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Fuming over release of personal data,
This review is from: The Times and Sunday Times (Kindle Edition)
I was already disappointed with the presentation of the Kindle version of the Times, but when I searched (so far, without any success) for the way to cancel the trial I came across the bit that informs you that Amazon have shared your personal information with the publishers and given permission for them to use it for third party marketers.
Having never come across 'small print' in any of my previous downloads to the Kindle, fairly unsurprisingly I didn't think to check before downloading this trial directly via the Kindle whether in doing so I was giving up my right to privacy of personal information. And now that it is too late and I have discovered this, I see that in any case there is not even an opt out clause. is that even legal? So, basically, if you want a free trial of this substandard effort, you must allow your personal information to be sold on the open market. How dare Amazon do this? I am so angry. Please bear this in mind before you consider downloading a free trial - although if you are reading this I guess it means that you are already on the online site rather than browsing the Kindle shop, so can see the information on marketing for yourself. This is not a luxury afforded to us poor trusting direct downloaders as the information only comes up if you start searching for it. I think I'll post the junk mail on to Amazon when it starts arriving.