Back in June, I had a need to make available a bunch of game photos to my son's team parents. I was having DVD burning issues at the time and so went looking for an on-line file hosting service which could handle a large zip file of the photos plus the download bandwidth. Unfortunately I didn't have a ton of time to investigate and I found one which looked like it would work for me: www.divshare.com. Bad decision... even paid for it.
We will not disclose personally identifiable information we collect from you to third parties without your permission except to the extent necessary including:
- To fulfill your service requests for services.
- To protect ourselves from liability,
- To respond to legal process or comply with law, or
- In connection with a merger, acquisition, or liquidation of the company.
Hmmmm... no statement allowing for the selling of my email address to third parties. Just so happens, I am quite skeptical about any on-line service and so I use Yahoo! disposable email addresses and I create a new one each time I sign up with a new service. I name these disposable addresses in such a way that I can tell if they are selling my email address when I start getting emails unrelated to the service I signed up for.
What happened next? I have received nearly 50 spam messages to that specific email address. Now, in the grand scheme of things, given this was in the span of about 3 months, this isn't much. However, I do not appreciate being lied to and spammers to me rank right there alongside the common criminal. Now that I am done with my experiment of watching the spam come in, I have canceled my divshare account and deleted my disposable email address! Bye-bye you scum of the Earth!
So, if you are a follower of this site, or happen to run across this post in your searching for on-line file sharing/hosting services, maybe I will save you some headaches by not giving www.divshare.com your information.
Beware of www.divshare.com!
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