|Received:||4/18/2004 1:17:39 PM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
We are currently developing websites which perform affiliate marketing. We do however, let our subscribers know that this is what we are going to do. We evaluate products, then we list them in our e-mails with comments on why we believe this to be a product that they would be interested in. It is the theme of our website. If the CAN-Spam rules are put into place as is, I believe we would be out of business. However, on another note, I have a family that is on the internet to do school work etc., and the mailboxes are full of sexual ads, products that nobody has enquired about, and various other SPAM that is very frustrating, time wasteful, and sometimes disgusting. I am fully supportive of legislation that would control this unsolicited, degrading, and sometimes offensive e-mails into my home. I believe there needs to be a distinction between the two. Those businesses that have permission to e-mail to their list should be separated from those who don't and just use technology to access and e-mail individuals without their permission. If that can be accomplished, which I am sure that it can, then we will have a CAN-Spam law that works for everyone. Please consider these comments, and if you have any questions, please feel free to call me at *REDACTED PERSONAL INFORMATION* Thank you.