The Data Protection Registrar site provides details on companies who are registered to collate data, the purposes this information may be used and the law relating to the use of personal information.
The Mailing Preference Service is the central register of individuals who have indicated they do not wish to receive unsolicited direct mail.
The Telephone Preference Service is the register of individuals who have indicated they do not wish to receive unsolicited direct marketing calls. Under Government legislation introduced on 1 May 1999 it is unlawful to make such telephone calls to individuals who have registered with the TPS.
The Corporate Telephone Preference Service (CTPS) is the central opt out register whereby corporate subscribers can register their wish not to receive unsolicited sales and marketing telephone calls to either all their organisation's telephone numbers, or to certain numbers. It is a legal requirement that companies do not make such calls to numbers registered on the CTPS.
The Facsimile Preference Service is the register of individuals who have indicated they do not wish to receive unsolicited direct marketing facsimile transmission. Under the Regulations it is unlawful to fax to an Individual unless you have their prior consent. The term "Individual" includes Consumers, Sole Traders and (except in Scotland) Partnerships.
The Baby Mailing Preference Service aims to help reduce the number of baby-related mailings you receive.
The Email Preference Service is an "opt-out" register of e-mail addresses, these individuals have indicated they do not wish to receive unsolicited direct marketing emails.
The Royal Mail site offers useful information for direct marketing.
The Institute of Direct Marketing is Europe's most advanced centre for the education of direct marketeers. IDM offers information resources and training courses.
The Advertising Standards Authority is the independent, self-regulatory body for non-broadcast advertisements in the UK. They administer the British Codes of Advertising and Sales Promotion to ensure that ads are legal, decent, honest and truthful.
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