posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 06:00 PM
So I got and registered a Walmart Money card several months ago. I read bad things online, but figured, if I'm not giving them any money, they can't
take it from me. So, when I need to use a credit card, I'll put money on it. Otherwise, I leave it empty.
Today I got an email with important information about my Walmart money card. Namely that they're about to start a new policy sharing every piece of
information they get from your use with that card with many other third parties.
Well, technically, not third parties, but anyone associated with GE. So, you know, just about every company in the world.
However, they offer an ability to opt out of this, simply by calling a number and telling them you don't want them to share your information. Seems
perfectly reasonable. A pain to have to do, and chances are they have one operator answering calls, but there's still a means by which you can opt
out of this information sharing.
Unless (you had to know that word was coming...) you actually read the fine print. They make a big deal about protecting your rights, and then have
this sitting near the bottom of the email:
Please understand that, even if you opt out as described above, we will continue to share information with joint marketing partners and service
providers as described in this policy, and as otherwise permitted by law. And we will continue to share information that identifies you, and about
your transactions and experiences with us, with companies within the GE Family.
So you can opt out, but they don't care. Think I'm just about done with my Walmart Money Card!
[edit on 6/8/2010 by junglejake]