- From: Sandy Ellison <eltex@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 16:38:20 GMT
We kinda' have one.
Not that it can be enforced.
Last year a local quilt shop owner sent us all emails about the sales
at her new shop; I privately asked to be removed from her mailing list; she
didn't reply. After the next advertisement was emailed to us I spoke
up about it on our Yahoo group, where I was assured that "she would never
do such as thing as take advantage of our mailing list! no, never!"
Several other members spoke up and said, "Yeah, she would, and did."
Not a big deal, but annoying. So guild reps asked her to stop using our
info, and she did, after explaining that she couldn't afford mailing lists
or flyers or paid ads. Her shop has recently closed; apparently she
couldn't afford to be in business.
So, it happens. But some advertising trash is easily disposable. <g>
meetings & in the guild newsletter. Often that's all it takes.
On 9/24/07 12:56 AM, in article r2ief3hbg5f0og0b2i0vgq8v6dbrlob408@xxxxxxx,
"Debra" <debnbilll@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Sun, 23 Sep 2007 18:34:58 -0500, Julia in MN
membership list can be used? Our guild (about 300 members) publishes a
membership directory several times a year containing name, address,
phone, and e-mail for all of the members. We make it available to the
members at the meetings. We currently do not have any written policy on
the appropriate use of the list. I have received some quilt-related
mailings from local sources where I'm not sure where the sender got my
mailing information. Obviously, I was targeted because I am a quilter.
is a good idea in this age of e-mail and spam, and she's putting it on
the agenda for the next board meeting. What do you think? Does your
Julia in MN
I doubt your info was gotten from your guild's membership list. There
are a lot of ways to get the info and most are easier than getting a
guild list. Most businesses buy and sell names and addresses
Other places your name, address, and interest in quilting could have
been easily gleaned or purchased:
Yahoo--any quilt related Yahoo group or your Yahoo info page
e-bay-----any seller from whom you purchased quilty goods
Amazon and other book stores where you have bought quilt books
Quilt fabric catalog businesses
Online fabric stores
Your local craft store sale flyer mailing list (JoAnn's, etc.)
Any store where you have made quilt/sewing related purchases that has
asked for your info or you used your credit/debit card for payment,
including your sewing machine store and LNS.
BTW, last week I received a piece of junk mail with my maiden name on
it. I've been married 11 years. I had to laugh because that company
had been duped into paying for a list that was obviously ancient.
Debra in VA
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