PayPal's new Ts & Cs say they can bombard you with advertising - htxt.africa

edited June 2015 in Site discussion

imagePayPal's new Ts & Cs say they can bombard you with advertising - htxt.africa

Worse, if you don't like that you can't even opt out - PayPal says you must close your account.

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  • Interesting (and disturbing)... I wonder how this plays with SA laws.

    Section 45 of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act, 25 of 2002:
    (1) Any person who sends unsolicited commercial communications to consumers, must provide the consumer
    a)with the option to cancel his or her subscription to the mailing list of that person; and
    b)with the identifying particulars of the source from which that person obtained the consumer’s personal information, on request of the consumer.
    ...
    (4) Any person who sends unsolicited commercial communications to a person who has advised the sender that such communications are unwelcome, is guilty of an offence and liable, on conviction, to the penalties prescribed in section 89(1).
    http://ispa.org.za/spam/south-african-law/
  • According to the BBC, it's only for US accounts:
    "The changes - which come into force in July - will only apply to its US customers."
    http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33009774
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