Local Small Business and Family Friendly Definitions

Local Small Business guidelines: 

A small business is an independently owned and operated company that is limited in size and in revenue depending on the industry ( e.g. A local bakery that employs 10 people or a manufacturing facility that employees less than 500 people.  Source: Small Business Administration) For our purposes, local is located within or adjacent to the town they wish to be published in. Location can be reviewed on a case by case basis; based on the prospective product availability.

Buzz Around  Family Friendly content guidelines regarding advertising materials.

  • Inappropriate ad content for all Buzz Around websites and Emails 
    • Ads for “R” or “NC-17” rated movies and movies on DVD/Blu-ray
    • Ads for “TV14” or “TVMA” TV programming, or shows on DVD/Blu-ray
    • Ads for “M”, “AO” or “RP” rated video games
    • Creative that could frighten or upset young children or the parents of young children
    • All prescription drugs
    • Contraceptives
    • Tobacco (cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, etc. )
    • Anything who’s use includes smoking
    • Liquor of any kind (hard, beer, wine)
    • Illicit drugs
    • Pornography and sex sites
    • Suggestive or revealing images
    • Potentially slanderous or libelous content
    • Bad language, proxies for bad language (X@#%!)
    • Politics (lobbyists, PAC sites, political campaigns)
    • Gambling (including legal state lotteries, sweepstakes and fantasy leagues)
    • Unsubstantiated or false claims
    • Misleading language
    • Graphic violence
    • Guns (firearms, bullets, etc.)
    • Any advertising content that violates applicable laws, rules or regulations
    • Content that is otherwise inappropriate for children
  • Ad content reviewed on a case-by-case basis:
    • PG-13 movies and T-rated games
    • Products with a “keep out of reach of children” label
    • OTC (over-the-counter) medication
    • Prescription drugs, vitamins, dietary supplements, and diet/weight-loss products
    • Caffeinated beverages (products like coffee, which are clearly adult-targeted, are often allowed, while sodas and energy drinks are not)
    • Unreasonable or highly unlikely product or service claims
    • Double entendres
    • Controversial topics (social issues, etc.)
    • An ad related to Death or Dying
  • Offers: Advertisers must fulfill the advertised offer as stated in the advertisement, including without limitation, not altering any offer periods, product offers or prices that are stated in the advertisement; unless Advertiser has obtained BuzzAround’s prior approval
  • Privacy: Where personal information is solicited within the Advertisement or on the Advertiser’s landing page:
    • Any collection of personal information must be in full compliance with all privacy laws, including COPPA where applicable.
    • Advertiser must clearly explain to the guest how Advertiser will use the personal information collected and provide an easily accessible and functional link proximately located at the point of data collection to the privacy policies of all entities that will have access to and/or process such data.