Are you (or is someone you care for) receiving too much unsolicited marketing contact?
Here are the best ways to help reduce this, and they're all free. Please bear in mind, though, that these services are designed to stop companies sending you unsolicited marketing (like credit card forms and sales catalogues). Therefore, if you already have a relationship with any given charity, they will still be allowed to contact you after you register with the Mailing Preference Service (MPS) or the Telephone Preference Service (TPS). The best approach to stop fundraising appeals from charities (including us!) is to contact them directly, or to use the new Fundraising Preference Service (FPS) explained below.
1. If you are receiving too much unwanted marketing mail at a UK home address, then register with the Mailing Preference Service:
You will notice mail gradually decreasing, but it can take up to 4 months for the service to come into effect. You can register your own address, a previous occupant at your current home, or someone who's passed away.
2. If you wish to stop nuisance marketing phone calls, then register with the Telephone Preference Service:
- It takes 28 days for the service to come into effect.
- You can register both landlines and mobiles.
3. If you are receiving too much marketing from charities (phone calls, SMS, email or post) then register with the Fundraising Preference Service:
A few keys points on this one:
- This stops all marketing contact from the charities you choose (not just fundraising appeals)
- If you're struggling to complete the online form, there's a helpline: 0300 3033517
- You can register yourself or on behalf of someone else. They'll be told you've done this.
- The block lasts 2 years. After that, some charities may check with you if you've changed your mind. We won't - we'll assume nothing's changed unless you tell us otherwise.
Read more about how we treat your data privacy in the rest of the MY DATA section.