Rulings (268)
  • Aspro Atlantic Medikal Turizm Ticaret Limited Şirketi t/a AsproMED

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 27 September 2023

    A paid-for Facebook ad for cosmetic surgery abroad was irresponsible, trivialised the decision to undergo surgery, contained misleading claims about bariatic surgery and misleadingly omitted information regarding the need for pre-consultation.

  • Ersoy Health Services Tourism Ltd t/a Clinic Haus

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 27 September 2023

    A paid-for Facebook ad for cosmetic surgery abroad irresponsibly implied a time-limited promotion, trivialised the decision to undergo surgery and misleadingly omitted information regarding the need for pre-consultation.

  • Feel Holdings Ltd t/a Feel

    • Upheld
    • Internet
    • 17 July 2024

    A paid-for Facebook ad claimed that a supplement could cure symptoms of the menopause.

  • GB Sports Advisors Ltd t/a Geoff Banks Online

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 17 July 2024

    A website ad offering a free bet failed to include all the significant conditions of the promotion.

  • Happy Koala LLC t/a MenoDaily

    • Upheld
    • Internet
    • 17 July 2024

    A paid-for Facebook ad claimed that a supplement could cure symptoms of the menopause and also made health claims that referred to a rate or amount of weight loss.

  • Hurtigruten UK Ltd t/a HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

    • Upheld
    • Internet
    • 17 July 2024

    A paid-for ad in a digital newspaper for a cruise made misleading and unsubstantiated claims about the environmental impact of the expedition and failed to make the basis of these environmental claims clear. 

  • Simmer Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (display)
    • 17 July 2024

    A Facebook post and paid-for TikTok ad misleadingly implied that an endorsement was genuine and related to their product. 

  • Electronic Arts Ltd t/a EA

    • Upheld
    • 10 July 2024

    A paid-for Facebook ad for a mobile app game did not make it sufficiently clear that the game contained loot boxes.

  • London Luton Airport Ltd t/a Luton Rising

    • Upheld
    • 10 July 2024

    A magazine ad and a poster for Luton Rising did not adequately qualify the claims made in the ad and omitted material information about the environmental impact of London Luton Airport’s expansion.

  • Wessex Water Services Ltd

    • Upheld
    • 10 July 2024

    A TV ad for Wessex Water did not adequately qualify the environmental claims made in the ad and omitted material information about the company’s environmental impact.

  • Aspire Nutrition

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 03 July 2024

    A paid-for Facebook ad made claims that a supplement could help to prevent, treat or cure autism. 

  • Happy Koala LLC t/a Happy Mammoth

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 03 July 2024

    A paid-for Facebook ad for a weight-loss supplement made unauthorised health claims, made claims that people could lose fat from specific parts of the body and referred to a rate or amount of weight loss which is prohibited by our rules. 

  • Mitchells & Butlers Leisure Retail Ltd t/a Harvester

    • Upheld
    • 03 July 2024

    A website promotion for the Harvester app misleadingly omitted material information about the significant limitations and qualifications of the promotion

  • Spectrum Awakening

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 03 July 2024

    A paid-for Facebook ad made claims that a supplement could help to prevent, treat or cure developmental language disorder, autism and ADHD.

  • The Big Table Group Ltd t/a Las Iguanas

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 03 July 2024

    A TikTok ad encouraged excessive or irresponsible consumption of alcohol, and featured someone under the age of 25 playing a significant role which is prohibited by our strict alcohol rules.

  • The Clean Supps LLC t/a Inno Supps

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 03 July 2024

    A paid-for Facebook ad for a weight-loss supplement made unauthorised health claims, made claims that people could lose fat from specific parts of the body and referred to a rate or amount of weight loss which is prohibited by our rules. 

  • The Drop Supplements Ltd t/a Drop

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 03 July 2024

    A paid-for Facebook ad for a supplement made claims that it could prevent, treat or cure stress, anxiety and ADHD and made unauthorised specific health claims.

  • air up GmbH

    • Upheld
    • Internet (video)
    • 03 July 2024

    A YouTube ad featuring public urination condoned anti-social and potentially unlawful behaviour.

  • Apollo Future Technology Ltd

    • Upheld
    • 26 June 2024

    A website for Apollo Vapes UK, www.apolloecigs.co.uk, an electronic cigarette brand, seen on 17 January 2024, featured a page titled “Affiliate Program” that stated, “1.Online Affiliates If you have a website (or other online marketing channels) that can help promote Apollo products and send traffic to our website, you...

  • Femtech Healthcare Ltd t/a KeyForHer

    • Upheld
    • 26 June 2024

    A paid-for Facebook ad for Key, a supplement company, seen on 5 April 2024, included a caption that stated, “Use code TRYKEY for 20% off + Free Shipping on your first one-time purchase of Key For Peri + Menopause”.The ad featured a video of a woman talking about the product that included the claims, “It’s the most comp...

Informally resolved (33)
  • Gemporia Ltd

    • 17 July 2024
    • Number of complaints: 0

  • GoBrands Euro Intermediate Holdings SARL t/a gopuff

    • 17 July 2024
    • Number of complaints: 0

    Media: Internet
    Topic: Vaping, smoking and drugs

  • House of Fraser Ltd

    • 17 July 2024
    • Number of complaints: 0

    Media: Email
    Topic: Pricing and charges

  • L'Oréal (UK) Ltd

    • 17 July 2024
    • Number of complaints: 0

    Topic: Beauty products, grooming and hygiene

  • X-Clusive Competitions Ltd

    • 17 July 2024
    • Number of complaints: 0

    Media: Internet
    Topic: Gambling

  • Grocery Delivery E-Services UK Ltd t/a HelloFresh

    • 26 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 0

    Topic: Food, drink and supplements

  • Jahangir Group Ltd t/a ShopVistaa

    • 26 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 0

    Topic: Health conditions

  • Roofoods Ltd t/a Deliveroo

    • 26 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 0

    Topic: Food, drink and supplements

  • Sophie Church t/a sophie__church

    • 26 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 0

    Topic: Claims, endorsements and testimonials

  • Viabl Ltd

    • 26 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 0

    Topic: Delivery, construction and logistics

  • Whaleco UK Ltd t/a Temu

    • 26 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 0

    Topic: Medical devices

  • AG Communications Ltd

    • 19 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Topic: Gambling

  • Air France-KLM t/a Air France

    • 19 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Topic: Holidays, travel and motoring

  • Awaze Vacation Rentals Ltd t/a Hoseasons, Cottages.com

    • 19 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 2

    Topic: Holidays, travel and motoring

  • British Hair Clinic (unconfirmed)

    • 19 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Topic: Cosmetic surgery and procedures

  • Dreams Ltd t/a Dreams plc

    • 19 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Topic: Home and garden

  • Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd t/a NCL

    • 19 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Topic: Holidays, travel and motoring

  • RAC Motoring Services t/a RAC Motoring Services

    • 19 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Topic: Holidays, travel and motoring

  • Waitrose Ltd t/a Waitrose & Partners

    • 19 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Topic: Food, drink and supplements

  • Wowcher Ltd t/a Wowcher

    • 19 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Topic: Food, drink and supplements