TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR ADVERTISING COMPANIES
By placing your advert, you agree to the RippleAdz Terms of Service including your obligation to comply with the Self-Serve Ad Terms and the RippleAdz Advertising Policies. You are solely responsible for ensuring that the content of your ad complies with these terms. We do not use your company data for anything other than advert targeting. The demographics you choose for targeting your advert campaign don’t reflect the personal beliefs, characteristics or values of users. Failure to comply with the Terms and Conditions, the Self-Serve Ad Terms and the Advertising Policies may result in a variety of consequences, including the cancellation of ads you have placed and the termination of your account. Otherwise, you are contracting solely with RippleAdz.
Terms and Conditions of Use
Welcome to RippleAdz at https://RippleAdz.com. Please take a moment to read these terms and conditions including our policies (“Terms”) to understand how they apply to your use of our website and any information, products or services that may you may request, disclose or order online.
Please read the rules carefully. USE OF AND/OR REGISTRATION ON ANY ASPECT OF THE WEBSITE WILL CONSTITUTE YOUR AGREEMENT TO COMPLY WITH THESE RULES. If you cannot agree with these rules, please do not use the website. If you have any questions regarding our Website, the Terms, information, products or services, please click here to contact us.
1. GENERAL TERMS
Who owns this Website?
RippleAdz at https://RippleAdz.com is owned and operated by Leanospex (Pty) Ltd, a private company registered in the Republic of South Africa under company registration number 2017/406942/07, which has its registered office at 1244 Sudbury Street, Queenswood, Pretoria, South Africa. All rights and/or defences afforded to us in these Terms shall stand to the benefit of our group companies.
Terms and conditions apply:
These Terms apply to your use of our platform and website services. By using and registering our services on our website, you acknowledge that you have read and understood these Terms and agree to be bound by them. They represent our entire agreement with you and supersede all prior terms, conditions, warranties and/or representations to the extent permitted by law. Please do not use our Website or services if you do not agree to be bound by these Terms.
Amended or updated terms:
We may periodically update or change the Terms without notice. You should check them from time to time, as your continued use of our Website and platform will mean you accept any updated or revised Terms.
Law and arbitration:
This agreement is governed by the laws of the Republic of South Africa. Any dispute arising in relation to our agreement with you shall, to the extent permitted by law, be referred to arbitration in Cape Town at a venue to be determined by us applying the Uniform Rules of the High Court of South Africa.
Law and arbitration:
This agreement is governed by the laws of the Republic of South Africa. Any dispute arising in relation to our agreement with you shall, to the extent permitted by law, be referred to arbitration in Pretoria at a venue to be determined by us applying the Uniform Rules of the High Court of South Africa.
Use of our Website:
You are welcome to browse or use our Website and register as an end-user (receive adverts to view and get paid) or as a company, agency or individual who wants to do targeted advertising on our platform. No other use is permitted without our prior written consent. The unauthorised use, copying, reproduction, variation, modification or distribution of the content of this Website, the uploading of any unlawful or damaging information or viral software, or the creation of any links to our Website from any other site whatsoever, is strictly prohibited.
Unless otherwise specified, the Website is intended for the placement of adverts only. You may not authorise others to use your personal or business account, and you are responsible for all use of the Website and platform by you and by those you allow to use or provide access to. You may not impersonate, imitate or pretend to be somebody else when using the Website or the platform.
You may not provide to or post on our platform any of the mentioned “Banned and restricted products” in our Terms and Conditions, or any graphics, text, photographs, images, video, audio or other material that constitutes junk mail, and spam.
You agree not to use any obscene, indecent, or offensive language or to provide to or post on or through the Website any graphics, text, photographs, images, video, audio or other material that is defamatory, abusive, bullying, harassing, racist, hateful or violent. You agree to refrain from ethnic slurs, religious intolerance, homophobia and personal attacks when using the Website.
You agree not to use any sexually explicit language or to provide to or post on or through the Website any graphics, text, photographs, images, video, audio or other material that is sexually explicit, please refer to our Terms and Conditions.
You may not provide to or post on or through the Website any graphics, text, photographs, images, video, audio or other material that is encrypted, invades anyone’s privacy, or illustrates, references or encourages conduct that would constitutes a criminal offence, give rise to criminal liability or that otherwise violates any statute or regulation. You agree to use the Website only for lawful purposes and you acknowledge that your failure to do so may subject you to civil and criminal liability. You are responsible for ensuring that any graphics, text, photographs, images, video, audio or other material you provide to post on our platform or Website does not violate the copyright, trade mark, trade secret or any other personal or proprietary rights of any third party or is provided or posted with the permission of the owner/s of such rights.
The Website and platform may contain graphics, text, photographs, images, video, audio and other material that is clearly identified for your use (“Assets”). The Assets are protected by copyright, trade mark and other intellectual property laws. Nevertheless, we grant to you the limited, non-exclusive rights and license to use the Assets solely as described on the Website, as limited by this Agreement, and provided further that you keep intact any and all copyright and other proprietary notices. This includes the “look and feel” of the Website and platform and the advertising thereon (“the Website and advertising Content”).
The Website and advertising platform are protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws and are the property of Leanospex (Pty) Ltd and its authorized members. The copying, reproduction, publication, display, rearrangement, redistribution, modification, revision, alteration, cropping, re-sizing, reverse engineering, movement, removal, deletion, or other use or change by you, directly or indirectly, whether by omission or commission, of any such Website Content, including but not limited to the removal or alteration of advertising, is strictly prohibited.
You may not in any way make commercial or other unauthorised use, by publication, re-transmission, distribution, performance, caching or otherwise, of material or data obtained through the platform except as permitted by statute or expressly permitted in writing by this Agreement. You agree not to disrupt, overwhelm, attack, modify, reverse engineer or interfere with the platform or its associated software, hardware and/or servers in any way, and you agree not to impede or interfere with others’ use of the platform.
Other than getting permission from us, you may not attempt to gain access to our servers by any means, including, without limitation, by using administrator’s passwords or by masquerading as an administrator while using the Website or platform or otherwise.
You agree to indemnify RippleAdz against any loss, damage, harm, claim or any other cost whatsoever that we may sustain as a result of your use of our Website and/or its contents contrary to these Terms.
We use a registered username (for companies and individuals) to identify the computer device with which you connect to our Website and platform. We reserve the right to restrict your use and access to our Website and platform or part thereof in the event of any unauthorized use.
We reserve the right to suspend our Website or platform or any part thereof or terminate your account at any time if we, in our sole discretion, determine that you are not using the Website and platform in compliance with these Terms or if we believe the information provided by you is untrue, inaccurate or incomplete.
Any indulgence of extension of time granted to you shall not be construed as a waiver or variation of any of our rights or remedies in these Terms or law.
Use of our Website outside South Africa:
Customers who are not residents of South Africa will not be able to use our service until such time that the service will be available in your country.
Your privacy is very important to us and therefore any information that you upload on our Website including any payment card information will be stored on a secure server. Our secure server encrypts your identity number and payment card details in order to minimise the risk of unauthorised disclosure or interception. We will not disclose, sell or rent your personal information to third parties, personal detail and data gathered from our questionnaires will be used for your own advantage when viewing adverts and get paid for it without your consent unless we are compelled to do so by law. We may do so if you have granted consent thereto.
Whilst all reasonable efforts are taken to ensure that your personal information and/or credit card details are protected over the internet. We cannot guarantee the absolute security of any information you exchange with us.
Accuracy of Website content:
All reasonable steps are taken to ensure that the information on our Website is accurate and up-to-date. We do not, however, warrant that the content or information displayed is always accurate, complete and/or current. Any comments uploaded by our users, any advert that’s uploaded by agencies, individuals or companies or any authorised experts invited as our guests are done in such a way that it represents our views, opinions, beliefs or values.
We value your comments, ideas, suggestions and feedback. We will not respond to, maintain or compensate you in any way whatsoever for your Comments. Once received, your Comments will become our property and we will not be limited in any way in the use, commercial or otherwise, of any of your Comments.
RippleAdz does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify or agree with the comments, opinions or statements posted on forums, blogs or otherwise contained in the Website. Any information or material placed online, including advice and opinions, are the views and responsibilities of those who post the statements and do not necessarily represent the views of RippleAdz or its third-party service providers. You agree that RippleAdz and its third-party service providers are not responsible, and shall have no liability to you, with respect to any information or materials posted by others, including defamatory, offensive or illicit material, even material that violates this Agreement.
You warrant that your Comments do not and will not violate the right(s) of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or any other personal or proprietary right. You agree not to disclose, submit or offer any Comments that are or contain any defamatory, unlawful, abusive or obscene material. We disclaim any liability towards any third party regarding your Comments and you shall remain accountable towards any third party regarding any harm caused by your Comments.
All rights, including copyright, trade mark and other intellectual property rights embodied in any logos, text, images, video, audio or other material on this Website are owned by or licensed to us. All data and information communicated to or from the Website including its database also belong solely to us or our licensors. You agree to sign all documents as we may reasonably require in order to assign any rights that you may acquire in the content of our Website and platform. You agree also to waive any moral rights in such content. You are permitted to view, print or store electronically a copy of any information on our Website, including these Terms, solely for your personal, lawful, non-commercial use. Unauthorised use, reproduction, modification and/or distribution is strictly prohibited and constitutes an unlawful infringement of our intellectual property rights.
Use of our logos, content and images:
You are not permitted to use the content of our Website, our logos or any product or other images that appear on our Website without our prior written consent. Unauthorised use, reproduction, modification and/or distribution is strictly prohibited and constitutes an infringement of our or our licensors’ intellectual property rights.
Advertising and hyperlinks:
External hyperlinks may appear on our Website. The hyperlinks may not be construed to constitute any relationship between us and any linked third party or any endorsement by us of such third party, and use of or reliance on any external links provided is at your own risk. Advertising and other promotional material of third parties may appear on our Website from time to time. We do not endorse such third parties or their products and/or services. Your reliance on any information contained in such material is entirely at your own risk.
Disclaimers and exclusions of liability:
Use of our Website and platform is entirely at your own risk. We make no representations or warranties of any kind, whether express or implied. We do not warrant that the functions provided by the Website and platform will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that the Website or the server that makes it available are free from viruses or other harmful components. We accept no liability, to the extent permitted by law, for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential loss or damage of any kind whatsoever or howsoever caused arising from the access or use of our Website and platform or the purchase of any of our products or services.
You agree, to the extent permitted by law, to indemnify us against any loss or damage suffered or liability incurred by reason of any act or omission on your part or that of any third party acting on your behalf in connection with your use of our Website and platform and/or your purchase of any products or services obtained from advertisers. Notwithstanding any other provisions contained herein, our liability arising from any breach of these Terms.
You hereby indemnify RippleAdz and its affiliates, employees, agents, representatives and third-party service providers, and hereby defend and hold each of them harmless from any and all claims and liabilities (including legal costs on the attorney-client scale) which may arise from your submissions, from your unauthorised use of material obtained through the Website or adverts, or from your breach of this Agreement, or from any such acts through your use of the Website and platform.
The following will apply to your advert placement:
Banned and Restricted Products You Can’t Advertise on RippleAdz
1. Tobacco Products
RippleAdz doesn’t allow the advertising of tobacco and tobacco-related products, including these:
- Chewing tobacco
- Tobacco pipes
- Hookah lounges
- Rolling papers
- Vaporized tobacco delivery devices
- Electronic cigarettes
However, RippleAdz does allow ads that promote blogs or groups about tobacco. Other tobacco-related ads are also allowed, such as those that promote anti-smoking campaigns, e-books, counselling services for smoking addiction, rehabilitation programs, and facilities for smokers.
2. Weapons and Explosives
RippleAdz doesn’t allow ads promoting weapons, including the following:
If your ads link to landing pages where people can purchase weapons, those ads will be flagged by RippleAdz.
Images of weapons are acceptable, as long as the weapon is not pointed directly at the person seeing it. Ads that promote blogs or groups about weapons are allowed. Those ads may contain images of weapons, as long as they are not pointed directly at the users seeing the ad.
3. Derogatory Personal, Political, and Religious Content
RippleAdz bans ads that promote hatred against its users. In particular, the social media company doesn’t allow ads attacking the following:
- National origin
- Religious affiliation
- Marital status
- Sexual orientation
- Gender identity
If your ads promote hate speech against any of the above, they will be rejected and your account flagged.
4. SpyCams and Surveillance Equipment
James Bond may be the world’s most famous spy, but his new idea for a spy store won’t get very far on RippleAdz. RippleAdz doesn’t allow the promotion of spy cams, mobile phone trackers, or other surveillance equipment. The promotion of private detective services may be allowed, so be on the lookout for Magnum PI.
5. Counterfeit Goods
A study shows that nearly 25% of luxury-item ads on digital media were leading to sites that may promote or facilitate the sale of counterfeit goods. RippleAdz has taken a firm stance and will block any ads that fall within this category.
6. Fake Documents
Forgers looking to expand from dark alleyways and windowless vans will run into problems on RippleAdz. Ads may not promote fake documents such as degrees, passports, and immigration papers.
7. Adult Products and Services
As a general rule, RippleAdz ads may not contain nudity, overly sexual, or pornographic material of any kind. But how much skin can be shown in a RippleAdz ad before it gets rejected? Here are examples of what RippleAdz rejects and approves.
RippleAdz Ad Was Approved
- RippleAdz ad with a woman in a t-shirt with minimal cleavage.
- RippleAdz ad with a woman in a low V-neck t-shirt with noticeable cleavage.
- RippleAdz ad with a woman in a normal swimsuit.
- RippleAdz ad with woman in a normal t-shirt wearing underwear or boy shorts.
RippleAdz Ad Was Rejected
- RippleAdz ad with a woman in shorts with no shirt, hands covering breasts.
- RippleAdz ad with normal shorts with low cut t-shirt exposing some underside of the breast.
- However, ads for family planning services and contraceptives are allowed.
8. Penny Auctions
Penny auctions lure consumers into thinking they are able to purchase high-ticket items like iPads, designer handbags, and other electronics for a margin of the retail price. What the companies don’t disclose is that you must pay to bid, meaning multiple people are paying money, but only the highest bidder receives the final item. RippleAdz has stated that no ads may promote penny auctions, bidding fee auctions, and other similar business models.
Although alcohol is allowed, you must abide by local laws. The promotion of alcoholic beverages is not allowed to persons under the age of 18 and to members who do not want to see alcohol adverts.
10. Body Parts
Because the sale of body parts is illegal, it also isn’t allowed on RippleAdz. “Body parts” specifically refer to the illegal sale of organs.
Although legal in several overseas countries, any promotion of cannabis is banned from the site. This includes cannabis paraphernalia, such as bongs and rolling papers.
Ads may not promote or offer the sale of THC products or cannabis products containing related psychoactive components. Ads may not promote or offer the sale of cannabidiol (CBD) or similar cannabinoid products. Ads that promote or offer the sale of Hemp products must comply with all applicable local laws, required or established industry codes and guidelines.
Although dating ads are allowed on the platform, advertisers must abide by RippleAdz’s policies to make sure their ads are approved to run. Advertisers must also be pre-approved by RippleAdz to run ads.
13. Drug Tests and Exam-Taking Services
Services that involve taking exams or drug tests on behalf of clients are banned from RippleAdz.
14. Fake Followers Services
Companies that offer to sell fake followers, engagement, or website traffic to clients are banned from the platform.
Only allowed to persons over the age of 18
16. Hacking and Surveillance
Services and software for hacking and surveillance are not allowed on the platform.
17. Illegal Automobile Modification Products
Illegal automobile modification products are banned from RippleAdz. Here are the five most common products: Radar detectors Loud exhaust Under-body neon lights Modified headlights and taillights Super dark tint
Lottery ads are allowed but with restrictions. Government-run lotteries are allowed, as long as their targeting abides by the law.
19. Pyramid schemes and Ponzi scams
Any pyramid schemes or Ponzi scams are banned from RippleAdz, all related adverts will be scrutinized
20. Payday and Short-Term Loans
The following loans are banned from RippleAdz:
- Payday loans
- Paycheck advances
- Bail bonds
- Short-term loans (90 days or less)
21. Online Pharmacies
Ads for online pharmacies are allowed, but ads for pharmaceutical drugs are not.
Although political advertisers must first be approved to run ads, political ads are usually allowed on RippleAdz, as long as they abide by applicable laws and rules of RippleAdz
23. Recreational Drugs
Recreational drugs and drug paraphernalia are banned from RippleAdz.
24. Prescription Drugs
Prescription drugs are not allowed
Ads for rehabilitation centres are allowed but with restrictions.
26. Reproductive Health
Ads promoting reproductive health are allowed but with limitations.
27. Spyware and Malware
Spyware (spy cams, phone tracking devices) and malware (computer viruses) are not allowed on RippleAdz.
28. Subscription Services
- Subscription services with the following conditions are not allowed:
- Negative options
- Automatic Renewal
- Free-to-pay conversion billing
Ads for subscription services must disclose information on pricing and recurrent billing.
29. Unauthorized Set-Top Boxes
Unauthorized set-top boxes are not allowed on RippleAdz.
30. Unsafe Supplements
Unsafe supplements, such as anabolic steroids, chitosan, comfrey, dehydroepiandrosterone, ephedra, and human grow hormones, are banned from RippleAdz.
31. Binary Options
RippleAdz bans financial products and services associated with misleading or deceptive practices. The following are not allowed: Binary options Initial coin offerings Contracts for different trading
32. Inflammatory content
Ads must not contain claims that a person or group of people are a threat to the physical safety, health or survival of others on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, caste, sex, gender, gender identity, serious disease, disability or immigration status.
Ads must not promote statements of inferiority, contempt or disgust, or other content identified in tier 2 of the Community Standards’ Hate Speech policy, based on legal immigration status.
32. Militarised social movements and violence-inducing conspiracy networks
Ads must not contain praise, support or representation of individuals or groups designated by RippleAdz under tier 3 of the Community Standards Dangerous individuals and organisations policy.
Content that may deceive or mislead people.
Unacceptable business practices
Ads must not promote products, services, schemes or offers using deceptive or misleading practices, including those meant to scam people out of money or personal information.
Cheating and deceitful practices
Ads may not promote products or services that are designed to enable people to engage in cheating or deceitful practices.
Ads must not contain promises or suggestions of unrealistic outcomes as specified below for health, weight loss or economic opportunity.
Ads must not use tactics that are intended to circumvent our ad review process. This includes techniques that attempt to disguise the ad’s content or destination (landing) page. See more here for other advertiser behaviour that we prohibit.
Prohibited financial products and services
Ads must not promote financial products and services that are frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices.
Spyware or malware
Ads must not contain spyware, malware or any software that results in an unexpected or deceptive experience.
Ads must not contain images that portray non-existent functionality. This includes imagery that replicates play buttons, notifications or checkboxes, as well as ads containing features that do not work, such as multiple-choice options in the ad creative itself.
Content that may negatively affect people’s health and safety.
Content that may lead to negative experiences.
Grammar and profanity
Ads must not contain profanity or incorrect grammar and punctuation. Symbols, numbers and letters must be used properly, without the intention of circumventing our ad review process or other enforcement systems.
Low-quality or disruptive content
Ads must not contain content leading to external destination (landing) pages that provide an unexpected or disruptive experience. This includes misleading ad positioning, such as overly sensationalised headlines or prompts for users to inauthentically interact with the ad and leading people to landing pages that contain minimal original content and a majority of unrelated or low-quality ad content. For more information on what we consider low quality, visit our Business Help Centre.
Ads must not contain content that asserts or implies personal attributes. This includes direct or indirect assertions or implications about a person’s race, ethnicity, religion, beliefs, age, sexual orientation or practices, gender identity, disability, physical or mental health (including medical conditions), vulnerable financial status, voting status, membership in a trade union, criminal record or name.
Ads must not contain shocking, sensational or excessively violent content.
Commercial exploitation of crises and controversial events
Ads must not contain content that exploits crises or controversial events for commercial purposes.
Personal health and appearance
Ad content must not imply or attempt to generate negative self-perception in order to promote diet, weight loss or other health-related products.
Content associated with certain kinds of businesses or products.
Cosmetic procedures and wellness
Ads marketing weight loss products and services must be targeted to people aged 18 or older. Ads marketing cosmetic surgeries and procedures must be targeted to people aged 18 or older. Ads marketing dietary, health or herbal supplements must be targeted to people aged 18 or older.
Financial and insurance products and services
Ads promoting credit cards, loans or insurance services must be targeted to people aged 18 or older and must not directly request the input of any personally identifiable information within the ad’s destination (landing) page.
Advertisers promoting financial products and services must demonstrate that they are authorised by the relevant regulatory authorities where this is a requirement, and any such authorisation may be subject to review by RippleAdz. Advertisers are also required to comply with disclosure requirements set by law.
Cryptocurrency products and services
Ads may not promote cryptocurrency trading platforms, software and related services and products that enable monetisation, reselling, swapping or staking of cryptocurrencies without prior written permission. To apply, please go to our “request a call back” section.
Social issue, electoral or political advertising
Content that promotes social issue, electoral or political views.
Ads about social issues, elections or politics
Advertisers can run ads about social issues, elections or politics, provided that the advertiser complies with all applicable laws and the authorisation process required by RippleAdz. RippleAdz may restrict issue, electoral or political ads. In addition, certain content related to elections may be prohibited by local law or removed in specific regions ahead of voting.
Product and format-specific policies
Content associated with additional format-specific requirements.
Non-functional landing page
Ads must not direct people to non-functional landing (destination) pages. This includes landing page content that interferes with a person’s ability to navigate away from the Page.
Video ads and other dynamic ad types must comply with all of the rules listed in these Advertising Standards, including the Community Standards, as well as the policies below:
1. Disruptive content
Videos and other similar ad types must not use overly disruptive tactics, such as flashing screens.
2. Entertainment-related Restrictions
Ads for film trailers, TV shows, video game trailers and other similar content are only allowed with prior written permission from RippleAdz and must target people who are 18 years or older. Excessive depictions of the following content within these ads are not allowed:
- Drugs and alcohol use
- Adult content
- Violence and gore
Advertisers must not create lead ads questions to request the following types of information without our prior written permission.
Who we are
Our website address is: https://rippleadz.com
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where your data is sent
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.