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Website Advertising Policy

General Note About Advertising

Advertising funds are used to create programs, conduct research and other such activities to promote and advance the healthcare documentation profession. Acceptance of advertising by the Association does not and should not be construed as endorsement or approval by the Association of the advertised service or product, and advertisers may not make such claims in any way. By choosing to purchase and/or use the services or products advertised on the AHDI site, each user expressly waives any and all rights of action that he or she may have against AHDI arising out of use and/or reliance on the information from the ads of these services or products.

 

No warranties or guarantees should be assumed or inferred from any advertising by any advertiser, including AHDI-approved education programs. The association accepts no liability for outcomes based on pursuit of programs, products or services as advertised on this site.

 

No Relationship

The information and content provided on this web site and visitor access to this website does not create a client-consultant or any other professional relationship.

 

Technical Issues

The Association does not endorse, approve, certify or control the external Internet addresses or Internet content of advertisers, who may have links on the AHDI site, and the Association does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness of the information contained in the sites outside of AHDI’s control.  Every effort will be made to monitor links both internally and externally and to repair or remove links that are nonfunctional.

 

Website ads should be tasteful and not overly distracting.  The reader should be given the choice to ignore the ad and the ad should not cover or obstruct the view of any web page content.  Website ads should not “follow” the reader, nor should the reader be forced to click the advertisement to close or hide the banner.  Ads may not contain “mouse traps” or other code forcing the reader to divert to another web page or to download content.

 

Advertising links leading to another site may not frame the AHDI web site, nor should links disable the browser’s back button or prevent the reader from returning to the AHDI page.  Links to other sites should be obvious to the reader and not direct the reader to a site they did not intend to visit. 

 

Ad Rejection/Review

The Association retains the right to refuse ads considered to be inappropriate or contradictory to the purpose and mission of the Association. The Association retains the right to decline any submitted ads or to discontinue posting of any ad previously accepted. The Association reserves the right to not link to or to remove links to other web sites.

 

An ad will be rejected if the ad is considered inaccurate, in bad taste, fraudulent, misleading, or deceptive, or would not benefit the membership. Decisions are final and advertisers may submit a revised ad for placement.

 

AHDI reserves the right to change these policies at any time.

 

Ad Placement

  • No ads may be placed on webpages with 1) content related to selecting a healthcare documentation or medical transcription educational program, 2) information concerning AHDI’s Education Approval Program, and 3) official AHDI position statements.

  • Rotational banner/button ads may appear in the ad slot at the top of each page or in a designated advertising section not restricted from ad placement.

  • Advertising is available in the online Buyer’s Guide.

Ad Content

AHDI staff will preview and approve all ads before placement on the AHDI site to ensure compliance with the following web advertising policies:

  • Ads must promote healthcare documentation specialists in a professional manner and comply with accepted standards of practice and HIPAA guidelines.
  • Ads may not contradict the mission or purpose of AHDI.
  • Ads must clearly identify the advertiser and the product or service being advertised.
  • All ads must be clear and obvious in their intent to advertise and not appear as an editorial or AHDI policy. 
  • Advertisements must relate to the healthcare documentation industry or promote products of interest or benefit to healthcare documentation specialists.
  • Advertising may not influence editorial decisions or editorial content of the AHDI web site.
  • Ads may be corrected for spelling and grammar before placement on the web site.

Ad Design

Banner ads should be tasteful and not overly distracting. The ad should not obstruct the view of any web page content. Banners should not "follow" the reader, nor should the reader be forced to click the banner to close or hide the banner. Ads may not contain "mouse traps" or other code forcing the reader to divert to another web page or to download content.

 

Advertising links leading to another site may not frame the AHDI web site, nor should links disable the browser’s back button or prevent the reader from returning to the AHDI page. Links to other sites should be obvious to the reader and not direct the reader to a site they did not intend to visit.

 

For information about advertising on the AHDI website, please contact ahdi@ahdionline.org.

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