Huss, what is the BS Privacy Policy

Discussion in 'Customer Service' started by MetroStars4Life, Sep 19, 2003.

  1. JeffGMc

    JeffGMc Member

    Oct 14, 2000
    New York City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
  2. I'd like to hear from Huss what that policy actually means.

    I posted the policy on the thread (link above) and BenC said that's NOT the policy.
     
  3. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    From the privacy policy:
    and
    And also:
    So what's the problem again?
     
  4. JeffGMc

    JeffGMc Member

    Oct 14, 2000
    New York City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I guess the big question on everyone's mind is: Is my IP address being sold to Vikings intent upon wreaking hav-ok with my home like in those credit card commercials?
     
  5. Huss

    Huss Administrator
    Staff Member

    Aug 1, 1995
    New York, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    We do not sell our customers information nor private data. We do not share our customers information nor private data. ip logging is there for emergencies, and the data is not permitted to be shared without anyone outside of the mod/supermod/admin corp except through me and with my authorization. now, if people violate our TOS, or a legit authority contacts us about a problem, the ip is one way of many we use to see who someone might be, where they might be from , and what their other usernames might be. it's a detective tool, we use it to help confirm identity. except under subpoena, i can't think of one other example where we shared the actual ip address with an outside entity.
     
  6. ProfZodiac

    ProfZodiac Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 17, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You've been subpoenaed to give someone's IP address?
     
  7. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Didn't you know that Skipshady is a former KGB agent?
     
  8. Huss

    Huss Administrator
    Staff Member

    Aug 1, 1995
    New York, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Sadly yes, so watch out what you say about the politicians on this site.
     
  9. One more reason to close the NSR forums
     
  10. GringoTex

    GringoTex Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    1301 miles de Texas
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    You've been subpoenaed to give someone's IP address based on political reasons? As opposed to criminal reasons?
     
  11. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    If you close the NSR forums, the terrorists will win.
     
  12. Jacen McCullough

    Nov 23, 1998
    Maryland
    While I have no inside scoop on what the subpoena was about, I remember a poster a while back making posts left and right about assassinating the President. He disappeared rather quickly if I recall correctly. Regardless of your political leanings, making comments like that is pretty stupid. Of course, I could be wholly incorrect and the trifecta of Bill O'Reilly, Condoleeza Rice and John Ashcroft could be involved in a secret plot to silence the crafty liberal Dan Loney once and for all. Either theory. Take your pick. :)
     
  13. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    I was wondering how they tracked me down. :mad:
     
  14. greenie

    greenie New Member

    Feb 6, 2000
    Boulder, CO
    Question: is Onion Bag at all partnered with BigSoccer, or have they been employed as an "Agent" or otherwise used for providing "Promotional Offers" in conjunction with BigSoccer?

    I am very curious as the e-mail address I used to register with BigSoccer has been given out to only one other soccer-related website (and in general, is not provided to very few companies), yet it is the address that Onion Bag is using to push sales on me -- and without a stated privacy policy or instructions for list removal, I might add.
     
  15. greenie

    greenie New Member

    Feb 6, 2000
    Boulder, CO
    If that is true, then perhaps you can explain how the Onion Bag obtained my email address from BigSoccer and is using it to send me unsolicited email messages advertising its web site and product line.

    A representative of Onion Bag just confirmed to me that they did indeed obtain my email address as a result of a prior partnership with BigSoccer.

    Based on BigSoccer's published privacy policy, either BigSoccer has not followed their own policy or Onion Bag is in violation of BigSoccer policies.

    Were I a user that took advantage of BigSoccer's boards at no charge, I might not raise such a stink. As a paid subscriber however, this is a great concern as BigSoccer also has financial information about me within their records.
     
  16. Huss

    Huss Administrator
    Staff Member

    Aug 1, 1995
    New York, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    They are emailing you without your permission or ours. You should contact whomever you feel is appropriate.
     
  17. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    can I guess who it was? ;)
     

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