Anti-Spam Policy

This Anti-Spam Policy forms an integral part of Trepup's (hereafter "Trepup", "we" or "us") policies which govern your access to and use of Trepup's products, including without limitation the use of the content on Trepup's website, products and services (collectively the "Products", each a "Product").

The use of our Products is also subject to the Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy and other policies (collectively the "Policies"). By using our Products, you (hereafter "User" or "you") agree to use them in accordance with the Policies.

Please go through this Anti-Spam Policy in detail, and contact us if you have any questions or require any clarifications.

Trepup has a zero-tolerance spam policy. You must not use our email marketing service (hereafter "Trepmail") to store or transmit spam, which for these purposes shall include all unlawful marketing communications and unsolicited commercial communications. You must not send any spam to any person using any email address or other contact details made available through Trepmail or that you find using Trepmail. You are prohibited from sending unsolicited emails in any way while using our Products. By using Trepmail, you agree to the rules set out in this Anti-Spam Policy.

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1. What is spam?

"Spam" or "junk mail" stands for unsolicited, usually commercial email messages. Spam is irrelevant or unsolicited messages generally indiscriminately sent over the Internet, typically to many recipients, for the purposes of, among other things, advertising, phishing and/or spreading malware. "Unsolicited" means that the individual receiving the message has not requested, or granted permission for sending, such message. "Spamming" relates to providing, transferring or sharing unwanted email messages electronically, particularly on a large scale.

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2. How to use our Email Service

You must obtain your recipient’s (your "Contacts") consent to processing their Personal Data (for further details concerning Personal Data, refer to the Privacy Policy). It is illegal to send an email message ("Email Newsletter") to any person without their express consent to receiving the Email Newsletter. Such consent must be explicitly provided on an informed basis and may not be presumed from statements of other content. Your Contacts may, at any time, withdraw their consent.

By using Trepmail, you can create an Email Newsletter and add a mailing distribution list ("Distribution List") with your Contacts. There are various possibilities to add your Contacts to your account ("User Account"). For instance, email addresses can be manually added to create the Distribution List or imported via your email service provider. You can also organize and manage your Contacts by creating a new or updating your existing Distribution List.

You are strictly prohibited from purchasing, leasing and/or renting email addresses from third parties by means of or in relation to Trepmail. You must not conduct any systematic or automated data scraping, data mining, data extraction or data harvesting, or other systematic or automated data collection activity, by means of or in relation to Trepmail. You may send electronic communication to and store or manage the data of such recipients who have provided their express consent only. You acknowledge that we may actively monitor your activities and use of Trepmail.

Trepup does not have any direct relationship with your Contacts or other individuals you provide us information with. It is your sole responsibility to obtain the explicit consent of your Contacts regarding the use of our Products in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

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3. Everyone is free to leave at any time

Every Email Newsletter sent from a User Account contains a one-click unsubscribe option. This option allows your Contact to remove themselves from the Distribution List and consequently to not receive any future Email Newsletters. The Distribution List is automatically updated. The request to unsubscribe from the Distribution List is immediately honored from the date of request.

You are prohibited from sending an Email Newsletter to any individual that was added to your Contact List but unsubscribed later. A summary of your Contacts that have unsubscribed will be provided in the Reports section of Trepmail.

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4. Rules for using Trepmail

You will only use Trepmail by respecting this Anti-Spam Policy, the other Policies and our proprietary rights. You must not use Trepmail in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to Trepmail or impairment of the availability or accessibility of Trepmail. You further must not use Trepmail in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful; or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity including the following:

(a) To promote or operate any chain letters, Ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes, matrix programs, "get rich quick" schemes or similar letters, schemes or programs.

(b) To promote gambling, gaming, betting, lotteries, sweepstakes, prize competitions or any gambling-related activity.

(c) You must not link to any material using or by means of Trepmail that would, if it were made available through Trepmail, breach the provisions of this Anti-Spam Policy.

4.1 Unlawful Content

Any material in written form (including codes) stored, provided, transmitted or otherwise used by means of or in relation to Trepmail ("Content") must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any person's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action against any person (in each case in any jurisdiction and under any applicable law). You must ensure that your Content is not and has never been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.

Your Content must not:

(a) Be libelous or maliciously false.

(b) Be obscene or indecent.

(c) Infringe any copyright, moral right, database right, trademark right, design right, right in passing off, or other intellectual property right.

(d) Infringe any right of confidence, right of privacy or right under data protection legislation.

(e) Constitute negligent advice or contain any negligent statement.

(f) Constitute an incitement to commit a crime, instructions for the commission of a crime or the promotion of criminal activity.

(g) Be in contempt of any court, or in breach of any court order.

(h) Constitute a breach of racial or religious hatred or discrimination legislation.

(i) Be blasphemous.

(j) Constitute a breach of official secrets legislation.

(k) Constitute a breach of any contractual obligation owed to any person.

4.2 Graphic material

Your Content must be appropriate for all persons who have access to or are likely to access your Content, and in particular for young adults over 16 years of age.

Your Content must not depict violence in an explicit, graphic or gratuitous manner.

Your Content must not be pornographic or sexually explicit.

4.3 Factual accuracy

Your Content must not be untrue, false, inaccurate or misleading.

Statements of fact contained in your Content and relating to persons (legal or natural) must be true. Statements of opinion contained in your Content and relating to persons (legal or natural) must be reasonable, be honestly held and indicate the basis of the opinion.

4.4 Negligent advice

Your Content must not consist of or contain any legal, financial, investment, taxation, accountancy, medical or other professional advice, and you must not use Trepmail to provide any legal, financial, investment, taxation, accountancy, medical or other professional advisory services. Your Content must not consist of or contain any advice, instructions or other information that may be acted upon and could, if acted upon, cause death, illness or personal injury, damage to property, or any other loss or damage.

4.5 Harmful software

Your Content must not contain or consist of, and you must not promote or distribute by means of Trepmail, any viruses, worms, spyware, adware or other harmful or malicious software, programs, routines, applications or technologies.

Your Content must not contain or consist of, and you must not promote or distribute by means of Trepmail, any software, programs, routines, applications or technologies that will or may have a material negative effect upon the performance of a computer or introduce material security risks to a computer.

4.6 Etiquette

(a) Your Content must be appropriate, civil and tasteful, and accord with generally accepted standards of etiquette and behavior on the Internet.

(b) Your Content must not be offensive, deceptive, threatening, abusive, harassing, menacing, hateful, discriminatory or inflammatory.

(c) Your Content must not be liable to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.

(d) You must not use Trepmail to send any hostile communication or any communication intended to insult, including such communications directed at a particular person or group of people.

(e) You must not use Trepmail for the purpose of deliberately upsetting or offending others.

(f) You must not unnecessarily flood Trepmail with material relating to a particular subject or subject area, whether alone or in conjunction with others.

(g) You must ensure that your Content does not duplicate other content available through Trepmail.

(h) You must ensure that your Content is appropriately categorized.

(i) You should use appropriate and informative titles for all your Content.

(j) You must at all times be courteous and polite to other users of Trepmail.

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5. If you spam, what happens?

We provide our Products only to Users who follow our zero-tolerance spam policy.

If we discover that you are sending Email Newsletters to people without their permission or using our Products for any other illegal or abusive purposes, we reserve the right to terminate your User Account without notification and/or reporting you and the incident to the respective Internet service provider and proper authorities, with or without notice, at our sole discretion and subject to mandatory provisions of law. Without limitation to the foregoing, you are solely liable for any loss incurred or damage suffered by Trepup or any third party if such loss results from violating this Anti-Spam Policy.

If you believe you have been spammed, please contact us.

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6. What specific laws do you need to follow?

You are requested to comply with the following legislation established for commercial email service providers: Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003 (CAN-SPAM Act), the Directive 2000/31/EC of the European Parliament and Council of 8 June 2000 on certain legal aspects of information society services, in particular, electronic commerce, in the Internal Market ("Directive on Electronic Commerce"), together with the Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and Council of 12 July 2002, concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector ("Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications"), Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC ("GDPR") and all other applicable laws in your country of residence.

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7. How are changes to this Anti-Spam Policy made?

We may update this Anti-Spam Policy from time to time, and if we do, we will post any changes on this page. If we believe that a revision is material, we may notify you. We further reserve the right to determine the most appropriate manner of providing notifications to you, and you agree to receive notices electronically if we so choose. You are advised to review this Anti-Spam Policy periodically. Your continued access or use of Trepup once a revision becomes effective will mean that you accept the revised policy and agree to be bound by such policy. If you do not agree to the revised policy, please stop using our Products.

Last updated: 27 October 2019

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