All advertising on WhereismyDoctor.com including Doctor Profiles, Featured Providers, sites linking directly to and from WhereismyDoctor.com, licensed to use any WhereismyDoctor.com brand, or licensed to use WhereismyDoctor.com content, is subject to this policy. Links from advertisements are subject to the same criteria. Advertisements may not link to pictures or text which do not follow these criteria or is deemed inappropriate by WhereismyDoctor.com.
Violence and Profanity (Graphics or Text)
Advertisements must not contain pictures or text exposing cruelty, physical, or emotional acts against any person or animal that are primarily intended to hurt or inflict pain. Advertisements must not contain obscene words, phrases, and profanity.
Partial Nudity and Nudity
Advertisements must not include pictures exposing the female breast or full exposure of either male or female buttocks.
Advertisements may include swimsuits. Advertisements will not contain pictures exposing any or all portions of the human genitalia.
Sexual Acts (Graphics or Text)
The advertisement will not contain pictures or text exposing anyone or anything involved in explicit sexual acts and or lewd and lascivious behavior, including masturbation, copulation, pedophilia, intimacy involving nude or partially nude people in heterosexual, bisexual, lesbian or homosexual encounters. We will not accept phone sex advertisements, dating services, adult personals, CD-ROM's or videos.
Gross Depictions (Graphic or Text)
Advertisements will not contain pictures or descriptive text of anyone or anything that is crudely vulgar or grossly deficient in civility or behavior, or which shows scatological impropriety. Included are depictions of maiming, bloody figures, or indecent depictions of bodily functions.
Intolerance (Graphics or Text)
Advertisements must not contain pictures or text advocating prejudice or discrimination against any race, color, national origin, religion, disability or handicap, gender, or sexual orientation. The advertisement must not contain any intolerant jokes or slurs.
Advertisements will not contain or link to content, pictures, or text advocating devil worship, an affinity for evil, or wickedness. The advertisement contains no advocacy to join a cult. A cult is defined as a closed society that is headed by a single individual or group of individuals, where loyalty is demanded and leaving is punishable.
Advertisements must contain no pictures or text advocating the illegal use of drugs. Advertisements will contain no substances used for other than their primary purpose to alter the individual's state of mind, such as glue sniffing.
Advertisements must contain no pictures or text advocating extremely aggressive and combative behaviors, or advocacy of unlawful political measures.
Advertisements contain no "how to" information on weapons making, ammunition making or the making or use of pyrotechnics materials.
Advertisement contains no use of weapons for unlawful reasons.Questionable/Illegal & Gambling (graphics and text)
Advertisements contain no pictures or text advocating materials or activities of a dubious nature which may be illegal in any or all jurisdictions, such as illegal business schemes, chain letters, copyright infringement, computer hacking, phreaking (using someone's phone lines without permission) and software piracy.
Advertisements contain no text advocating gambling relating to casinos, betting, numbers games, on-line sports or financial betting, including non-monetary dares. Lottery ads are exempted.
Advertisements contain no odds related info.
Competitive (graphics and text)
Advertisements contain no pictures or text with promotions or other mentions for direct competitors of WhereismyDoctor.com
Advertisements Clearly Identified
We believe it is important for you to be able to distinguish advertisements and offers from consumer health information. For this reason, all advertisements, sponsorship acknowledgments, promotional, and commercial information in the form of articles, or display advertisements (banners or logos), are separated from our consumer health information. All advertisements are clearly indicated and easily identifiable as such and are distinguished from other information. Information marked "Advertisement" on WhereismyDoctor.com may include advertisements and offers from third parties as well as "in-house" advertisements that will link you to consumer health information we wish to highlight. Each advertisement is clearly labeled.
Clicking on Advertisements
If you click on a third-party advertisement, you will be leaving WhereismyDoctor.com and will be directed to the advertiser's site. Be aware that WhereismyDoctor.com has no control over the practices of other websites. This also includes links from our featured health care providers who link to their own websites. Your computer may receive cookies from other sites and you will not be protected by WhereismyDoctor.com’s security and privacy policies. At times when you click on an advertisement, a box will pop up asking you to respond to a survey or poll or answer a question. These boxes are controlled by the advertiser; information you enter into these boxes is submitted to the advertiser, not to WhereismyDoctor.com.
WhereismyDoctor.com Does Not Endorse Products
The appearance of third-party advertisements or sponsorship acknowledgements on WhereismyDoctor.com is not a guarantee or an endorsement by WhereismyDoctor.com or any of our content partners of the organization, product, service, or claims made for the product or service in such advertisements or sponsorship acknowledgements.
Editorial Independence and Website Funding
WhereismyDoctor.com maintains absolute editorial independence throughout the website. WhereismyDoctor.com has its business headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware. Like most other commercial websites, WhereismyDoctor.com receives funding from third parties who pay for the right to advertise their companies and products on our site. This funding supports WhereismyDoctor.com's efforts to develop comprehensive and credible consumer health information. At times, third parties pay for the right to sponsor certain areas of information on our site. WhereismyDoctor.com may agree to develop information about a certain topic in return for this sponsorship. However, WhereismyDoctor.com develops this information in accordance with our editorial policy and practices; sponsors have no editorial input or influence on the information itself. Advertisers and sponsors also have no influence over the order of the listing of responses to a search request on our site. We do not allow advertisers or sponsors to purchase priority listings in our search engine.
WhereismyDoctor.com purchases and serves advertisements on our site. We do not receive commissions on purchases you may make when you leave WhereismyDoctor.com to visit the site of a company advertising on WhereismyDoctor.com.
Sharing Aggregate User Information
WhereismyDoctor.com may share accumulated, anonymous statistical information regarding site usage and traffic patterns with our advertisers and sponsors. Information in these aggregated summary reports cannot be linked to you individually.
Any information provided by you to the advertiser is not controlled by WhereismyDoctor.com.
Types of Advertisements Not Accepted
WhereismyDoctor.com does not accept advertising that we know either contains false or misleading claims, or that promotes ineffective or dangerous products. WhereismyDoctor.com also does not accept advertising for alcohol, tobacco, firearms or pornography.
Dealings with advertisers and/or merchants
Your correspondence or business relationship(s) with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers and/or merchants found on or through any of the services contained on this the website, including but not limited to, payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such relationships, are solely between you and such advertiser or merchant. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you agree that: (a) WhereismyDoctor.com shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as the result of any such relationships, or as the result of the presence of such advertisers and/or merchants on the Service, and (b) any orders placed by you on, and any product specifications and product availability appearing on, the Service is subject to confirmation by, and the terms and conditions of business of, the relevant merchant.
Legalities of Locations:
Due to legal regulations in some countries, free consultations are forbidden. WhereismyDoctor.com is not responsible, nor do we control the monitoring of this law. If a doctor who is a member decides to advertise on our site regardless of our marketing terminology "get a free quote" all fines and penalties will be paid by the member and not by whereismydoctor.com.
Updating this Policy
Our Advertising Policy may be revised periodically. The most recent changes to the policy will be noted in a different color within the policy. You can click on any of those areas to find information about the change and how it may affect you. We recommend that you read our advertising policy whenever you visit our site in case you missed our notice.
This policy was effective on February 1, 2009
Last reviewed July 6, 2011
The information on this site is not a substitute for diagnosis or treatment from a licensed medical practitioner. If you are experiencing a serious medical condition call your local emergency services or your doctor.