Staff opinion letter clarifying Opinion 09-1 concerning the Telemarketing Sales Rule’s applicability to calls utilizing soundboarding technology
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The Division of Marketing Practices periodically issues informal staff advisory opinions in response to requests for interpretation of the Telemarketing Sales Rule. These opinions are issued, pursuant to Rules 1.1 - 1.4 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice, 16 C.F.R. §§ 1.1 - 1.4, in response to questions of general public interest.
Discusses whether statutory and catalog sales exemption from definition of telemarketing applies to seller that solicits inbound calls in response to mailed catalogs, but does not complete a sale during the call.
Discusses the applicability of the Telemarketing Sales Rule to third-party telemarketing companies hired by an insurance company to sell insurance products.