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Acceptable Usage Policy

By Jitta

updated about 1 month ago

To maintain the highest levels of deliverability for our customers, we do not allow certain types of email content as a policy. Spam Affiliate Marketing content is included in the list of email types that we cannot allow on our service.

Emails sent to market or selling goods, without adding any value to the subscriber, are not allowed. These emails receive a large number of spam complaints from subscribers. This results in a lower reputation score as an email service provider. This then has the ability to hurt the deliverability of our other customers.

Sending email content that violates the CAN-SPAM Act is not allowed, and a breach of our terms of service.

The type of Affiliate Marketing we allow:

Emails that educate subscribers or provide something of value MAY include affiliate links. These kinds of emails do not lead to spam complaints, and we allow them. 

Sending information about your own affiliate program to your registered affiliates allowed. 

We also allow sending of affiliate marketing content to engaged subscribers. This content is expected by the subscriber base and does not result in spam complaints.

What type of Affiliate Marketing is not allowed:

We do not allow emails with the sole purpose to send affiliate links to a large number of subscribers.

We do not allow affiliate emails that endorse a third party product or service "out of the blue". Promotion for a 3rd party product should include education about that product.

We do not allow emails with suspicious or spammy content. This includes get rich quick schemes, gambling, multi-level-marketing, among others. 

Bottomline:

If your content does not get reported as spam on a regular basis, we have no problem with your email content. 

Will my account be suspended if I violate these terms?

  • We will not suspend your account altogether, we will revoke access to emails. 
  • You can still access other Gist products. 
  • You will still be able to view and manage all your contacts. 
  • You will also have the option to export your contacts and close your Gist account. If you close your account, you will be charged a pro rated basis.

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