any product specifications and product availability appearing on, the Service are subject to confirmation by, and the terms and conditions of business of, the relevant merchant.

Updating this Policy

SteadyHealth.com reserves the right to revise this advertising policy periodically. When we make significant changes that affect our advertising policies and practices, we will post a notice on the SteadyHealth Announcement section for next 30 days. We recommend that you read our advertising policy whenever you visit our site in case you missed our notice. The updated policy will have last update date at the bottom of the document. 

Advertising Inquiry

Interested in advertising on SteadyHealth? All Advertising Inquiries or Partnership proposals can be sent via our Contact Form, by choosing Advertising Department. The appropriate manager will contact you back providing you detailed information about advertising on SteadyHealth.com and/or LifeForm Network (Availability, Advertising Kit, Rate Card, Advertising Agreement, etc.).

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, or have any other questions or concerns about the site you can complete a Contact Form and we will respond to your comments as soon as we can. In case you have questions about our Privacy Policy or want more details on Personal Data Collection, please contact us at privacy@steadyhealth.com.

Last updated on May, 24th 2018.