Refer to the Location Technology Checklist to help determine the nature and feasibility of the types of electronic communication systems and devices the Location wishes to use.
If you plan to set up automated telephone calls, send texts or email eBlasts, obtain the recipients’ written agreements first and specify the type of automated calls, texts, or eBlasts you plan to send. It is illegal to send automated messages to cell phones and other wireless devices unless the recipients have agreed in advance to accept such messages. In rare circumstances, automated messages provide important notifications such as school cancellations and appointment reminders. However, the Federal Trade Commission has placed heavy restrictions and limitations to protect consumers from unwanted calls otherwise offenders face significant penalties.
Allow recipients to opt out of receiving emails, calls, and texts, especially if the Location's contact list includes the numbers for wireless devices. Provide advance notice to potential recipients before launching these methods of communication and give them an opportunity to register for a Location Do Not Call list, which should be checked regularly and updated.