Anti-Spam at ExactTarget
Our clients certify that they will use our software only to send emails to customers and prospects that have directly consented (opted-in) to receive email. They are forbidden to transmit unsolicited commercial email (spam) via our system. ExactTarget does not buy or sell email lists, nor do we allow our clients to use purchased or harvested email lists (see below).
Additionally, ExactTarget offers confirmed opt-in as an optional tool for our clients to use to help minimize allegations of spam and abuse. When a list is designated as "confirmed opt-in," ExactTarget's system automatically sends a follow-up email to each subscriber on such lists asking the recipient to verify that they wish to receive communications via email. Only those subscribers responding affirmatively will be opted-in to future mailings sent via the ExactTarget system.
We additionally require that clients reconfirm (permission pass) or stop mailing an existing list when it is determined to be in violation of our anti-spam policies. Repeated violations or failures to comply with our policies will result in termination of that client's access to the ExactTarget system.
Our clients agree not to send unsolicited email via our system. For any opt-in list of email addresses used in ExactTarget's system, clients agree to provide us with the source of the email addresses, the method used for recipient signup, and details surrounding the process used, and whatever other information relates to the transaction or sign-up process used. This includes, but isn't limited to, date and time of sign up, IP address of signup, website signed up from, and whatever other information the client asked of the recipient at point of sign up.
Our clients certify that they will not use rented or purchased lists, email append lists, or any other list that contains email addresses captured in any other method than opt-in. The use of opt-out lists is prohibited in our system. ExactTarget retains the right to review client lists and emails to verify that clients are abiding by the privacy and permission policies set forth herein. Our clients are required to comply with our policies and all applicable law.
How do we protect your privacy?
Why did you receive an email from our system?
You should only receive email from our system from some client of ours that you recognize signing up to receive email from. Our clients certify that all email addresses used in our system are opt-in names that have given permission to the client to send them email. As we indicate above, ExactTarget does not allow nor desire that any client use our email services to send unwanted mail or spam. If you don't recognize who sent you the message, see the next section.
Reporting unwanted mail as Spam
If you don't recognize who used the ExactTarget service to send you a given message, you can report it to us as spam by sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We receive, investigate, catalog, and take action based on these complaints. If you're worried that we would simply "list wash" your address without further investigation, feel free to report the message to whatever spam reporting entity you feel most comfortable working with. Spamcop at www.spamcop.net provides an easy way to report unwanted mail as spam. You can also use your email provider's (AOL, Hotmail, Yahoo) "report as spam" mechanism to notify the ISP that the message is spam. ISPs use this information to determine good senders from bad senders, and we regularly work with ISPs to take action based on that data. Alternately, there are reputable anti-spam blacklist groups that you can work with to identify an issue and inform service providers of that issue. We work with anti-spam blacklist groups and strive to address all issues to their satisfaction.
How do I get off an email list?
Each email sent through the ExactTarget system contains a link that allows subscribers to unsubscribe from receiving emails from the sender. Each email contains an easy and automated way for you to unsubscribe. You may also change your expressed interests at any time. If you wish to unsubscribe or change your interests, simply follow the instructions at the bottom of any email. If you have received an unwanted email sent by the ExactTarget system, please see above for options on how to handle and report an issue.
Will your information ever be shared, sold or rented?
We will never share, sell, or rent individual personal information without your advance permission, unless ordered by a court of law. Information submitted to us is available only to employees responsible for managing this data.
If you have any questions about ExactTarget's Anti-Spam Policy, please contact us at 317-423-3928 or email us at email@example.com.