Noncommercial Policy

The noncommercial policy requires that the name “PTA” or the names of PTA officers not be used in conjunction with the commercial activities of other organizations, including, but not limited to, the promotion of their goods and services.

Continuing or repeat projects produced in cooperation with a commercial business may be seen as PTA endorsement of that business, as may the use of the name of PTA along with the business name in promotions. The association or members in their official capacities shall not be used to endorse or promote a commercial entity or engage in activities not related to the promotion of the Purposes of the PTA.

  • Do not make a qualitative judgment of the sponsor’s products or services; i.e., Joe’s widgets are the best!
  • Do not include comparative language or language that implies good quality in the acknowledgment; i.e., Joe’s widgets are so much better than Bob’s widgets!
  • Do not permit the sponsor to write the acknowledgment of thanks; i.e., Thank you, ABC PTA, for endorsing our product!
  • Do not ask members or the public to buy the products or services of the sponsor; i.e., Go to Joe’s for your widgets!
  • Do not advertise a product or service.
  • Do not endorse a product or service; i.e., Our PTA supports Joe’s.
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