The term opt-out refers to several methods by which individuals can avoid receiving unsolicited product or service information. This ability is usually associated with direct marketing campaigns such as telemarketing, e-mail marketing, or direct mail.
The UK's Direct Marketing Association operates an optout scheme through the Telephone Preference Service. While the service will reduce unsolicited calls it does not stop solicited calls, market research calls, silent calls or overseas calls.
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) permits creditors and insurers to use CRA information as a basis for sending unsolicited firm offers of credit or insurance, also known as prescreened solicitations, to consumers who meet certain criteria, but only within limits specified in the act. The FCRA also provides a mechanism by which consumers can elect not to receive such solicitations by directing CRAs to exclude their names and addresses from lists provided by these agencies for sending prescreened solicitations. Consumers who choose to have their names removed from lists used for prescreened solicitations may well still receive offers of credit or insurance by mail or telephone, but such offers will not be based on the credit records maintained by the CRAs.
Consumers are able to opt-out of receiving any offers from U.S. national credit bureaus.
CALIFORNIA JUDGE ISSUES ORDER UPHOLDING OPT OUT FROM FEDERAL ANESTHESIA RULE LOWER COURT ORDER DISMISSES LAWSUIT FILED BY STATE'S PHYSICIANS TO BLOCK GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER'S ACTION.
Jan 12, 2011; Park Ridge, Ill. -- The following information was released by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists: The California...