(a) ?Telemarketer" means any person who initiates or receives telephone calls to or from a consumer in this state for the purpose of making a telemarketing solicitation as defined in section one hundred twelve of this article.
(b) A telemarketer may initiate or receive a communication that constitutes a telemarketing solicitation on his own behalf, through a salesperson or through an automated dialing machine.
(c) A telemarketer does not include any of the persons or entities exempted pursuant to part II of this article.
(d) A telemarketer does not include a salesperson as defined in section one hundred fourteen of this article.
(e) A telemarketer includes, but is not limited to, owners, operators, officers, directors, partners or other individuals engaged in the management activities of a business entity that is subject to licensing and registration pursuant to this article.