- Why does Classlist have advertising?
- Which business sectors are on site?
- Where do adverts appear?
- Who are the advertisers?
- How much does it cost to advertise?
- Will advertisers get access to our personal data?
- Can we remove advertising that we do not like?
Why does Classlist have advertising?
Schools can opt for a paid version with no ads or a free version for parents to use with ads. As you can imagine there are running costs associated with providing a service like ours, so in order to be inclusive and ensure all schools have the option to use Classlist we encourage sponsors to advertise on the site rather than charging users to cover those costs.
Which Business Sectors are on the site?
Classlist is committed to creating an online environment that parents want to go to. We limit the total number of advertisers and never allow more than one ad from any business sector - ie you will not see multiple yoga instructors or estate agents.
Where do adverts appear?
The advertising appears on the right hand side of a large screen, and in amongst your message feed - with one appearing about every 4 messages. For mobile screens advertising is placed amongst the message feed and a banner space at the top of the screen. Once a week you receive a summary of activity on your site, and advertisers are also represented there
Who are the advertisers?
We are choosy about our advertisers - they must be relevant, and age - appropriate for a school community. After school clubs and home improvement businesses are a good example. We also have many parent businesses advertising to grow their customer base of the school parents, anyone from jewellery makers to bookkeepers and personal trainers. The majority of our advertisers are local to the school.
How much does it cost to advertise?
Costs begin at around £300 per year but vary according to the number of parents active on your site and the length of the campaign. Our advertising team will work out the right package to suit the budget of each advertiser.
Will advertisers get access to our personal data?
Absolutely not! Classlist is GDPR secured, which means that your personal data is locked away, advertisers can not access it. Your details are only shared with members of your school community in as far as you wish them to be. You will not receive any private communications from our advertisers.
Can we remove advertising that we do not like?
This is generally not possible. We have our own in-house standards and allowable sectors. We don't place ads that inappropriate for our target market of school parents, and we do need to cover our costs by showing ads.
If you have an objection to a particular business sector advertising on your site then please make this known to us. We will do our best to resolve the issue.
If you don't wish the parents at your school to see ads the other option is for you to opt for the premium ad-free version of Classlist.