Anti-Spam Policy
 

We respect the privacy of all users and understand it is a big concern. Our system allows our customers to send Email to their clients, prospects or subscribers who have allowed their Emails address to be used for such mailings.

Sending email to people who have not specifically requested it is "spam". OfficeVP, LLC. accounts may not to be used to spam! Spamming is a serious offense that OfficeVP, LLC. does not permit.

What is Spam?

Spam is unsolicited email also known as UCE (Unsolicited Commercial Email). By sending email to only to those who have requested to receive it, you are following accepted permission-based email guidelines.

Abusive Usage Includes:

  • Sending email to people who have not specifically requested information from you.
  • You may not use email lists that are purchased, rented, leased, or in any way bought from a third party.
  • Batching or in any way trying to script the addition of new subscribers to the web form subscribe methods.
  • Sending unsolicited email thru third parties that then references an account here either in the email or on a landing page of a website.
  • Newsgroup or discussion forum postings to off topic newsgroups that prohibit those types of posts.

Service Agreement Violations:

Concerning spam, the OfficeVP, LLC. Service Agreement reads:

"Spamming, or the sending of unsolicited email, using an email address, URL that is maintained on an OfficeVP, LLC. machine, or directing traffic to a web page that contains any reference to a OfficeVP, LLC. systems is STRICTLY prohibited. OfficeVP, LLC. will be the sole arbiter as to what constitutes a violation of this provision. This action WILL RESULT in immediate termination of your account without refund. Any service interruptions as a result of subscribers spamming will be billed to the subscriber at $50.00 per hour until service is restored. Subscriber will also be in violation of the OfficeVP, LLC. Service Agreement and subject to legal action."

OfficeVP, LLC. Zero Tolerance Policy:

If a OfficeVP, LLC. account is reported or caught violating these terms of service it will be immediately terminated. The customer will not be issued a refund, and will not be given access to any data in the terminated account.

Isn't there a law against sending Spam?

The federal anti-spam law went into effect on January 1st, 2004 and preempts all state laws. While this new law will not stop spam, it does make most spam illegal and ultimately less attractive to spammers. The law is specific about requirements to send commercial email and empowers the federal government to enforce the law. The penalties can include a fine and/or imprisonment for up to 5 years.

How to protect yourself from Spam: Take the Spam Test

  1. Are you importing a purchased list of ANY kind?
  2. Are you sending to non-specific addresses such as:
    • sales@domain.com, business@domain.com, webmaster@domain.com, info@domain.com, or other general addresses.
  3. Are you sending to distribution lists or mailing lists which send indirectly to a variety of email addresses?
  4. Are you mailing to anyone who has not explicitly agreed to join your mailing list?
  5. Have you falsified your originating address or transmission path information?
  6. Have you used a third party email address or domain name without their permission?
  7. Does your email's subject line contain false or misleading information?
  8. Does your email fail to provide a working link to unsubscribe?
  9. Are you failing to process any unsubscribe requests that come to you via a reply to your email within 10 days or the request?

If you have answered YES to ANY of the above questions you will likely be labeled a SPAMMER. For more information visit The Coalition Against Unsolicited Email (www.cauce.org) or our Support Staff (support@officevp.com)

Help OfficeVP, LLC. Stamp out Spam:

If you have received an unsolicited e-mail from a OfficeVP, LLC. account, tell us. Forward the message you received, including the mail headers, to abuse@officevp.com. Include a note letting us know that the message is spam, and that you did not specifically request to receive information from the sender.

 

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