An email List
Because You Said You Are 13 Years Old or Older, United States Law Says You Can Join
So, just fill out the subscription form.
Note: It is not necessary to "register" with Topica to be on a Topica mailing list
If you are unfamiliar with the Topica subscription process or are concerned about "registering" with Topica, please see the instructions after the subscription form.
A Simple Subscription Form
I put these instructions here because many people are unaware that it is not necessary to "register" with Topica to be on a Topica mailing list.
If you are familiar with the Topica mailing list process, these instructions are probably redundant. If you are new to the process, they will guide you and also explain how to not register.
Subscribing to the mailing list is a two part process:
The two part process is called "double opt-in". The "best" mailing lists use it to ensure that other people don't subscribe you without your permission.
The Email Address
When you fill out your email address and then click "Subscribe" on the subscription form, your browser will open a new window with the Topica web site.
This new window will say:
You do not need to register. Simply close that window. At the point that the window pops up, you have successfully done part 1 of the subscription process; you do not need to fill out the form asking you for your personal information.
Confirming the Subscription
After sending in your email address, you will receive a confirmation email. You must click the link in this email to confirm your subscription. This is called double-opt-in. It stops people from subscribing you without your permission.
When you click the link, your browser will again open a window with the Topica website. Again that window will say:
And, right below that it will say:
Again, you do not need to register. Simply close that window. At the point that the window pops up, you have successfully confirmed your subscription; you do not need to fill out the form asking you for your personal information.
Once you have confirmed your subscription, you are done. At that point, you are completely subscribed.
COPPA - Child Privacy Info
In order to subscribe to any of my ezines and mailing lists you must give me your email address (duh!). A federal law called COPPA (the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998) considers this "personal information". and imposes lots of conditions. So, I am posting this notice on this page to comply with that law.
Rather than attempt to obtain parental permission and maintain the wazillions of records required by COPPA, I just don't collect personal data from anyone under 13. If I somehow discover that someone under 13 has subscribed, I unsubscribe that person.
For more information on COPPA (the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998) and this site's COPPA Child Privacy Notice, click here or on the "COPPA Child Privacy" button on the right.
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