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1st March: UK online sales promotion/marketing/advertising compliance changes


Winit
16-05-2011, 21:03
Quote Originally Posted by Neil
Yeah I hate it on Google and Facebook.
https://www.google.com/accounts/PurchaseStorage

Be honest!

Myatu
16-05-2011, 19:15
Where's the "Like" button when you need one?

Neil
16-05-2011, 13:09
Quote Originally Posted by Winit
Too bad it's designed to trick consumers. Small print at the bottom of the page! Where have I seen that before?
Yeah I hate it on Google and Facebook.

Winit
14-05-2011, 11:02
Quote Originally Posted by Myatu
That's because "traffic" != "speed/bandwidth" (you have unlimited traffic at all times, but how much you can actually get depends on your speed, which varies or can be capped). At least there isn't one of those "Fair use policy/clause" attached to it, like with ISPs and mobile operators.
Too bad it's designed to trick consumers. Small print at the bottom of the page! Where have I seen that before?

Myatu
14-05-2011, 00:01
Quote Originally Posted by Winit
They still have the stupid Unlimited* nonsense.
That's because "traffic" != "speed/bandwidth" (you have unlimited traffic at all times, but how much you can actually get depends on your speed, which varies or can be capped). At least there isn't one of those "Fair use policy/clause" attached to it, like with ISPs and mobile operators.

Winit
13-05-2011, 19:27
They still have the stupid Unlimited* nonsense.

BoxSlots
13-05-2011, 13:13
Quote Originally Posted by BigMAC
All i can say is, Its about time...
I agree!!

Quote Originally Posted by BigMAC
What sort of impact will this have on the hosting market?
Well there is no doubt this will not impact the fraudsters but i can see it having some impact on the larger companies, having to tighten up their belts were TOS, AUP and actual advertising wording choices are concerned.

Myatu
18-01-2011, 21:49
Ah, yes. That's why ads - and now websites - will be filled to the brim with asterisks, footnotes and disclaimers. But I agree, that even if it may add some additional cost to some companies, it's for the greater good (company included).

BigMAC
18-01-2011, 19:12
All i can say is, Its about time...

What sort of impact will this have on the hosting market?

I wonder if it will cover the marketing slame which such businesses take to show you a nice price on the website but upon entering the checkout the price shown was actually for 24 Months of service or something along the lines of such...

Myatu
18-01-2011, 18:41
In case someone has missed it:

The ASA is the UK's independent regulator of advertising across all media, including, from 1 March, marketing on websites. We work to ensure ads are legal, decent, honest and truthful by applying the Advertising Codes.

You can read more about it here:

http://www.asa.org.uk

and

http://www.cap.org.uk/CAPServices/Di...it-advice.aspx