Click on numeral or alpha listing to view our members
If you are
searching for a Chamber member in a particular sector please
do not hesitate to telephone Knowsley Chamber of Commerce on 0151
Using our member directory: The Privacy and
Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
We have published the details of our members to assist you in
finding new suppliers or providers of goods and services. In
our recent survey 75% of companies said that they supported
local companies and actively used the 'shop local'
principle. However, this database cannot be used by third
parties for email marketing purposes.
What does the law say?
The Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 covers
the sending of email marketing. This legislation says that
organisations must only send marketing emails to individuals if
they have agreed to receive them, except where there is a
clearly defined customer relationship. https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/spam-emails/
We must point out that there is an immense difference
between having access to an email list, and having permission to
send an email to that list. Even when an organisation, as in
this case the Chamber of Commerce, says that people listed in the
directory can be emailed, this does not qualify as a direct opt-in
and the email addresses cannot be used by third parties unless you
have their express permission ie. If you have talked to
individuals in the member directory, and they have given you their
direct permission, then you can add them to your mailing list.