Telephone Preference Service
The free opt out service enabling you to record your preference on the official register and not receive unsolicited sales or marketing calls.
This free service gives you the opportunity to opt out of receiving unsolicited calls. Once registration is complete telemarketers are legally bound not to call you.Find out more
WHY SHOULD I
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The Telephone Preference Service is a free service which enables you to join the official register to opt out of unsolicited sales and marketing calls.Find out more
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WHAT IS
TPS?
'Your Choice' Preference Service for Unaddressed Mail
Unaddressed Material

Many local and national organisations like to communicate information to people using unaddressed mail and door to door material delivered directly to their homes. Such items can include free newspapers, free magazines, catalogues, information leaflets, advertising brochures & money-off coupons, local directories and free product samples.

Organisations who communicate in this way include local authorities, central government, utility companies (e.g. gas, water, electricity), public service organisations, charities, political parties, local education bodies, local shops and providers of local services.

These kinds of items are delivered to most homes within a given area and do not involve the householders name and address being asked for or kept on record.

Unaddressed Mail or 'door to door' items (i.e. items that do not have individual names or addresses recorded on them) are delivered to homes by a number of different companies.

DMA

The Direct Marketing Association UK (DMA) is the trade body for the direct marketing industry. The majority of national distribution companies involved in the door to door delivery of unaddressed mail, as well as some local distribution companies, are members of the DMA.

DMA membership includes a proportion of free newspaper publishers and the majority of national door to door distribution companies including The Royal Mail.

How to Contact the DMA to find out about stopping delivery of Unaddressed Mail

Although the communications they carry are usually valued and informative, door to door distribution companies recognise that not everyone may want to receive these items.

Those companies that are members of the DMA agree to abide by the expressed wishes of householders who do not wish to receive unaddressed material through their letterbox.

For details on how householders can exercise .Your Choice. and ask distribution companies to stop the delivery of unaddressed mail to their homes, please contact the DMA by letter, fax, telephone or e-mail and ask for details of the 'Your Choice' Preference Service for Unaddressed Mail.
DMA 'Your Choice' contact details:

'Your Choice' Preference Scheme Dept.
Direct Marketing Association (UK)
DMA House
70, Margaret Street,
London
W1W 8SS
Telephone: 020 7291 3300
Fax: 020 7323 4165
e-mail: yourchoice@dma.org.uk

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