GetResponse Inc. with principal office at 3 Germay Dr Ste, 5 PMB 15672, Wilmington, DE 19804 (“GetResponse” or “we”), follows a zero tolerance anti-spam policy. GetResponse also participates in a number of industry initiatives, such as Email Service Provider Coalition (ESPC), which promotes responsible, permission-based email marketing.
I. Legal Requirements
In addition to complying with the terms of this Policy, Users must comply with all legal requirements for commercial email service providers in the country of residence of the User and its Contacts, and the following to the extent applicable (each as amended or superseded and in effect): the CAN SPAM Act of 2003, the Directive 2000/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2000 on certain legal aspects of information society services, in particular electronic commerce, in the Internal Market (Directive on electronic commerce), the Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 July 2002 concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector (Directive on privacy and electronic communications), along with other applicable laws on privacy and electronic communication . You are solely responsible for familiarizing yourself with applicable legal requirements and ensuring that you fully comply.
II. What Is Spam?
Spam, also known as junk mail, is unsolicited commercial email messages, especially (but not only) bulk email messages. “Unsolicited” means that the recipient has not provided verifiable permission for the message to be sent. “Bulk” means that the message is sent as part of a larger collection of messages, all having substantively identical content. The term “spamming” refers to transmitting, distributing or delivering any unsolicited commercial e-mail correspondence, especially in mass quantities, through electronic means of communication.
Individuals and/or entities can be added as mailing list contacts (“Contacts”) in your Service account (“Account”) in multiple ways. Email addresses may be imported, added via API calls or using an iPhone, or added to the mailing list manually. In all cases, the User must have the Contact’s permission to send email messages to them and to process their data. Users are expressly prohibited from sending messages to any person or entity that has not expressed their consent to receive such information from the User. Please note that a Contact’s consent may not be presumed or inferred from other statements or content. In addition, Contacts may withdraw their consent at any time.
GetResponse will send new Contacts a message confirming their interest in receiving information from the User. Users may request to disable the confirmation for email and web subscriptions.
We recommend “confirmed opt-in” to all Users. This helps to prevent spam complaints and make the list much more responsive, as Contacts are receiving information they expect. The confirmation email may be customized, so that Contacts can easily recognize to which list they subscribe.
GetResponse strictly prohibits Users from using the Service to send messages to third party email addresses that have been rented, leased and/or purchased, as well as from gathering email addresses through surreptitious methods, such as scraping or harvesting. The use of any kinds of automated solutions, software or scripts is strictly prohibited. The User may store, manage the data and send electronic information only to those individuals and entities who have expressly agreed to receive such information from the User.
We reserve the right to verify (or require the User to verify) each imported Contact list and listing, including whether Contact has granted consent to receive electronic messages, the existence of spam-traps or misspellings, and other issues. We may reject any imported list or address that fails to satisfy our verification requirements.
IV. Content of Your Messages
The User must provide true and accurate headers and content in its messages. Among other things, the “From,” “To,” “Reply-To,” and routing information (including originating domain name and email address) must be accurate and clearly identify the sender. The subject line must accurately reflect the content of the message and not be deceptive or misleading. The message must also disclose clearly and conspicuously when it is primarily an advertisement, and must not contain any content that is vulgar, offensive, illegal or otherwise prohibited by applicable law or GetResponse policy, in particular but not limited to GetResponse Terms of Service.
V. Postal Address
The User must provide GetResponse with the User’s valid physical postal address, which will be included in each message footer. The User is required to maintain and promptly update this data with GetResponse to ensure it is current, complete and accurate.
VI. Withdrawal of Consent – “unsubscribe” link
Each message sent from a GetResponse Account contains an unsubscribe link that cannot be removed. The link automatically updates the mailing list to ensure that a Contact that has opted out will not be sent any further mailings from that Account. Users are expressly prohibited from removing or altering the unsubscribe link, or from charging any fee, requiring any personally identifying information other than an email address, or requiring the Contact to take any step other than sending a reply email or visiting a single page, as a condition for honoring an opt-out request.
Once a Contact has opted out, the User must not send them further messages. GetResponse automatically handles all unsubscribe requests on User’s behalf, and lists Contacts that have opted out in the User’s Account.
VII. Agreement Violations
The User must not use the Service to send any unsolicited e-mail correspondence. Neither the getresponse.com email address, nor the GetResponse URL may be included in a bulk message or in a bulk-advertised web page.
We reserve the right to issue a warning or take other action should the User be found spamming or using the Service for any abusive, illegal, prohibited or otherwise unauthorized purpose. In each such case, GetResponse reserves the right to take such action as it deems appropriate under the circumstances, including without limitation, warning, terminating the User’s Account without notice or a refund, and/or reporting the User and the incident to their ISP and proper authorities. The User shall be liable for any loss incurred or damage suffered by GetResponse or any third party should such loss result from noncompliance with this Anti-Spam Policy.
If you believe you have been spammed, please notify abuse[at]getresponse.com.