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Reference for reducing junk mail and unsolicited phone calls.

#Instructions

##Junkmail Declaration

  1. Edit "your name" into the document.
  2. List prior residents
  3. Change permissions as you care to
  4. Enclose in "postage paid" return envelopes.

##Catalog Choice

Swing by https://www.catalogchoice.org/ and fill it out. It helps.

##Script to use with phone calls

Say this, and nothing else:

###Please remove me from your calling list and any calling lists you share with other companies. Place me on your do-not-call-list. Thank you.

##This was originally at

http://ideatrash.net/2012/07/howto-reduce-junk-mail-and-spam-calls.html

The script was originally by Junkbusters, which is now defunct. The script still works, though.

#Declaration by YOUR NAME To Organizations Involved in Direct Marketing

TAKE NOTICE of my permissions regarding messages to me and use of information about me. This includes solicitations by mail and telephone, and rental of my name in lists.

##Declaration of Permissions I ask that organizations who may wish to make solicitations to me or to provide information about me to others first check the the appropriate line of the List of Organizations below in order to determine my permissions concerning such acts. Where the categories overlap the last line whose description is applicable should be considered as the appropriate line. These permissions remain in effect until I change them by issuing another Declaration or other explicit instructions to that effect. If a URL is specified in the Identification section, organizations involved in direct marketing are encouraged to check it periodically for revised versions of this Declaration. Each such organization is addressed as "you." If the line "Permissions apply to all residents" appears below, "me" and "I" should be interpreted to mean all residents at my address.

If you have had prior business contacts with LIST PRIOR RESIDENTS HERE, they no longer live at this address, and you do not have a "prior business relationship" with anyone at this address.

  1. If the line begins with a "D" I deny you and your agents my permission to send me solicitations by mail, and I specifically request that you include my address(es) below in any and all "do-not-mail" lists under your control. (This means you.)

  2. If the line begins with a "P" I permit you to send me solicitations by mail.

  3. If the line begins with a "W" I permit and encourage you to send me solicitations by mail.

If one or more telephone numbers are listed in the Identification section, I deny you permission to make telemarketing calls and other unsolicited calls including market research surveys to such numbers, and I specifically request that you include any and all of the numbers in all "do-not-call" lists under your control. I also deny you permission to provide information about me (other than than the contents of this Declaration under the terms of the GPL) to any other entity.

I specifically request that you include my name on all lists you maintain of consumers who do not wish to to have their names rented or shared. However, depending on your business practices this may not suffice to ensure that you do not use my name contrary to my permission, so I ask that you take all other necessary steps to ensure that neither you nor your agents acting on your behalf do this.

If one or more electronic mail addresses is specified in the Identification section, I deny you permission to send solicitations by email to such addresses. Notwithstanding anything above, I offer you a license to use and distribute the information in this Declaration under the GPL. I reserve my rights in the event that you act contrary to what I have told you I permit. Without in any way limiting these rights, you are advised that I regard 90 days from the date of your receipt of this Declaration as more than ample time for you to make the necessary preparations to ensure that you do not act contrary to my permissions.

##List of Organizations for Mail

D: All Public Interest Groups
D: All Non-Profits D: All Charities
D: All Media Companies D: All Entertainment Companies
D: All Financial Services
D: All Consumer Services
D: All Home and Garden Goods
D: All Consumer Goods
D: All Direct Marketing Promoters D: DoD or DA recruiting personnel
D: All other organizations not specifically listed.

Identification of individual to remove from mailing lists: Name:
Street:
Town:
State:
Zip+4:
Country:

Permissions apply to all residents End of Declaration

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