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1. The subject line of a commercial electronic mail message must include “ADV” as the first characters. If the message contains information that consists of material of a sexual nature that may only be viewed by an individual eighteen years of age or older, the subject line of the message must include “ADV-ADULT” as the first characters.
2. For purposes of this section, a commercial electronic mail message does not include a message if the recipient has consented to receive or has solicited electronic mail messages from the initiator, from an organization using electronic mail to communicate exclusively with its members, from an entity which uses electronic mail to communicate exclusively with its employees or contractors, or if there is a business or personal relationship between the initiator and the recipient.
3. For purposes of this section, a business relationship means a prior or existing relationship formed between the initiator and the recipient, with or without an exchange of consideration, on the basis of an inquiry, application, purchase, or services offered by the initiator or an affiliate or agent of the initiator. “Affiliate” means a person that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with a specified person.
4. It is a violation of chapter 51-15 to conspire with another person to initiate the transmission or to initiate the transmission of a commercial electronic mail message that violates this section.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - North Dakota Century Code Title 51. Sales and Exchanges § 51-27-04. (Contingent expiration date--See note) Subject disclosure--Violation of consumer protection law - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nd/title-51-sales-and-exchanges/nd-cent-code-sect-51-27-04/
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