Anyone who uses IPVM to promote a manufacturer or product is absolutely unauthorized. We never, and will never, allow anyone to use IPVM for promotion in any form.
If you see someone doing so, please report them immediately to firstname.lastname@example.org or use our contact form.
Why No Promotion
(1) Promotions are rightfully associated with payoffs -- That the promoter does not actually believe what they say but are doing do because they are being paid to do so.
(2) Promotions typically distort the position being made, with incomplete information, omitting negative details, using out of date information, etc.
(3) It causes rivals of the company doing the promotion to fear / worry that the source is biased / on the take from the promoter.
This is modeled after Consumer Report's No Commercial Use Policy.
Can't Force Someone To Be In Your Promotion
Over the years, we have heard from a few bizarre manufacturers who opine "Well, if you say something positive about me, I have the right to do whatever I want with it." WRONG.
It's called personality rights / right of publicity, which allows companies and individuals to control how their identity is used commercially.
Again, we have never, and will never, allow anyone to use IPVM for promotion in any form. If you see someone doing so, please report them immediately to email@example.com