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Email address sharing

By cynallred7 ·
A client for a non profit running group has asked me to share the entire data base with a church group to help them promote an up coming event. I have expressed that this is unethical as our members have not given us permission to share their contact information. My client does not see the harm in sharing. I have offered to add the event to our next email promotion. My client feels it will be easier to just hand over the list. Please send any advice or articles you know of to help me explain why we should not do this.


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Bad idea.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Email address sharing

If the client doesn't see the harm in sharing, post his e-mail address 'in the clear' a couple of times. See how he feels when he starts getting 'enhancement' mail.

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it's unethical as well . . .

by Who Am I Really In reply to Email address sharing

the people in your group signed up for emails from you, not from everyone / anyone else who wants access to the mailing address database

tell this person politely to buzz off and get their own permission from the individuals in the group
and tell them that you have a strict privacy policy and that's where it ends

tell them, they can take the option you already mentioned to them
they can submit it to you for inclusion in the next email promo / newsletter etc.

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Not just unethical,

by wizard57m_cnet Moderator In reply to Email address sharing

could also be termed a violation of privacy regulations. Your non-profit could then
find itself the defendant in a number of court cases!

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