Data privacy and legal compliance for email marketing campaigns

Data privacy and legal compliance are both important issues to consider and inform yourself about when you use email marketing to grow your business.

What are the spam laws I should be aware of?

The rules, regulations, and laws surrounding spam, such as unsolicited emails sent in bulk, vary depending on your location. Make sure you are familiar with the laws in your region, state, and country before you begin an email marketing campaign.

Do I need to include a mailing address in my emails?

Depending on where you’re located, you might need to include a physical postal address in your promotional emails. The CAN-SPAM Act in the United States and the CASL legislation/PIPEDA in Canada are examples of these laws. The rules, regulations, and laws surrounding email marketing and spam, such as unsolicited emails sent in bulk, vary depending on your location. Make sure you're familiar with the laws in your region, state, and country before you begin an email marketing campaign.

By default, your store address is included in the footer of your emails. If you don’t feel comfortable sharing your store address in your emails, then you can rent a PO box from your local post office or UPS store to use as your mailing address. To change the mailing address in your emails, go to Settings > General in your Shopify admin and enter your post office box address as your store's address.

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