bfac provides you (the bfac customer) the tools and resources to collect your subscribers' contact information on an opt-in basis. Subscribers, on the other hand, have the ability to opt out of your distribution lists easily and at any time. Subscribers can grant or revoke your ability to view and export their contact information by logging into the Subscription Management and unchecking the box labeled: "Allow access to my contact information."
bfac allows you to collect email addresses, instant message screen names, phone numbers, and other custom data when subscribers opt in to join your distribution list(s) via an online sign-up page powered by bfac. When joining a distribution list, we will ask subscribers for personal information such as their name, phone number, IM screen name, and email address. The information they provide and the information bfac obtains about them may be used to:
All subscribers have the ability to unsubscribe or change their personal subscription settings at any time. You should allow and inform your subscribers to unsubscribe by:
Your subscribers may also call the bfac Unsubscribe Hotline at 1-866-866-0009 to unsubscribe at any time.
Importing Contact Information
You agree to import, add, edit, access or otherwise use only lists for which all listed parties have opted in to receive correspondence from you ("Permission-Based Lists") in connection with your use of the service. You hereby covenant that you shall not use any other lists in connection with your use of the service. In the event that you import or add a subscriber with phone numbers, you must be able to provide tangible proof upon request that the subscriber being imported or added has given prior express written consent to be added to your lists and to receive solicitation messages from you. Written consent may be granted when a subscriber is clearly and fully notified of the collection of their contact information and agrees in writing that he or she may be contacted through their collected contact information. Prior express written consent can be obtained in hand written form or via email, website form, text message, or other methods in compliance with the E-SIGN Act. You will have to obtain prior express written consent from the recipient of your solicitation messages, even if you previously had a business relationship with the recipient. In addition, TCPA has revised a rule regarding text or voice solicitation messages. Click here for more information.
You should not assume a preexisting relationship to be a substitute for explicit permission to import corresponding contact information into bfac system. Nor should you send messages without explicit permission. For example, if your customer disclosed a mobile number in a normal course of business but did not specifically express permission to receive your message, you cannot send messages to the number. If it is discovered that you have been delivering any type of message to recipients who have not granted you permission, you will be held fully accountable for your actions and are subject to any and all legal actions that result from such violations including class action suits whether you use our standard user interface or API.
In addition to Online Sign-up pages, you can also collect mobile phone numbers when subscribers text your mobile keyword (that you create) to bfac's shared short code. By texting your mobile keyword, subscribers are opting in their mobiles phone numbers to join your distribution list(s). Also, when subscribers text in your mobile keyword, they are giving prior express written consent so you can view and access their mobile numbers. This allows you to send solicitation messages to the subscribers. Subscribers can remove their mobile phone numbers from your database at any time by replying to any text message they receive from bfac with "STOP". They can also change permission for you to view (or export) their contact information by unchecking "Allow access to my contact information." box while they are signed into the Subscription Management page.
bfac does not share, sell, or rent any contact information with any party. You are not allowed to share your subscribers' contact info with any third party for any reason. However, bfac may use or disclose information, including your personal information and your subscribers' contact information, under the following very limited circumstances:
NOTE: The bfac service is not intended for children under 13, and bfac does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13.