Allowed advertising exists to provide opportunities and services to visitors who may wish to avail themselves of the offers made by advertisers.

Allowing sponsorship and advertisers on the website allows us to continue to develop new content and resources for delivery online. We rely on advertising to generate revenue to help support this website.

This site is funded entirely by TMA and no other organization, company, individual, or other entity or institution provides funds for this site and its maintenance.

We in no way endorse any sponsor or product advertised on our website. This is done in the form of hyper linked banners, buttons & text throughout the site. TMA has banner ads on some of its pages to offset the cost of running the website.

All profits from the advertising goes back into developing this service and for direct patient care and education.

We do not allow outside advertisers to affect the quality or accuracy of information on our site, and we maintain a stringent policy of editorial independence. We maintain complete editorial independence with respect to our content in every circumstance. We do not permit advertisers or other third-party sponsors to make changes to content, or to introduce biased content into the design of our site. We clearly identify all advertisements, sponsorships, and sponsor-related material on the site. We separate this material from medical or health-related content and tools.

The acceptance of advertising on this website does not constitute or imply endorsement by us and we reserve the right to refuse any advertiser. The team insures they meet our strict standards of quality will review all potential advertisers’ websites. We take no responsibility for the actions of our sponsors. Purchase of products and services offered by other companies and individuals is covered by warranties and guarantees between the purchaser and seller.

We accept no liability for such purchases.

Any conflicts should be resolved between the sponsor and the consumer. However, we will remove the advertising of any company we feel has treated our visitors unfairly. We reserve the right to reject, cancel, or remove at any time any advertising from the Website for any reason and will provide prompt notice to the advertiser upon rejection, cancellation, or removal of any advertising, together with an explanation following the rejection, cancellation, or removal. We also reserve the right to determine the appropriate placement of the advertising on the Website. We are very careful in selecting our sponsors and advertisers. We are sensitive to the requests of our visitors and partners to limit the amount and types of advertising we allow. We will NOT accept online sponsorships or advertisements from companies advocating illegal or objectionable products such as alcohol consumption, tobacco use, firearms, illegal use of drugs, gambling or pornography or other objectionable activities or ideas. Advertisements that involve prejudice or discrimination against any race, color, national origin, religion, disability or handicap, gender, sexual orientation will also not be accepted. We reserve the right to reject any other promotion it deems inappropriate.

It is the responsibility of the Advertiser to comply with all applicable domestic and foreign laws, including applicable laws and regulations of regulatory bodies. This includes pharmaceutical advertising to physicians and consumers that must be in compliance with applicable guidelines for Direct to Physician (DTP) and Direct to Consumer (DTC) advertising. We will not monitor compliance with applicable laws and regulations. However, we reserve the right to review all Advertising for compliance with applicable laws and regulations and, if TMA becomes aware of any breach or potential breach of any applicable law or regulation or of these guidelines, we may remove the Advertising.

No Advertising shall be permitted which may injure the interest, good name or reputation of TMA or the Website.

Such determination as to this type of content will be determined solely by TMA.

Our advertising policy adheres to the guidelines developed by the Health on the Net initiative and outlined in the HON Code of Conduct.

Last updated 26 November, 2009