Ticketmaster requires users to agree to their Terms of Use before reading them

When you visit www.ticketmaster.com you might notice in the footer a statement that says “By continuing past this page, you agree to our Terms of Use.” In order for a Ticketmaster customer to read either their Terms of Use or their Privacy Policy, they would have to blindly agree to both before reading them. I […]

Unwanted solicitation from Ryan Tello of Rydek Professional Staffing

I received an unpleasant solicitation from Ryan Tello today, the Vice President of Client Development for Rydek Professional Staffing out of Corona, California. The unwanted phone call began as normal. Ryan gave a two- to four-minute pitch introducing himself, his company, and service. While these unwanted solicitations are tiresome and ignore my publicly posted request […]

Unidesk and Curvature violate their Privacy Policies

Each business day, I receive 5 to 15 cold calls and emails from companies wanting “just 15 minutes of my time” to tell me about their products and services. The voicemail box of my predecessor received 31 solicitation voicemails this week, and he left the company six months ago. While I understand those salespeople and […]

Seeking Idera’s Data Privacy Officer

In the past year, I have received seven cold emails from Idera account managers Marc Colvin and Atif Siddiqui. For each, I replied something along the lines of “Please unsubscribe, please do not solicit, please opt-out” in both the subject and body. I often also cc:ed the following email addresses: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] […]

VMworld makes it difficult to change your email address

VMworld 2014 registration is underway. Registration works like most websites, except that you are unable to change the email address associated with your account. You can change your phone number, your mailing address, your company name, your job title, or even your name; but not your email address. Your email address is presented in an […]