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Banned and Restricted Products Policy

Banned and Restricted Products You Can’t Advertise on Balloonary

1. Tobacco Products

Balloonary doesn’t allow the advertising of tobacco and tobacco-related products, including these:

Chewing tobacco
Tobacco pipes
Hookah lounges
Rolling papers
Vaporized tobacco delivery devices
Electronic cigarettes

However, Balloonary does allow ads that promote blogs or groups about tobacco. Other tobacco-related ads are also allowed, such as those that promote anti-smoking campaigns, e-books, counseling services for smoking addiction, rehabilitation programs, and facilities for smokers.

2. Weapons and Explosives

Balloonary doesn’t allow ads promoting weapons, including the following:

Paintball guns
BB guns
Pepper spray
Self-defense weapons

3. Derogatory Personal, Political, and Religious Content

Balloonary bans ads that promote hatred speech and attacking the following:

National origin
Religious affiliation
Marital status
Sexual orientation
Gender identity

If your ads promote hate speech against any of the above, they will be rejected and your account flagged.

4. Spy Cams and Surveillance Equipment

Balloonary doesn’t allow the promotion of spy cams, mobile phone trackers, or other surveillance equipment. The promotion of private detective services may be allowed

5. Counterfeit Goods

Ads may not promote Counterfeit Goods.

6. Fake Documents

Ads may not promote fake documents such as degrees, passports, and immigration papers.

7. Adult Products and Services

As a general rule, Ads may not contain nudity, overly sexual, or pornographic material of any kind.

8. Penny Auctions

Ads may not promote penny auctions, bidding fee auctions, and other similar business models.

9. Alcohol

Although alcohol is allowed, you must abide by local laws. For example, while the drinking age in the US is 21, it’s 18 in the U.K. Additionally, some countries may not allow the promotion of alcoholic beverages.

10. Body Parts

Because the sale of body parts is illegal, it also isn’t allowed on Balloonary. “Body parts” specifically refer to the illegal sale of organs.

11. Cannabis

Although legal in several countries and U.S. states, any promotion of cannabis is banned from the site. This includes cannabis paraphernalia, such as bongs and rolling papers.

12. Dating

Dating is not allowed to be promoted on Balloonary.

13. Drug Tests and Exam-Taking Services

Services that involve taking exams or drug tests on behalf of clients are banned from Balloonary.

14. Face Masks

Due to COVID 19, the demand for face masks rose. However, with this demand came price gouging. As a result, face masks that protect the nose and mouth are allowed with restrictions. Cotton masks are allowed while medical-grade masks aren’t. Ads must not also promote false information about COVID-19 or unrealistic promises about the benefits of face masks.

15. Fake Followers Services

Companies that offer to sell fake followers, engagement, or website traffic to clients are banned from the Balloonary.

16. Gambling

Only certain types of gambling are allowed on Balloonary. For example, ads for casinos are allowed while online gambling isn’t.

17. Hacking and Surveillance

Services and software for hacking and surveillance are not allowed on Balloonary.

18. Illegal Automobile Modification Products

Illegal automobile modification products are banned from Balloonary. Here are the five most common products:

Radar detectors
Loud exhaust
Under-body neon lights
Modified headlights and taillights
Super dark tint

19. Lottery

Lottery ads are not allowed on Balloonary

20. Multi-Level Marketing

Ads for multi-level marketing companies, or pyramid schemes, are banned from Balloonary.

21. Over-the-Counter Drugs

OTC drugs are not allowed Balloonary.

22. Payday and Short-Term Loans

The following loans are banned from Balloonary:

Payday loans
Paycheck advances
Bail bonds
Short-term loans (90 days or less)
23. Personal Loans
Personal loans are also not allowed on Balloonary.

24. Online Pharmacies

Ads for online pharmacies are allowed, but ads for pharmaceutical drugs are not.

25. Politics

Political ads and ads containing political content are not allowed on Balloonary.

26. Recreational Drugs

Recreational drugs and drug paraphernalia are banned from Balloonary.

27. Prescription Drugs

Prescription drugs are not allowed

28. Rehab

Ads for rehabilitation centers are not allowed on Balloonary.

29. Reproductive Health

Ads promoting reproductive health are not allowed on Balloonary.

30. Spyware and Malware

Spyware (spy cams, phone tracking devices) and malware (computer viruses) are not allowed on Balloonary.

33. Subscription Services

Subscription services with the following conditions are not allowed:

Negative options
Automatic renewal
Free-to-pay conversion billing

34. Unauthorized Set-Top Boxes

Unauthorized set-top boxes are not allowed on Balloonary.

35. Unsafe Supplements

Unsafe supplements, such as anabolic steroids, chitosan, comfrey, dehydroepiandrosterone, ephedra, and human grow hormones, are banned from Balloonary.

36. Binary Options

Balloonary bans financial products and services associated with misleading or deceptive practices. The following are not allowed:

Binary options
Initial coin offerings
Contract for difference trading

37. Crypto

Any ads promoting crypto coins or platforms that sell crypto are not allowed on Balloonary

38. Religious or Political believe and other "sensitive" topics

We do not allow ads with potentially “sensitive” topics like health, sexual orientation, or religious and political beliefs. This means as an example Balloonary bans ads for products or services that are promoting any religious or political believe

Updated on: 30/08/2022

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