Ad & Sponsorship Policy

At Knee Force, we understand that your health is your top priority. That’s why we’re committed to bringing you the latest information and resources to help you make informed decisions about your health. We believe that knowledge is power, and we’re here to empower you on your journey to wellness.

Knee Force’s editorial team follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure accuracy, currency, and clarity in all the content we produce. We are funded through the sale of advertising that appears on our properties, which include websites, apps, social media, and partner publications. Our editorial team is committed to maintaining our editorial autonomy. We accept no advertising that compromises our ability to provide unbiased, evidence-based information. In some cases, we may offer co-created or branded content in partnership with our sponsors. This content is always clearly labeled and is detailed in sections 5 and 6 below.

If you’d like to advertise with Knee Force, contact us here. These are the specific guidelines we follow about the types of advertising we accept:

1. We review the ads

Knee Force is committed to providing advertisers with a positive experience. We maintain sole discretion for determining the types of ads that will be accepted and displayed on our properties. However, we reserve the right to reject, cancel, or remove any ads at any time and for any reason. We will provide prompt notice to the advertiser upon rejection, cancellation, or removal of any ad, along with an explanation. We also reserve the right to determine the appropriate placement of ads on our properties. Our goal is to create a win-win situation for both our advertisers and our users.

2. We don’t endorse any advertised products or services

We accept advertisements from a variety of sources. However, our acceptance of these ads does not constitute an endorsement of the product(s) or service(s) advertised. In some cases, our editorial team may rate or rank certain products or services. These ratings or rankings are determined solely by the editorial team without regard to any financial or advertising relationship that may exist with companies that provide the product or services. We want our readers to be able to make informed decisions about the products and services they use, and we believe that providing accurate information is the best way to achieve this goal.

3. We will not accept certain types of ads.

We believe that our readers deserve to be presented with accurate and reliable information, and we will not accept any ad that is factually inaccurate or in poor taste. Pharmaceutical advertising is only accepted for approved indication(s) as determined by the FDA. Advertised products must be in market and readily available. Knee Force will not permit, at any time, the placement of any ad for harmful, illegal, or objectionable products or services. Ads must not contain fraudulent, deceptive, or offensive material, including material that misrepresents, ridicules, or attacks an individual or group on the basis of age, color, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or disability. Ads should not contain defamatory, libelous, slanderous, or threatening information. Ads must not be related to alcohol, firearms, ammunition, fireworks, gambling, pornography, tobacco, political campaigns, or the simulation of news or an emergency. All ads must clearly identify the advertiser. Any ad that could be misconstrued as editorial content will be clearly labeled as an advertisement.

4. We clearly distinguish ads from editorial content.

In every instance, we maintain a distinct separation between advertisements and editorial content. All ads on King Wave Media properties are clearly and unambiguously identified as such. Clicking on an ad will take the user to an advertiser’s site or to a sponsor’s resource center hosted on a King Wave Media property. Sponsored resource centers are labeled as such, with the name of the sponsoring entity displayed. We believe that our readers deserve to know when they are viewing sponsored content, and we are transparent about our relationships with advertisers and sponsors.

5. We clearly distinguish between sponsored and non­-sponsored content.

At Knee Force, we seek sponsorships from trusted and credible research organizations, manufacturers, and other service providers. Sponsorships provide financial benefit to King Wave Media, but also benefit our users by providing current information on health services, medications, and treatments. Editorial content sponsored by an advertiser is subject to our editorial policy and is reviewed by our editorial staff and Medical Affairs team. When content (sponsored content, co-created content, or branded content) is provided by or influenced by a named sponsor, we take meaningful steps to ensure our users will not confuse that sponsored content with King Wave Media’s own original editorial content. Native advertising refers to links or ads within a piece of content that link to other content. We believe that native advertising provides a valuable service to our users by directing them to relevant and trustworthy sources of information.

6. Affiliate programs and eCommerce-linked content

As part of our article creation process, our health and wellness editors will include links to relevant products they feel could be useful to our readers. We want you to know that King Wave Media may receive a payment if you make a purchase at the retailer’s site within 24 hours of clicking on one of the links we provide. This helps us to continue providing high-quality content and resources for our readers. We only ever recommend products that we believe are in line with our editorial standards and are of the highest quality.

7. Content that is part of our Partner program

We sometimes work with products, services, or organizations that align with our mission. We vet these products, services, or organizations for quality and only present what we feel is valuable to and in the best interest of our users. We do not medically review the content and are not responsible for providing the products or services described on these pages. Any partner content of this type will be labeled with language that indicates it did not go through our standard editorial process and follows these Ad and Sponsorship Policy guidelines. In the instances where King Wave Media receives a payment when users purchase or sign up for the product or service, the page may also include this language: “Knee Force and our partners may receive a commission if you make a purchase using a link on this page.” This compensation does not affect how we rank or review products.

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