ProScribe's SPAM policy can be summarized as follows:
ProScribe may use its discretion to refuse to process any message transmission which falls into any of these categories.
Unsolicited commercial electronic messages must not be sent
Unsolicited messages are those which a party has not consented to be sent to them. To send messages through the ProScribe system, you must have the consent of the recipient to send the information. This can be through the express consent of the recipient or through consent which has reasonably been inferred such as obtaining the address from a public source (e.g. a company's web) where the contact has been conspicuously published, and no statement that the addressee does not want to receive unsolicited commercial information appears. (In addition, your message must apply to the work-related business, functions, duties of the employee, director, officer, partner, office-holder or self-employed individual to whom you are directing the message.) If the recipient of your message does not fit one of these two categories, then ProScribe prohibits you from sending the information to that recipient. In particular, messages which fit any of the following purposes MUST have the consent of the recipient:
You must comply with the SPAM Act (2003), which prohibits the transmission of certain unsolicited messages.
Identification of who is sending the message
Your message must clearly and accurately identify the individual or organization that authorized the sending of the message. This includes:
This information should be valid for at least 30 days after the message is sent.
Messages sent through the ProScribe system must contain a functional unsubscribe facility. ProScribe’s subscription link satisfies this requirement. This means that the message must have a statement that the recipient of the message may use an electronic address set out in the message to send an "unsubscribe message" to the individual or organization who authorized the sending of the first message. An "unsubscribe message" is a message to the effect that the relevant electronic account-holder does not want to receive any further commercial electronic messages from or authorized by that individual or organization.
Do Not Call Register
The Australian Do Not Call Register (DNCR) has been set up to stop tele-marketing calls or faxes to numbers which appear on the DNCR. You are required to comply with the Do Not Call Register Act 2006, and as amended in 2010. If you are sending tele-marketing voice or fax messages using numbers which you supply to ProScribe, then your list may need to be "washed" against the DNCR before you send your messages.
Key points of the legislation:
See the following URLs for more information regarding the Act and your responsibilities:
Electronic address lists resulting from "address-harvesting software" must not be supplied, acquired or used on the ProScribe system. "Address-harvesting software" means software that is specifically designed or marketed for use for:
Address lists compiled through such means are almost always done without the concurrence of the addressee. Use of these addresses is one of the major contributors to "spamming" and is prohibited by ProScribe.
You may not transmit messages through the ProScribe system which contravene any Federal, State, or other applicable law.
LAST UPDATED 27 November 2015