Why should I opt out of marketing communications from companies that have been fined by the ICO?
In short, to stop spam. The reason these companies have been fined is because many of them are guilty of using private information to make unwelcome marketing contact.
Simply press 'Get Started' and pick from our list of appealed companies to stop all unsolicited communication from them.
Remember, it's your legal right to decide how your information is being used and what for.
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We don't use consumer data for commercial purposes, which means we'll never, ever sell your data. It also means that there are no adverts or hidden costs.
Why should I use Rightly to stop spam and opt out of unwanted marketing communications?
If you've been the victim of unsolicited marketing calls or messages, you can use Rightly to opt out of future marketing contact.
With Rightly, it's easy to opt out of mass marketing calls, emails and text messages, for free. No finding data protection emails or needing to supply excessive amounts of information, just one process with lots of customer support.
How do I stop spam calls and direct messages?
The easiest way to stop unsolicited marketing contact is by sending a deletion request through Rightly.
- Press 'Get Started' and select the appealed companies you'd like to contact
- Add your basic details so that they can identify you
- Check your email to send your request
If you can't find the company that you're looking for, contact our support team and we'll add it for you.
Which companies are guilty of mass marketing?
Muscle Foods were found guilty of making 6,354,426 text messages and sending 135,651,627 unsolicited marketing emails. After 467 reported complaints, they were fined £50,000 by the ICO in March 2021.
In March 2020, CRDNN was fined a maximum of £500,000 for making over 193 million automated calls.
Decisions Technologies Limited
Between 2017 and 2018, Decision Technologies Limited is said to have sent out over 14 million direct messages. They were fined £90,000 by the ICO.
In June 2019, the ICO fined telecoms company EE Limited £100,000 for sending over 2.5 million unsolicited marketing text messages.
How long until they respond to my request?
Once the companies have received your request, they'll have 30 days to respond, or give a valid reason as to why they need an extension. If this happens, our support team can help speed up the process!
What if I’m not sure if they have my data?
You can still ask them. If they don’t have it, they have to let you know.
What if I’ve said they can use it in the past?
If you agreed to an organisation using your data but you’ve changed your mind, don’t worry! You can still ask them to delete your data.
What if they don't reply?
Don't worry, they have to follow your wishes thanks to your ‘right to erasure’ under GDPR law. GDPR applies in the UK and EU.
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