email addresses





promotional emails

Excessively frequent or aggressive promotional contact is intrusive, distracting and annoying. It’s a good way to create bad feeling and lose customers and referrals.

We don’t send large amounts of promotional information. Not even to people who have chosen to receive our news emails.

We send only brief emails to notify of new publications and related things.

Buying from us doesn’t mean you will receive marketing emails from us. You need to subscribe separately for those.


how we use your email address

We need your email address to sell a download file to you, and to contact you later if we produce a corrected or improved version.

But we will never abuse your email address.

We will not use it for any promotional purpose unless you have specifically requested us to do so.

We will never share it with anyone else.

When you buy a download file from us your email address is not automatically added to our news subscription list.

If you would like that to happen you must subscribe separately.

And you can easily unsubscribe at any later time.


never use a work email address to buy your scores

If you are buying scores for your employer then you may use a work email address provided for your use by the employer.

But never use a work email address for buying scores or copy licences for anyone other than the employer.

Not even for yourself.

Reasons include:

the buyer stamp in the PDF file shows your employer as the owner of the downloaded scores and copy licences, not you or any other owner you may have intended;

if you then make copies and distribute them to other people you are giving them an email address which is not yours;

doing so implies that that work email address is appropriate for contacting you in relation to the music;

the download emails are your proof of purchase and licensing to make copies, so if you leave the job you have lost access to them;

you depend on your employer and other staff not to delete those emails or try to download the files again.

No work email address is private.

Never use a work email address for anything not directly related to the work for which it is provided.


the difference between work email and private email

If you use an email address at work, for the purpose of your work, then it is provided for the purpose and benefit of the business or organisation and its customers and staff.

That applies even if that email address has your name in it.

It is not for your private use.

It is not “your work email address”. It is “an email address that is provided for you to use for your work”.

Emails sent to and from it must be accessible by others at or associated with your employer.

That is just as it should be. It is not your email address and they are not your emails.

If you’re away from work and other people there are receiving and dealing with emails at the address provided for your work there, they would be distracted by non work related things if you had given that email address to people to use for non work related purposes.

Keep your private emails separate. Use your own personal email address for them.

Then, if you leave the job, you don’t need to tell friends, family members or anyone else your new email address, because the one you have been using was your personal one anyway.

If you need to access your private email from work then do it via webmail. That’s like making a private phone call from work – little or no cost, no big deal if not overdone.

The same applies if you own your own business. Don’t use an email address related to it as your private one.

The only private message that should ever go through the email address that you use for your work is a brief incoming message to tell you to check your private email.

If you access your private email at home using a program that stores your emails in your computer, rather than by webmail, you can use a simple trick to ensure that all emails that you send via webmail when you’re away from home end up in your Sent emails at home.

A quick search should find it.


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© Laurie Williams Music, Adelaide, South Australia, 2014, 2015