| 7:15 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Check out "unsolicited email" for answers.
Some social networking sites use this tactic and are very annoying. "Your Friend suggested you might..." and once tagged by your friend you might be interested YOU can't stop this SPAM REQUEST repeated ad nauseum until you join their system long enough to say "don't send me any more of this ... (insert favorite appellation here)".
Personally don't deal with them. That's why junk filters were developed. But for every one of those I've received there is at least ONE more site on the web I will never visit, nor speak highly of.
| 8:35 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)|
it's still worth doing though. i'm sure google and yahoo and MSN take note of the URLs that pass through people's emails. that's kind of like a vote of confidence. they probably give them a boost like they do for backlinks.
i'd be surprised if they didn't do that.
| 9:01 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I am not sure about the USA, but in Canada you can typically contact someone once to ask if you can contact them in the future. An opt-in scenario.
You cannot contact them a second time if they do not respond.
You cannot form the agreement such that they opt-in by inaction. That is you can't ask them...
"Please respond to this letter if you DO NOT want to be contacted in the future"
It MUST BE
"Please respond to this letter if you DO want to be contacted in the future"
They must make some action to opt-in. Either by filling out a form or by responding to an email with something indicating the want to be contacted.... something like "Sign me up"... not an automated email that tells you they are on vacation and they will respond when they get back.
[edited by: Demaestro at 9:04 pm (utc) on May 14, 2009]
| 9:28 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)|
|Check out "unsolicited email" for answers. |
Well our contact method starts out with 30 days of aggressive phone calling. We do respect any do not call requests, the do-not-call list, not interested replies, etc...
It's often THAT hard to get a hold of a person; and that's a qualified person that showed interest by filling out our form
So I guess as long as they're not on the do not call list, we're OK?
| 9:34 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)|
|So I guess as long as they're not on the do not call list, we're OK? |
Asking for a legal opinion. I don't play a lawyer and would never offer legal advice.
But I am the fellow on the other end of that and have been known to be rude to those who invade my privacy with cold calls. :)
| 10:11 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)|
|We do respect any do not call requests, the do-not-call list |
That's just asking for trouble. I am on the DNC list and I report ALL violators to the FTC.
|It's often THAT hard to get a hold of a person; and that's a qualified person that showed interest by filling out our form |
That's a completely different issue. If THEY entered THEIR phone number in your contact form, that supersedes being on the DNC list. However, if A FRIEND put THEIR number on your tell a friend script, that does NOT supersede the DNC list.