What is Spam?
Spam is unsolicited e-mail, often of a commercial nature, sent indiscriminately to multiple mailing lists, individuals, or newsgroups. In short, spam is "junk e-mail."
As defined by H.R. 3113 and reported by the Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade, and Consumer Protection, unsolicited e-mail refers to any electronic message that:
- advertises a product or service for profit,
- is sent for other commercial purposes,
- is sent to a recipient with whom the initiator does not have an existing business relationship, or
- invites the recipient to view content on an internet website that is operated for a commercial purpose.
We recognize an e-mail as "spam" if:
- the recipient is unable to easily unsubscribe from the e-mail list,
- the transmission contains invalid or forged headers, invalid or non-existent domain names, or other means of deceptive addressing, or
- in the opinion of the recipient, the transmission and reception of the message appears to give a disproportionate benefit to the sender.
What is opt-in vs. opt-out e-mail?
Opt-in e-mail is a web marketing term for promotional e-mail that recipients have previously requested by signing up via a website or special ad banner. Typically, web users are invited to sign up for promotional information about one or more product or service categories. Those who sign up have thus "opted in."
Opt-out e-mail is a web marketing term for promotional e-mail that recipients have not previously requested by signing up. However, for WSports e-mail distributions, the contact's e-mail address must have been provided to WSports by that individual via a WSports website, conference, or trade show. Individuals who have willingly given WSports their contact information via these methods are automatically added to e-mail distribution lists that benefit that individual. Although the individual is added to the e-mail distribution list on the concept of opt-out, the individual is ALWAYS given the opportunity to easily unsubscribe - without being hassled.
What is WSports doing to become "anti-spam?
WSports hopes that individuals find its e-mail communications informative and helpful. However, WSports respects the recipient's wishes for either receiving or not receiving e-mail communications from us. Therefore, WSports has adopted the following as procedures for all of its e-mail distribution communications:
The e-mail communication will be sent to a single recipient with the intention of it being received by only one individual. The sender address will be a valid WSports e-mail address that is monitored by a WSports employee. Therefore the sender address can also be sent e-mail. The sender address will be relevant to the content of the message being sent.
The e-mail communication will always have a header or subject that is appropriate and true to the content provided in the communication. The header or subject will not be used inappropriately or give a disproportionate benefit to the sender.
Valid contact information
Any contact information in the e-mail communication will be real and relevant to WSports.com
Valid subscribe/unsubscribe service
Each email sent through the WSports system contains a link that allows subscribers to unsubscribe from receiving emails from us. Each email contains an easy and automated way for you to unsubscribe. You may also change your expressed interests at any time. If you wish to unsubscribe or change your interests, simply follow the instructions at the bottom of any email. If you have received an unwanted email sent by the WSports system, please see above for options on how to handle and report an issue.
The e-mail communication will always have the "WSports Subscription" information at the end. WSports's website will always provide information on how to subscribe or unsubscribe to any of its e-mail distribution lists. The process to subscribe and unsubscribe is simple, real, and requires only a few seconds.
Relevant and beneficial information for the recipient
Wsports.com attempts to provide honest information about our company, solutions, products, services, or other information which we feel will be in some way relevant and beneficial to the recipient.
Mindfulness and compliance with company policies
How do we protect your privacy?
Why did you receive an email from our system?
You will only receive email from our system if you have given permission us to send you email.
Will your information ever be shared, sold or rented?
We will never share, sell, or rent individual personal information without your advance permission, unless ordered by a court of law. Information submitted to us is available only to employees responsible for managing this data.
If you have any questions about Wsports.com's Anti-Spam Policy, please contact us at 954-519-2555 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will be added to WSports's email newsletter list only if you register to receive newsletters via a form on the WSports website. You may opt-out of receiving our newsletters by clicking on the opt-out link included in every email newsletter we send, or by contacting email@example.com.
Refer a Friend/Forward-to-a-Friend Functionality
If you feel that information about WSports could be useful for a third party you know (e.g. your friends or family members etc.), you may use our forward-to-a-friend functionality. If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about WSports, we will ask you for your email address as well as your friend's email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. WSports stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program.
If you use our blog feature on this site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit in a publicly-viewable blog comment can be read, collected, or otherwise used by anyone who reads the blog or who visits the URL of the blog post you have chosen to comment on. We are not responsible for non-WSports use of this information.
We post text and video customer testimonials on our web site which may contain personally identifiable information such as the customer's name. We obtain the customer's consent prior to posting the testimonial to post their name along with their testimonial.