The Interview And The
Punch Line"> So I called the phone number from the Whois record to ask the Registry what was up. Surprisean actual human being answered, took a message and said that the NASR would call me back later that day. Of course, I didnt hear from them again. Looks like the information we get about the NASR will have to come from their site, for what little thats worth.In any event, youd expect an anti-spam registry to be sensitive about the use of private information, such as, just for example, your e-mail address. Instead, it appears that private information can be passed around to strangers and their friends, as long as they become part of the "National Anti Spam Registry group." Heres the text in question:
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"By providing National Anti Spam Registry with your personally identifiable information, you authorize National Anti Spam Registry to internally share that information with other companies in the National Anti Spam Registry group, including companies that become part of the National Anti Spam Registry group in the future. You can see a current list of National Anti Spam Registry companies here: www.nationalantispamregistry.com."
"Any company in the National Anti Spam Registry group (including National Anti Spam Registry) is authorized to share your personally identifiable information with any other company of the National Anti Spam Registry group for the following purposes: to manage, administer, provide, expand and improve the existing National Anti Spam Registry group products and services, and to offer new products and services; to adapt such products and services to your tastes and preferences; to send service updates to National Anti Spam Registry users; to send, by traditional and/or electronic means, technical, operational and commercial information relating to the products and services offered by the National Anti Spam Registry group or through any of the sites operated by the National Anti Spam Registry group, currently and in the future; and to send you survey forms, which you are not required to fill in."
"Of course, National Anti Spam Registry and the National Anti Spam Registry group companies will always give you the option to opt out of receiving any information or notices as described above, other than legal notices and other notices that are necessary to the functioning of the Products and Services, during the time that you are using the Products and Services or maintain an active registration with the National Anti Spam Registry Corporation. Companies in the National Anti Spam Registry group may have a physical address in a foreign country. In any event, National Anti Spam Registry will take precautions to maintain the confidentiality and security of all user information sent abroad."