Introduction

Here at Tiny House Finder, our goal is to provide an advertising program that serves the best interests of our advertisers and our users. For this reason, the advertising accepted on our site is held up to high standards, and our policies reflect that. We reserve the right to use our editorial discretion when determining which advertisements may appear on our site. Below, you’ll find our general advertising guidelines and our advertising content policy.

If you have any questions regarding banner advertising, or Showcase Ads advertising, please contact us via our Contact Form.

General Advertising Guidelines

  • The advertising content must be clearly identifiable as an advertisement.

  • The advertiser 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.

  • Advertisements cannot mislead the user. For example, ads may not mimic or resemble Windows/Mac/Unix dialog boxes, error messages, or the like.

  • Advertisements cannot solicit or collect, or appear to solicit or collect, any personally identifiable information from Tiny House Finder users without their knowledge.

  • Advertisements cannot mimic Tiny House Finder user experience (look and feel, buttons, etc).

  • Advertisers who do collect information from customers must include a prominent link to their privacy policy on their Web site.

  • Click-through URLs:

    • cannot launch stand-alone video/audio players or otherwise display content outside the standard browser window.

    • may not result in the launch of multiple browser windows.

  • Advertisements may not discriminate in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, familial status and handicap as specified in the federal Fair Housing Act and all applicable state and local laws.

  • For banner ads, advertisements must contain the advertiser’s company name or logo.

All advertising will be reviewed to ensure that it conforms to the Tiny House Finder content policy detailed below, as well as our Terms of Use. Please see below for specific Showcase Ads image guidelines.

 

Advertising Content Policy

The following subjects are either expressly forbidden or allowed under very limited circumstances. This list is not comprehensive, but should give you an idea of the sorts of ads you won’t find on Tiny House Finder.

Adult/Sexual Content
We don’t accept advertisements and associated landing pages containing sexually explicit content. Advertising that promotes Web sites featuring primarily adult content will not be accepted either.

Aids for Passing Drug Tests
Advertising for aids to pass drug tests, as well as advertising for sites that promote these products, is not permitted.

Alcohol
For Showcase Ads, we do not permit advertising of alcoholic beverages.

Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia
Advertisements for drugs (both illegal and herbal) and drug-related paraphernalia are not permitted.

Fake Documents
We do not accept advertising that promotes fake identification/documentation of any kind.

Fireworks/Pyrotechnic Devices
Any advertising that promotes fireworks and/or pyrotechnic devices is not permitted.

Gambling Content
Sorry, no dice: We do not allow any advertising that promotes gambling or wagering.

Hacking and Cracking
Advertisements that promote hacking or cracking are not permitted.

Hate Speech
Don’t be a hater. The promotion or advocacy of hate speech directed at a group or individual is not allowed.

Illegal Activity
We do not permit the promotion of illegal activities, including (but obviously not limited to) illegal chain letters, pyramid schemes, and contests.

Non-accredited Universities
Life experience is valuable, granted, but only accredited universities may advertise on Tiny House Finder.

People Finder Services
Advertising promoting people finder services and other similar services may not be posted.

Political Content
Permitted: Advertising content that promotes political advocacy. Not permitted: Any advertisements that exploit divisive political issues for profit.

Prescription Drugs and Related Content
Advertising promoting medical or pharmaceutical products and pharmacies are restricted according to applicable laws.

Profanity
No, we’re not going to wash your mouth out with soap. But any content that we deem profane is not allowed in our advertisements.

Prostitution
We don’t accept advertisements for prostitution, regardless of its legal status in some areas.

Religious Content
Advertisements that use religious symbols, rituals, or texts in a mocking or offensive manner are not allowed.

Satellite television service providers
We do not accept advertising from satellite television service providers. We also do not allow any person or entity who sells satellite receiving equipment or services to advertise satellite television services.

Slanderous, Libelous, or Defamatory Content
We do not allow advertising that features or promotes slanderous, libelous, or defamatory content.

Software and Dialers
The promotion of software such as dialers that activate without a user’s express consent is not permitted.

Solicitation of Funds
Government-registered charities and political organizations are the only groups allowed to solicit funds in advertising.

Spam/Bulk Marketing
We do not allow the advertising of bulk marketing products in which the stated or implied use is for unsolicited spam — including e-mail lists (non-opt-in) and bulk messaging and e-mail software.

Sweepstakes and Free Offers
For Showcase Ads, we do not permit promoting sweepstakes or free offers.
For banner advertisements, promoting sweepstakes or free offers must have prior Tiny House Finder approval. Please contact us via our Contact Form

Tobacco and Cigarettes
For Showcase Ads, we do not permit advertising that promotes tobacco or tobacco-related products.

Traffic Devices
Promoting services, devices, or methods to aid in avoiding traffic tickets is not permitted in our advertising.

Trademarks
Advertisers are responsible for appropriate use of trademarks. Use of third party trademarks in advertisements must be lawful and accurate, such as where the advertiser is a lawful reseller of the third party’s good or services. If you have any concerns that your trademark is being improperly used in an advertisement on Tiny House Finder, please contact us via our Contact Form

Video Descramblers
The promotion of devices used to descramble satellite and/or cable signals is not allowed.

Violence
Any site that promotes or glorifies violence and suffering, or features graphic images of same, may not advertise on Tiny House Finder.

Weapons
Can’t we all just get along? No weapons; firearms/guns and components; BB/pellet, stun, and spear guns; etc.

Ammunition
No ammunition, clips, cartridges, reloading materials, gunpowder, explosives.

Webcams/Surveillance Equipment
We permit advertising for sites that promote webcams or other surveillance equipment for legitimate use only.

Showcase Ads Image Guidelines

  • The maximum dimensions allowed for the image is w140 x h70 pixels.

  • The best aspect ratio for an Showcase Ads image is 2:1 (width:height). This will fill up the image space in the ad most effectively.

  • The largest file size that can be uploaded is 5 MB.

  • Our photo upload feature supports a number of image formats, including BMP, FPX, JPEG, PNG, PSD, and TIFF. (Note: LAB color space is not supported.)

  • To upload a photo, you must have all necessary rights to use the photo in this way, and to grant Tiny House Finder the rights in the Showcase Ads terms.

  • For more information on uploading photos, see our Tiny House Finder® article “Photo Uploading Tips.”

  • All photos and images must conform to Tiny House Finder’s ad content guidelines listed above.