What is the CAN-SPAM Compliance tool?
The CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 (Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act) establishes requirements for those who send commercial email, spells out penalties for spammers and companies whose products are advertised in spam if they violate the law, and gives consumers the right to ask emailers to stop spamming them.
The law, which became effective January 1, 2004, covers email whose primary purpose is advertising or promoting a commercial product or service, including content on a Web site. A "transactional or relationship message" . email that facilitates an agreed-upon transaction or updates a customer in an existing business relationship . may not contain false or misleading routing information, but otherwise is exempt from most provisions of the CAN-SPAM Act.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer protection agency, is authorized to enforce the CAN-SPAM Act. CAN-SPAM also gives the Department of Justice (DOJ) the authority to enforce its criminal sanctions. Other federal and state agencies can enforce the law against organizations under their jurisdiction, and companies that provide Internet access may sue violators, as well.
What does the law require?
How does the CAN-SPAM Compliance Tool help me?
When the CAN-SPAM Compliance Tool is enabled, all emails that are send out via our system automatically have two important compliance options :
What about the first two requirements? Valid "From" email addresses and deceptive subject lines?
Both these requirements are for you to fulfill. When sending out survey invitations please make sure that the subject lines are relevant and you always use your own email address as the "From" address.
How do I access the Account Compliance Options?
As of April 15th 2006, we have made it mandatory that all emails sent using SurveyConsole comply with the CAN-SPAM law. If CAN-SPAM Compliance is not enabled, you will not be able to send emails using SurveyConsole.
Yes - All emails (including survey invitations) sent using SurveyConsole must be CAN-SPAM compliant. The services for SurveyConsole operates out of the United States and we need to follow federal US laws. This cannot be turned off.