Rulings (77)
  • BVS Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 21 August 2019

    A downloadable brochure for a car tuning service – Tunit Performance tuning – entitled “PERFORMANCE AND ECONOMY SOLUTIONS FOR ALL PETROL AND DIESEL CARS, 4x4s, COMMERCIAL AND AGRICULTURAL VEHICLES”, seen on 13 May 2019. It featured text which stated “An independent university study foun...

  • Cambridge Chocolate Technologies Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 21 August 2019

    Two websites for Cambridge Chocolate, seen on 21 February 2019:  a. The first website, www.esthechoc.com/uk, featured a page titled “What is esthechoc?”. Text on the page stated “One small esthechoc a day helps to regain your skin health and slow down the ageing process”. Further text &l...

  • Stockmarket Insider Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 21 August 2019

    Three websites for investment advisory service Stockmarket Insider, www.narendesigns.co.uk, www.stockmarket-insider.uk and www.stockmarket-insider.co.uk, seen in March 2019, featured two pages. Text on the home page of each of the three websites stated “… of the thousands of ‘investment advisory s...

  • Wowcher Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (sales promotion)
    • 21 August 2019

    An ad for a set of four Tefal kitchen pans, seen 16 March 2019 on www.wowcher.co.uk, stated “4pc Tefal Pan Set” and “£29.99 instead of £89.99 (from Elite Housewares) for a four-piece Tefal pan set - save 67%”. The ad featured four images: three showed the same pan set and the four...

  • A U Training Ltd t/a Aesthetics Uni

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 07 August 2019

    A website for Aesthetics Uni, a beauty training course provider, www.aestheticsuni.com, seen on 12 February 2019, featured a page entitled "COURSE Practitioner Lip Filler", which included a course overview.

  • Aesthetics Lounge Academy Birmingham Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 07 August 2019

    The Facebook page for Aesthetics Lounge Academy, a beauty course provider, seen on 21 February 2019, featured a post which stated "Do you want to become a Dermal Filler or Anti Wrinkle (Botox) Practitioner? Do you want a qualification in NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy? Our VTCT NVQ Level 3 in Beauty Therapy...

  • Buy It Direct Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 07 August 2019

    A website for Laptops Direct, www.laptopsdirect.co.uk, seen on 18 February 2019, advertised an electriQ 35" WQHD 100Hz HDR FreeSync Curved UltraWide Gaming Monitor for £339.97. Text above the selling price stated "You save: £310.00".

  • Clearwin Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 07 August 2019

    The home page of www.windowscrappagefunding.co.uk, seen in March 2019, stated "Millions of pounds of funding for homeowners to upgrade their windows. Get up to £2500 scrappage fee for your old windows. Thousands of homeowners across the UK have already upgraded to Category ‘A’ energy efficient wi...

  • Cocoa Brown

    • Upheld
    • Internet (social networking)
    • 07 August 2019

    An Instagram post on TV personality Olivia Buckland’s page, seen on 12 February 2019, featured an image of Olivia holding a pink bottle with the logo “CB” visible on it. The visible caption on the post stated “The V-Day prep is well underway and I’m topping up my tan with my fave @cocoa...

  • Fischer Future Heat UK Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Leaflet
    • 07 August 2019

    A leaflet for Fischer heaters, seen in April 2019, on one side stated "10 YEAR WARRANTY*"; "Compatible with Economy 7 (19) and normal tariffs"; "100% COMPLETE HEATING GUARANTEE (1) ... Removing the uncertainty of heating. If our heater does not heat your room to 21 degrees C, we will replace it...

  • Person(s) unknown t/a Boss Babes Uni

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 07 August 2019

    A website and a downloadable pdf document for Boss Babes Uni, a beauty training course provider, seen on 21 February 2019:  a. The website www.bossbabesuni.com, featured text which stated "Boss Babes Uni Good Quality Advanced Training" and "We are Boss Babes Uni, an advanced training company who ...

  • Virgin Experience Days Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 07 August 2019

    A website for Virgin Experience Days, www.virginexperiencedays.co.uk, seen on 26 November 2018, featured a listing titled “The View from The Shard and a Three Course Meal for Two at Marco Pierre White's London Steakhouse Co” that read "£95.00 ... SAVE 46% WAS £178.50". Text unde...

  • Greenstar Gas, Plumbing and Heating

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 31 July 2019

    A website, for a plumbing and heating company, www.greenstarcolchester.co.uk, seen on 9 February 2019, stated "Greenstar Powerflushing, Gas, Plumbing and Heating is the only plumbing and service company that has [sic] 100% transparent ... pricing system ...".

  • The White Star Key Group Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (social networking)
    • 31 July 2019

    An Instagram post promoting a weight loss food supplement, published by Influencer Jemma Lucy (@jemlucy) on 5 May 2019 showed her sitting at a table in a bikini and socks, holding a mug. Three packets were featured on the table. Text stated “I’ve been staying in shape with my go to @skinnycaffe products....

  • USN (UK) Ltd

    • Upheld in part
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 31 July 2019

    A website, www.uk.usn-sport.com, seen on 1 November 2018 selling food supplements featured text on a product page that stated “PHEDRA CUT LIPO XT … Phedra Cut Lipo XT is the latest breakthrough from USN. It consists of a two-in-one liquid capsule containing ground-breaking, clinically researched ingredient...

  • Unilever UK Ltd

    • Not Upheld
    • 31 July 2019

    An Instagram post for Radox, posted on 14 June 2018, featured a picture of a bottle of Radox shower gel which featured the claim “100% NATURE INSPIRED FRAGRANCE”. Below that on the bottle there was a prominent image of the Radox logo, a leaf, berries and text that stated “FEEL DETOXED acai berry sc...

  • Waverley Media Ltd t/a Waverley Media Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 24 July 2019

    A web document for a provider of 'trading systems', Waverley Media, seen on 23 April 2019, promoted a scheme named 'Daisho-Lite'. The document featured text which stated "a handful of disgruntled competitors and serial complainers who can't be bothered to follow instructions have been hard at w...

  • Dyson Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 17 July 2019

    A TV ad for the Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Fan, seen in April 2019, featured a voice-over that stated, "Pollutants can build up indoors. Gases, allergens and particles. So Dyson's purifying fan heaters use sensors to detect them, capturing them inside sealed HEPA and carbon filters to clean the air. Then project 29...

  • Person(s) unknown

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 17 July 2019

    The website for Mind Body Reset www.mindbodyreset.co.uk, a complementary therapy provider, seen on 11 February 2019. Text on the home page listed the following conditions “ADHD- Fibro - Depression - Stress - Anxiety - PTSD - ME/CFS”. Text on the “FAQ” page stated, “Mental Health problem...

  • Extreme Locks Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (search engine)
    • 10 July 2019

    A paid-for Google ad for Extreme Locks Ltd’s website www.mikejmartin/auto-locksmith, a vehicle locksmith, seen on 31 January 2019, included the text “Local 24 hour emergency locksmiths for all vehicle related security issues”.

Informally resolved (62)
  • EMP Mail order UK Ltd

    • 14 August 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site), Internet (display)
    Topic: Pricing and charges

  • British Telecommunications plc

    • 10 July 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Sports, leisure and hobbies

  • CrossReach Trading Ltd

    • 10 July 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Medical procedures and services, Children and the vulnerable

  • Flipper Ltd

    • 10 July 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Claims, endorsements and testimonials

  • Grylls Adams Estate Agents

    • 10 July 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Claims, endorsements and testimonials

  • Kettle Foods Ltd

    • 10 July 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Packaging
    Topic: Promotions and competitions

  • L'OrĂ©al (UK) Ltd

    • 10 July 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Promotions and competitions

  • Royal Panda Ltd

    • 10 July 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Gambling

  • SCA Investments Ltd

    • 10 July 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (social networking)
    Topic: Food, drink and supplements

  • TalkTalk Telecom Ltd

    • 10 July 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: E-mail
    Topic: Promotions and competitions, Pricing and charges

  • Tapi Carpets & Floors Ltd

    • 10 July 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site), Point of sale
    Topic: Promotions and competitions, Pricing and charges

  • The Back Doctor

    • 10 July 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Circular
    Topic: Health conditions

  • Toyota (GB) plc

    • 10 July 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Appliances, electronics and machinery

  • Warners Group Publications plc

    • 10 July 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site), Internet (social networking)
    Topic: Claims, endorsements and testimonials

  • Waterman Corporate Enterprises Ltd

    • 10 July 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site), Internet (e-tailing)
    Topic: Beauty products, grooming and hygiene

  • www.axparis.co.uk Ltd

    • 10 July 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Promotions and competitions

  • ADIDAS (UK) Ltd

    • 26 June 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Promotions and competitions

  • Absolute-Collagen Ltd

    • 26 June 2019
    • Number of complaints: 2

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Health conditions

  • Arkworld UK Ltd

    • 26 June 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (social networking)
    Topic: Food, drink and supplements, Claims, endorsements and testimonials, Animals and farming

  • BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLC

    • 26 June 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (social networking)
    Topic: Computers, phones and telecoms, Pricing and charges