BannerRAGE.com Polices and Procedures
BannerRAGE.com reserves exclusively the right to reserve impression credits to any member host that exhibits questionable impression rates or manipulates impressions in any way. Such a member's account will be terminated immediately, all impressions earned forfeited, and lost. And, we will, in order to preserve the integrity of our membership network, prosecute for fraud (which also will pierce any corporate umbrella). Our system is fair and profitable for all members, and we intend to keep it that way. If you are a cheat or a con, go away.
Code Integrity: You may not, under any circumstances, alter BannerRAGE.com insertion code, except for placement purposes. You must display the banner code so banners show at your site in order to be an active member. Members not displaying the banner code will be terminated and lose all privileges and credits (the banner code need not be on your homepage). The banner code must be hosted on a page or pages within your site(s) with genuine content and linked to/from other pages within your site(s). Furthermore, BannerRAGE.com banner code must be hosted on pages using the English language predominantly, and all banners must be in the English language. We "spider" to ensure compliance. Only one BannerRAGE.com code showing banners is allowed per page. Note: you may however put the code on as many pages as you want.
Banner Statements: Making statements near the BannerRAGE.com banner, requesting that your visitors "Click the banner" is not allowed. Member sites may only use one of the following terms verbatim:
- Click here to visit our sponsor
- Please support our sponsor
- To visit our sponsor, click here
- Please visit our advertiser
At any time in the future, following your approval as a member of BannerRAGE.com, you may add additional web sites and banners. Simply login to your account and upload your banners/links.
Automated enforced impressions: Artificially inflating traffic through the use of meta-refresh commands, auto spawning of browsers, automatic redirecting of users, programs, hidden frames, java pop ups, robots, or any other technique of generating automatic impressions is strictly prohibited. It is also prohibited to require users to click on the advertisers banner before entering any area of your web site. It is a big no-no, and will result in termination and forfeiture of any and All credits due.
BannerRAGE.com may at any time refuse to include any web site as a host member in the network that is found to be inappropriate, based solely on BannerRAGE.com's discretion.
Do not apply if your site:
- Is adult oriented in any way
- Has anything to do with software pirating
- Hacking or phreaking
- Any illegal activity whatsoever
WE HAVE ZERO TOLERANCE FOR CHEATERS. If you cheat, your account will be terminated, all credits due will be forfeited, AND you will be exposed by having your name, address, email address, and phone number published at our site with a warning "Do not do business with these people..." And this same information will be distributed to in excess of 7,000 affiliate program managers. Further, any unearned click-thrus and impressions will be billed and collected at 2x our highest retail price, including all costs of collection. In extreme cases, we may ask for access to your server logs to verify traffic. Failure to comply within 72 hours will result in account termination and loss of all membership benefits.
We use actual human monitoring to observe the network on a daily basis. Any unusual activity is investigated and dealt with immediately. Remember this site has been designed by members, for the benefit of members, so that all may prosper.
Copyrighted material: You are agreeing that all content on your site is legal to distribute, and that you own or have the legal right to use any and all of the copyrighted material.
Indemnification: Host agrees to indemnify and hold BannerRAGE.com harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, liabilities, expenses, losses, damage, attorney fees, any and all claims and lawsuits for libel, slander, copyright and trade mark violation, as well as any other claims resulting from host or advertisers web pages.
BannerRAGE.com reserves the right to change the terms of our policies and procedures at any time. You are responsible for complying with any new rules posted here within ten days from the day changes are posted.
You agree to settle any dispute under our policies and procedures agreement via binding arbitration in Philadelphia, PA.
BannerRAGE.com reserves the right to withhold impression credits from any host member that violates any of our policies and procedures, and rules per this agreement.
It is a requirement that all banners submitted for rotation, whether on purchased or earned credits basis, must be linked back to the member's web site or sites, and any member may enroll as many sites as they wish providing the member has legal authority to do so.
BannerRAGE.com reserves the right to reject further placement or discontinue the rotation of any paid ads in the network that fail to meet a minimum of .5% click thru response.
Our system is self policed. If you violate the BannerRAGE.com policies and procedures, and someone reports it or BannerRAGE.com discovers it, your account will be terminated, all credits will be forfeited, and a 25,000 impression bounty will be paid to the person who reports you.