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This is meant as a brief general guide to the act and in no way is a valid legal opinion –please consult with either the Department of Internal Affairs or your lawyer.

In brief the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007 has four key areas of compliance:

  1. A unsolicited commercial electronic message that has a New Zealand link must not be sent unless the receiver has first consented to receiving the message;
  2. All commercial electronic messages must include a “functional unsubscribe facility” which allows the recipient to inform the sender that such messages should not be sent to them in the future;
  3. All commercial electronic messages must include information which clearly identifies the person who authorises sending the message and how that person can be contacted;
  4. “Address–harvesting software” must not be used in connection with, or with the intention of, sending unsolicited commercial electronic messages. “Address harvesting software” is software that searches the Internet for electronic addresses and collects and compiles those addresses.

Who does the Act apply to?
The Act applies to either an individual who is physically present in New Zealand at the time of the use or an organisation that carries on business or activities in New Zealand.

What electronic messages does this Act apply to?
For the purposes of this Act, an electronic message has a New Zealand link if one or more of the following applies:

  1. The message originates in New Zealand,
  2. The person who sent the message is an individual who is physically present in New Zealand when the message is sent; or an organisation whose central management and control is in New Zealand when the message is sent
  3. The computer, server, or device that is used to access the message is located in New Zealand
  4. The recipient is an individual who is physically present in New Zealand when the message is accessed; or an organisation that carries on business or activities in New Zealand when the message is accessed
  5. If the message cannot be delivered because the relevant electronic address does not exist, assuming that the electronic address existed, it is reasonably likely that the message would have been accessed using a computer, server, or device located in New Zealand.
  6. If it is sent to an electronic address that ends with “.nz”

I’ve received an unsolicited commercial email from WASP’ NZ Ltd's mail server!

Contact us! All our users must abide by our ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY which specifically forbids spamming. We will take all reasonable steps to determine the senders and ensure that it does not reoccur. However please note that the Act states “A service provider does not send an electronic message, or cause an electronic message to be sent, or contravene Section 15, merely because the service provider provides a telecommunications service that enables an electronic message to be sent.”

Anti-Spam enforcement

The Department of Internal Affairs will enforce the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007 by:

  • Investigating complaints about spam
  • Acting against ‘spammers’ who are deliberately flouting the law
  • Undertaking research into technologies used to send spam
  • Advising Government and organisations on spam matters
  • Liaising with relevant overseas bodies to ensure New Zealand complies with international agreements concerning spam.

Businesses and individuals are able to lay complaints about spam with the ‘Anti-Spam Compliance Unit’. The Department may investigate these complaints and take the appropriate action.

Weighing the Benefits and Challenges of Wireless

Wireless goes where cable and fibre cannot: The inherent nature of wireless is that it doesn't require wires or lines to accommodate the data/voice/video pipeline. As such, the system will carry information across geographical areas that are prohibitive in terms of distance, cost, access, or time.
For many applications, wires and cables are not a practical option, with no wires or cables to route, a wireless network is inherently more flexible than a traditional network. You are not locked into a fixed network topology or system setup, leaving open the possibility for additions, upgrades, extensions, and so on. This convenience means there is less overhead associated with setting up and less overheads means more opportunity to grow the network.

WASP has over 26 years in the wireless industry and has been involved at every level of design and implementation from local to NZ wide wireless network installations. We have a complete team of engineers at your disposal. Email don@waspnet.co.nz

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