Advice line: make sure you’ve given CSP the right to contact you

Make sure you’ve given the CSP the right to contact you, says Rob Ledger.

You should have received an email from the CSP recently asking for permission before 25 May to keep mailing you.
I suspect for many members, our email will have quickly been swamped by a stream of rival ones vying for your attention.
If your inbox is anything like mine, it’s bulging with emails at the moment from companies and organisations who you’ve given your address to at some point, asking you to buy something new from them.
The incoming General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) should bring some relief to those of us whose mailboxes are over-filled with promotional emails. It requires companies to get active and specific permission from everyone they want to mail, and to keep that consent current.
For the CSP, this means we need you to confirm that you still want to receive mailings from us, at least the ones that fall outside of the management and delivery of your core membership package. To continue receiving the majority of our emails beyond 25 May, you’ll need to log in and give us your consent. It takes no more than a couple of minutes.
While it might be tempting to put this off for a while, our surveys tell us that informed and active members get significantly higher value from their CSP subscription than those who have a more passive relationship.
To confirm that you still want to receive CSP emails, and choose which ones you want to receive, log in to your website account ( and select ‘email subscriptions’.
You’ll see a range of options based on your existing preferences, any of which you can change. The most important bit is to confirm your consent at the bottom of the page.
If you’ve forgotten your password, don’t worry. You can request a link allowing you to update it from the log in screen.
Keeping on top of your emails should become a bit easier after 25 May. Just make sure you’re receiving the useful ones.
  • Rob Ledger is a CSP assistant director, strategic communications
Rob Ledger CSP assistant director, strategic communications

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