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# 37831 19-Jul-2009 17:02
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I can't believe the mailout I received from NZ Post yesterday (also at www.nzpost.co.nz/win) asking me to voluntarily complete a questionnaire with all the usual income, home, mortgage, personal interests, finance, shopping habits, DOB, marital status, children's DOB etc - but also asking me to hand over my name, physical address, email address and phone numbers under the guise of winning a cash prize of $15,000, or one of several smaller prizes.

The (non) "Privacy Clause" says:
"By undertaking the New Zealand Post Survey, you and your partner's name and contact details may be provided to organisations from New Zealand and overseas to enable them to provide you and/or your partner, with information about products, services and offers relevant to your responses to this survey. New Zealand Post may also use this information for the same purpose.

New Zealand Post is committed to protecting your personal information and giving you a choice about how it may be used. We understand that you may be concerned about the confidentiality and security of the personal information we collect from you. We know that when you entrust us with your personal information, both online and through the mail, we will only use it for the purposes for which it was provided. It is a responsibility we take very seriously."

What, hang on, in the first paragraph, I've just agreed to let you pass all my details onto practically anyone, but the confidentiality of my details is very important to you. Right........

Will anyone actually be silly enough to had over all this information?

Sigh! I guess they will....


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  # 236918 19-Jul-2009 17:35
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Yeah I got that survey flyer in the mail as well. I guess for cash prize of $15,000 ect, some people will end up filling it in anyway, since many ignore or don't read the small print Foot in mouth

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  # 236968 19-Jul-2009 21:04
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freitasm: The flyer went straight to the recycle bin...





Right where it belongs.

Its just as bad as being able to go to the post office, and get peoples details by paying $10.







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  # 236979 19-Jul-2009 21:53
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I got one a couple of weeks ago. Mine went straight into the bin as well.

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  # 237072 20-Jul-2009 09:06
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Yeah I've binned mine too.

Sounds like a very shifty way for them to get around the unsolicited advertising law.




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  # 237087 20-Jul-2009 09:41
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Haha, I was going to fill it in until I looked at the questions this morning. I couldn't believe the level of detail one could be handing over to NZ Post. Imagine if the survey got lost in the mail. Criminals would be able to know what bank you bank at, what car model you have, your income, whether you have a mortgaged home, date of birth of your kids etc.

YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING NEW ZEALAND POST!

Sure, there are always suckers out there. Unfortunately, there are many out there.

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  # 237101 20-Jul-2009 10:08
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Is it even legal for them to hand out such information? I mean, just because you put some fine print in there doesn't make it law...

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  # 237119 20-Jul-2009 10:47
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Dodgy, very dodgy.

I have learnt that nothing is ever kept confidential. The data entry person can easily steal information without the company knowing. A hacker could hack into the system.

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  # 237279 20-Jul-2009 21:03
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IMHO - A better message than throwing it in the bin is to return this to them ripped up or with your disenting comments. Otherwise they don;t get the message!

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  # 237302 20-Jul-2009 22:19
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nutbugs: IMHO - A better message than throwing it in the bin is to return this to them ripped up or with your disenting comments. Otherwise they don;t get the message!


Excellent idea...

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  # 237304 20-Jul-2009 22:31
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I used it to light the fire tonight.. >:-)




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  # 237360 21-Jul-2009 09:14
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I'm emailing and facebooking urging friends and family not to fall for this, and encourage everyone else to do so.

Plus I'm sending it back with something sarcastic/nasty/dissenting




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  # 237367 21-Jul-2009 09:34
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didnt even open it




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


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