Last updated September 28, 2018
Anti-Spam Policy for www.PharmacyValuations.com (PV.com) is committed to permission-based email marketing practices, and as a result has established this no-tolerance Anti-Spam Policy. PV.com will occasionally update this Anti-Spam Policy. When it does, PV.com will also revise the “last update” date at the top of this Anti-Spam Policy. For changes to this policy, PV.com will notify you (the customer) by placing a notice on its web site home page.
1. What is Spam?
Spam is commercial email or unsolicited bulk email, including “junk mail”, which has not been requested by the recipient. It is intrusive and often irrelevant or offensive, and it wastes valuable resources. Spam messages are the opposite of permission-based email, which are normally anticipated, personal, relevant, and/or associated with a pre-existing business or personal relationship. Inappropriate newsgroup activities, consisting of excessive posting of the same materials to several newsgroups, are also deemed to be spam.
2. Preventing Spam
3. How PV.com Helps You to Avoid Spamming
WA has developed its Internet marketing tools to incorporate a strict permission-based philosophy. This anti-spam philosophy is implemented through the following:
4. Laws Restricting Spam
Spam laws vary from state to state, and from country to country. This PV.com Anti-Spam Policy has been developed to conform to the highest commercially reasonable standards. As a result, and without limiting the general prohibitions against all spam activities, the following are expressly prohibited:
(a) Use of false headers, or other false information, to identify the point of origin or the transmission path of the email, or to hide the true origin of the email sender,
(b) Unauthorized use of a third party’s internet domain name without the permission of such third party, to make it appear that the third party was the point of origin of the email,
(c) Use of any false or misleading information in the subject line of the email, and
(d) Assisting any person in using the products or services of PV.com for any of these previously mentioned activities.
5. Questions to Ask Yourself
To help in establishing whether you are participating in activities constituting spam, ask yourself the following questions:
(a) Are you sending email to non-specific addresses, such as firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com ?
(b) Have you deliberately falsified your transmission path information or originating address?
(c) Are you sending email to mailing lists or distribution lists, which then send indirectly to various other email addresses?
(d) Have you imported for use a purchased list of any type?
(e) Are you continuing to mail to anyone who has asked to be deleted from your mailing list?
(f) Does your email not provide a fully functioning link to unsubscribe?
(g) Does your email subject line contain false or misleading information?
(h) Have you used a third party’s email address or domain name without the party’s consent?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, you are likely involved in spam activities, and should those activities.
6. Measures to Enforce the Anti-Spam Policy.
Any PV.com customer found to be using PV.com products or services for spamming purposes may, at PV.com’s discretion, will be immediately cut off from use of all PV.com products and services and/or fined US $1,000 per occurrence, with no refund of fees that have been paid. PV.com warns all of its subscribers when signing up that if they participate in spamming activities they will be subject to the loss of PV.com services, fines, and possible legal action.
PV.com has the right to actively review its customers’ subscriber lists and email for suspiciously large broadcasts. If PV.com finds any customers to be spamming, it will issue a warning, and if the activities are serious enough, PV.com will take action immediately. If PV.com has any reason to believe that the customer, despite warning being given, threatens to or is continuing to send spam, then PV.com may take action immediately, including disabling the customer’s account and/or reporting the customer and the incident to the proper authorities. PV.com does not attempt to censor any content, nor to curtail the business of its customers. However, spam activities do not fall within uses authorized by PV.com, and will not be tolerated.
7. Reporting Spam
If you believe that you have received spam from or through PV.com’s facilities, please send a complaint from your email account along with the unsolicited email, with completed header to the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please provide any other information that you believe may help us in our investigation. PV.com does not investigate or take any action based on “anonymous” spam complaints.
8. False Spam Complaints
PV.com supports the efforts of various organizations working to responsibly eliminate spam activities. However, if an individual has opted-in to receive email from a customer of PV.com, and then falsely or maliciously files a spam complaint against PV.com or its customers, PV.com will cooperate fully with the appropriate agencies to ban the complainant from use of anti-spam software and the Internet community.