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Advertising Policy

Written by InsideDP.com staff. Posted in General

We encourage all Deer Park and surrounding businesses to re-invest into the community by advertising in our publication. Our staff will assist you in finding the right kind of advertising for you, regardless of your budget. Advertising in InsideDP.com shows our readers – your customers – that you continually invest in the community. For all advertising information, please call 281-476-1127.

How it works
InsideDP.com understands times are tough. However, if businesses demonstrate they are pushing through these tough times, consumers gain confidence in their spending habits, especially within their community. Our staff members will visit with you and hear your concerns about advertising. We will walk you through the entire process, step-by-step and leave no question unanswered.
 
Rates
Advertising rates are set by the management of InsideDP.com, and are at fair market value. Discounts are available for not-for-profit (verified United States Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3))), organizations, including school, worship, civic and scouting groups. Contact InsideDP.com for more details.
 
One-time ads are offered at the open market rate. This is the base rate for the market. Discounts are available for contract advertising (four or more consecutive runs).
 
InsideDP.com does not offer discounts on political advertising, even with contract advertising. All political advertising will be sold at our current, published open-rate. Political advertising must be paid in full prior to the placement of the ad. For information on what constitutes political advertising, please visit the Texas Ethics Commission’s policy on political advertising at: http://www.ethics.state.tx.us/pamphlet/G08polad.pdf
 
If you need assistance building your ad, we can help. Our designers are willing and able to build your ad to your specifications, with an additional charge. Once we build your ad, we keep it on file forever! If you have an ad that you have built and will supply, that’s okay too! Talk to your ad representative about special discounts for your ready-to-go ad.
 
You will have the opportunity to proof your ad once it is ready and can make changes. The ad will not appear in InsideDP.com without your approval. Once you approve your ad, the ad will run as-is, unless you contact InsideDP.com with the change prior to our deadline. InsideDP.com will not be held liable for changes, mistakes or discrepancies after the customer has approved the ad. Also, if we, at our option, accept liability for an error, in no event shall our liability for your use of our advertising services exceed the amount you paid for the use of the services.
 
InsideDP.com does not imply or infer to be a third party between any advertiser and a potential customer.

Classifieds
InsideDP.com also provides a marketplace for individuals to buy or sell wares as they need.
InsideDP.com also offers classified display advertising. This is primarily used for employment and legal notices. However, if you want your ad (such as a garage sale or auto for sale) to stand out more, this option could be for you. See our rate card for more details.
 
Real estate advertisements, Equal housingYou will not submit to InsideDP.com for publication, and InsideDP.com will not knowingly publish, any advertisement for the sale, rental, or financing of a dwelling that states any preference, limitation, or discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, handicap, familial status, or national origin. Such advertisements violate Section 804(c) of the Fair Housing Act and other federal and state laws. More information about fair housing and equal opportunity laws is available from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development by calling HUD toll-free 800-669-9777 (for hearing-impaired: 800-927-9275).
 
 
Auto sales
InsideDP.com’s classified marketplace does not imply that we sell vehicles directly. We are never a party to any transaction between buyers and sellers. Therefore, InsideDP.com does not guarantee any vehicle or any transaction between a buyer and seller, collect or process payment or transfer of title on behalf of buyers or sellers, or warehouse, store, ship or deliver any vehicles.
 
Payment
First-time advertisers are required to pay up front 25 percent of the total cost of their advertisement. Billing occurs immediately after the ad first appears in InsideDP.com. Payment must be made in full by 10 business days after the expiration of the contract.
 
Fundraising events
InsideDP.com does not charge to publish your fundraising event in text-only format on our calendar of events pages. See the “Events” listing in the Editorial Policy for more information.
 
We accept advertising from legitimate businesses, persons, services and government entities in and around our community. However, InsideDP.com reserves to right to refuse advertising that:
 
            - is false, malicious, libelous, scandalous or inappropriate;
            - infers endorsement by our publication (unless approved by InsideDP representatives);
            - incites confusion among the general population; or
            - misrepresents a company or figure.
 
Should an advertisement be found to solicit illegal, false, malicious or libelous services or messages, the ad will be removed without refund. Illegal activity will be reported to law enforcement officials and InsideDP.com will fully cooperate with the investigation.

Any advertisement designed and produced by InsideDP.com staff, published or unpublished is the property of InsideDP.com. Should the client want to use an ad designed and produced by InsideDP.com in another publication, we will gladly oblige and send electronically at no charge.