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Frank Cranmer and David Pocklington
25 May 2018
I am happy to continue receiving emails
Then if you want to do so via e-mail as well as via WordPress, could you please give me ten minutes to erase the current subscription list, then resubscribe?
What do we actually need to do to resubscribe? There’s no ‘yes’ button (or whatever we need to press/enter) in the above post.
When I get the existing approvals removed from the system (which is proving more difficult than I imagined), you’ll have to go on to the home page and press ‘subscribe’ – which is what you did to subscribe in the first place.
Why are some organisations or bodies being absurdly over cautious forcing people to re-subscribe or re-enter all their details?
The time this is taking up is absurd
Hallmark Hotels even required me to prove I’m not a robot whereas Legacy Hotels (amongst others) simply invited me to submit a Yes to new t&c’s and others just give you the option of unsuscribing if you should wish to
I can’t speak for the others, but if David and I get fined for non-compliance, there isn’t some nice cosy institution to bail us out: we just go bankrupt.
de minimis non curat lex
I hereby authorise you to contact me
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