Will I be blacklisted or suspended by Mailchimp if I keep the 10 emails I gathered without a notice that they would be receiving newsletters, even after I add the notice to the form?
To avoid losing the old emails you gathered, you can add a notice to the form now. However, if you merge these old emails with the new ones you collect in the future, there is a risk of being blacklisted or suspended by Mailchimp due to the incorrect collection method of those 10 emails.
While I cannot provide a definitive answer about Mailchimp’s specific actions, it is generally important to ensure that you are collecting subscribers’ consent in a clear and transparent way, in accordance with GDPR regulations. If you have rectified the issue by including the proper notice in the form and obtaining consent from new subscribers, it demonstrates that you are taking steps to comply with the rules.
To mitigate any potential risks, you could consider reaching out to Mailchimp’s support team to explain the situation and seek their guidance on how best to handle the previously collected emails. They can provide specific information about their policies and any potential consequences.
To avoid potential issues, you should reach out to Mailchimp and explain the situation. They will be able to provide guidance on what steps you should take and how to handle the situation appropriately. It’s always better to be proactive and ensure that you are following the rules and regulations set by your email marketing service provider.
Now that you have added the necessary notice, you are wondering if you can still keep the old emails you previously collected and merge them with the new ones you’ll be gathering in compliance with Mailchimp’s rules. While I cannot provide official advice from Mailchimp, I can offer some insights.
It’s important to rectify the situation by ensuring you have proper consent from your subscribers going forward. For the old emails you collected without explicit consent, you may want to consider reaching out to those individuals and asking if they are still interested in receiving newsletters. This way, you are demonstrating your commitment to following ethical practices and respecting their consent.
As for the risk of being blacklisted or suspended, factors such as the number of non-compliant emails and your overall email sending practices may come into play. In your case, with only 10 improperly collected emails, the risk might be relatively low. However, it’s crucial to take corrective action and not make the same mistake again.
Remember to familiarize yourself with Mailchimp’s guidelines to ensure you remain compliant and protect your sender reputation. If you have any specific concerns, it may be best to reach out to Mailchimp directly for guidance on your situation.