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is it legal to sell an email list?

Discussion in 'Legal Issues' started by LindaAdams, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Andy-Jones

    Andy-Jones Member

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    #41
    Nope, it is not legal.. all the companies who acquired these email addresses had mentioned privacy policy but they still sell the list.
    SEMrush
     
    Andy-Jones, Jul 2, 2015 IP
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    pmf123 Notable Member

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    #42
    You are wrong if it specifically says in their policy that they share the info
     
    pmf123, Jul 2, 2015 IP
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    @Shrishraa Member

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    #43
    Not illegal, but not ethical too....
     
    @Shrishraa, Jul 2, 2015 IP
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    Katie180 Greenhorn

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    #44
    It's not illegal to sell an email list. If that were true, why are there well over 100 legitimate companies in North American alone that sell email lists? It’s not illegal to buy an email list and develop an email campaign specifically for your cold business contacts. But it’s important to educate yourself on the details of the applicable legislations. CAN-SPAM (USA) and CASL (Canada) are legislations that regulate commercial emails sent to cold business contacts. They do not ban, outlaw, restrict or prohibit purchasing an email list –they are guidelines to be followed when connecting with a cold email list.
     
    Katie180, Jul 7, 2015 IP
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    #45
    What business/website/blog you should run to get 200 million emails? I would not buy. Unless you could prove it is legal and can show me it is alive
     
    moneyroad, Jul 7, 2015 IP
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    cevirisozluk Active Member

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    #46
    Nothing is illegal unless you get caught.
    If you start reading the laws, it'll take more than 20 years.
    Illegal is just 2 years of sentence! So, better do it!
     
    cevirisozluk, Jul 8, 2015 IP
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    Salman Najeeb Member

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    #47
    yes its legal but dont go too deep in
     
    Salman Najeeb, Sep 7, 2015 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #48
    Could you elaborate on what is meant by "don't go too deep in" please
     
    sarahk, Sep 8, 2015 IP
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    Salman Najeeb Member

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    #49
    it means that if you own a website and people signup their and you got their email addresses that email you can sale and if you use software and steal people's database that is illegal
     
    Salman Najeeb, Sep 9, 2015 IP
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    Leilani Sniffen Greenhorn

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    #50
    I am curious. How did you get this list if not by opt-in? And do you have permission to use this list?
    There is a reason I am asking.

    Leilani
     
    Leilani Sniffen, Sep 9, 2015 IP