SELF.tbd’s primary mission is to provide users with the information and resources they need to navigate the aesthetic world with confidence. We strive to provide readers of our site with top quality information and analysis of the latest cosmetic procedures, ongoing beauty trends, and other plastic surgery-related topics. Our goal is, and will continue to be, delivering high-caliber information to both educate and entertain our users.
Like many sites, SELF.tbd receives funding from advertisements and other partnerships, such as affiliate programs. This funding allows us to continue to publish robust articles, and various other types of content at no cost to our users.
We at SELF.tbd remain committed to bringing users information based on our most up-to-date research and expert opinion. While navigating SELF.tbd, we always want our users to be secure in the knowledge that our tools and content are free from any bias associated with our funding. We maintain a strict code of editorial autonomy and believe that advertising should never harm our user’s experience.
Here are the specific guidelines we follow with respect to advertising:
We Selective With Our Ads
We control which advertisers appear on SELF.tbd.com and their placement on the site. We reserve the right to reject, cancel, or remove any ads from SELF.tbd, at any time, for any reason, and will do so whenever necessary.
In the event that an advertiser is rejected or an ad removed, we will provide prompt notice to the concerned parties along with an explanation.
We Don’t Endorse Any Products
While you may see products appear on our site, these products were selected strictly out of editorial concerns, typically for informational purposes regarding the topic of an article. Under no circumstances will a product appear unmarked in our articles for advertising purposes. Further, our acceptance of any ad should never be considered an endorsement of the product(s) and/or service(s) advertised, or for the company that manufactures, distributes, or promotes these product(s) or service(s).
We Refuse Certain Types of Ads
Simply put, we assure that all advertising appearing on SELF.tbd meets our high standards of quality. We will not accept any ad that is factually inaccurate or fails to meet an appropriate level of decency, nor will we permit any ad for harmful, illegal or objectionable products or services. Ads meant to trick or defraud users will also be rejected. Offensive material, including (but not limited to) materials that misrepresent, ridicule, or attack an individual or group on the basis of age, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, skin tone or disability, will not be allowed on the site. Ads must not be related to alcohol, ammunition, cannabis, firearms, fireworks, gambling, pornography, or tobacco. All ads must clearly identify the advertiser and any ad that could be misconstrued as editorial content will be clearly labeled as an advertisement. In addition to these guidelines, we reserve the right to reject, cancel, or remove any ads from SELF.tbd at any time and for any reason.
We Differentiate Between Ads and Editorial Content
All ads on SELF.tbd are clearly and unambiguously identified as such. Clicking on an ad or affiliate product link will take the user to an advertiser’s site, to a site that offers the product or service in question, or to the product’s resource center in SELF.tbd’s Store. SELF.tbd’s Store pages are clearly labeled and offer select products for your convenience.
We Differentiate Between Sponsored and Editorial Content
Trusted and credible research organizations, manufacturers, and other service providers occasionally provide content (in part or in full) for SELF.tbd. This type of sponsorship provides additional content for users that we otherwise could not offer, while also providing SELF.tbd with vital financial sponsorship. We believe that it would be irresponsible and unethical for us to provide this content without subjecting it to our editorial policies and reviewing the facts of said content with our editorial team. Additionally, this content will always be marked with the sponsor’s name. We will continue to take meaningful steps to ensure that our users never confuse sponsored content with SELF.tbd’s own original editorial content.
We trust and hope that these guidelines will help put your mind at ease regarding SELF.tbd’s sponsorships. While sponsorships play an essential role in bringing users quality content, rest assured that our standards and practices work to help eliminate potential conflicts of interest. By partnering with appropriate sponsors, we will continue to provide accurate and reliable information to our readers for years to come.