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July 9, 2007 by Saar Drimer

studentuniverse.com sells cheap airline tickets for students. They also have a neat little bonus they give for free to every student who signs up!

For your protections we will not spam you

That’s like me demanding a medal for my good social conduct because I don’t go around randomly punching people in the face.

Well, thank you very much studentuniverse.com for protecting me from yourself and for practicing restraint with regards to your right to spam me and sell my information! It is also much appreciated that you are using my private information only for the purpose I am providing it for. (link to page imaged above).


2 Comments »

  1. Avatard says:

    That is because other online travel agencies DO sell personal information to third parties, and you WILL get spammed by them. You would be suprised at how many people hesitate to sign up for things because they are afraid their inboxes will get an extra 2 or 3 unsolicited emails a day.

  2. Saar Drimer says:

    Avatard,

    The problem I had with this is the “For your protection” attitude. The site is not doing me a favor, and this is not a feature… it is simply good online conduct. If it didn’t have the “For your protection” in front of these practices, I would probably never have mentioned it.

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