Like most folks we’ve been bombarded over the last few weeks with emails asking if we wanted to stay on mailing lists we never knew we’d been signed up to.
The closer it got to May 25th the more and more desperate the messages got in a nearly pre-apocolyptic frenzy. All of this was due to the dreaded GDPR.
A few years ago we were approached by a short lived show to exhibit with them. They said they would do us a better price if I threw in my customer details. Not surprisingly we didn’t go to that show as it was non of their business.
Regarding the mailing list. Most of our sales come from organic searches, ie people finding us on Google or similar. If we do get any new products or have something to say we either put it on our blog (here) or on our Facebook or Twitter feed. To an extent our mailing list felt like we were regurgitating this information and it was old news. GDPR was the final push to cause us to rest that idea.
We hope you understand why we’ve done these things and where we’re coming from.