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Unsolicited commercial visitsEdit

Are people allowed to approach private residences on their own initiative in order to sell or advertise something?

Freely permittedEdit

  • Flag-mariim Mari'im — permitted by default, as there is no rule covering this.
  • XochimechatlFlag Xochimechatl — permitted by default, as there are seldom any rules covering this.

RestrictedEdit

  • Scwflag Shaelia — permitted, but only between the hours of 10:00 am through 4:00 pm. Salespeople are required to immediately leave if asked, and if requested, place the residence on a Visit Avoidance List, which prohibits any further inquires (by any means) from the company for which the saleperson is working.
  • Flag-trinia Trinia — permitted, but only within normal work hours, and salespeople are required to immediately obtain an explicit statement of interest in the sales pitch or else leave promptly.

ProhibitedEdit

  • Flag-aethelnia Aethelnia — unsolicited visits for commercial purposes are prohibited.
  • Flag-lendosa Lendosa — unsolicited visits for commercial purposes are prohibited.
  • Flag-portocapital Porto Capital - Prohibited.

Unsolicited commercial mailEdit

Are people allowed to send junk mail?

Freely permittedEdit

  • Scwflag Shaelia — there are currently no laws prohibiting the sending of unsolicited commercial mail.
  • XochimechatlFlag Xochimechatl — there are seldom any rules covering this, and so it is permitted by default.

RestrictedEdit

  • Flag-trinia Trinia — unsolicited commercial mail is permitted, but must be delivered in an addressed envelope, not just pamphlets.

ProhibitedEdit

  • Flag-aethelnia Aethelnia — unsolicited mail for commercial purposes is prohibited.
  • Flag-lendosa Lendosa — unsolicited mail for commercial purposes is prohibited.
  • Flag-mariim Mari'im — prohibited by accident. In the interests of maintaining a state monopoly, only the state mail service is permitted to deliver mail, and since its mission statement does not encompass mass commercial mail, there is very little junk mail in the country.
  • Flag-portocapital Porto Capital - Unsolicited commercial mail is forbidden.

Unsolicited commercial telephone callsEdit

Are telemarketers allowed to operate?

Freely permittedEdit

  • XochimechatlFlag Xochimechatl — there are seldom any rules covering this, and so it is permitted by default.

RestrictedEdit

  • Scwflag Shaelia — permitted, but only between the hours of 10:00 am through 4:00 pm. Telemarketers are required to end the call if asked, and if requested, place the residence on a Visit Avoidance List, which prohibits any further inquires (by any means) from the company for which the telemarketer is working.
  • Flag-trinia Trinia — telemarketers is required to follow the same rules as door-to-door salespeople (limited hours, immediately asking permission). In addition, the phone companies jointly allow people to add their number to a do-not-call list, and requires all their customers (which would include telemarketers) to respect it.
  • Flag-mariim Mari'im — the state telephone company, a monopoly, requires that commercial users of its lines abide by a code of conduct which includes some fairly strict controls on telemarketing.

ProhibitedEdit

  • Flag-aethelnia Aethelnia — A call center-free country
  • Flag-lendosa Lendosa — unsolicited telephone calls for commercial purposes are prohibited.
  • Flag-portocapital Porto Capital - Prohibited.

Unsolicited commercial emailEdit

Are people allowed to send spam?

Freely permittedEdit

  • Flag-trinia Trinia — permitted by default, as Trinia has not yet passed any laws on this subject.
  • XochimechatlFlag Xochimechatl — there are seldom any rules covering this, and so it is permitted by default.

RestrictedEdit

  • Flag-mariim Mari'im — there are no specific laws, but the government ensures that most major internet companies implement policies to prevent or restrict this.
  • Scwflag Shaelia — as of 306 AP email containing pornographic images, links, or language is illegal, unless specifically requested by an end user verified to receive such material. There are no restrictions on other types of email at the present time.

ProhibitedEdit

Inclusion/exclusion of charitiesEdit

Does the solicitation of money by charitable organisations fall under whatever rules exist for direct marketing?

Covered by marketing lawsEdit

  • Scwflag Shaelia — Charitable organizations are free to contact individuals by phone, email, direct visit, or direct mail. Individuals may request to be placed on the national Visit Avoidance List, which prohibits all forms of contact.
  • Flag-trinia Trinia — charities operate under the same rules as marketers.

Covered by separate lawsEdit

  • Flag-aethelnia Aethelnia — Charitable organisations are covered under different laws. They may use door-to-door visits, but may not ask for donations by phone, nor send spam email.
  • Flag-lendosa Lendosa — solicitations for charity are covered by separate rules, which are somewhat (but not hugely) more lenient than the ones for commercial marketing.
  • Flag-mariim Mari'im — charitable organisations are explicitly granted exemption to whatever rules exist for commercial marketing.
  • Flag-portocapital Porto Capital - Charity services may use mass-mail services and ask for donations by phone, but not unsolicited door-to-door visits or spam e-mail.

No specific lawsEdit

  • XochimechatlFlag Xochimechatl — just as there are no real laws covering marketing, there are no real laws covering solicitation for charity using these methods.

Inclusion/exclusion of political campaignsEdit

Do the activities of political parties, candidates, or advocacy groups fall under whatever rules exist for direct marketing?

Covered by marketing lawsEdit

  • Scwflag Shaelia — Political campaigns are free to contact individuals by phone, email, direct visit, or direct mail. Individuals may request to be placed on the national Visit Avoidance List, which prohibits all forms of contact.
  • Flag-trinia Trinia — political campaigning is generally regarded as falling under the same laws as direct commercial marketing, although there are a number of gray areas.

Covered by separate lawsEdit

  • Flag-aethelnia Aethelnia — Covered by different laws. Door-to-door campaigning is allowed, but no unsollicated phone calls.
  • Flag-lendosa Lendosa — there are extensive laws governing political campaigning which are distinct from those covering direct marketing.
  • Flag-mariim Mari'im — it is illegal to use direct marketing methods for political campaigning.
  • Flag-portocapital Porto Capital - Laws regarding political campaigning are distinct from those covering direct marketing.

No specific lawsEdit

  • XochimechatlFlag Xochimechatl — just as there are no real laws covering marketing, there are no real laws covering political campaigning using these methods.

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