Unprivacy statement

One of the insurance companies I deal with …

Terri Scheer Insurance, members of the Suncorp Group.

Terri Scheer Insurance, members of the Suncorp Group.

… sent me a …

Privacy statement… because as they remind me in big letters at the top of the statement …

Privacy is importantprivacy3Isn’t that comforting? Well no. Because when you read the privacy statement they say …

“We may disclose your personal information to and/or collect your personal information from:”

followed by a bullet list of 22 items, including this shocker!

“Social media and other virtual communities and networks where people create, share or exchange information”

Yikes!!! So their “privacy” statement says that they can publish and share all my personal details on their (or anyone’s) FaceBook page, or multitudinous other places and organisations. Their list is so expansive, that the only thing I’m reasonably sure of is that they can’t share my information with your pet dog and cat. So now I can sleep easy knowing that the Rovers and Mittens of the world won’t be getting their paws on my mobile phone number and date of birth anytime soon.

If truth be told, that’s not a “Privacy Statement” it’s an “Unprivacy Statement.”

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