NZ Spam Laws

All customers using Flingah Service must comply with the New Zealand Unsolicited Electronic Messages ACT of 2007.
The Act defines spam as ‘unsolicited commercial electronic messages’.

The Act’s purpose is to:
•   Prohibit unsolicited commercial electronic messages with a New Zealand link (i.e. messages sent to, from or within New Zealand)
•   Require commercial electronic messages to include accurate information about the person who authorised the sending of the message
•   Require a functional and conspicuous unsubscribe facility that enables the recipient to instruct the sender that no further messages are to be sent to the recipient, at no cost to the recipient
•   Prohibit address-harvesting software being used to create address lists for sending unsolicited commercial electronic messages
•   Deter people from using information and communication technologies inappropriately.

The Act is also intended to encourage good direct marketing practice by:
•   Requiring electronic messages to contain a functioning unsubscribe facility
•   Ensuring electronic messages are sent only to customers who have given prior consent
•   Restricting the use of address-harvesting software.

The Act covers email, fax, instant messaging, SMS and MMS (text and image-based mobile phone messaging) of a commercial nature. It does NOT cover Internet pop-ups or voice telemarketing.