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Code of Virginia
Title 59.1. Trade and Commerce
Chapter 44. Virginia Telephone Privacy Protection Act
5/20/2019

§ 59.1-510. Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

"Established business relationship" means a relationship between the called person and the person on whose behalf the telephone solicitation call is being made based on: (i) the called person's purchase from, or transaction with, the person on whose behalf the telephone solicitation call is being made within the 18 months immediately preceding the date of the call or (ii) the called person's inquiry or application regarding any property, good, or service offered by the person on whose behalf the telephone solicitation call is being made within the three months immediately preceding the date of the call.

"Personal relationship" means the relationship between a telephone solicitor making a telephone solicitation call and any family member, friend, or acquaintance of that telephone solicitor.

"Telephone solicitation call" means any telephone call made to any natural person's residence in the Commonwealth, or to any wireless telephone with a Virginia area code, for the purpose of offering or advertising any property, goods or services for sale, lease, license or investment, including offering or advertising an extension of credit.

"Telephone solicitor" means any person who makes, or causes another person to make, a telephone solicitation call.

2001, cc. 528, 553; 2004, cc. 202, 224.

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