Materials or scenarios featured in ad creatives & landing page must be compliant with local laws and with our Ads Policy. For more information, please refer to TikTok Ads - First Things to Note.
Ad creatives & landing page must not display, facilitate, or promote services or activities considered as illegal in a given jurisdiction.
Ad creatives & landing page must not display or promote illegal drugs, controlled drugs, prescription drug abuse, recreational drugs, drug paraphernalia, or accessories or supplies any of such, including the use of them.
Note: Displaying or promoting prescription drugs is prohibited in some markets. Please take a look at this article for matters relating to market-specific prohibitions: TikTok Advertising Policies - Industry Entry
Ad creatives & landing page must not display or promote the use of dangerous weapons, ammunition, or explosives in real life, including but not limited to guns, explosives, bombs, or other objects that are designed to cause harm to individuals.
Ad creatives & landing page must not display or promote tobacco, tobacco-related products such as cigars, tobacco pipes, rolling papers, or e-cigarettes, or smoking-related behavior in real life, including but not limited to alternatives that imitate the act of smoking.
Ad creatives and landing pages that feature political or issue-based advertising are prohibited.
TikTok Advertising Policies - Ad Creatives Political and issue-based advertising includes:
Ads that reference, promote, or oppose candidates or nominees for public office, political parties, or elected or appointed government officials;
Ads that reference an election, including voter registration, voter turnout, and appeals for votes;
Ads that include advocacy for or against past, current, or proposed referenda, ballot measures, and legislative, judicial, or regulatory outcomes or processes;
This includes ads that promote or attack government policies or track records;
Ads that reference, promote, or sell, merchandise that features prohibited individuals, entities, or content, including campaign slogans, symbols, or logos.
Ad creatives & landing page must not display negative content regarding the military or police symbols, sensitive military events, militarism, the advocating or whitewashing of war, unlawful elements.
Ad creatives & landing page must not contain ad content that discriminates or harasses, encourages discrimination or harassment, or includes hate speech against protected groups, individuals, or organizations based on protected personal characteristics, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, family status, medical or genetic condition. This is discussed further in TikTok’s Anti-Discrimination Ad Policy.
Ad creatives & landing page must not display or promote the use of prohibited adult products or services.
Ad creatives & landing page must not display sexual activities or behaviors that are overly suggestive or sexually provocative.
Ad creatives & landing page must not display nudity, make sexual references, or sexually portray a person.
Ad creatives & landing page must not display excessive visible skin.
Ad creatives & landing page must not focus on individual intimate body parts, such as a genitalia, buttocks, breasts
Ad creatives & landing page must not display the TikTok logo without TikTok's permission.
Ad creatives & landing page must not include the description of "TikTok Bestseller" without TikTok's permission.
Landing page must not imitate the interface of TikTok's hashtag challenge page without TikTok's permission.
Ad creatives & landing page must not display third-party names in a way that could mislead users about the advertiser’s brand affiliation.
Ad creatives & landing page must not display apps or security cameras or any software/equipment intended to film others without their permission.
Ad creatives must not display personal data information, such as official ID, banking or financial account details, or house/email addresses. Phone numbers are acceptable only if they are the contact information of the advertiser.
Ad creatives & landing page must not display or promote counterfeit documents, such as counterfeit degrees, passports, or immigration papers.
Ad creatives & landing page must not display counterfeit or unauthorized replicas of a real product.
Note: If you are unsure whether you own the rights to a particular work or have concerns about making an infringement report, please consult an attorney or a legal advisor as TikTok cannot provide legal advice.
Please take a look at this article for matters relating to Intellectual Property Infringement Rules for Ads.
e.g. Lotion: Get slim legs right away.
e.g. Financial Product: Get money in 10 seconds.
e.g. Claims of cures for incurable diseases.
e.g. Showing wrinkles disappearing through "before and after" comparisons by using a cream.
e.g This product is XX cheaper than the ABC website.
e.g. "Swipe up to learn more" text in an ad, if swiping up will just lead users to the next video and not lead them anywhere.
e.g. Discount in the ad says 50% off, but discount on the landing page states 40% off.
e.g. Promotion in ad says "Prizes to be won", but no relevant information is found on landing page.
e.g. Landing page features a pop-up window that cannot be bypassed without providing personal information to the seller.
We expect advertisers to disclose all associated fees, premium rate services, and billing practices to our users in accordance with local laws and regulations. Ads must disclose full details of the cost of using the promoted product or service. We reserve the right to remove ads in violation of our policy.
Ad creatives & landing page featuring a Performance Promise + Time Limit claim may be subject to restrictions.
TikTok prohibits behaviors that are misleading, inauthentic, and deceptive in order to protect the integrity, authenticity, and safety of our platform. Accounts that engage in these behaviors or exhibit patterns of abuse may be suspended or banned.
e.g. A crime scene or images of accidents.
e.g. A horrific or bloody scene.
e.g. Visuals of sexual fluids, human, or animal waste.
e.g. Visuals that show dirt coming out of pores of the face or hair being pulled out of the drainage.
e.g. Ads displaying real fighting with bloody scenes.
e.g. Ads displaying animal cruelty, such as cock fighting or dog fighting.
e.g. Content that shows the Parkour or building jumping: Ads showing extreme parkour are prohibited(defined as featuring significant height or risk). Ads featuring any other parkour are judged on a case-by-case basis based on the level of risk and harm involved, but would only be accepted with 18+ age targeting applied and a 'do not try this at home' (or equivalent) disclaimer.
e.g. Content that shows the potentially inappropriate use of dangerous tools, vehicles, or objects.
e.g. Content that depicts or promotes ingesting substances that are not meant for consumption or could lead to severe harm.
e.g. Dangerous games, dares, or stunts that might lead to injury.
e.g. Content that depicts or promotes phrases such as "you may be in danger" or "virus detected, remove it now"
Dangerous or harmful behavior:
Ads must not depict inherently dangerous or illegal behaviors.
Ads must not include dangerous behavior that can be easily copied and would be likely to lead to physical harm to an individual or to the public.
Ads must not encourage users to engage in potentially harmful behavior (e.g., Now it's your turn) - no exceptions.
Exceptions could be made for depictions of films, games, and cartoons; obviously exaggerated, implausible, fantasy-like behaviors, and behaviors shown to demonstrate a safety message in an educational context. These policies are not intended to capture safely depicted extreme sports or clearly professional stunts. Ads may be rejected if the professional nature or sporting context of these exceptions are not clear, or if safety measures are ambiguous. If approved depictions of stunts or extreme sports are easy for people to copy, 18+ age targeting and a 'do not try this at home' (or equivalent) warning may be required for approval.
Ad creatives & landing page must not feature inappropriate or unsuitable content, such as:
Content that features dangerous, harmful, or violent acts.
Content that is derogatory, inflammatory, or demeaning.
Content that is distasteful, disrespectful, or profane.
Content that is referencing and exploiting a sensitive event or topic through garnering followers, profiteering through the sale of goods or services, inappropriate hashtag use, or any of such. These events could be natural or human-caused disasters, attacking an individual or a community, protests, deaths or injuries, or any of such, including Covid-19.
Ad creatives & landing page must not promote excessive purchasing of items assisted via delayed payment services such as credit cards, loan financing, and "buy now, pay later" services.
Ad creatives & landing page must not explicitly or implicitly suggest that BNPLs is a risk-free way of spending money.
Ad creatives depicting the instructional process of how consumers can obtain a loan, credit cards, or use "buy now, pay later" services may be allowed if it is not given prominence over other content shown in the ad creative.
Advertisers must not use Lead Generation to collect the following prohibited information without TikTok’s prior written consent.
Information about or revealing racial or ethnic origin.
Information about or revealing political opinions or political affiliations.
Information about or revealing religious or philosophical beliefs.
Information about or revealing trade union membership status.
Information concerning health: such as medical history, disabilities, mental or physical condition, or medical treatments.
Information concerning a person’s sex life.
Information concerning a person’s sexual orientation, including what gender(s) the person identifies with.
Information about criminal allegations, arrests, proceedings or convictions of related security measures.
Government-issued ID numbers: such as social security number, passport number, driver’s license number, or taxpayer/national identification number.
Financial information: such as income, bank account number, net worth, credit or debit card number, tax number, CVV, credit scores, debt, financial statement, or bankruptcy status.
Insurance information: such as insurance policy numbers or insurance coverage.
Network identity information: usernames, passwords, password protection answers, or a user's personal digital certificates.
Account numbers: such as loyalty card numbers or frequent flyer numbers.
User's date of birth, year of birth, or exact age.
TikTok does not allow inaccurate, misleading, or false content that may cause significant harm to individuals or society, regardless of intent.
Ad creatives & landing page must not display dangerous misinformation, medical misinformation, manipulated media and dangerous conspiracy theories
To read the article in Bulgarian language, refer to Рекламни политики на TikTok – Рекламни материали и целева страница: забранено съдържание
To read the article in Croatian language, refer to Pravila o oglašavanju na platformi TikTok – oglasi i odredišna stranica: zabranjen sadržaj
To read the article in the Danish language, refer to Annonceringspolitikker for TikTok – annoncer og landingsside: forbudt indhold
To read the article in the Dutch language, refer to TikTok Advertentiebeleid - Ad Creatives en Landingspagina's: Verboden Content
To read the article in Estonian language, refer to TikToki reklaamieeskirjad – reklaamsisu ja sihtleht: keelatud sisu
To read the article in Finnish language, refer to TikTokin mainontakäytännöt – mainosaineistot ja saapumissivu: kielletty sisältö
To read the article in Greek language, refer to Πολιτικές διαφήμισης TikTok - Δημιουργικά διαφημίσεων και σελίδα άφιξης: Απαγορευμένο περιεχόμενο
To read the article in Hungarian language, refer to A TikTok hirdetési irányelvei – hirdetési tartalmak és céloldal: tiltott tartalom
To read the article in the Icelandic language, refer to Reglur TikTok um auglýsingar – skapandi auglýsingar og lendingarsíða: Óleyfilegt efni
To read the article in Irish language, refer to Polasaithe Fógraíochta TikTok - Cruthaitheach Fógraí agus Leathanach Tuirlingthe: Ábhar Coiscthe
To read the article in Latvian language, refer to TikTok reklamēšanas politikas — reklāmu materiāli un galvenā lapa: aizliegtais saturs
To read the article in Lithuanian language, refer to „TikTok“ reklamos politika – reklaminiai skelbimai ir nukreipimo puslapiai: draudžiamas turinys
To read the article in Norwegian language, refer to TikToks annonseretningslinjer – Annonseinnhold og landingsside: Forbudt innhold
To read the article in the Romanian language, refer to Politicile publicitare TikTok – Elemente de creație publicitară și Pagina de destinație: Conținut interzis
To read the article in Slovak language, refer to Zásady inzercie na TikToku – kreatívne reklamy a vstupná stránka: Zakázaný obsah
To read the article in Slovenian language, refer to Pravilniki za oglaševanje v TikToku – elementi oglasov in pristajalna stran: prepovedana vsebina