Tag: Legal

The effect of Article 50 on email marketing

Grand though it sounds, all that triggering Article 50 means is that the PM will send written notification to the President of the European Council. This starts a process that must be concluded within two years. At least, that’s the theory. Practice, however, might be different. Article 50 is surprisingly brief, See http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A12012M050 There are … READ MORE »

CTSI Guide and email marketing

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute Guide to Pricing Practices (The Guide) will be an essential for email marketing. It replaces the Pricing Practices Guide (PPG), with which you will no doubt be familiar, and similarly, it is not legally binding and merely a series of recommendations for best practices. However . . . It is … READ MORE »

The new guide to pricing practices

We have had a long period where the 2010 Pricing Practices Guide (PPG), not to mention its predecessors, has been the easily understood and readily available check for email marketing pricing. It was prescriptive and as long as its provisions, such as the ’28-day rule’ were followed we could be confident we complied with the … READ MORE »

Opportunities with consumer rights

The Consumer Rights Act (the Act) has been on the statute books for over a year and it is remarkable that so many companies have failed to comply with its provisions. Casual surfing will reveal any number of offences and email marketing seems to be worse in certain specifics. Should you bother to check if … READ MORE »

What happened with data in 2016?

2016 was a turbulent time for email marketing although perhaps not as concerning as the pundits suggested it would be. We went from tragedy to, at worst, tragedy put of. Brexit terms are unlikely to be settled for some time and uncertainty is the enemy of commerce. We have had suggestions, promises and pointers, but … READ MORE »

The Consumer Rights Act one year on

We recently covered the latest EU sweep of websites in which it found a surprising number of errant websites with regards conforming to the Directive on Consumer Rights. In the UK we have the 2015 Consumer Rights Act which extends the provisions of the Directive. Regardless of what happens with Brexit, it is probable that … READ MORE »

Sweepstakes in prosecutions

The EU has recently concluded a number of sweeps of websites to check for, in the latest one, compliance with the Consumer Rights Directive (CRD), in particular pre-contractual information requirements. In addition to all EU countries they included Iceland and Norway as well. Whilst email marketing companies were not specifically targeted, we all depend on … READ MORE »

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