Anti-SPAM Policy

    The ICF New Jersey Member Directory and Find A Coach service are intended to be used as a tool for potential coaching clients and ICF Members to connect with other ICF Members.  The Directory is not to be used to promote or market products and / or services to ICF Members.

    FTC indicates that the CAN-SPAM Act provides that "harvesting email addresses" is a violation of the Act that can give rise to criminal penalties, including imprisonment.  Harvesting email addresses via unauthroized access to and use of email addresses secured from the ICF New Jersey database and using those email addresses to issue primarily commercial messages is a violation of the CAN-SPAM Act and subjects the sender to both significant civil fines ($16,000 per email) and criminal penalties.

    The qualifications of coaches listed, and the information provided, are not verified by ICF New Jersey in any way.  Individuals utilizing this database are urged to take reasonable steps to verify the qualifications of any potential coach.  By utilizing the ICF New Jersey directories, you agree to hold ICF New Jersey harmless from any and all claims which may arise as a result of your using the information provided and agree to adhere to the ICF New Jersey SPAM Policy and any other spam regulations that may apply.

    Member/coach contact information included on ICF New Jersey's website is not posted for the purpose of promoting/marketing products/services to coaches.  It is primarily posted for the purpose of allowing potential clients of a coach to connect with a coach.  All other email and electronic communications with members should adhere to the following principles:

    1. You should have a prior relationship with the person receiving your email.  (Someone giving you their business card is acceptable in this regard, as it implies permission to get in contact.  The same is true if someone has sent you an email.)
    2. A valid "from" and "reply to" address must be included with each message.  If you have a subscription list, you should send a confirmation email that the person wishes to be on the list.
    3. There should always be a quick way to unsubscribe from any mail list.
    4. A complaint involving a breach of this Policy may be considered a violation of the ICF Code of Ethics and, therefore, referred to the Independent Review Board for their consideration.  Should they find that a breach occurred, remedies may be required.  Sanctions may also be imposed such as suspending or terminating the coach's membership or credential with the International Coach Federation.

    Please note that the spam laws and regulations above and beyond ICF New Jersey's policies may apply to commercial electronic messages sent to individuals who have elected to list their contact information on the ICF New Jersey website.