Dishonest declarations

Information provided by publishers to enable their use of or interaction with Google advertising systems:

  • must be materially accurate and complete, without misleading omissions; and
  • cannot be expressed in a deceptive or misleading manner.

    Examples: The personal information or payment details provided by a publisher are materially incomplete, obscured or inaccurate. Information provided about a publisher’s website (e.g., in the ads.txt file) or app (e.g., in the app-ads.txt file) is inaccurate. Ad requests that contain partial or inaccurate URLs or AppIDs.

Tips for understanding this policy

The following are additional examples that can help you understand the dishonest declarations policy:

  • Providing incorrect personal information. For example, incorrectly submitting your address or inaccurate date of birth.
  • Modifying ad request details by hiding your URLs. 

We strongly recommend that you use an ads.txt or app-ads.txt file. Since it can help buyers identify counterfeit inventory and help you receive more advertiser spend. If you’re dishonest with the information contained with your ads.txt or app-ads.txt file, this would be a violation of the dishonest declarations policy.

 

Learn more about the commonly used policy terms and what they mean in the glossary
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