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    Privacy Policy?

    I wonder if anyone else has noticed the link that has appeared (at least I've only just noticed it) at the top regarding Penton's Privacy Policy - no wonder I've been getting a hell of a lot more spam e-mails of late

    I have managed to reduce them since I've been using my ISP's Spam option which adds the URLs to a Blocked list and then sends them to the Trash folder for deletion.

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    Looks to me like privacy is gone.

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    Sudo,

    Yes, I noticed it and read it but I guess it's just the price we pay for having the Lounge.

    I haven't noticed any more email spam. I'm using GMail, guess their spam filters are pretty good.
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    Which link?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruirib View Post
    Which link?
    It's a line of text above the Welcome "username" etc. and includes a hyperlink which gives you http://www.penton.com/privacy-policy/

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    Rui,

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    Hmmm... I don't get that.

    Can someone post the link here, please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    Sudo,

    Yes, I noticed it and read it but I guess it's just the price we pay for having the Lounge.

    I haven't noticed any more email spam. I'm using GMail, guess their spam filters are pretty good.
    I may be unjustly blaming them as I have my gmail registered for notifications and I don't get any on there.

    I may have earlier used my secondary ISP e-mail but re-registered because I had forgotten my username and password and I don't think my ISP is averse to flogging its customers details - but while Penton are saying one thing about privacy, they are practically saying it's non-existent if they want to pass on our details if it's going to make them a few bob.

    @ Rui - I've added the link in my Post #5.
    Last edited by Sudo15; 2015-04-18 at 17:49.

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    Found this link to the Penton Privacy Policy in the bottom left corner of the page...

    Private Policy Link.jpg

    Same URL...http://www.penton.com/privacy-policy/
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    It's been up since ~midnight last, EST, 5-6 hours ago.

    No extra spam seen here.

    Edit: should have been 18-19 hours ago.
    Last edited by satrow; 2015-04-18 at 19:26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by satrow View Post
    It's been up since ~midnight last, EST, 5-6 hours ago.

    No extra spam seen here.
    There's time yet

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    Ok, got it now, thanks.

    I was a subscriber to a Penton magazine for years and thus I was already under the effect of their privacy policy. For whatever use that may be, I never noticed any spam deriving from my Penton magazine subscription.
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    I noticed it early this morning and read most of the privacy policy. It was a small banner at the top of the login page. From what I read, you agree to them "Sharing" your info with whomever they like if you continue to use this forum.
    So far I haven't been inundated with spam on gmail but that may change.

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    Must be an American company, they wouldn't get away with it in Europe.

    cheers, Paul

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    My adblocker hides the link at the top of the page, so I would imagine a lot of members won't see it.

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