[DML] privacy concerns
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[DML] privacy concerns

I would be furious if a vendor (or any company I do business with) 
published information on my purchasing habits without getting my prior 

Most commercial websites have a published "Privacy Policy" where they 
specifically state that your private info will be "used for ABC but not 
XYZ".  It's more about principle than about when I last bought a set of 
spark plugs.  I certainly divulge all manner of private info here and 
elsewhere, but it was my prerogative to do so, or not.  In all fairness to 
Rob, he was responding in a legal matter and may have ultimately been 
compelled to provide such information, since sales records and not 
generally considered privileged.

While I'm sure none of the vendors are selling my personal info to, say, a 
spammer, there is nothing preventing them from doing so except their 

FWIW, James Espey asked for my permission to use my words in one DMCH's 
ads, even though they had plucked the quote right off the DML.  I really 
appreciated that.

Gus Schlachter
VIN #4695
Austin, Texas

> But if they didn't specifically tell me, I'd never think it would be a
> problem casually mentioning it in a relevant conversation. Why should
> it be? It's not something people normally consider to be a personal /
> private matter.
> -Ryan

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