Monday, October 31, 2011

Discover Financial Services can suck a big one!

Reasons we can share your personal informationDoes Discover Bank share?Can you limit this sharing?
For our everyday purposes–
such as to process your transactions, maintain your
account(s), respond to court orders and legal investigations,
or report to credit bureaus.
For our marketing purposes–
to offer our products and services to you
For joint marketing with other financial companiesYesNo
For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes–
information about your transactions and experiences
For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes–
information about your creditworthiness
For our affiliates to market to youYesYes
For nonaffiliates to market to youYesYes
To limit our sharing• Call 1-800-225-5202 – our menu will prompt you through your choices

Please note:

If you are a new customer, we can begin sharing your information 30 days from the date we sent this notice. When you are no longer our customer, we continue to share your information as described in this notice.

However, you can contact us at any time to limit our sharing.

I got an email saying that there was a notice for me. In said notice I saw this chart placed at the bottom. I see that there are things that Discover will share to others about me. I also see that there is a small number of items I can opt out of by calling the number 1-800-225-5202. I just called that number and it get some robot asking me what number I want to dial, wtf?

I am already on Discover's website, why can I not just uncheck a box? They really want to make it hard for people to opt-out of sharing valuable personal information.

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