Advertising policy

Advertising policy 2016-11-19T10:00:45+00:00

It is Women’s Health Concern’s strict policy not to support or endorse any specific medical products, treatments or devices (including all pharmaceutical products whether available only on prescription or over-the-counter). However, whether you are in the commercial, public or voluntary sector, there are potential opportunities to advertise, inform on and sponsor women’s health.

All advertisements and any promotional, commercial or information in the form of articles, or display advertisements (including banners or logos), have to be clearly indicated and easily identifiable as such, separated and distinguished from the editorial content. All advertising (including, but not limited to web pages, pop-up windows and banners) have to be identified with the word “Advertising” or similar identifying clearly the sponsor.

Editorial content

Our editorial content is not influenced in any way by the advertising funding sources.

Conflict of interest

Women’s Health Concern seeks to maximise revenue from advertising, whilst ensuring that the process of accepting and displaying advertising does not conflict with any of the charity’s core values and policies.

All advertising presented should be relevant to a health-related audience.

All advertising presented should fall within the rules and guidelines laid down by the Advertising Standards Authority and the British Codes of Advertising, Sales Promotion and Direct Marketing.

Prohibited products, services and advertisers

Advertising should not promote any of the following:

  • Unlicensed drugs, pharmaceuticals or medical services
  • Adult services i.e. sexually orientated products or services
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Gambling
  • Loans and speculative financial products
  • Tobacco and related products
  • Weapons, violence or anti-social behaviour of any description

In addition, we will not accept advertising that:

  • Conflicts with the cores values or policies of Women’s Health Concern in any way
  • Affects public support for a political party, a person identified with such a party, or a point of view/question of a political nature
  • Presents an obvious conflict of interest with a Women’s Health Concern service or income stream

The final decision to accept advertising rests with Women’s Health Concern and is subject to a sample being supplied for quality control/approval purposes; acceptance does not imply endorsement.

All advertisements which are to be displayed on the Women’s Health Concern web site will be subject to review of the product or service being promoted and the style and content of the advertising.

Women’s Health Concern reserves the right to refuse advertising for any other reason without explanation. Also, to remove advertising at short notice should the subject matter be likely to appear insensitive/cause offence.

Please contact Barbara Halstead for further details on advertising and sponsorship opportunities.