June 15, 2016

Alert: US & Canadian Holiday Telephone Solicitation Bans for July 2016

Please be aware of the following holidays requiring a US holiday telephone solicitation ban for the month of July:

  • On Monday, July 4th, 2016, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Rhode Island, and Utah prohibit unsolicited marketing calls to residents in observance of Independence Day.
  • On Sunday, July 24th, 2016, Utah prohibits unsolicited marketing calls to residents in observance of Pioneer Day; however, state law already prohibits telephone solicitations on Sundays.

Please be aware of the following Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) member holiday telephone solicitation bans for the month of July:

  • On Friday, July 1st, 2016, the CMA prohibits members from making unsolicited marketing calls to residents of Newfoundland & Labrador in observance of Memorial Day.
  • On Friday, July 1st, 2016, the CMA prohibits members from making unsolicited marketing calls to residents of Canada in observance of Canada Day.
  • On Saturday, July 9th, 2016, the CMA prohibits members from making unsolicited marketing calls to residents of Nunavut in observance of Nunavut Day.
  • On Monday, July 11th, 2016, the CMA prohibits members from making unsolicited marketing calls to residents of Newfoundland & Labrador in observance of Orangemen’s Day.

Gryphon has updated its existing service parameters to reflect this solicitation ban.