This is my fault for not paying attention sooner. There’s a new EU regulation going into effect on May 25, 2018 to protect user data and privacy. I’m not based in the EU, but I do have readers and subscribers there, so I don’t want to risk incurring the massive penalties they’re threatening for non-compliance. I sent out a couple of emails this week to my newsletter and Rebel Court subscribers, and some of them reached out to me asking if the email was spam. Not the ideal response LOL
So this is my official confirmation that the emails that went out via MailChimp are NOT spam.
If you are subscribed to receive my Newsletter, and/or The Rebel Court novellas, and you want to continue receiving them, please click the button in the email to update your preferences. You will be taken to your (very brief) profile page on MailChimp, which will list the information you already submitted. Please check the box to consent to continue receiving emails from me and click the Update Preferences button to confirm. The two lists are separate, so you’ll have to do it for each one separately, and you’ll also have the option to unsubscribe, if you’d prefer (although I hope you’ll choose to stick around!). Shouldn’t take more than 5 seconds.
In order to be compliant, I’ll only continue sending emails to those who make the update and give consent before May 25, 2018. If you miss the deadline, you will be automatically unsubscribed from the list(s) and may need to subscribe anew to get re-added back in. It’s a bit of a hassle, but I prefer staying on the safe side. 🙂
Thanks to everyone who already made the update! <3
Mailchimp was crowded today and will become even worse before the 25th. I use Mailchimp for my dream website and Mailerlite for my other two sites. Mailerlite was so much easier, as usual. Even though it’s such a pain, at least my mailing lists will be cleaned up.
I was thinking the same about the lists getting cleaned up. I have about a 50% open rate on my mailings. I shouldn’t complain, because the industry standard is about 17%, but it makes me wonder about what’s going on with the other half. Whether my messages are getting spammed, or just deleted on sight…