Hey guys, I have a question about the ethical ramifications of sharing email lists with partners.
The website Privacy-Policy states:
Do we disclose the information we collect to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice, except as described below. The term "outside parties" does not include [NAME OF WEBSITE].com. It also does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property, or safety.
We have a partner eCommerce website that we collect payment for and do fulfillment on for a well known celebrity. The celebrity website is run by them and we log into the back end and fulfill the orders and all of the payment comes into our merchant account and is deposited into our account.
We also sell the same products on our main company website. The celebrities agent wants a copy of the email address of the people who bought the same product they sell on the celebrities site from our site.
I personally would hate to buy a Samsung TV from Bestbuy.com and then have Samsung emailing me. I would opt-out from best buy in a second.
Any ideas or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.--