The Product Policy team has updated the Community Rules to include details about placing advertisements within experiences and to further clarify our policies on user data collection and sharing.
To summarize, this update covers the following areas:
- Added and clarified policies for placing advertisements within experiences
- Added language on sharing aggregated information with third party advertisers
- Expanded information surrounding use of our PolicyService APIs when building an experience
Our documentation on managing personal information is a good place to start if you want to learn more about regional regulations related to user data collection and management.
Remember, these rules and guidelines are not exhaustive. We will continue to make updates to add or clarify policies to make sure that we are fostering a safe and diverse community.
Can I add paid content or ads to my experience?
- Yes, as long as the content follows the Community Rules and is clearly marked and distinctive to the user that it is a paid advertisement.
I’m working with an advertising network, can I embed their code in my experience?
- Serving ad content not directly uploaded by you, the developer, within a Roblox experience is prohibited. Ad-related code can be used to track users or decide what assets (not uploaded by you) will show up in your experience which means you are not in control of what your experience is showing to your users.
It’s important that Roblox remains safe and appropriate for all users while respecting user privacy. In order to do this, we expect developers and their content to be in line with our policies - meaning, developers must retain full control of the content that is shown in experiences across the platform.
When will the new policy changes be enforced?
- This announcement serves as a warning for the policy change. There is an initial grace period of ~30 days for developers to make any necessary changes in order to comply with the new policy. Starting August 15, we will begin enforcing this change in a way that will provide an opportunity for developers to correct an infraction, such as issuing warnings for those that may be in violation.