SFI maintains a ZERO tolerance policy towards the sending of SPAM. All SFI affiliates are required to agree to the following before they may participate in the SFI program:
Affiliate agrees to not utilize SPAM in promoting SFI. SFI maintains a ZERO tolerance policy towards the sending of SPAM, including, but not limited to, unsolicited commercial E-mail (UCE). This action may result in the immediate suspension or termination of Affiliate account with a cancellation of and possible forfeiture of any pending commissions. Affiliate will also be in violation of the SFI Affiliate Agreement and subject to legal action and be held liable for any financial loss incurred by SFI.
For the purpose of this agreement SPAM is defined as e-mailing, faxing, or telephoning ANYONE, in bulk or individually, in violation of all anti-spamming and applicable laws or regulations for the country, state, county, and city where the intended recipient resides. The Affiliate is under obligation to research and comply with all laws concerning unsolicited commercial e-mail. Under United States law, it is unlawful "to use any telephone, facsmile machine, computer, or other device to send an unsolicited advertisement. Electronic mail advertisement means any e-mail message, the principal purpose of which is to promote, directly or indirectly, the sale or other distribution of goods or services to the recipient." (CAN-SPAM Act of 2003).
SFI further defines SPAM as contacting anyone, in bulk or individually, about SFI, who has not specifically requested the information directly from Affiliate.