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February 2, 2012

Don’t Contact Me Database

 

If you don’t want to receive unsolicited email, you may want to take the Direct Marketing Association of South Africa up on its offer of ensuring that its members wont contact you again. You can go on its Don’t Contact Me Database.

 

From the website www.optout.co.za

Registering on this database will mean that you will not be contacted by members of the DMA (Direct Marketing Association of Southern Africa).

The DCM (Don’t Contact Me Database) helps you to make sure your address, email address, telephone and cell number are no longer available to organisations, who are members of the DMA, who want to make offers and send information that you do not wish to receive. You can also do this by contacting companies directly and asking them not to contact you.

Before you register however…
You should reflect on the fact that registering may well prevent you from receiving information which you would really like to have – thereby cutting you off from relevant and worthwhile opportunities. For example charities use telemarketing as an economical way to raise awareness and much needed support.

If you are happy to receive direct marketing contacts from some companies but not others, contact the companies who you do not wish to hear from and ask them to remove your details from their contact lists. Registering your details on the DCM could stop all contacts from all companies registered with the DMA, including charities and voluntary organisations who you might want to support.

Registration requirements
When you register you will be required to enter a valid RSA ID number and email address. On completion of the registration you will receive an email requesting that you confirm that you want to be on the “Don’t Contact Me Database” and once we have received your confirmation you will then be registered. If you do not respond within 5 days your details will be deleted. Go to www.optout.co.za if you don’t want to receive mail from the DMA’s members.

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