Next Millennium Ventures, Inc. ( NMV ), parent company of AbTension.com, is
committed to permission-based email marketing practices, and as a result has established this no-tolerance
Anti-Spam Policy. NMV will occasionally update this Anti-Spam Policy. When it does, NMV will also revise the “last
update” date at the top of this Anti-Spam Policy. For changes to this policy, NMV will notify you (the customer) by
placing a notice on its web site home page.
1. What is Spam?
Spam is commercial email or unsolicited bulk email, including “junk mail”, which
has not been requested by the recipient. It is intrusive and often irrelevant or offensive, and it wastes valuable
resources. Spam messages are the opposite of permission-based email, which are normally anticipated, personal,
relevant and/or associated with a pre-existing business or personal relationship. Inappropriate newsgroup
activities, consisting of excessive posting of the same materials to several newsgroups, are also deemed to be
2. Preventing Spam
Customers of NMV products and services have agreed during their registration
not to use the NMV products or services to send unsolicited email or bulk email, whether or not for commercial
purposes. NMV reserves the right to determine in its sole discretion what constitutes actionable spam, as well as
what measures are necessary in response to such spam activities.
3. How NMV Helps You to Avoid Spamming
NMV has developed its Internet marketing tools to incorporate a strict
permission-based philosophy. This anti-spam philosophy is implemented through the following:
of registering for the NMV products and services state how and for what purposes you can collect your site visitor
(b) Unsubscription – Each email created using NMV products contains an
“unsubscribe link”. If your web site visitors use the link to request that they be unsubscribed, your subscriber
lists will automatically be adjusted to eliminate the prospect of sending unwanted email to such persons.
Additionally, each person on your subscriber list has the option of unsubscribing through a web-based method
provided on the NMV web site. Customers of NMV who try to remove the unsubscribe link will be warned that they are
doing so, and if they persist in having the link removed or deactivated in any way, then NMV will have the right to
terminate their account.
(c) Purchased Mailing Lists - Mass mailings to purchased email lists are not
allowed. NMV only allows opt-in mailing lists. Purchased or inherited lists are by definition not opt-in.
Similarly, you cannot use an email list relating to particular subject matter, and then use it for an unrelated
4. Laws Restricting Spam
Spam laws vary from state to state, and from country to country. This NMV
Anti-Spam Policy has been developed to conform to the highest commercially reasonable standards. As a result, and
without limiting the general prohibitions against all spam activities, the following are expressly
(a) Use of false headers, or other false information, to identify the point of
origin or the transmission path of the email, or to hide the true origin of the email sender,
(b) Unauthorized use of a third party’s internet domain name without the
permission of such third party, to make it appear that the third party was the point of origin of the
(c) Use of any false or misleading information in the subject line of the email,
(d) Assisting any person in using the products or services of NMV for any of these
previously mentioned activities.
5. Questions to Ask Yourself
To help in establishing whether you are participating in activities constituting
spam, ask yourself the following questions:
(a) Are you sending email to non-specific addresses, such as firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com?
(b) Have you deliberately falsified your transmission path information or
(c) Are you sending email to mailing lists or distribution lists, which then send
indirectly to various other email addresses?
(d) Have you imported for use a purchased list of any type?
(e) Are you continuing to mail to anyone who has asked to be deleted from your
(f) Does your email not provide a fully functioning link to
(g) Does you email subject line contain false or misleading
(h) Have you used a third party’s email address or domain name without the party’s
If you answer yes to any of these questions, you are likely involved in spam
activities, and should contact NMV customer support service at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. Measures to Enforce the Anti-Spam Policy
Any NMV customer found to be using NMV products or services for spamming purposes
may, at NMV’s discretion, be immediately cut off from use of all NMV products and services and/or fined US$ 1,000
per occurrence, with no refund of fees that have been paid.
NMV warns all of its customers when signing up that if they participate in
spamming activities they will be subject to the loss of NMV services, fines and possible legal action.
NMV has the right to actively review its customers’ subscriber lists and email for
suspiciously large broadcasts. If NMV finds any customers to be spamming, it will issue a warning, and if the
activities are serious enough, NMV will take action immediately. If NMV has any reason to believe that the
customer, despite warning being given, threatens to or is continuing to send spam, then NMV may take action
immediately, including disabling the customer’s account and/or reporting the customer and the incident to the
NMV does not attempt to censor any content, nor to curtail the business of its
customers. However, spam activities do not fall within uses authorized by NMV , and will not be
7. Reporting Spam
If you believe that you have received spam from or through NMV ’s facilities,
please send a complaint from your email account along with the unsolicited email, with completed header, to
email@example.com. Please provide any other information that you
believe may help us in our investigation. NMV does not investigate or take any action based on “anonymous” spam
8. False Spam Complaints
NMV supports the efforts of various organizations working to responsibly eliminate
spam activities. However, if an individual has opted-in to receive email from a customer of NMV, and then falsely
or maliciously files a spam complaint against NMV or its customers, NMV will cooperate fully with the appropriate
agencies to ban the complainant from use of anti-spam software and the Internet
community.Last updated: 02-17-2010.