The Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs

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Anti-spam enforcement action 2014

The Department's Electronic Messaging Compliance Unit is responsible for enforcing the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007. Below is a list of enforcement actions taken by the team in 2014.

December 2014 

Four New Zealand companies were issued with Formal Warnings for breaches of the Act

Offending entity - Formal Warning

Breach

Riccarton Mall Pharmacy 2000 Limited (trading as Life Pharmacy Riccarton)

Section 9, Section

Whitcoulls 2011 Limited

Section 11

John Kershaw

Section 9

Sheds4U Limited

Section 9, Section 11

November 2014

Four New Zealand companies were issued with Formal Warnings for breaches of the Act

Offending entity - Formal Warning

Breach

Freeman Media Limited

Section 11

Neighbourly Limited

Section 9, Section 11

Jenkins Gym

Section 9

St Marys Residence Limited

Section 9

October 2014

Seven New Zealand companies were issued with Formal Warnings for breaches of the Act

Offending entity - Formal Warning

Breach

ADORNO 2003 Limited

Section 11

Gordon Harris Limited

Section 11

The Internet Agency Limited

Section 9

cBox Pty Limited

Section 9

Nichols Garden Group Limited

Section 11

Logajob Limited

Section 9, Section 11

Tall Walkers Limited (trading as Parttimelover .co.nz)

Section 9, Section 11

September 2014

Five New Zealand companies were issued with Formal Warnings and one New Zealand company agreed to comply with an Enforceable Undertaking for breaches of the Act

Offending entity - Enforceable Undertaking

Toner Brands Limited (trading as Toner Direct)

 

Offending entity - Formal Warning

Breach

Barbara McGrath

Section 9, Section 11

Show Home Presentations Limited

Section 9, Section 11

Les Mills New Zealand

Section 9, Section 11

Web4Me Limited

Section 9

Bacbou Billboards Limited

Section 9

August 2014

Twelve New Zealand companies were issued with Formal Warnings for breaches of the Act.

Offending entity - Formal Warning

Breach

Global Computers

Section 9

Tailor Tailor Limited

Section 11

FlexiForce Limited

Section 11

Value Websites Limited

Section 9, Section 11

Hayley Blake

Section 9

Safe Harbour Financial Services Limited

Section 9, Section 11

Haines NZ Limited (trading as Workhere New Zealand)

Section 9

Cloudbase Concepts Limited

Section 9

Piccadilly Shoes Limited

Section 9

Club Physical Holdings Limited

Section 9, Section 11

Pukeko Print & Design Limited

Section 9

Accommodation New Zealand Limited (trading as "Bellow")

Section 9

July 2014

Two New Zealand companies were issued with Formal Warnings for breaches of the Act.

Offending entity - Formal Warning

Breach

Art Limited (trading as Pierre Peeters Gallery)

Section 9, Section 11

Stamford Hotels (NZ) Limited

Section 9, Section 11

June 2014

Two New Zealand companies were issued with Formal Warnings for breaches of the Act

Offending entity - Formal Warning

Breach

Ponsonby Dental Centre Limited 
(trading as Freemans Bay Dental Centre)

Section 9, Section 11

Harper Photographics Limited

Section 9, Section 11

May 2014

One New Zealand company was issued a Formal Warning for breaches of the Act

Offending entity - Formal Warning

Breach

PRWeb Pty Limited

Section 9, Section 11

April 2014

Three New Zealand companies were issued with Formal Warnings for breaches of the Act

Offending entity - Formal Warning

Breach

Thankyou Payroll Limited

Section 9, Section 11

Toner Brands Limited

Section 9

The Oak & Whale Corporate Wine Labels Limited

Section 9, Section 11

March 2014

Four New Zealand companies were issued with Formal Warnings for breaches of the Act

Offending entity - Formal Warning

Breach

Tutor Warehouse Limited

Section 9

Premium Real Estate Limited

Section 9, Section 11

My Refund Limited

Section 9, Section 11

Halleisure Limited

Section 9, Section 11

February 2014

An Auckland based marketing company has been ordered to pay $120 000 for sending spam via email and text messages – the largest penalty imposed for sending spam in New Zealand. 

Image Marketing Group Ltd was ordered to pay a pecuniary penalty to the Crown in respect of the civil liability events referred to in the judgement below.

A Civil Infringement notice was issued to Screen Enterprises Limited relating to breaches of section 9 of the Act.

January 2014

A Civil Infringement notice was issued to TopShelf Liquor Online Limited relating to breaches of sections 9 and 11 of the Act.

Seven formal warnings were issued to New Zealand individuals/organisations relating to breaches of the Act.

Offending entity - Formal Warning

Breach

Cash Converters Limited

Section 11

Trends Publishing New Zealand Limited

Section 9

The Radio Network Limited (iHeartRadio NZ)

Section 9, Section 11

LG Air Limited

Section 9

New Zealand Computer Sales Limited

Section 11

Seafood New Zealand Limited

Section 9, Section 11

Trumps

Section 9, Section 11