PhoneBurner has a ZERO tolerance for Spam (Unsolicited Commercial Email). All Spam complaints are taken seriously. Spam is considered an unethical form of Internet advertising. Some states have created laws regarding Spam and many state and federal bodies are currently crafting legislation which will define and prohibit Spam.
In addition, people who send Spam can incur substantial monetary fines from any of the providers through which Spam is directed because of the time, resources and expense it can incur for the spammed business. Spam is a negative form of advertising and is HIGHLY disliked within the Internet community.
A working definition of Spam is included below. You must not send Spam via our service, or send Spam or procure the services of another company or individual to send spam, that in any way implicates our services by including the company web site domain(s) or any other web site associated with PhoneBurner. This includes mentioning a PhoneBurner email address or URL in any bulk email message.
If you violate our Spam Policy you will:
* Have your web site terminated immediately, without notice and without refund, if you are using one of our paid systems.
* Have your entire lead database deleted from our system.
* Have a MINIMUM of $1000 claim filed against you in a court of law.
* Be immediately reported to your ISP provider.
* Be reported to additional proper authorities to take action against you.
* Be permanently banned from ALL systems
PhoneBurner reserves the right to determine what constitutes a violation of our Spam Policy. The sole opinion of PhoneBurner is ABSOLUTE in determining any and all spam violations.
Should PhoneBurner's service or websites be disrupted in any way due to spamming, the responsible party will be charged and billed $500.00 per hour until service is restored. You may also be subject to legal action if appropriate.
If you believe you have been spammed, please notify email@example.com.
If we receive a Spam complaint against your account:
We may immediately suspend your account until you provide proof for all complaints that were filed against you. Even if you are able to provide proof, your account may still be suspended and/or canceled if we receive a large number of complaints against your account.
Definition of Spam
Spam is the sending of unsolicited and unauthorized emails or online communications such as but not limited to bulletin boards, user groups, or instant messaging services to individuals or businesses who do not know you personally, have not agreed or requested to receive your emails, or have not provided their email address directly to the sender. It is also an email sent to a recipient who would not have a reasonable expectation of receiving an email from the sender. Spam can be a single email or a bulk mailing.
Posting messages to Usenet or News groups that explicitly forbid the posting of commercial solicitations or solicitations not pertaining to their content is Spam.
Opt-out lists where a person is specifically required to request removal from a mailing list in order to prevent solicitation is Spam.
Hiring a company that is mailing out to a list of people with your opportunity that did not specifically request to receive your information beforehand is considered Spam.
Promoting Your Site on FFA (Free For All) sites is NOT allowed. FFA sites (Free For All) sites and similar programs have a HIGH RISK of generating Spam complaints because of the nature of that type of program. Advertising on FFA sites is not permitted for promoting any PhoneBurner website, related website, and/or services. Any complaints generated from advertising with FFA programs will be treated as Spam.
Free For All Sites are sites with lots of links to peoples' websites. You are told that if you list your site, you will have your own FFA site where you can send people to post their links. Your link will be replicated to many other sites. You are told that every time someone adds their link, they will get an email telling them about your opportunity.
Then, your link is also on their site, and everyone who adds a link to their site gets an email from you. This leads to an enormous amount of email going out from you, automatically. Many people who put links on FFA sites don't realize that the tons of email they get is simply a result of posting their link, then they complain of SPAM.
FFA sites are notorious for generating Spam complaints. Marketing PhoneBurner on FFA sites is not allowed and will be treated as Spam.