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In order to view this site today, I had to agree to the terms of letting my viewing habits be recorded for my benefit. I could not view the site unless I agreed. The notice also said that this invasion of privacy can be changed in my privacy settings. I looked around in my privacy settings and can't find anything to shut down big brother. Anyone have any insight to the setting to shut this down?
 

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I think you may want to run a virus scanner on your computer or whatever you are viewing this site with. I've seen nothing like this at all on this or any other AutoGuide site.

What are you using to view this site?

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That notification is normal and has been discussed in several other autoguide forums as well. I see it many times.

By following the link in the notification you can also find a list of hundreds of companies they sell our data to.
FWIW, I have never seen this notification.

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I've never seen it either. But it was a recent discussion topic, and I believe it was RedOne07 that was part of that discussion of the enormous list of companies sharing our data. The biggest thing I imagine that it means to me is numerous companies might use my email address and send me solicitations.

On the subject of unsolicited emails, I always for years had a policy of not using the unsubscribe option for fear of just confirming my email address was in fact a valid one. Well, for some reason now, that is a theory of the past and I use the unsubscribe option frequently.

One thing for sure, our privacy is just a fable now.
 

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FWIW, I have never seen this notification..
Just make sure you are in the right area (it depends on local legislation) , delete your cookies and visit the site …………




I've never seen it either. But it was a recent discussion topic, and I believe it was RedOne07 that was part of that discussion of the enormous list of companies sharing our data. ……………..
Aarki
Adacado
Adara Media
AdClear
ADEX
Adform
Adikteev
AdLedge
Adloox
Adludio
AdMaxim
Admedo
Admetrics
Adobe Advertising Cloud
AdRoll, Inc.
AdTriba
advanced STORE GmbH
Adventori
advolution.control
affilinet
Akamai
Amazon
Amobee
Analights
AppLovin Corp.
AppNexus
Arrivalist
AudienceProject
Aunica
Avocet
Bannerflow
Batch Media
BDSK Handels GmbH & Co. KG
Beeswax
Betgenius
Blismedia
Bombora
Booking.com
C3 Metrics
Cablato
Captify
Celtra
Centro
Cint
Clinch
Cloud Technologies
Cloudflare
Commanders Act
comScore
Conversant/CJ Affiliate
Crimtan
Criteo
CUBED
DataXu
Delta Projects
Demandbase
DENTSU
Dentsu Aegis Network
Digiseg
DMA Institute
DoubleVerify
Dstillery
DTS
EASYmedia
eBay
ebuilders
Effinity
emetriq
Ensighten
Essens
Evidon
Exactag
Exponential
Facebook
Flashtalking
Fractional Media
FUSIO BY S4M
Gemius
GfK
Google
GP One
GroupM
gskinner
Haensel AMS
Havas Media France - DBi
hurra.com
IBM
Ignition One
Impact
Index Exchange
Infectious Media
Innovid
Integral Ad Science
intelliAd
Interpublic Group
IPONWEB
Jivox
Kantar
Kochava
LifeStreet
Liftoff
LiveRamp
Localsensor
LoopMe
Lotame
Macromill group
MainADV
Manage.com
Marketing Science Consulting Group, Inc.
MBR Targeting Gmbh
MediaMath
Meetrics
MindTake Research
Mobitrans
Mobpro
Moloco Ads
MSI-ACI
Nano Interactive
Navegg
Neodata Group
NEORY GmbH
Netflix
Netquest
Neuralone
Neustar
Nielsen
numberly
Oath
Objective Partners
Omnicom Media Group
On Device Research
OneTag
OpenX Technologies
Optomaton
Oracle Data Cloud
OTTO
PERMODO
Pixalate
Platform161
PMG
Protected Media
Publicis Media
PubMatic
PulsePoint
Quantcast
Rackspace
Rakuten Marketing
Relay42
Remerge
Resonate
RevJet
RhythmOne LLC
RN SSI Group
Roq.ad
RTB House
Rubicon Project
Salesforce DMP
Scenestealer
Scoota
Seenthis
Semasio GmbH
SFR
Sift Media
Simpli.fi
Sizmek
Smaato
Smadex
Smart
Smartology
Sociomantic
Sojern
Sovrn
Spotad
SpotX
TabMo
Taboola
TACTIC™ Real-Time Marketing
Teads
TEEMO
The Trade Desk
Tradedoubler AB
travel audience – An Amadeus Company
TreSensa
TripleLift
TruEffect
TrustArc
Turbobytes
UDG
usemax (Emego GmbH)
Videology
Viglink
Vimeo
Virtual Minds
Vodafone GmbH
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I have not seen it.

Maybe because I am a paying member as I do not get any advertisements ?
 

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Just make sure you are in the right area (it depends on local legislation) , delete your cookies and visit the site …………
No thank you. I value keeping my privacy levels as high as I can achieve.

If I could I'd eliminate all advertising, but do realize that it is necessary in order to pay for content.

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I have not seen it.

Maybe because I am a paying member as I do not get any advertisements ?
I sometimes forget how much I paid, once upon a time, to get rid of advertising, it's been well worth whatever amount it was.

Thanks for the reminder.

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Might be sn open door, but .........…. privacy levels are not any higher for paying members. I assume they are even lower because you have paid them and therefore they have more data (real name, address, etcetera) to sell / share.
 

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Might be sn open door, but .........…. privacy levels are not any higher for paying members. I assume they are even lower because you have paid them and therefore they have more data (real name, address, etcetera) to sell / share.
I always assume that there is no privacy whatsoever and try not to disclose anything more than is absolutely necessary.

Years ago, a long, long time ago, I used Amazon to follow a few of my favorite authors. One day, their website greeted me with "Hello, Dave". To this day I have never purchased anything from Amazon. I'm pretty sure they don't care, one way or another.

:dunno:

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Strange, I'm a new member but have been following for quite a while and haven't seen this myself. I wonder if it's associated with the browser used?
 

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Got a first-time email today from the Solstice forum website with the top highlights of the day and it was Turboman808. Likely due to my accepting the terms of the breach of my privacy. I unsubscribed...
 

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........ I wonder if it's associated with the browser used?
No it is not, it depends on local legislation.

You can test it by using a VPN and changing you IP to a different area where privacy legislation is more strict than in the US.

Remember that the interweb is not world wide any more, it is local. Depending on your area websites disappear, are available, reroute you, show a different domain, change language, treat your privacy differemt, show different pricing, show you different content, etcetera...
 
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