This anti-spam policy is incorporated by reference in SEMSblast’s end user services agreement posted at www.SEMSblast.com (“EUSA”). All capitalized terms used herein but not otherwise defined shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the EUSA.
SEMSblast's Services comprise primarily of a web-based technology platform through which content is delivered once a customer sends such content. While each customer retains SEMSblast to assist with the transmittal of content to its Recipients, SEMSblast does not actually send customer content to Recipients on a customer’s behalf. Each customer is the actual sender of emails. As the sender of emails, each customer is required to comply with the terms and conditions set forth herein and in the EUSA and to comply with all applicable laws.
We have a no tolerance spam policy. Your account will be immediately terminated if you send spam and you will be obligated to indemnify SEMSblast against any liabilities, costs and expenses it incurs as a result of such spam. Generally, spam is defined as unsolicited mass email to persons with whom you do not have a business relationship or have not requested (opted-in to) your mailing.
SEMSblast has a no tolerance spam policy. Customer accounts will be terminated if they send unsolicited email messages. Please report any suspected abuse to support@SEMSblast.com. ISPs and blacklists administrators may also contact us at support@SEMSblast.com. Please forward the complete email in question, including headers. If applicable, please also unsubscribe from the newsletter using the link at the bottom of the email if you no longer wish to receive emails from that sender. We will take the appropriate action against the sender of the email in question.
SEMSblast has built relationships with many of the leading ISPs and blacklist administrators. These relationships usually involve the sharing of information regarding policies, practices and issues. If you are an ISP, mail administrator or blacklist owner and would like to get in touch with us, please email support@SEMSblast.com.
Each SEMSblast customer must accept the EUSA prior to using the Services. As part of its agreement, each customer must agree to only send permission-based emails. “Permission-based” means that all Recipients must have opted-in to receive communications from that customer.
An opt-in can occur either via a sign-up form on a website, at a point-of-sale sign-up form, or on a physical sign-up sheet. Any opt-in form should include a clear description of what will be sent and how often it will be sent. Purchased lists may not be used within the SEMSblast system, regardless of the source or permission status.
As a customer of SEMSblast, you may not:
SEMSblast has a no tolerance spam policy. The strict measures we take to enforce our policy include, but are not limited to:
We have a no tolerance spam policy. Your account will be immediately terminated if you send spam. Generally, spam is defined as unsolicited mass email to persons with whom you do not have a business relationship or who have not requested (opted-in to) your mailing. The Service may be used only by businesses and organizations in connection with their established list of permission-based opt-in email addresses. We provide the Services only to those who follow our strict anti-spam policy. If you use the Services to send out emails to addresses obtained in any way other than a subscriber opting-in to your list, you may incur a penalty equal to $100 (US) per substantiated incident (i.e. per email) or any greater amount that may be imposed under applicable state, federal or foreign regulations.
To determine whether you have sent spam we will:
We realize that it is possible for those who have subscribed to your mailings to have forgotten that they have subscribed. For this reason, we keep the IP address and date of subscription for all new Recipients. If we receive a complaint from a Recipient for which we have a record of their subscription, and the email sent to them contained the content they subscribed to, then we will notify such Recipient of the date and from which computer they subscribed from and provide a link for that Recipient to unsubscribe from your list.
Upon this type of complaint, we will notify you of the complaint, explain the action taken, review your web site, and may suggest changes to the notifications or descriptions you provide when subscribers sign up for your lists.
In the case that a subscriber who makes a complaint did not sign up through your site (i.e. was imported into the system) no IP record or date of subscription will be available. In this case, we will investigate the situation, look at the email in question, and if it is determined that you may be sending unsolicited commercial emails, we will immediately disable the sending function on your account and we will immediately contact you by email and/or phone. As soon as we hear from you and are able to verify that the subscriber was indeed an opt-in Recipient, we will remove the sending-block.
Please note that a Recipient subscribing to one of your lists does NOT give you permission to transfer them to other lists or to send them content, even if it is through the same list, that differs from the content the Recipient subscribed to.
To request from SEMSblast information about an SEMSblast customer in connection with a civil case, you must serve SEMSblast with a subpoena or court order that is valid and enforceable under Florida law, and must agree to SEMSblast's terms of compensation set forth herein. All civil subpoenas should be directed to the SEMSblast Legal Department. Generally, SEMSblast will not produce any information until approximately three weeks after its receipt of a valid subpoena or court order, unless a formal objection is filed by you or SEMSblast is legally required to do so. SEMSblast charges $100.00 per hour for research (plus additional fees if testimony or deposition is required), $0.25 per page and $22.00 to respond via Federal Express.
For more information visit The Coalition Against Unsolicited Email, or contact SEMSblast Customer Support.