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What do you think when a company says they never sell or share your personal information with third parties? Do you trust them?

Asked by AshlynM (6380 points ) October 5th, 2012

Half the time, I don’t trust them.

What about you?

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8 Answers

Sunny2's avatar

I don’t trust it unless I know something about the company and how trustworthy they are. I believe my bank, for example. I wouldn’t trust a company that sold gimmicky items and offered big discounts.

Jeruba's avatar

I don’t. I think there probably are companies that make and keep that pledge. But I also think that companies that will sell your personal information without your consent won’t mind lying about it.

flutherother's avatar

In the UK it would be illegal to pass personal information to third parties without permission. This is covered by the Data Protection Act 1998.

JLeslie's avatar

If it is a fairly well known company that has been around for a while I trust it.

marinelife's avatar

If they say so, they are legally bound to abide by it. It is a contract.

YARNLADY's avatar

There is always a disclaimer that says except our business partners. More and more companies are now buying partnerships with banks and credit card companies so they can get access to your information.

Pazza's avatar

Haha. nope….
Its a bit like a politicians promise.
The second they can go back on their word for profit, you can be sure its been sold to the highest bidder.

wundayatta's avatar

No, I don’t believe them. But I decide to give them my information anyway, if I want the product and it’s worth the hassle of extra spam.

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