You may have heard about the new Canadian anti-spam law that went into effect July 1. It’s stupid and won’t work, yet anyone who has ever created an opt-in newsletter had to go through the rigmarole of making sure the law was followed. Otherwise there’s a big, big fine.
The net result is that I’ve lost 50% of my email database, people who of their own volition and choice signed up in the first place. But because they didn’t re-opt-in, they disappeared. That might include you.
If you haven’t seen your Journal Musical Things newsletter this month, it’s because you need to sign up again. Should you wish to get back on the list, you’ll need to go here to complete the process.
Sorry for the hassle, but this is our government at work, trying to protect us all against spam. But have you noticed a decline in Nigerian scam letters? Nope. Me, neither. None of this legislation will affect spammers outside Canada. Meanwhile, it’s killing small businesses who have had to spend big dollars complying.
Please sign up again. I won’t ever spam you nor will I use your personal data to do anything other than send you this newsletter. And you can unsubscribe anytime.