General Data Protection Regulation GDPR

Hi do you know if I can send an automated opt in email out, and if so, how. I need to do this before the 25th May.
Many thanks
Nikki

My understanding is that, if you have to contact your clients in order to do the job they contracted you for then you don’t need any consent to contact.
If you wish to offer them any new services, repeat services or offers then you need consent.
You can email them in order to get consent (as long as they have used your services- not spam list)
You cannot offer any incentives or offers in the same email to incentivise them to opt in.
You cannot use “Tick this if you do not want to be contacted” they must positively opt in.
Remember GDPR only applies to individuals or sole traders, not companies or people using company email addresses.