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Offline 19and41

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Got This Email Flyer Today
« on: April 15, 2021, 01:21:19 PM »
http s://ww w.ooma.co m/home-phone/national-telephone-day/?utm_source=MailChimp&utm_campaign=April_Sweepstakes_US_
P&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=Telo&om_phone=877-621-2862&utm_content=button_sweepstakes&is_customer=
True&first_name=Rex&last_name=&email_address=crexstanley@gmail.com


National Telephone Day?

(Clicking the above linked text will take you to the disabled very long URL posted above in italics)
« Last Edit: April 15, 2021, 03:28:25 PM by TelePlay »
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Offline TelePlay

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Re: Got This Email Flyer Today
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2021, 03:38:31 PM »
A Google search for National Telephone Day gets a lot of hits. Don't know who created it or when but this is the gist of it:

" . . . we celebrate National Telephone Day on April 25. The holiday commemorates that fateful day in 1876 when Alexander Graham Bell introduced the first version of a telephone (which he dubbed the “electric speech machine”) and changed the world forever. With the famous first words spoken over a phone line, to his assistant Thomas A. Watson—“Mr. Watson…come here…I want to see you”—we were off to the races in terms of instant communication."

This site is informational:  https://nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-telephone-day-april-25/

As for the Ooma sweepstakes email you received, I see that as a very cheap way of getting thousands of email addresses and other information from all who enter to use and/or sell. This is from the sweepstakes' Official Rules:

8. Release and Indemnification: By entering, entrants and the Winner agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor which shall be final for all purposes hereunder, and agree: (1) Sponsor, its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, successors, and assigns, may use (unless prohibited by law) Winner’s name, likeness, image, photograph, voice, city/state of residence, biographical information and the prize for advertising, trade and promotion in any media or format now or hereafter known, on the Internet, including, but not limited to, social media, or via wireless application protocol, worldwide and in perpetuity, and without further compensation, permission or notification, except where prohibited by law (and, in connection with the foregoing, Winner agrees that Sponsor may publicize a photograph showing Winner with the prize in his or her home); and (2) entrants, Winner, and their respective heirs, next of kin, spouse, guardians, legal representatives, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, hereby unconditionally and irrevocably release, indemnify, forever discharge and hold the Sweepstakes Entities and Facebook harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, liens, agreements, suits, costs, attorneys’ fees, damages, judgments, orders, and liabilities of whatever kind or nature in law, equity or otherwise, whether known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, and whether or not concealed or hidden inclusive of any claims for damage to property, personal injury, illness, mental illness, or death, or claims based on defamation, rights of privacy, rights of publicity (collectively the “Released Claims”), in any way arising directly or indirectly out of entrants’ and/or Winner’s participation in the Sweepstakes and/or the prizes. Entrant hereby waives application of California Civil Code Section 1542 which provides as follows:

A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS THAT THE CREDITOR OR RELEASING PARTY DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE AND THAT, IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER, WOULD HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR OR RELEASED PARTY.

Entrant expressly waives the provisions of Section 1542 of the California Civil Code as well as any other statutes, rules, laws, ordinances, or common law principles or other authority of similar effect of any jurisdiction, and further waives any right to invoke said provisions now or in the future with regard to the Sweepstakes. Entrants and Winner further acknowledge and agree that this waiver is an essential and material term of these Official Rules and the Sweepstakes.

In addition to the terms and conditions of the aforementioned Released Claims above, Winner may be required to complete and sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Publicity/Liability Release, and return the aforementioned materials to Sponsor or Sponsor’s designee, or prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate.

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Re: Got This Email Flyer Today
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2021, 06:15:24 PM »
Looks like a good way of getting prospective customers together.  As to entering, that decision is entirely the entrant's.
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