And if you post similar rants to this group I'll be sending you my own
invoice for bandwidth theft, time and storage.
Deal with your own Spam, don't complain about something you yourself is
doing via this group !
I too have bought from screwfix, I too have always opted out of all
e-mail offers. I do not need to know about all their special offers,
or indeed any of their special offers. I like to buy things to my
timescales, not to theirs. I too have started to get spam from screw
fix. I too have re -opted out and am still getting the e-mails. To me
this is spam. Clearly they have good products and sell them cheaply.
Thus they have a good reputation and are liked on this group. It is
unfortunate that their unsolicited e-mail policy is so harsh.
To my mind they are spammers. They are sending out e-mails that people
do NOT want and have specifically requested to be removed from their
database. I do not accept that 3 weeks is an acceptable length of time
to get removed from a mailing list in this day of modern technology. I
feel that this delay is merely an excuse to allow them to keep on
Now knowing their spamming policy I would look elsewhere first for
what I want before using them, and then using them only if they are
That said the OP is going over the top regarding invoicing them and
taking them to court. I have better things to do with my life than
feeding trolls and spammers.
On Mon, 08 Dec 2003 21:49:27 +0000, Richard wrote:
It might also illegal. About the one thing that the Data Protection Act does
actually forbid is the use of personal data for Direct Marketing when you
have informed the company concerned not to use the data for that purpose.
11. - (1) An individual is entitled at any time by notice in writing to a
data controller to require the data controller at the end of such period
as is reasonable in the circumstances to cease, or not to begin,
processing for the purposes of direct marketing personal data in respect
of which he is the data subject.
(3) In this section "direct marketing" means the communication
(by whatever means) of any advertising or marketing material which is
directed to particular individuals.
The crucial question is what "such period as is reasonable in the
circumstances" might mean. And you can't pick and choose about the type
of direct marketing it would seem. If you're happy to receive catalogues
from them then you're accepting that they can use the data for direct
"Chris Ward" wrote
| It might also illegal. About the one thing that the Data Protection Act
| does actually forbid is the use of personal data for Direct Marketing
| when you have informed the company concerned not to use the data for
| that purpose.
| The crucial question is what "such period as is reasonable in the
| circumstances" might mean. And you can't pick and choose about the
| type of direct marketing it would seem. If you're happy to receive
| catalogues from them then you're accepting that they can use the
| data for direct marketing.
But the personal data required for postal marketing is different from that
required for email marketing, so you could consent to your postal address
being used for marketing, but not consent to your email addr or telephone
being used for this purpose.
You might be right, but I can't find anything in the Data Protection Act
that separates data into separate categories as you suggest, except for
"sensitive" data; for example information about the health of a data
I'm slightly confused here. Screwfix only really do mail order, so without
an up to date catalogue, I'm not sure how you'd deal with them easily? And
surely the same applies to fliers or e-mails with special offers etc?
Personally, I've no objection to e-mail 'fliers' from companies I deal
with, and will indeed sometimes even take advantage of the offers.
Spam, to me, is completely unsolicited e-mail from someone I've had no
dealings with or likely to have.
*Pentium wise, pen and paper foolish *
Dave Plowman email@example.com London SW 12
I have a catalogue collection to select my purchases. I specifically
selected "No email contact" on the initial webpages. That setting was
ignored. The reson no contact is wanted is that the email facility is
exclusively for customer contact and I know that I have accidentally lost
enquiries in the murk of general spam.
I have no objection if they have been requested. To ride roughshod over the
customer's instruction is not on.
Fair enough, but spam is unsolicited email, regardless of an existing
relationship if no prior consent has been given.
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http://www.classicmicrocars.co.uk : http://www.ajlelectronics.co.uk
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reads news the same way you do. Not everyone has their newsreader
configured the same way you do.
Please include some appropriately quoted and located context.
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