Anti-Spam Policy

– WE HAVE A NO TOLERANCE SPAM POLICY –

The following describes the Anti-Spam Policy for the drtimsearlend.com website.

What Is Spam?

Spam is unsolicited email, also known as junk mail (received via email), or UCE (Unsolicited Commercial Email).  Virtually all of us have opened the inbox of an email account and found emails from an unknown sender.  By sending email only to those who have requested to receive it, we at drtimsearlend.com are following accepted permission-based email guidelines.

When you fill in your contact details on any of the optin forms on our website you are giving us permission to contact you via the email that you have provided. As this is directly requested and authorized by you it does not constitute as spam.

What About The Laws Against Spam?

They exist.  However, as with any body of laws, any individual State or Province, spam statutes can and will vary.  The spam laws of each State or Province can not only vary, but also have different definitions of unsolicited commercial email.  Additionally, there may be various federal agencies keeping track of spam, including the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in Canada and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the United States.  At the Federal level, the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation and the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 in the United States promulgates some attempt at a coherent and unified approach to unsolicited commercial email.  Ultimately, it would be difficult to enforce spam law violations on any consistent or pervasive basis, so your own vigilance is your own best first line of defense.  Beyond that, we protect you by ensuring that you are 100% in control of whether or not you ever hear from drtimsearlend.com by email initially or in the future, as detailed in our “No Tolerance” policy below.

As a Canadian company we abide by all Canadian anti-spam legislation. We will ensure that visitors to drtimsearlend.com have a way of giving consent to receive any communications via email either through a consent box or via clear communication on the website. We will clearly identify ourselves and anyone else on whose behalf the message is being sent. Messages may be sent from drtimsearlend.com, Dr. Tim Searle ND, Doctor Tim or directly from Tim Searle the Founder and Owner of the company. All members who have subscribed and given consent to receive information will also be able to unsubscribe at any time. Each email that you receive from us will have an unsubscribe link. You can click on this and be immediately removed from our list if you no longer want to receive information. Also, the email will clearly have the name and physical address of the sender. This would consist of the addresses of one of the clinic’s where Dr. Tim Searle ND practices.

The Canadian Anti-Spam Law (“CASL”)

This document is in compliance and adheres to the changes made, as of July 1, 2014, to the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation.  According to the Act we understand that it is “An Act to promote the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian economy by regulating certain activities that discourage reliance on electronic means of carrying out commercial activities, and to amend the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act, the Competition Act, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Telecommunications Act (informally known as Canada’s Anti-Spam Law, CASL)”.

We understand that emails sent from drtimsearlend.com are classified as ‘Commercial Electronic Messages’ (“CEM”s) these can encourage participation in a commercial activity, without regard to an expectation of profit. However, not all of our communication via email is intended for profit or gain, we too send information that may inspire thought. Although, it is important to make clear that the information that is sent is not to be deemed as medical advice, but rather information in general for entertainment purposes. Direct medical advice would constitute a doctor patient relationship, which the visitor to the site can enter into by making an appointment with Dr. Tim Searle ND.

Our No Tolerance Anti-Spam Policy

WE HAVE A NO TOLERANCE SPAM POLICY.  We do not email unless someone has filled out an “opt in” form or “webform” expressing an interest in our information or products and/or services, or otherwise directly and proactively requesting it. This can include participating in our research and or surveys, as well as participating in any type of contests, free gifts, or promotions that are offered that require filling in a form.  News of the features and benefits of membership and participation is spread through advertising, joint venture marketing, and word of mouth, so we are only building relationships with people who wish to learn more about what we have to offer and willingly subscribe to our content and contact through email.  You are always completely in control of whether you receive email communication from drtimsearlend.com, and can terminate at any time.

NOTE – Every auto-generated email contains a mandatory unsubscribe link that cannot be removed.  Therefore, each communication generated by drtimsearlend.com carries with it the option to “unsubscribe” and never receive another email communication from drtimsearlend.com.

CHANGE NOTICE: As with any of our administrative and legal notice pages, the contents of this page can and will change over time.  Accordingly, this page could read differently as of your very next visit.  These changes are necessitated, and carried out by drtimsearlend.com, in order to protect you and our drtimsearlend.com website.  If this page is important to you, you should check back frequently as no other notice of changed content will be provided either before or after the change takes effect.

COPYRIGHT WARNING: The legal notices and administrative pages on this website, including this one, have been diligently drafted by an attorney.  We at drtimsearlend.com have paid to license the use of these legal notices and administrative pages on drtimsearlend.com for your protection and ours.  This material may not be used in any way for any reason and unauthorized use is policed via Copyscape to detect violators.

QUESTIONS/COMMENTS/CONCERNS: If you have received any email that is either unwanted or you believe to be unsolicited please report this to us right away using our ‘Contact Us’ form. As well, if you have any questions about the contents of this page, or simply wish to reach us for any other reason, you may do so by using the same form.

 

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