TSM Business & Advertising Policies
Texas Student Media is a student-based media organization that is primarily funded by advertising sales. The advertising department strives to build partnerships locally and nationally by presenting advertising opportunities available through Texas Student Media outlets to help clients achieve their advertising and marketing needs.
All advertising is subject to approval by Texas Student Media and Texas Student Media reserves the right to reject any advertisement for any reason.
Advertisements running in Texas Student Media print publications that resemble the appearance of editorial or news content must be bordered and include the word “ADVERTISEMENT” in the ad space. Advertisements on Texas Student Media broadcast entities resembling infomercials will clearly be identified as paid advertisement. Broadcast advertising running on KVRX adheres to FCC Regulation of underwriting guidelines.
CONTRACT AND COPY POLICIES
Contracts: Advertising contracts are not subject to hiatus or early termination. Unfulfilled contracts will result in additional charges for rate differential using non-contract rates.
Errors and corrections: Advertising deadlines, as published herein, are strictly observed. Although advertising may rarely be accepted later than deadline, late copy is accepted with the understanding that print publications of Texas Student Media will assume no responsibility for any errors in published advertising.
In consideration of Texas Student Media acceptance of advertising copy for publication, the agency and the advertiser will indemnify and hold harmless Texas Student Media, its officers, employees and agents against all loss, damage and expense of any nature arising out of the copying, printing or publishing of advertising copy including, without limitation, reasonable attorney’s fees resulting from claims of libel, violation of right to privacy, plagiarism and trademark and copyright infringement.
Advertisers must check their ad art on the first day of publication. Texas Student Media’s print publications will not be responsible for errors in published copy if a proof has been furnished to the advertiser or advertiser’s agent, or if “camera-ready” copy containing errors has been supplied by the advertiser. Texas Student Media adheres to The University of Texas official design guidelines, and will not accept advertisements that do not maintain official design guidelines.
In no case will the liability of Texas Student Media print publications exceed the cost of the advertising space occupied by the erroneous copy.
Texas Student Media assumes no liability for failure to publish advertising on the date or in the edition ordered. Advertising position is neither sold nor guaranteed. However, position requests are gladly met when possible.
TERMS OF PAYMENT
All advertising must be paid in advance unless credit has been established with Texas Student Media and the advertiser’s account is current.
All major credit cards, cash and checks are acceptable methods of payment. No cash discounts are permitted.
PENALITIES AND SERVICE CHARGES
Advertiser will incur a 50 percent cost-of-ad charge for cancellations and/or failure to submit ad copy for space previously reserved.