Banned and Restricted Products Policy
Banned and Restricted Products You Can’t Advertise on Balloonary
1. Tobacco Products
Ads for tobacco and tobacco-related products, including these, will not be approved:
Vaporized tobacco delivery devices
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
Ads for weapons, including the following, will not be approved:
3. Derogatory Personal, Political, and Religious Content
Balloonary bans ads that promote hate speech attacking the following:
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
Ads for spy cams, mobile phone trackers, or other surveillance equipment will not be approved. The promotion of private detective services may be allowed.
5. Counterfeit Goods
Ads for counterfeit goods will not be approved.
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.
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.
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.
Ads for dating services will not be approved.
13. Drug Tests and Exam-Taking Services
Ads for services that involve taking exams or drug tests on behalf of clients will not be approved.
14. Face Masks
Due to COVID-19, the demand for face masks rose. However, with this demand came price gouging. As a result, ads for face masks that protect the nose and mouth are allowed with restrictions. Ads for cotton masks are allowed, while ads for medical-grade masks are not. Ads also must not promote false information about COVID-19 or unrealistic promises about the benefits of face masks.
15. Fake Followers Services
Ads for services that offer to sell fake followers, engagement, or website traffic to clients will not be approved.
Only ads for certain types of gambling are allowed on Balloonary. For example, ads for casinos are allowed while ads for online gambling sites will not be approved.
17. Hacking and Surveillance
Ads for services and software for hacking and surveillance will not be approved.
18. Illegal Automobile Modification Products
Ads for illegal automobile modification products will not be approved. For example:
Under-body neon lights
Modified headlights and taillights
Super dark tint
Ads for lotteries will not be approved.
20. Multi-Level Marketing
Ads for multi-level marketing companies or pyramid schemes will not be approved.
21. Over-the-Counter Drugs
Ads for OTC drugs will not be approved.
22. Payday and Short-Term Loans
Ads for the following types of products will not be approved:
Short-term loans (90 days or less)
23. Personal Loans
Ads for personal loans will not be approved.
24. Online Pharmacies
Ads for online pharmacies are allowed, but ads for pharmaceutical drugs will not be approved.
Political ads and ads containing political content will not be approved.
26. Recreational Drugs
Ads for recreational drugs and drug paraphernalia will not be approved.
27. Prescription Drugs
Ads for prescription drugs will not be approved.
Ads for rehabilitation centers will not be approved.
29. Reproductive Health
Ads promoting reproductive health will not be approved.
30. Spyware and Malware
Ads for spyware (spy cams, phone tracking devices) and malware (computer viruses) will not be approved.
33. Subscription Services
Subscription services with the following conditions are not allowed:
Free-to-pay conversion billing
34. Unauthorized Set-Top Boxes
Ads for unauthorized set-top boxes will not be approved.
35. Unsafe Supplements
Ads for unsafe supplements will not be approved. This includes, but is not limited to: anabolic steroids, chitosan, comfrey, dehydroepiandrosterone, ephedra, and human grow hormones,
36. Binary Options
Balloonary bans financial products and services associated with misleading or deceptive practices. The following are not allowed:
Initial coin offerings
Contract for difference trading
Any ads promoting crypto coins or platforms that sell crypto will not be approved.
38. Religious or Political Beliefs and Other Sensitive Topics
We do not approve ads with potentially “sensitive” topics like health, sexual orientation, or religious and political beliefs.
Products and services that are determined to be scams or facilitating scamming activities will not be approved.
Updated on: 18/08/2023