If you are a business owner and make calls or faxes to promote your product or service, be sure you check out the new rules and regulations as we get closer to September 30, 2008 – the day that Canada’s National Do Not Call List launches.
“The Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules apply to all persons who make calls or send faxes to sell or promote a product or service, or to request donations. Calls made for the purposes of market research, polls or surveys are not considered telemarketing calls and are exempt from the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules.”
Fines can range from $1,500 to $15,000, so it is vital that businesses know which rules apply to them. There are certain exemptions and also rules on automatic dialing devices. You can check out the policies on the CRTC’s website: http://www.crtc.gc.ca/ENG/dncl_info.htm#tel
Make sure you know what rules apply to your and your business, check before you call.
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