Sponsored Content & Promotional Guildelines
[Policy Adoption Date: February 5, 2016; Updated June 1, 2018]
The following guidelines have been established by HeartValveSurgery.com to govern various aspects of sponsorship and sponsored content on HeartValveSurgery.com. As used in this policy, the terms “Sponsored Content” include badges, contextual advertising, collaborative educational materials, and sponsored content. The guidelines in this policy govern issues such as acceptance of sponsorhip by HeartValveSurgery.com , how sponsorship materials and educational placement are displayed on the HeartValveSurgery.com, and the removal of such information from HeartValveSurgery.com. HeartValveSurgery.com, has sole and absolute discretion with respect to interpretation and enforcement of this policy and all other issues associated with Sponsorsed Content" on the HeartValveSurgery.com. HeartValveSurgery.com may change this policy at any time in its sole discretion by posting a revised policy on HeartValveSurgery.com.
HeartValveSurgery.com has sole discretion for determining the types of sponsorship materials that will be accepted and displayed on HeartValveSurgery.com, and under no circumstances will HeartValveSurgery.com's acceptance of any sponsorship materials be considered an endorsement of the product(s) and/or service(s) advertised or for the entity that advertises, manufactures, distributes, or promotes products or services.
HeartValveSurgery.com will not accept promotional materials that, in HeartValveSurgery.com's opinion, is not factually accurate and in good taste.
There are certain categories of advertisements that HeartValveSurgery.com will not permit on HeartValveSurgery.com at any time. These categories include but are not limited to the following:
• HeartValveSurgery.com retains sole discretion for determining the types of Sponsored Content that will be accepted and displayed on HeartValveSurgery.com, and under no circumstances shall HeartValveSurgery.com's acceptance of any sponsorship materials be considered an endorsement of the products or services advertised or for the company that advertises, manufactures, distributes, or promotes the product(s) or service(s).
• HeartValveSurgery.com recognizes and maintains a distinct separation between Sponsored Content, and editorial content. Any Sponsored Content on the HeartValveSurgery.com website will be clearly identified as such. HeartValveSurgery.com will not allow any Sponsored Content on HeartValveSurgery.com that is not identified with the label of “Sponsored” or a similar designation, clearly indicating that the content has been provided by or on behalf of a sponsor.