The Colombo Club accepts advertising on the club website(s) and printed publications. The inclusion of any particular advertisement on the website does not imply endorsement of the advertised product or service, nor is advertising allowed to affect club policies, rules or bylaws.
The Colombo Club has the right to refuse any advertisement that is inappropriate or incompatible with our mission and to stop accepting any advertisement previously accepted.
The following types of advertisements are prohibited on our website:
- Advertisements for weapons, firearms, ammunition and fireworks
- Gambling and lottery advertisements
- Advertisements for pornography and related materials and services
- Political advertisements
- Advertisements that claim to offer a “miracle” medical cure or method
- Advertisements that make unsubstantiated health claims for the products advertised
- Advertisements directed at children
The following advertisement formats are prohibited:
- Pop-ups and floating ads
- Ads that expand across or down the page without the visitor having clicked or rolled-over the ad
- Ads that send visitors to another site without the visitor having clicked the ad
- Advertisements new to the Colombo require club approval before they can appear on the sites. Such review will extend to any landing page(s) the advertisement links to. The company sponsoring the web site of any landing page must be clearly identified on that page.
- Advertisements, advertising icons and advertiser logos must be clearly distinguishable from editorial content. In addition, Colombo Clubs pages are designed to label all advertisements with the word “advertisement.”
- Advertisers may be required to submit supporting documentation to substantiate claims.
- The Colombo Club does not allow targeted placement of advertising adjacent to editorial content of similar nature. Advertisements are placed at random and do not appear adjacent to relevant editorial except by chance.
- Advertisements may not imply endorsement by the Colombo Club or its members.
- The full rules for any market research or promotion associated with an advertisement must be displayed in the ad or available via a prominent link.
Advertising revenue is used to support the Colombo Club and its mission.