Email Import Terms of Use

Medium Policy
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2 min readNov 8, 2021

Effective as of November 8th, 2021

By using this feature to import any email addresses (the “Email Import”), you represent and agree that:

  • You have collected all email addresses that you will import through the Email Import in accordance with all applicable local, state, provincial, national, international, and other applicable laws, rules, and regulations (“Applicable Law”), and your use and disclosure to us of such email addresses complies with Applicable Law.
  • You have provided all required notices and obtained all required consents to engage Medium to send emails on your behalf for commercial or marketing purposes, including sending stories or newsletters.
  • You have collected the email addresses that you will import directly from the email recipients and have not bought, rented, or otherwise acquired these addresses in any way from any third-party.
  • You will not direct Medium to send any emails to any recipient who has unsubscribed from your mailing list either in the Medium settings or “unsubscribe” link in the Medium email itself, or through contacting you off-platform in any other way. For more information, please see our Help Center article.
  • If sending emails using the Medium platform results in significant bounce rates (rate of which email addresses in your list that didn’t receive your email because it was returned by a mail server), recipient complaint rates, or unsubscribe requests in excess of industry standards, or a determination that you have engaged in spam, as defined under our Rules, then Medium may suspend or terminate your use of this Email Import in Medium’s sole discretion.
  • When Medium processes the email addresses you import through the Email Import for the purpose of sending emails on your behalf, Medium is a processor or service provider, as those terms are defined under Applicable Law, and Medium processes those emails in accordance with your instructions and on your behalf.
  • Medium will not retain, use, or disclose the email addresses for any purpose, including any commercial purpose, other than for the specific purpose of sending emails on your behalf, or as otherwise permitted by Applicable Law, such as honoring recipient unsubscribe requests.

Please note that your use of the Email Import is part of Medium services, and you must comply with our legal terms, including the Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and Rules at all times. Medium reserves the right to suspend or terminate your access to Medium and its services with or without notice in Medium’s sole discretion

If you have any questions about this Email Import, please review our Help Center article.