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A new year and another advertising splurge from Dexters
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samuelsen


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Joined: Feb 2016
Post: #1
19-01-2024 10:50 PM

So only 19 days into 2024 and Dexter's have picked up where they left off in 2023 with another spurge of advertising material, this time a plush thick brochure but with no connection whatsoever to SE23.

Yet more wasted resources that will end up in the waste or recycling bins of Lewisham Council across SE23. Lewisham must love Dexter's .........NOT

Which bit of I ain't interested in receiving your unsolicited, unwanted junk mail don't you understand?

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Herbparis


Posts: 154
Joined: Jan 2008
Post: #2
26-01-2024 09:06 PM

Depending if it was personally addressed to you? and registered with the Mail Preference Service (MPS) [/b https://www.mpsonline.org.uk/
. Under [b]Article 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
, any organisation has to stop using your personal information for direct marketing purposes if you ask them to do so.

This is a very effective way of stopping unwanted mail as they can't refuse to take your name, address and any other personal information off their mailing list.

Exercising your Article 21 right to object to direct marketing won’t stop junk mail addressed ‘to the occupier’ – only post which is addressed with your name.

If the company ignores or fails to act on your Article 21 notice, you report them to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) https://ico.org.uk/

If delivered by Royal Mail you can opt out of Royal Mail's Door to Door service
The Royal Mail's Door to Door opt out service only relates to unaddressed mail delivered by your post person.

Royal Mail are legally obliged to deliver all addressed mail, this includes mail that is addressed "To the Occupier", "The Homeowner" (or with any other generic recipient information), as well as mail that is personally addressed to you by name.

Royal Mail Door to Door Opt Out contact details:
Door to Door Opt Outs
FREEPOST RLZL-LHZH-JZHT
Royal Mail Customer Services
PO Box 740
PLYMOUTH
PL9 7YB
T: 0345 2660858
E: optout@royalmail.com


I would suggest for unsolicited leaflets put through as known as a door to door drop put a notice on your door to say NO junk or unsolicited mail. Warning: Should your company or agents ignore this notice you will be subject to an agreed legally binding contract and a disposal charge of *£100 which you have agreed to pay and should be paid within 14 days should you pay this within 7 days it will be reduced to £50. If ignore legal action will be taken against the company to recover costs.

* The amount that you think it reasonable to cover your costs for disposing of the unwanted mail or other alternate is to is the justice for the price of an envelope approach. Stick the unwanted leaflet in an envelope with a polite note asking the sender to respect 'No Junk Mail' signs in future. Don't put a stamp on the envelope, just hurry to your nearest pillar box and get Royal Mail to notify the sender that an item is ready for collection and that a charge for postage and an admin fee are due.

Write to to Manging Director Ashwin Kashyap You can email them via
md@dexters.co.uk or write to them at the following address:
Dexters
3 Park Road
Teddington
TW11 0AP

This post was last modified: 26-01-2024 09:09 PM by Herbparis.

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samuelsen


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Joined: Feb 2016
Post: #3
26-01-2024 09:33 PM

Thanks for the detailed response.
Dexters are aware and I doubt I'll be getting anymore, but as they say, time will tell....

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