RISAConnect (RISA) SPAM Policy
RISA's SPAM policy can be summarised as follows:
RISA may use its discretion to refuse to process any job which falls into any of these categories.
Unsolicited commercial electronic messages must not be sent
Unsolicited messages are those which a party has not consented to be sent to them. To send messages through the RISAConnect system, you must have the consent of the recipient to send the information. This can be through the express consent of the recipient or through consent which has reasonably been inferred such as obtaining the address from a public source (e.g. a company's web) where the contact has been conspicuously published, and no statement that the addressee does not want to receive unsolicited commercial information appears. (In addition, your message must apply to the work-related business, functions, duties of the employee, director, officer, partner, office-holder or self-employed individual to whom you are directing the message.) If the recipient of your message does not fit one of these two categories, then RISA prohibits you from sending the information to that recipient. In particular, messages which fit any of the following purposes MUST have the consent of the recipient:
You must comply with the SPAM Act (2003), which prohibits the transmission of certain unsolicited messages.
Identification of who is sending the message
Your message must clearly and accurately identify the individual or organisation that authorised the sending of the message. This includes:
This information should be valid for at least 30 days after the message is sent.
Messages sent through the RISAConnect system may contain a functional unsubscribe facility. This means that the message would have a statement that the recipient of the message may use an electronic address set out in the message to send an "unsubscribe message" to the individual or organisation who authorised the sending of the first message. An "unsubscribe message" is a message to the effect that the relevant electronic account-holder does not want to receive any further commercial electronic messages from or authorised by that individual or organisation.
In additional, RISAConnect offers its own unsubscribe facility. A recipient of a message may also contact RISA to block any further messages being sent to that recipient through the RISAConnect system.
Electronic address lists resulting from "address-harvesting software" must not be supplied, acquired or used on the RISAConnect system. "Address-harvesting software" means software that is specifically designed or marketed for use for:
Address lists compiled through such means are almost always done without the concurrence of the addressee. Use of these addresses is one of the major contributors to "spamming" and is prohibited by RISA.
You may not transmit messages through the RISAConnect system which contravene any Federal, State, or other applicable law.
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