Alaska Air's New Privacy Policy 'Changes Your Preferences'

Reader Jason sends in this photo of an Alaska Air privacy policy update he recently received. It reads:

“Among other changes, the revisions to our Privacy Policy may have changed your preferences for receiving postal mailings from Alaska Airlines and its partners.”

Somehow, we find that difficult to believe. —MEGHANN MARCO

(Photo: JasonJT)


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  1. Buran says:

    Why is that so hard to believe? I just last week suddenly got two bills from Charter (for my two accounts) despite having been on ebill only for months. “Preferences” isn’t binding. They can do whatever the hell they want once they have your address — including junkmailbombing you against your wishes.

  2. Katharine says:

    @ Buran I think she means no matter what they change your actual preferences haven’t changed

  3. Juliekins says:

    Yahoo did this a few years ago. All of a sudden I had magically agreed to get the beejeezus spammed out of me even though I had previously set myself to not get e-mail from them, their “trusted partners,” or their lackeys. I found out about it from Slashdot, IIRC.

    I have an SBC Yahoo account now, and I am still skeeved by that little incident. I go in and check every now and again to make sure they haven’t “added” any “value” to my service.

  4. Grrrrrrr, now with two buns made of bacon. says:

    @FitJulie: Beat me to it. Yahoo just decided one day that they were going to reset everyone’s “marketing preferences” to “Yes, I want to receive crap and spam from all your slimy advertisers.”

    I too found out about it from another source other than Yahoo.


  5. AcilletaM says:

    @FitJulie: @dwayne_dibbly: This is exactly why I stopped using Yahoo mail and other apps. Asshats (not you two, you’re fine, Yahoos are asshats).