Online Advertising Policy, Principles and Acceptance

It is SESHA’s mission to be the premier Environmental, Safety & Health association serving the high technology and associated industries. SESHA provides value to its members through education and professional development through the SESHA website, the Annual Symposium, regional symposia, continuing education courses and other association resources.

SESHA accepts advertising on the SESHA web site. The appearance of advertising on the website does not imply endorsement of the advertised company or product, nor is advertising allowed to affect editorial decisions or symposia content.

SESHA reserves the right to, unilaterally, REJECT, OMIT or CANCEL advertising which it deems to be not in the best interest of SESHA, the objectives set forth above, or which by its tone, content, or appearance is not in keeping with the essentially scientific, scholarly, and professional nature of SESHA. With this in mind, SESHA has established certain standards for the acceptance of advertisers and exhibitors as follows:


The following types of advertisements are prohibited on the SESHA website:

  • Advertisements for alcohol and tobacco
  • Advertisements for weapons, firearms, ammunition and fireworks
  • Gambling and lottery advertisements
  • Advertisements for pornography and related materials and services
  • Political and religious advertisements
  • Advertisements that claim to offer a “miracle” cure or method
  • Advertisements that make unsubstantiated claims for the products advertised
  • Advertisements submitted for the purpose of airing either side of controversial social,
    ethical or professional issues

The following advertisement formats are prohibited:

  • Pop-ups and floating ads
  • Advertisements that are designed to collect personally identifiable information from
    visitors to the SESHA Web site without their knowledge or permission
  • Ads that expand across or down the page without the visitor having clicked or rolled-
    over the ad
  • Ads that send visitors to an?other site without the visitor having clicked the ad


  • Advertisements new to the SESHA Web sites require approval before they can appear
    on the sites. Such review will extend to any landing page(s) the advertisement links to.
    The company sponsoring the Web site of any landing page must be clearly identified on
    that page. Advertisers may be required to submit supporting documentation to
    substantiate claims.
  • The Executive Director, in consultation with the Sales Manager and/or the SESHA Board
    of Directors shall make the final decisions on acceptance of any advertisement or
  • Acceptance of advertisers and exhibitors by SESHA does not indicate and should not
    imply endorsement by the Association.
  • Advertisements, advertising icons and advertiser logos must be clearly distinguishable
    from editorial content. An advertisement or exhibit shall clearly identify the responsible
    manufacturer or sponsor(s), and accurately describe the product or service being
  • Advertisements are placed at random and do not appear adjacent to relevant editorial
    except by chance.
  • It is the responsibility of the advertiser or exhibitor to comply with all laws and
    regulations applicable to the marketing and sale of its product or service. In all
    instances, acceptance of an advertisement by SESHA shall not be interpreted as a
    guarantee that the manufacturer has complied with such laws and regulations.
  • Identified quotations and excerpts from published papers in an advertisement are
    acceptable only if they do not distort the meaning intended by the original author and
    conform to applicable copyright law. Furthermore, appropriate and adequate
    references for statements and claims made in advertisements or exhibitors’ literature
    are required.
  • SESHA’s policy requires that all employment advertisements affirm in writing that the
    employer follows EEOC guidelines.
  • Neither advertisers nor their agents may collect any personal information from any user
    viewing the SESHA Web site except with the user’s knowledge and permission and only
    after giving the user substantive information about the uses to which the information
    will be put. Similarly, cookies, applets and other such files are prohibited if those files
    transmit any personally identifiable information to the advertisers or agencies without
    the user’s knowledge and permission.



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