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I don't want to seem rude, but first, before I take you to the actual subscription form, the United States government says that I must ask:

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If you tell me you are 13 years old or older you can subscribe and tell me anything. If you tell me you are 12 years old or younger, you can not subscribe.


The United States Law Called COPPA
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I do not spam. Period.
I do not sell, lend or release
your subscription information to anyone for any reason.
Click here to see my Snippets Privacy Policy.


If You Tell Me You Are Less Than 13 Years Old

A law called COPPA went into effect in April, 2000. The United States Government doesn't want me to collect "personal information" about "children".

"Personal information" includes:

  1. Your full name (you can use your first or last, but not both)
     
  2. Your email address
     
  3. Your website URL (at least, I consider it "personal information" even though the rules don't)
     
  4. Any other personal information that would let someone identify you.

If you tell me you are less than 13 years old, and if you subscribe to my newsletter, I must delete your subscription. If I don't delete your subscription, the Federal Trade Commission might try to fine me $10,000!


Other Snippets Stuff

All About Snippets, My EzineAll About Snippets, My Free Ezine: This page tells about my free ezine (newsletter), where it came from, how to subscribe . . . the whole banana. ««»»

Unsubscribe from SnippetsUnsubscribe from Snippets: I'd hate to lose you, but if you need to unsubscribe, this page will take care of that. ««»»

Previous Issues of SnippetsPrevious Issues of Snippets: This page links to the archive of Snippets issues. ««»»

History of Changes to SnippetsHistory of Changes to Snippets: Describes the history of Snippets, with emphasis on the technical changes I've made since starting it, including moving to  Gammadyne, adding double-opt-in and complying with CAN-SPAM. ««»»

Snippets Privacy PolicySnippets Privacy Policy: The short version of my privacy policy for my Snippets ezine. It explains that I do not spam. Period. And, I do not sell, lend or release your subscription information to anyone for any reason.  ««»»


Other ezines I Offer

All About TestZine, My EzineAll About TestZine, My Ezine: This page tells about my test ezine which I created to let me test my ezine processing system.
NB: This ezine was fully functional, but there isn't really a newsletter. TestZine let me test my system. It also let the curious subscribe, unsubscribe and get a sample issue without really really signing up for anything.   ««»»

temp-dev-label for copy member: copy-link-hefs-bulletin-sw.htm


List Management Information

Best Practices of Email, Ezine and List ManagementBest Practices of Email, Ezine and List Management: The organization known as MAPS (Mail Abuse Prevention System) once published a list it called "Basic Mailing List Management Principles for Preventing Abuse". I used this list as the starting point to create my own "Best Practices" which I follow in managing my lists. ««»»

List Email HeadersList Email Headers: An explanation of the RFC standard headers which should be used on emails for lists and ezines. Also identifies the supplementary user-defined fields I use on my ezines, as well as RFC standard email addresses ezine publishers should implement. ««»»

Gammadyne MailerGammadyne Mailer: I use the Gammadyne Mailer for all my ezines. This page provides more information about that use, including summary information about the data I keep, the functions I've custom programmed and how to access my TestZine if you want to try it out.  ««»»

CAN-SPAM Is StupidCAN-SPAM Is Stupid: A personal rant about the U. S. federal law known as known as CAN-SPAM. While it is supposedly designed to help eliminate email spam, I think the law is stupid. The article also provides links to CAN-SPAM resources. ««»»


My Use of Gammadyne Mailer

I began using the Gammadyne Mailer to manage and broadcast my ezines in late 2002. It is possible to use it very simply, almost out of the box. But it also features a very complete internal programming language to let you do just about anything you want. And, it keeps all the information on my PC in an Access database, where I know the information is secure and under my control.

It is screaming software. I strongly recommend Gammadyne Mailer.

PS: You can test drive my implementation of the Gammadyne Mailer just to see how it works. I created an ezine named TestZine to let me test my programming. You can test it too. Subscribe and receive a "sample issue". You can even try out some of the tests I perform, like submitting a subscription request twice in a row, or subscribing when I'm already subscribed or unsubscribing when I'm not subscribed, just to see how it handles these "special conditions". Just go to my TestZine page.

Disclosure: I participate in the Gammadyne affiliate program. Click here to link without crediting my referral account.


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.

COPPA Child Privacy Notice - Click to view this site's COPPA Child Privacy Notice

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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