Terms and Conditions
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR INTERNET ADVERTISING
FOR MEDIA BUYS ONE YEAR OR LESS
These Standard Terms and Conditions for Internet Advertising for Media Buys One Year or Less, Version
3.0, are intended to offer media companies and advertising agencies a standard for conducting business in a
manner acceptable to both. This document, when incorporated into an insertion order, represents the
parties’ common understanding for doing business.
“Ad” means any advertisement provided by Agency on behalf of an Advertiser.
“Advertiser” means the advertiser for which Agency is the agent under an applicable IO.
“Advertising Materials” means artwork, copy, or active URLs for Ads.
“Affiliate” means, as to an entity, any other entity directly or indirectly controlling, controlled by, or under
common control with, such entity.
“Agency” means the advertising agency listed on the applicable IO.
“CPA Deliverables” means Deliverables sold on a cost per acquisition basis.
“CPC Deliverables” means Deliverables sold on a cost per click basis.
“CPL Deliverables” means Deliverables sold on a cost per lead basis.
“CPM Deliverables” means Deliverables sold on a cost per thousand impression basis.
“Deliverable” or “Deliverables” means the inventory delivered by Media Company (e.g., impressions,
clicks, or other desired actions).
“IO” means a mutually agreed insertion order that incorporates these Terms, under which Media Company
will deliver Ads on Sites for the benefit of Agency or Advertiser.
“Media Company” means the publisher listed on the applicable IO.
“Media Company Properties” are websites specified on an IO that are owned, operated, or controlled by
“Network Properties” means websites specified on an IO that are not owned, operated, or controlled by
Media Company, but on which Media Company has a contractual right to serve Ads.
“Policies” means advertising criteria or specifications made conspicuously available, including content
limitations, technical specifications, privacy policies, user experience policies, policies regarding
consistency with Media Company’s public image, community standards regarding obscenity or indecency
(taking into consideration the portion(s) of the Site on which the Ads are to appear), other editorial or
advertising policies, and Advertising Materials due dates.
“Representative” means, as to an entity and/or its Affiliate(s), any director, officer, employee, consultant,
contractor, agent, and/or attorney.
“Site” or “Sites” means Media Company Properties and Network Properties.
“Terms” means these Standard Terms and Conditions for Internet Advertising for Media Buys One Year or
Less, Version 3.0.
“Third Party” means an entity or person that is not a party to an IO; for purposes of clarity, Media
Company, Agency, Advertiser, and any Affiliates or Representatives of the foregoing are not Third Parties.
“Third Party Ad Server” means a Third Party that will serve and/or track Ads.
- INSERTION ORDERS AND INVENTORY AVAILABILITY
- IO Details. From time to time, Media Company and Agency may execute IOs that will be accepted
as set forth in Section I(b). As applicable, each IO will specify: (i) the type(s) and amount(s) of
Deliverables, (ii) the price(s) for such Deliverables, (iii) the maximum amount of money to be
spent pursuant to the IO, (iv) the start and end dates of the campaign, and (v) the identity of and
contact information for any Third Party Ad Server. Other items that may be included are, but are
not limited to, reporting requirements, any special Ad delivery scheduling and/or Ad placement
requirements, and specifications concerning ownership of data collected.
- Availability; Acceptance. Media Company will make commercially reasonable efforts to notify
Agency within two (2) business days of receipt of an IO signed by Agency if the specified
inventory is not available. Acceptance of the IO and these Terms will be deemed the earlier of (i)
written (which, unless otherwise specified, for purposes of these Terms, will include paper, fax, or
e-mail communication) approval of the IO by Media Company and Agency, or (ii) the display of
the first Ad impression by Media Company, unless otherwise agreed on the IO. Notwithstanding
the foregoing, modifications to the originally submitted IO will not be binding unless approved in
writing by both Media Company and Agency.
- Revisions. Revisions to accepted IOs will be made in writing and acknowledged by the other
party in writing.
- AD PLACEMENT AND POSITIONING
- Compliance with IO. Media Company will comply with the IO, including all Ad placement
restrictions, and, except as set forth in Section VI(c), will create a reasonably balanced delivery
schedule. Media Company will provide, within the scope of the IO, an Ad to the Site specified on
the IO when such Site is visited by an Internet user. Any exceptions will be approved by Agency
- Changes to Site. Media Company will use commercially reasonable efforts to provide Agency at
least 10 business days prior notification of any material changes to the Site that would materially
change the target audience or materially affect the size or placement of the Ad specified on the
applicable IO. Should such a modification occur with or without notice, as Agency’s and
Advertiser’s sole remedy for such change, Agency may cancel the remainder of the affected
placement without penalty within the 10-day notice period. If Media Company has failed to
provide such notification, Agency may cancel the remainder of the affected placement within 30
days of such modification and, in such case, will not be charged for any affected Ads delivered
after such modification.
- Technical Specifications. Media Company will submit or otherwise make electronically
accessible to Agency final technical specifications within two (2) business days of the acceptance
of an IO. Changes by Media Company to the specifications of already-purchased Ads after that
two (2) business day period will allow Advertiser to suspend delivery of the affected Ad for a
reasonable time (without impacting the end date, unless otherwise agreed by the parties) in order
to (i) send revised Advertising Materials; (ii) request that Media Company resize the Ad at Media
Company’s cost, and with final creative approval of Agency, within a reasonable time period to
fulfill the guaranteed levels of the IO; (iii) accept a comparable replacement; or (iv) if the parties
are unable to negotiate an alternate or comparable replacement in good faith within five (5)
business days, immediately cancel the remainder of the affected placement without penalty.
- Editorial Adjacencies. Media Company acknowledges that certain Advertisers may not want their
Ads placed adjacent to content that promotes pornography, violence, or the use of firearms,
contains obscene language, or falls within another category stated on the IO (“Editorial
Adjacency Guidelines”). Media Company will use commercially reasonable efforts to comply
with the Editorial Adjacency Guidelines with respect to Ads that appear on Media Company
Properties, although Media Company will at all times retain editorial control over the Media
Company Properties. For Ads shown on Network Properties, Media Company and Agency agree
that Media Company’s sole responsibilities with respect to compliance with these Editorial
Adjacency Guidelines will be to obtain contractual representations from its participating network
publishers that such publishers will comply with Editorial Adjacency Guidelines on all Network
Properties and to provide the remedy specified below to Agency with respect to violations of
Editorial Adjacency Guidelines on Network Properties. Should Ads appear in violation of the
Editorial Adjacency Guidelines, Advertiser’s sole and exclusive remedy is to request in writing
that Media Company remove the Ads and provide makegoods or, if no makegood can be agreed
upon, issue a credit to Advertiser equal to the value of such Ads, or not bill Agency for such Ads.
In cases where a makegood and a credit can be shown to be commercially infeasible for the
Advertiser, Agency and Media Company will negotiate an alternate solution. After Agency
notifies Media Company that specific Ads are in violation of the Editorial Adjacency Guidelines,
Media Company will make commercially reasonable efforts to correct such violation within 24
hours. If such correction materially and adversely impacts such IO, Agency and Media Company
will negotiate in good faith mutually agreed changes to such IO to address such impacts.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Agency and Advertiser each acknowledge and agree that no
Advertiser will be entitled to any remedy for any violation of the Editorial Adjacency Guidelines
resulting from: (i) Ads placed at locations other than the Sites, or (ii) Ads displayed on properties
that Agency or Advertiser is aware, or should be aware, may contain content in potential violation
of the Editorial Adjacency Guidelines.
For any page on the Site that primarily consists of user-generated content, the preceding paragraph
will not apply. Instead, Media Company will make commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that
Agency’s sole remedy for Media Company’s breach of such obligation will be to submit written
complaints to Media Company, which will review such complaints and remove user-generated
content that Media Company, in its sole discretion, determines is objectionable or in violation of
III. PAYMENT AND PAYMENT LIABILITY
- Invoices. The initial invoice will be sent by Media Company upon completion of the first month’s
delivery, or within 30 days of completion of the IO, whichever is earlier. Invoices will be sent to
Agency’s billing address as set forth on the IO and will include information reasonably specified
by Agency, such as the IO number, Advertiser name, brand name or campaign name, and any
number or other identifiable reference stated as required for invoicing on the IO. All invoices
(other than corrections of previously provided invoices) pursuant to the IO will be sent within 90
days of delivery of all Deliverables. Media Company acknowledges that failure by Media
Company to send an invoice within such period may cause Agency to be contractually unable to
collect payment from the Advertiser. If Media Company sends the invoice after the 90-day period
and the Agency either has not received the applicable funds from the Advertiser or does not have
the Advertiser’s consent to dispense such funds, Agency will use commercially reasonable efforts
to assist Media Company in collecting payment from the Advertiser or obtaining Advertiser’s
consent to dispense funds.
Upon request from the Agency, Media Company should provide proof of performance for the
invoiced period, which may include access to online or electronic reporting, as addressed in these
Terms, subject to the notice and cure provisions of Section IV. Media Company should invoice Agency
for the services provided on a calendar-month basis with the net cost (i.e., the cost after
subtracting Agency commission, if any) based on actual delivery, flat-fee, or based on prorated
distribution of delivery over the term of the IO, as specified on the applicable IO.
- Payment Date. Agency will make payment 30 days from its receipt of invoice, or as otherwise
stated in a payment schedule set forth on the IO. Media Company may notify Agency that it has
not received payment in such 30-day period and whether it intends to seek payment directly from
Advertiser pursuant to Section III(c), below, and Media Company may do so five (5) business
days after providing such notice.
- Payment Liability. Unless otherwise set forth by Agency on the IO, Media Company agrees to
hold Agency liable for payments solely to the extent proceeds have cleared from Advertiser to
Agency for Ads placed in accordance with the IO. For sums not cleared to Agency, Media
Company agrees to hold Advertiser solely liable. Media Company understands that Advertiser is
Agency’s disclosed principal and Agency, as agent, has no obligations relating to such payments,
either joint or several, except as specifically set forth in this Section III(c) and Section X(c).
Agency agrees to make every reasonable effort to collect and clear payment from Advertiser on a
Agency’s credit is established on a client-by-client basis.
If Advertiser proceeds have not cleared for the IO, other advertisers from Agency will not be
prohibited from advertising on the Site due to such non-clearance if such other advertisers’ credit
is not in question.
Upon request, Agency will make available to Media Company written confirmation of the
relationship between Agency and Advertiser. This confirmation should include, for example,
Advertiser’s acknowledgement that Agency is its agent and is authorized to act on its behalf in
connection with the IO and these Terms. In addition, upon the request of Media Company,
Agency will confirm whether Advertiser has paid to Agency in advance funds sufficient to make
payments pursuant to the IO.
If Advertiser’s or Agency’s credit is or becomes impaired, Media Company may require payment
- Confirmation of Campaign Initiation. Media Company will, within two (2) business days of the
start date on the IO, provide confirmation to Agency, either electronically or in writing, stating
whether the components of the IO have begun delivery.
- Media Company Reporting. If Media Company is serving the campaign, Media Company will
make reporting available at least as often as weekly, either electronically or in writing, unless
otherwise specified on the IO. Reports will be broken out by day and summarized by creative
execution, content area (Ad placement), impressions, clicks, spend/cost, and other variables as
may be defined on the IO (e.g., keywords).
Once Media Company has provided the online or electronic report, it agrees that Agency and
Advertiser are entitled to reasonably rely on it, subject to provision of Media Company’s invoice
for such period.
- Makegoods for Reporting Failure. If Media Company fails to deliver an accurate and complete
report by the time specified, Agency may initiate makegood discussions pursuant to Section VI,
If Agency informs Media Company that Media Company has delivered an incomplete or
inaccurate report, or no report at all, Media Company will cure such failure within five (5)
business days of receipt of such notice. Failure to cure may result in nonpayment for all activity
for which data is incomplete or missing until Media Company delivers reasonable evidence of
performance; such report will be delivered within 30 days of Media Company’s knowledge of
such failure or, absent such knowledge, within 180 days of delivery of all Deliverables.
- CANCELLATION AND TERMINATION
- Without Cause. Unless designated on the IO as non-cancelable, Advertiser may cancel the entire
IO, or any portion thereof, as follows:
i. With 14 days’ prior written notice to Media Company, without penalty, for any
guaranteed Deliverable, including, but not limited to, CPM Deliverables. For clarity and
by way of example, if Advertiser cancels the guaranteed portions of the IO eight (8) days
prior to serving of the first impression, Advertiser will only be responsible for the first six
(6) days of those Deliverables.
ii. With seven (7) days’ prior written notice to Media Company, without penalty, for any
non-guaranteed Deliverable, including, but not limited to, CPC Deliverables, CPL
Deliverables, or CPA Deliverables, as well as some non-guaranteed CPM Deliverables.
iii. With 30 days’ prior written notice to Media Company, without penalty, for any flat fee-
based or fixed-placement Deliverable, including, but not limited to, roadblocks, time-
based or share-of-voice buys, and some types of cancelable sponsorships.
iv. Advertiser will remain liable to Media Company for amounts due for any custom content
or development (“Custom Material”) provided to Advertiser or completed by Media
Company or its third-party vendor prior to the effective date of termination. For IOs that
contemplate the provision or creation of Custom Material, Media Company will specify
the amounts due for such Custom Material as a separate line item. Advertiser will pay
for such Custom Material within 30 days from receiving an invoice therefore.
- For Cause. Either Media Company or Agency may terminate an IO at any time if the other party
is in material breach of its obligations hereunder, which breach is not cured within 10 days after
receipt of written notice thereof from the non-breaching party, except as otherwise stated in these
Terms with regard to specific breaches. Additionally, if Agency or Advertiser breaches its
obligations by violating the same Policy three times (and such Policy was provided to Agency or
Advertiser) and receives timely notice of each such breach, even if Agency or Advertiser cures
such breaches, then Media Company may terminate the IO or placements associated with such
breach upon written notice. If Agency or Advertiser does not cure a violation of a Policy within
the applicable 10-day cure period after written notice, where such Policy had been provided by
Media Company to Agency, then Media Company may terminate the IO and/or placements
associated with such breach upon written notice.
- Short Rates. Short rates will apply to canceled buys to the degree stated on the IO.
- Notification of Under-delivery. Media Company will monitor delivery of the Ads, and will notify
Agency either electronically or in writing as soon as possible (and no later than 14 days before the
applicable IO end date unless the length of the campaign is less than 14 days) if Media Company
believes that an under-delivery is likely. In the case of a probable or actual under-delivery,
Agency and Media Company may arrange for a makegood consistent with these Terms.
- Makegood Procedure. If actual Deliverables for any campaign fall below guaranteed levels, as set
forth on the IO, and/or if there is an omission of any Ad (placement or creative unit), Agency and
Media Company will use commercially reasonable efforts to agree upon the conditions of a
makegood flight, either on the IO or at the time of the shortfall. If no makegood can be agreed
upon, Agency may execute a credit equal to the value of the under-delivered portion of the IO for
which it was charged. If Agency or Advertiser has made a cash prepayment to Media Company,
specifically for the campaign IO for which under-delivery applies, then, if Agency and/or
Advertiser is reasonably current on all amounts owed to Media Company under any other
agreement for such Advertiser, Agency may elect to receive a refund for the under-delivery equal
to the difference between the applicable pre-payment and the value of the delivered portion of the
campaign. In no event will Media Company provide a makegood or extend any Ad beyond the
period set forth on the IO without the prior written consent of Agency.
- Unguaranteed Deliverables. If an IO contains CPA Deliverables, CPL Deliverables, or CPC
Deliverables, the predictability, forecasting, and conversions for such Deliverables may vary and
guaranteed delivery, even delivery, and makegoods are not available.
VII. BONUS IMPRESSIONS
- With Third Party Ad Server. Where Agency uses a Third Party Ad Server, Media Company will
not bonus more than 10% above the Deliverables specified on the IO without the prior written
consent of Agency. Permanent or exclusive placements will run for the specified period of time
regardless of over-delivery, unless the IO establishes an impression cap for Third Party Ad Server
activity. Agency will not be charged by Media Company for any additional Deliverables above
any level guaranteed or capped on the IO. If a Third Party Ad Server is being used and Agency
notifies Media Company that the guaranteed or capped levels stated on the IO have been reached,
Media Company will use commercially reasonable efforts to suspend delivery and, within 48
hours of receiving such notice, Media Company may either (i) serve any additional Ads itself or
(ii) be held responsible for all applicable incremental Ad serving charges incurred by Advertiser
but only (A) after such notice has been provided, and (B) to the extent such charges are associated
with overdelivery by more than 10% above such guaranteed or capped levels.
- No Third Party Ad Server. Where Agency does not use a Third Party Ad Server, Media Company
may bonus as many ad units as Media Company chooses unless otherwise indicated on the IO.
Agency will not be charged by Media Company for any additional Deliverables above any level
guaranteed on the IO.
VIII. FORCE MAJEURE
- Generally. Excluding payment obligations, neither Agency nor Media Company will be liable for
delay or default in the performance of its respective obligations under these Terms if such delay or
default is caused by conditions beyond its reasonable control, including, but not limited to, fire,
flood, accident, earthquakes, telecommunications line failures, electrical outages, network failures,
acts of God, or labor disputes (“Force Majeure event”). If Media Company suffers such a delay
or default, Media Company will make reasonable efforts within five (5) business days to
recommend a substitute transmission for the Ad or time period for the transmission. If no such
substitute time period or makegood is reasonably acceptable to Agency, Media Company will
allow Agency a pro rata reduction in the space, time, and/or program charges hereunder in the
amount of money assigned to the space, time, and/or program charges at time of purchase. In
addition, Agency will have the benefit of the same discounts that would have been earned had
there been no default or delay.
- Related to Payment. If Agency’s ability to transfer funds to third parties has been materially
negatively impacted by an event beyond the Agency’s reasonable control, including, but not
limited to, failure of banking clearing systems or a state of emergency, then Agency will make
every reasonable effort to make payments on a timely basis to Media Company, but any delays
caused by such condition will be excused for the duration of such condition. Subject to the
foregoing, such excuse for delay will not in any way relieve Agency from any of its obligations as
to the amount of money that would have been due and paid without such condition.
- Cancellation. If a Force Majeure event has continued for five (5) business days, Media Company
and/or Agency has the right to cancel the remainder of the IO without penalty.
- AD MATERIALS
- Submission. Agency will submit Advertising Materials pursuant to Section II(c) in accordance
with Media Company’s then-existing Policies. Media Company’s sole remedies for a breach of
this provision are set forth in Section V(c), above, Sections IX (c) and (d), below, and Sections X
(b) and (c), below.
- Late Creative. If Advertising Materials are not received by the IO start date, Media Company will
begin to charge the Advertiser on the IO start date on a pro rata basis based on the full IO,
excluding portions consisting of performance-based, non-guaranteed inventory, for each full day
the Advertising Materials are not received. If Advertising Materials are late based on the Policies,
Media Company is not required to guarantee full delivery of the IO. Media Company and Agency
will negotiate a resolution if Media Company has received all required Advertising Materials in
accordance with Section IX(a) but fails to commence a campaign on the IO start date.
- Compliance. Media Company reserves the right within its discretion to reject or remove from its
Site any Ads for which the Advertising Materials, software code associated with the Advertising
with its Policies, or that in Media Company’s sole reasonable judgment, do not comply with any
applicable law, regulation, or other judicial or administrative order. In addition, Media Company
reserves the right within its discretion to reject or remove from its Site any Ads for which the
Advertising Materials or the website to which the Ad is linked are, or may tend to bring,
disparagement, ridicule, or scorn upon Media Company or any of its Affiliates (as defined below),
provided that if Media Company has reviewed and approved such Ads prior to their use on the
Site, Media Company will not immediately remove such Ads before making commercially
reasonable efforts to acquire mutually acceptable alternative Advertising Materials from Agency.
- Damaged Creative. If Advertising Materials provided by Agency are damaged, not to Media
Company’s specifications, or otherwise unacceptable, Media Company will use commercially
reasonable efforts to notify Agency within two (2) business days of its receipt of such Advertising
- No Modification. Media Company will not edit or modify the submitted Ads in any way,
including, but not limited to, resizing the Ad, without Agency’s approval. Media Company will
use all Ads in strict compliance with these Terms and any written instructions provided on the IO.
- Ad Tags. When applicable, Third Party Ad Server tags will be implemented so that they are
functional in all aspects.
- Trademark Usage. Media Company, on the one hand, and Agency and Advertiser, on the other,
will not use the other’s trade name, trademarks, logos, or Ads in any public announcement
(including, but not limited to, in any press release) regarding the existence or content of these
Terms or an IO without the other’s prior written approval.
- By Media Company. Media Company will defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Agency,
Advertiser, and each of its Affiliates and Representatives from damages, liabilities, costs, and
expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) (collectively, “Losses”) resulting from any claim,
judgment, or proceeding (collectively, “ Claims”) brought by a Third Party and resulting from (i)
Media Company’s alleged breach of Section XII or of Media Company’s representations and
warranties in Section XIV(a), (ii) Media Company’s display or delivery of any Ad in breach of
Section II(a) or Section IX(e), or (iii) Advertising Materials provided by Media Company for an
Ad (and not by Agency, Advertiser, and/or each of its Affiliates and/or Representatives) (“Media
Company Advertising Materials”) that: (A) violate any applicable law, regulation, judicial or
administrative action, or the right of a Third Party; or (B) are defamatory or obscene.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Media Company will not be liable for any Losses resulting from
Claims to the extent that such Claims result from (1) Media Company’s customization of Ads or
Advertising Materials based upon detailed specifications, materials, or information provided by
the Advertiser, Agency, and/or each of its Affiliates and/or Representatives, or (2) a user viewing
an Ad outside of the targeting set forth on the IO, which viewing is not directly attributable to
Media Company’s serving such Ad in breach of such targeting.
- By Advertiser. Advertiser will defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Media Company and each of
its Affiliates and Representatives from Losses resulting from any Claims brought by a Third Party
resulting from (i) Advertiser’s alleged breach of Section XII or of Advertiser’s representations and
warranties in Section XIV(a), (ii) Advertiser’s violation of Policies (to the extent the terms of such
Policies have been provided (e.g., by making such Policies available by providing a URL) via
email or other affirmative means, to Agency or Advertiser at least 14 days prior to the violation
giving rise to the Claim), or (iii) the content or subject matter of any Ad or Advertising Materials
to the extent used by Media Company in accordance with these Terms or an IO.
- By Agency. Agency represents and warrants that it has the authority as Advertiser’s agent to bind
Advertiser to these Terms and each IO, and that all of Agency’s actions related to these Terms and
each IO will be within the scope of such agency. Agency will defend, indemnify, and hold
harmless Media Company and each of its Affiliates and Representatives from Losses resulting
from (i) Agency’s alleged breach of the foregoing sentence, or (ii) Claims brought by a Third
Party alleging that Agency has breached its express, Agency-specific obligations under Section
- Procedure. The indemnified party(s) will promptly notify the indemnifying party of all Claims of
which it becomes aware (provided that a failure or delay in providing such notice will not relieve
the indemnifying party’s obligations except to the extent such party is prejudiced by such failure
or delay), and will: (i) provide reasonable cooperation to the indemnifying party at the
indemnifying party’s expense in connection with the defense or settlement of all Claims; and (ii)
be entitled to participate at its own expense in the defense of all Claims. The indemnified party(s)
agrees that the indemnifying party will have sole and exclusive control over the defense and
settlement of all Claims; provided, however, the indemnifying party will not acquiesce to any
judgment or enter into any settlement, either of which imposes any obligation or liability on an
indemnified party(s) without its prior written consent.
- LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Excluding Agency’s, Advertiser’s, and Media Company’s respective obligations under Section X, damages
that result from a breach of Section XII, or intentional misconduct by Agency, Advertiser, or Media
Company, in no event will any party be liable for any consequential, indirect, incidental, punitive, special,
or exemplary damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, business
interruption, loss of information, and the like, incurred by another party arising out of an IO, even if such
party has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
XII: NON-DISCLOSURE, DATA USAGE AND OWNERSHIP, PRIVACY AND LAWS
- Definitions and Obligations. “Confidential Information” will include (i) all information marked
as “Confidential,” “Proprietary,” or similar legend by the disclosing party (“Discloser”) when
given to the receiving party (“Recipient”); and (ii) information and data provided by the
Discloser, which under the circumstances surrounding the disclosure should be reasonably deemed
confidential or proprietary. Without limiting the foregoing, Discloser and Recipient agree that
each Discloser’s contribution to IO Details (as defined below) shall be considered such Discloser’s
Confidential Information. Recipient will protect Confidential Information in the same manner that
it protects its own information of a similar nature, but in no event with less than reasonable care.
Recipient shall not disclose Confidential Information to anyone except an employee, agent,
Affiliate, or third party who has a need to know same, and who is bound by confidentiality and
non-use obligations at least as protective of Confidential Information as are those in this section.
Recipient will not use Discloser’s Confidential Information other than as provided for on the IO.
- Exceptions. Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, the term “Confidential
Information” will not include information which: (i) was previously known to Recipient; (ii) was
or becomes generally available to the public through no fault of Recipient; (iii) was rightfully in
Recipient’s possession free of any obligation of confidentiality at, or prior to, the time it was
communicated to Recipient by Discloser; (iv) was developed by employees or agents of Recipient
independently of, and without reference to, Confidential Information; or (v) was communicated by
Discloser to an unaffiliated third party free of any obligation of confidentiality. Notwithstanding
the foregoing, the Recipient may disclose Confidential Information of the Discloser in response to
a valid order by a court or other governmental body, as otherwise required by law or the rules of
any applicable securities exchange, or as necessary to establish the rights of either party under
these Terms; provided, however, that both Discloser and Recipient will stipulate to any orders
necessary to protect such information from public disclosure.
- Additional Definitions. As used herein the following terms shall have the following definitions:
- “User Volunteered Data” is personally identifiable information collected from
individual users by Media Company during delivery of an Ad pursuant to the IO, but only
where it is expressly disclosed to such individual users that such collection is solely on
behalf of Advertiser.
- “IO Details” are details set forth on the IO but only when expressly associated with the
applicable Discloser, including, but not limited to, Ad pricing information, Ad
description, Ad placement information, and Ad targeting information.
iii. “Performance Data” is data regarding a campaign gathered during delivery of an Ad
pursuant to the IO (e.g., number of impressions, interactions, and header information),
but excluding Site Data or IO Details.
- “Site Data” is any data that is (A) preexisting Media Company data used by Media
Company pursuant to the IO; (B) gathered pursuant to the IO during delivery of an Ad
that identifies or allows identification of Media Company, Media Company’s Site, brand,
content, context, or users as such; or (C) entered by users on any Media Company Site
other than User Volunteered Data.
- “Collected Data” consists of IO Details, Performance Data, and Site Data.
- “Repurposing” means retargeting a user or appending data to a non-public profile
regarding a user for purposes other than performance of the IO.
vii. “Aggregated” means a form in which data gathered under an IO is combined with data
from numerous campaigns of numerous Advertisers and precludes identification, directly
or indirectly, of an Advertiser.
- Use of Collected Data.
- Unless otherwise authorized by Media Company, Advertiser will not: (A) use Collected
Data for Repurposing; provided, however, that Performance Data may be used for
Repurposing so long as it is not joined with any IO Details or Site Data; (B) disclose IO
Details of Media Company or Site Data to any Affiliate or Third Party except as set forth
in Section XII(d)(iii).
- Unless otherwise authorized by Agency or Advertiser, Media Company will not: (A) use
or disclose IO Details of Advertiser, Performance Data, or a user’s recorded view or click
of an Ad, each of the foregoing on a non-Aggregated basis, for Repurposing or any
purpose other than performing under the IO, compensating data providers in a way that
precludes identification of the Advertiser, or internal reporting or internal analysis; or (B)
use or disclose any User Volunteered Data in any manner other than in performing under
iii. Advertiser, Agency, and Media Company (each a “Transferring Party”) will require
any Third Party or Affiliate used by the Transferring Party in performance of the IO on
behalf of such Transferring Party to be bound by confidentiality and non-use obligations
at least as restrictive as those on the Transferring Party, unless otherwise set forth in the
- User Volunteered Data. All User Volunteered Data is the property of Advertiser, is subject to the
other use of such information will be set forth on the IO and signed by both parties.
- Privacy Policies. Agency, Advertiser, and Media Company will post on their respective Web sites
their privacy policies and adhere to their privacy policies, which will abide by applicable laws.
Failure by Media Company, on the one hand, or Agency or Advertiser, on the other, to continue to
cancellation of the IO by the other party.
- Compliance with Law. Agency, Advertiser, and Media Company will at all times comply with all
federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, regulations, and codes which are applicable to their
performance of their respective obligations under the IO.
- Agency Use of Data. Agency will not: (i) use Collected Data unless Advertiser is permitted to
use such Collected Data, nor (ii) use Collected Data in ways that Advertiser is not allowed to use
such Collected Data. Notwithstanding the foregoing or anything to the contrary herein, the
restrictions on Advertiser in Section XII(d)(i) shall not prohibit Agency from (A) using Collected
Data on an Aggregated basis for internal media planning purposes only (but not for Repurposing),
or (B) disclosing qualitative evaluations of Aggregated Collected Data to its clients and potential
clients, and Media Companies on behalf of such clients or potential clients, for the purpose of
XIII. THIRD PARTY AD SERVING AND TRACKING (Applicable if Third Party Ad Server is
- Ad Serving and Tracking. Media Company will track delivery through its ad server and, provided
that Media Company has approved in writing a Third Party Ad Server to run on its properties,
Agency will track delivery through such Third Party Ad Server. Agency may not substitute the
specified Third Party Ad Server without Media Company’s prior written consent.
- Controlling Measurement. If both parties are tracking delivery, the measurement used for
invoicing advertising fees under an IO (“Controlling Measurement”) will be determined as
i. Except as specified in Section XIII(b)(iii), the Controlling Measurement will be taken
from an ad server that is certified as compliant with the IAB/AAAA Ad Measurement
Guidelines (the “IAB/AAAA Guidelines”).
- If both ad servers are compliant with the IAB/AAAA Guidelines, the Controlling
Measurement will be the Third Party Ad Server if such Third Party Ad Server provides
an automated, daily reporting interface which allows for automated delivery of relevant
and non-proprietary statistics to Media Company in an electronic form that is approved
by Media Company; provided, however, that Media Company must receive access to
such interface in the timeframe set forth in Section XIII(c), below.
iii. If neither party’s ad server is compliant with the IAB/AAAA Guidelines or the
requirements in subparagraph (ii), above, cannot be met, the Controlling Measurement
will be based on Media Company’s ad server, unless otherwise agreed by Agency and
Media Company in writing.
- Ad Server Reporting Access. As available, the party responsible for the Controlling Measurement
will provide the other party with online or automated access to relevant and non-proprietary
statistics from the ad server within one (1) day after campaign launch. The other party will notify
the party with Controlling Measurement if such party has not received such access. If such online
or automated reporting is not available, the party responsible for the Controlling Measurement will
provide placement-level activity reports to the other party in a timely manner, as mutually agreed
to by the parties or as specified in Section IV(b), above, in the case of Ads being served by Media
Company. If both parties have tracked the campaign from the beginning and the party responsible
for the Controlling Measurement fails to provide such access or reports as described herein, then
the other party may use or provide its ad server statistics as the basis of calculating campaign
delivery for invoicing. Notification may be given that access, such as login credentials or
automated reporting functionality integration, applies to all current and future IOs for one or more
Advertisers, in which case new access for each IO is not necessary.
- Discrepant Measurement. If the difference between the Controlling Measurement and the other
measurement exceeds 10% over the invoice period and the Controlling Measurement is lower, the
parties will facilitate a reconciliation effort between Media Company and Third Party Ad Server
measurements. If the discrepancy cannot be resolved and a good faith effort to facilitate the
reconciliation has been made, Agency reserves the right to either:
- Consider the discrepancy an under-delivery of the Deliverables as described in Section
VI(b), whereupon the parties will act in accordance with that Section, including the
requirement that Agency and Media Company make an effort to agree upon the
conditions of a makegood flight and delivery of any makegood will be measured by the
Third Party Ad Server, or
- Pay invoice based on Controlling Measurement-reported data, plus a 10% upward
adjustment to delivery.
- Measurement Methodology. Media Company will make reasonable efforts to publish, and
Agency will make reasonable efforts to cause the Third Party Ad Server to publish, a disclosure in
the form specified by the AAAA and IAB regarding their respective ad delivery measurement
methodologies with regard to compliance with the IAB/AAAA Guidelines.
- Third Party Ad Server Malfunction. Where Agency is using a Third Party Ad Server and that
Third Party Ad Server cannot serve the Ad, Agency will have a one-time right to temporarily
suspend delivery under the IO for a period of up to 72 hours. Upon written notification by Agency
of a non-functioning Third Party Ad Server, Media Company will have 24 hours to suspend
delivery. Following that period, Agency will not be held liable for payment for any Ad that runs
within the immediately following 72-hour period until Media Company is notified that the Third
Party Ad Server is able to serve Ads. After the 72-hour period passes and Agency has not
provided written notification that Media Company can resume delivery under the IO, Advertiser
will pay for the Ads that would have run, or are run, after the 72-hour period but for the
suspension, and can elect Media Company to serve Ads until the Third Party Ad Server is able to
serve Ads. If Agency does not so elect for Media Company to serve the Ads until Third Party Ad
Server is able to serve Ads, Media Company may use the inventory that would have been
otherwise used for Media Company’s own advertisements or advertisements provided by a Third
- Third Party Ad Server Fixed. Upon notification that the Third Party Ad Server is functioning,
Media Company will have 72 hours to resume delivery. Any delay in the resumption of delivery
beyond this period, without reasonable explanation, will result in Media Company owing a
makegood to Agency.
- Necessary Rights. Media Company represents and warrants that Media Company has all
necessary permits, licenses, and clearances to sell the Deliverables specified on the IO subject to
these Terms. Advertiser represents and warrants that Advertiser has all necessary licenses and
clearances to use the content contained in the Ads and Advertising Materials as specified on the IO
and subject to these Terms, including any applicable Policies.
- Assignment. Neither Agency nor Advertiser may resell, assign, or transfer any of its rights or
obligations hereunder, and any attempt to resell, assign, or transfer such rights or obligations
without Media Company’s prior written approval will be null and void. All terms and conditions
in these Terms and each IO will be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and
their respective permitted transferees, successors, and assigns.
- Entire Agreement. Each IO (including the Terms) will constitute the entire agreement of the
parties with respect to the subject matter thereof and supersede all previous communications,
representations, understandings, and agreements, either oral or written, between the parties with
respect to the subject matter of the IO. The IO may be executed in counterparts, each of which
will be an original, and all of which together will constitute one and the same document.
- Conflicts; Governing Law; Amendment. In the event of any inconsistency between the terms of
an IO and these Terms, the terms of the IO will prevail. All IOs will be governed by the laws of
the State of [______________ ]. Media Company and Agency (on behalf of itself and Advertiser)
agree that any claims, legal proceedings, or litigation arising in connection with the IO (including
these Terms) will be brought solely in [_________ ], and the parties consent to the jurisdiction of
such courts. No modification of these Terms will be binding unless in writing and signed by both
parties. If any provision herein is held to be unenforceable, the remaining provisions will remain
in full force and effect. All rights and remedies hereunder are cumulative.
- Notice. Any notice required to be delivered hereunder will be deemed delivered three days after
deposit, postage paid, in U.S. mail, return receipt requested, one business day if sent by overnight
courier service, and immediately if sent electronically or by fax. All notices to Media Company
and Agency will be sent to the contact as noted on the IO with a copy to the Legal Department.
All notices to Advertiser will be sent to the address specified on the IO.
- Survival. Sections III, VI, X, XI, XII, and XIV will survive termination or expiration of these
Terms, and Section IV will survive for 30 days after the termination or expiration of these Terms.
In addition, each party will promptly return or destroy the other party’s Confidential Information
upon written request and remove Advertising Materials and Ad tags upon termination of these
- Headings. Section or paragraph headings used in these Terms are for reference purposes only, and
should not be used in the interpretation hereof.