Are you in or are you out?

Dear mostlynoodles Email Subscriber,
In accordance with Canada’s anti-spam legislation coming into force on July 1, 2014, I am contacting you to obtain your consent to continue sending you email.

If you would no longer like to receive email, please click at the bottom of this email to unsubscribe from my blog and all associated email. If you do not unsubscribe, you will continue to receive email from mostlynoodles after July 1, 2014.
Thank you,
mostlynoodles

Phew. Unless you are brand new to my blog, in which case thanks for stopping by, you have probably assumed I wrote the above email under a bit of duress. You would be correct. Seriously, who says “In accordance to” ?

So what’s with the legal speak you ask? Well some of you may have heard that effective July 1, 2014 Canada has a new anti-spam law. That means I need to ask you wether you are in or your are out? Or in more legal speak, do you still want me to send you emails when I post something new on the blog. I’m sure, in the bigger picture, an anti spam law can only be a good thing because, seriously, who likes spam? But, it does mean a whole bunch of work and confusion for a lot of people. If I have interpreted this new law correctly (and it’s quite possible I haven’t) it doesn’t really apply to me because on this little blog while not only have you graciously chosen to follow me (implied consent) and I don’t currently sell anything or get sponsored by anyone, I do send you an email (or the automated computer mail room does) when I produce a new post. So the new law might apply. And furthermore (I’m getting quite good at these big words aren’t I?) should I decide to sell or advertise something in the future and I tell my existing readers about it – I just spammed! Now isn’t that just a funky little legal loophole? Now normally I would plead blissful ignorance, smile sweetly, and hope the powers that be would focus on the people who are spamming with a capital S, but, the fine is a million bucks and given I don’t sell or advertise on this site and therefore couldn’t actually pay the fine…. well, you can see where I’m coming from right?

So there it is. I have requested your “express consent”. I hope you stay. I promise in the future there will be significantly fewer posts with big words and legal mumbo jumbo and always predominantly be, mostly, about noodles.

Noodles in Italy

 

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