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Banned

have you checked in your profile to see if you have infact unticked this option

Flubster
BANNED
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 101

I got it too about the comp, still NOT won....pah

big-boy;6390868

FlubsterBANNED :)Join Date: Nov 2007Posts: 101I got it too about the … FlubsterBANNED :)Join Date: Nov 2007Posts: 101I got it too about the comp, still NOT won....pah



:giggle:

2nd'd
I also was certain I had not agreed to mass emails, and in fact I just checked, and the box that says allow email from administrators IS unticked, yet I still got the email.
I check the site most days and should there be any need to contact me, then the messaging system on the site is the place to do it - is it not?

The reason the box is there that says "Receive EmailFrom time to time, the administrators may want to send you email notices.

If you do not want to receive these notices, disable this option.
Receive Email from Administrators"

It's in the control panel to actually give us our privacy if we want it, and the fact you have to UNTICK the box to get this proves it even more? (as well as being law that they have to have that option)
I hate spam mail, even from sites I like going onto and participating in sometimes.

Original Poster

oh yes I fully expect to be banned because I exercised my opinion.

The fact of the matter is, I have definitely specified when I signed up (again albeit on the older better site) that I wished no communication (Its always the first thing I check when I sign up to any site)

So why have this box if your not gonna use it. Admins SQL skills not up to scratch?

To quote the law:

"You cannot transmit, nor instigate the transmission of any marketing by electronic mail (whether solicited or unsolicited) to any subscriber (whether corporate or individual) where
a. the identity of the sender has been disguised or concealed; or
b. a valid address to which the recipient can send an opt-out request has not been provided."

(The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations, 2003)

Regards

Admin

Noone is going to be banned and thanks for bringing this to our attention Flubster.

We'll find out what's happened here and comment further later on if that's ok?

Banned

sigma great post, but the email received was a mass one about the comp, nothing to do with subscribed threads unless i'm missing something

supermod

sassie;6391130

sigma great post, but the email received was a mass one about the com, … sigma great post, but the email received was a mass one about the com, nothing to do with subscribed threads



Yep thanks sassie. realised that once I'd refreshed & removed. Went into auto mode re the thread subscriptions, apologies. We would advise members to allow MOD PM's though as it allows us to get in touch directly should the need arise. :thumbsup:

Original Poster

yeah thats fine, I admit the previous messages sounded a tad shouty!

Its just my job to make sure the company I work for stick to these strict guidelines, I am therefore exceptionally careful who get my "correct" email. being spammed to it really gripes me.

Regards

sassie;6391130

sigma great post, but the email received was a mass one about the comp, … sigma great post, but the email received was a mass one about the comp, nothing to do with subscribed threads unless i'm missing something



yep :thumbsup: :

From: HotUKDeals ([COLOR="Red"][email protected][/COLOR])
You may not know this sender.Mark as safe|Mark as junk
Sent: Fri 9/25/09 4:22 AM
To: **********@hotmail.com

Once a year our birthday rolls around, we put together a giveaway for members and then send a shout-out so you can party with us This year we hit our fifth birthday and also a major milestone of 200,000 members at the same time. So to thank all of you for making HotUKDeals what it is today we have got £20k worth of Zavvi vouchers to giveaway randomly. Each day for 14 days you will have a virtual scratch card on HotUKDeals, if you scratch off three flames you'll get a Zavvi voucher code worth £2.50 to £100 (no minimum spend). Winning cards will display the code instantly. You can check it out here: hotukdeals.com/bir…day If you haven't been around HUKD in a while here's a small highlight of changes to HUKD in the last year:- We have released an API for interacting with HUKD data: hotukdeals.com/res…pi- A variety of mobile apps and widgets have been made by members: hotukdeals.com/res…ts- Two HUKD blogs have been started: Dealspwn (gaming deals) and Bitterwallet (consumer news) You can also keep up with HotUKDeals by following us through RSS, Email and Twitter:Twitter: twitter.com/hot…SS:hotukdeals.com/rss…ail Settings: hotukdeals.com/cus…ngs So, that's it! Enjoy playing the scratchcard and thanks again for sticking with us and helping to build the strongest deal community in the UK. Good luck!


A bit late in the week to tell us too :?

Hi Flubster. As you know (being a member since 2007) we don't usually send out emails. This was a one time site update email. As we rarely do this we don't have much experience and made a mistake when grabbing email addresses in regards to the 'no admin emails' preference. If we ever send an email again we'll make sure not to make the mistake again.

Banned

thats odd as i never received 1 at all

my settings must be correct......

casparwhite;6391253

thats odd as i never received 1 at allmy settings must be correct......



Naah... just not important enough! :w00t:

Original Poster

Admin;6391174

Hi Flubster. As you know (being a member since 2007) we don't usually … Hi Flubster. As you know (being a member since 2007) we don't usually send out emails. This was a one time site update email. As we rarely do this we don't have much experience and made a mistake when grabbing email addresses in regards to the 'no admin emails' preference. If we ever send an email again we'll make sure not to make the mistake again.



Cool thats fine, everyone makes genuine mistakes, and the fact that its just that is fine with me.

Regards

Banned

Yeah its funny how I didn't get the email.... though I may have been suspended at the time?

Bad form HUKD, but who really cares? Its one email.

casparwhite;6391253

thats odd as i never received 1 at allmy settings must be correct......



I've PM'd it to you so you don't feel left out ;-)

Flubster;6391283

Cool thats fine, everyone makes genuine mistakes, and the fact that its … Cool thats fine, everyone makes genuine mistakes, and the fact that its just that is fine with me.Regards



surprised at your approach flubster, if data protection is part of your job remit, then surely you are aware of the approach the information commissioners office would take ? firstly there is a six month back log on cases that are deemed worth going forward on and secondly the approach taken by this office is to support not penalise businesses who are not following guidlines. The fact that in two years this is the first email you have received would surely be self evident that HUKD are not involved in mass messaging on a regular basis and that something had gone wrong on this ocasion, Fail to see why you felt the need to take such an antagonistic approach over somethong that even the information commissioners office would perceive as trivialised in comparison to other priorities held by this office.

I got a mail from HUKD which for me a spam - nothing more.

I am a newbie here (registered a week or so ago) - and due to not sufficient number of posts - I cannot play the birthday scratch card game. So why the heck you send me a mail in the first place?

[And of course it is very stupid of me - what I really should now is posting full of excitement posts about Frijj milkshakes at 50p (they are in Morrisons for two months now?) or The Simpsons Movie at 3 pounds (@Play this price is for a year or so) - that way I would build my score sheet and _maybe_ that would be enough to justify mail from HUKD]

Banned

Juliusz;6398695

I got a mail from HUKD which for me a spam - nothing more.I am a newbie … I got a mail from HUKD which for me a spam - nothing more.I am a newbie here (registered a week or so ago) - and due to not sufficient number of posts - I cannot play the birthday scratch card game. So why the heck you send me a mail in the first place?[And of course it is very stupid of me - what I really should now is posting full of excitement posts about Frijj milkshakes at 50p (they are in Morrisons for two months now?) or The Simpsons Movie at 3 pounds (@Play this price is for a year or so) - that way I would build my score sheet and _maybe_ that would be enough to justify mail from HUKD]



pmsl

sassie;6398747

pmsl



whatever

Banned

Juliusz;6398841

whatever



exactly what i thought :thumbsup:


only two more posts and you can then play, seems a waste not to :whistling:

I also got unwanted SPAM from HUKD

Jeez, people have their spam radar on way too high. A one time mail shot from HUKD promising free money (well zavvi vouchers) gets someones back up? OK so normally the claim would be unsubstantiated (and admittedly probably false) but this is the real deal. IF you don't want 1 mail in 2 years from admin about saving money or winning vouchers, quit the site is my advice :w00t:

Juliusz;6398841

whatever



Go on - double post a reply - then you can play :devil: :w00t:

when you sign up, at the bottom of the form is a box that you can untick and it states "the admin will send emaisl from time to time". Not unticking that means you agree to recieve them

also to stop getting them - see ]here, under recieve emails, untick to stop getting the emails

Banned

Flubster;6391283

Cool thats fine, everyone makes genuine mistakes, and the fact that its … Cool thats fine, everyone makes genuine mistakes, and the fact that its just that is fine with me.Regards


then maybe you should have been a bit more tactful rather than chucking your toys out your pram and contacting the info commissioner. Far more important things going on in the world to get upset about than receiving 1 email :roll:

Some people! :whistling:

Banned

Juliusz;6398695

I got a mail from HUKD which for me a spam - nothing more.I am a newbie … I got a mail from HUKD which for me a spam - nothing more.I am a newbie here (registered a week or so ago) - and due to not sufficient number of posts - I cannot play the birthday scratch card game. So why the heck you send me a mail in the first place?[And of course it is very stupid of me - what I really should now is posting full of excitement posts about Frijj milkshakes at 50p (they are in Morrisons for two months now?) or The Simpsons Movie at 3 pounds (@Play this price is for a year or so) - that way I would build my score sheet and _maybe_ that would be enough to justify mail from HUKD]


if you dont like it, just go elsewehere then! :roll:

a matter of choice

Hi, I'm the Information Officer dealing with this case and just have a couple of questions for you from my plush office.

1 - Am i too late to enter the competition?
2 - I'm open to bribes..............are you?

:-D
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