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Monday, April 19, 2010

PayPal to give your data to Yesmail, Responsys & Cadenza

View the announcement on a web page: Policy Updates - PayPal or download the PDF.

In an email titled "Changes to the PayPal user agreement", PayPal has announced that it will divulge the following details from your account "For marketing and public relations":

To Yesmail Inc. (USA) and Responsys (USA)
To fulfil e-mail marketing programs of PayPal services and promotions.
- Name, e-mail, address, business name, domain name, account status, account preferences, type and nature of PayPal services offered or used and relevant transaction and account information.

Carrenza Limited
To store user data for marketing campaigns
- Name, e-mail, address, business name, domain name, account status, account preferences, type and nature of PayPal services offered or used and relevant transaction information.

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A protest using their "Contact Us" system produced an anonymous and irrelevant standard letter referring to their earlier privacy agreements. How shabby for a supposed internet "bank", a supposedly secure "financial institution" to be hawking your private details to parasitic marketing vultures. Could it be illegal? Why is it necessary for PayPal to allow other companies access to its data - is it not capable of processing its own data?

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