Have your name removed from Telemarketing Lists and DMA

Written by Max Penn

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There is perhaps a place for employing inmates (the old cliché of inmates making license plates come to mind); however, using felons to gather personal information about you and your family is clearly a problem.

Even if you never deal with telemarketers, there is stillrepparttar potential of finding your personal information inrepparttar 143182 hands of convicted and incarcerated felons, since direct marketing lists are sold and rented among various businesses.

For people who want to receive marketing offers inrepparttar 143183 mail and have their names and addresses sold to other companies, there should be an "opt-in" option (i.e., "Initial here if we may use your name and address for marketing purposes.") Unfortunately, this is notrepparttar 143184 case, and most companies just assume that once you conduct business with them your personal information is theirs to do with as they please.


While there is no "opt-in" option available, there is an "opt-out" one available.

Because most reputable businesses that engage in direct marketing (sending junk mail) are members ofrepparttar 143185 Direct Marketing Association(DMA), you can notifyrepparttar 143186 DMA Mail Preference Service andrepparttar 143187 DMA Telephone Preference Service that you do not wish to receive direct marketing ads and calls from telemarketers, and they will add you to a database of names and addresses to be excluded from mailing and telemarketing lists.

Of course,repparttar 143188 DMA can do noting to limit junk mail from companies that do not subscribe to it, so this is not an all-inclusive way to get rid of junk mail. However, opting out withrepparttar 143189 DMA is a free service; all it takes is a few moments of your time and a couple of postage stamps.

To have your name removed from member mailing and/or telemarketing lists, contactrepparttar 143190 DMA atrepparttar 143191 following addresses:

Mail Preference Service Direct Marketing Association P.O. Box 9008 Farmingdale, NY 11735


Telephone Preference Service Direct Marketing Association P.O. Box 9008 Farmingdale, NY 11735

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Blackout Blinds

Written by Garry John

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Maybe your need isn’t for total light blockage. There are other options that are more suitable for dimmingrepparttar light in a room and helping to keep it cooler inrepparttar 143023 heat or retaining heat duringrepparttar 143024 winter. Often referred to as ‘dim out blinds’ they are usually made of similar fabric with some light blocking properties, but aren’t fitted into channels to block all light. They come inrepparttar 143025 same range of colors, patterns and styles designed to coordinate with any room décor, so shop around to find window treatments that fit your rooms perfectly.

Another recent entry intorepparttar 143026 blackout blinds market is cellular blackout blinds. Cellular blackout blinds are not available from every manufacturer, and are often a custom order from others. Like blackout roller blinds, they come in both room darkening and light filtering colors. They offer many options that standard blackout blinds don’t – top down or bottom up raising and lowering, for example. The colors available range from white to lavender to sea green to rose, and can block as much as 80% ofrepparttar 143027 light from entering your room.

If you’re buying blackout blinds from an online dealers be sure to visit their web site to get detailed measuring instructions. Since blackout blinds of any kind must be cut to measure, you’ll seldom get a refund if you make a mistake withrepparttar 143028 measurements or choose a color that doesn’t suit your rooms.

Garry John is a regular contributor to home improvement sites such as window blinds and hot tubs.

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