Advertising Terms & Conditions for Paid Content Inclusion on KatsBits and Associated Properties & Services

The follow document serves are the Terms and Conditions for placing paid content on KatsBits or Associated Properties.

Preamble

To protect the value of the KatsBits brand we're mindful of anything that might be construed as misleading or seen in any way as 'tricking' site visitors into doing something they would not ordinarily do, in keeping with the UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) guidelines regards online advertising and it being "transparent", "honest" and "truthful". Furthermore of implying, either directly or indirectly, any sort or form of 'binding' co-operative responsibility between Associated Properties (Us) and Content Providers (Advertisers) where one does not exist - Content Providers have nothing to do with KatsBits, KatsBits has nothing to do with Content Providers. There are no business relationships present extra-agreement; that is, the 'relationship' between a Content Providers business and KatsBits business is simply one of provision and use of 'a service' - 'paid inclusion' on the KatsBits properties.

General Terms

  1. Paid content and paid inclusion

    1. Content, commercial links, advertisements or other paid placement on KatsBits.com or associated Properties are so included on an non-exclusive, first-come first-served basis, unless otherwise stated or agreed in writing.
    2. Copy is accompanied by an 'label', for example "Advertise", "Advertise with us", "Sponsored Link" or other appropriate text, that facilitates access to these Terms or other related service information in keeping with the Advertising Standards Authority guidelines regarding the presentation of content in a "transparent", "truthful", and "honest" manner. Compliance with this requirement is non-negotiable.
      1. At KatsBits discretion;
        1. Copy, content or other material that might be construed as being something other that what is presented, material or content belonging to, or giving the impression of belonging to, 'Friends', 'Partners' or other similarly worded text in lieu of copy outlined in §1:2 above, or other appropriate copy, will not be used where such use could be construed or otherwise interpreted as implying the presence of any type, or form, of relationship above and beyond that of an paid inclusion content agreement between Content Provider(s) and KatsBits.
        2. And/or, copy used for labeling per §1:2 above shall be contextual in nature and not created, altered, edited, or in any way manipulated so as to unduly influence the effectiveness of placed copy, to mislead as to the function and/or legitimacy of placed content. Labels will also be in a form that unlikely to imply any shape, form, or type of relationship presence other than described in this document or by agreement.
  2. Placement

    1. Individual posts, pages or positioned placements: copy is subject to placement based on agreement - whether single or multiple served HTML pages - subject to availability either as fractional, partial or whole pages, or within available 'white-space' between content or within designated areas. Copy placed in such fashion may only appear on specified pages depending on where it is positioned.
      1. Individually placed content may be subject to inclusion alongside other paid content that cannot be removed entirely due to site mechanics.
    2. Site/Property-wide placement: copy appearing cross-Property (across an entire Property on multiple pages), may be hosted within an 'iframe' or 'include' for site functionality.
      1. Content is included on a first come first served basis, unless otherwise agreed in writing.
    3. Non-exclusive copy: content is placed whatever 'white space' is freely available, placed on a first come, first served basis, once/if occupied space may only be further occupied once agreed upon duration has expired and any slot or position become available.
      1. Where appropriate non-exclusive copy may be placed alongside other independent third party providers, listed, displayed or shown as befits available space and positioning.
    4. Placement: KatsBits reserves the right to place copy wherever and as appropriate, unless otherwise specifically agreed in writing.
    5. Hyperlinks: all hyperlinks, URL, image or other means of HREF or SRC linking between content, pages, sites or Properties, by default, carry a 'rel=nofollow' HTML tag unless otherwise agreed.
      1. At KatsBits discretion, subject to §2:5, 'dofollow' links are subject to approval and agreement.
      2. Subject to §2:5, 'nofollow' links may be modified to 'dofollow' subject to review and approval and may incur additional costs.
    6. Link-back Activity: absolutely no guaranties, promises or other assurances of related activity are offered, provided, implied, either directly or in-directly, of reciprocal or beneficial activity of any sort. Content is placed solely at Providers risk. KatsBits nor Associates shall be liable for such activity or lack thereof.
    7. Indexing: indexing in or by search engines or other services is wholly at the discretion of individual Search Engine or Service fulfillment. Per Search Engine or Service Providers Terms inclusion or indexing, or implied or otherwise offered therein, is not guarantied. Content is included on KatsBits or associated Properties at the Providers own risk. KatsBits, nor Associates, shall be liable for such activity in part of whole, or lack thereof.
    8. Social Media: the inclusion of Content on KatsBits or other Properties does not imply or indicate agreement in any form to publicise or otherwise mention, promote, favour content with effect to its posting to any social media platform.
  3. Application

    1. The terms in this document are applicable to "exclusive" and "non-exclusive" copy, paid links, advertisements or other form of agreed upon placed content.
  4. Payment

    1. Payment must be made in full or as agreed within 48 hours of copy being placed and notification sent. Failure to do so will result in copy being removed with possible forfeiture of placement position and priority.
  5. Termination

    1. Terms of service exist to the extent that is agreed in writing. Service provision shall expire at such time as service provision agreement period has ended.
      1. On expiration of service provision period, content shall be removed within 48 hours, subject to notification, agreement, or renewal of service.
      2. Where provision is automatically billed, should payment be due 24hrs after notification of payment due, content will be temporarily suspended, hidden or removed, otherwise occupied space then being placed on hold until payment is received in full.
      3. Subject to §5:2, should payment be outstanding 72 hours after billing or notification, agreement will be considered terminated.
        1. Termination or cancellation obligates renewal at current rates.
    2. Terms outlined in this document apply relative to Property availability. If, for any reason, the applicable Properties becomes unavailable;
      1. Any and all agreements will be null and void with immediate affect.
      2. KatsBits shall not be liable for losses potential or actual.
    3. On the event Properties become unavailable, refunds, remittances or other forms of compensatory payments will not be offered or provided.
    4. KatsBits shall not be liable for any losses incurred, monetary or otherwise, as a consequence of Service Provision losses for however long or for whatever reason.
  6. Cancellation & Refunds

    1. Once Content is posted live to KatsBits or other Properties, Agreement between Parties is considered wholly fulfilled regardless of potential or actual circumstance.
    2. Content renewal: Content Provider may cancel or terminate an existing or recurring Agreement with KatsBits or Associated Properties in writing (email, text etc.), giving 14 days Notice of Intent to Cancel.
    3. Once cancellation request has been received, content will be removed within 24 hours and space otherwise occupied, filled or offered for use.
      1. Rescinded cancellation requests are subject to agreement.
      2. Space otherwise occupied by cancelled Party may be subject to availability.
    4. Initial placement; for new Agreements cancellation requests should be made within 24 hours of Contents initial posting or going live.
      1. After cancellation request has been received, associated materials will be removed with immediate effect and space otherwise occupied offered to occupancy which may then be subject to availability to the original occupier.
      2. Rescinded cancellation requests are subject to agreement.
    5. Notwithstanding Statutory Rights, all cancellation requests are subject to a 25% Cancellation Fee deducted at time of refund regardless or irrespective as to when cancellation process was initiated.
    6. KatsBits reserves the right to withhold payment in lieu of penalties and/or fees, including those associated with payment processing.
    7. Refunds may be subject to the deduction of transaction fees.
    8. In the event that, for any reason, KatsBIts or applicable Properties becomes unavailable for any duration, temporarily or permanently, this shall have no effect on cancellations. Agreements will be considered fulfilled, in which case refunds, reimbursements or other compensatory payments will not be issued.
    9. KatsBits shall not be liable for losses incurred as a result of cancellations.
  7. E&OE

    1. KatsBits makes no explicit guaranty of Service Provision or functionality, and shall not be liable, in the event, that such services are terminated, for whatever reason.
    2. KatsBits reserves the Right to update, change or in any way modify these Terms without notice or for any reason.
    3. E&OE.

For information regarding advertising rates on KatsBits and the availability of both exclusive and non-exclusive offers, get in touch via email to advertise@katsbits.com.

[last updated Q3 2018]

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