Home Depot are privacy scumbags?
I was trying to snag an interesting bargain at HomeDepot that I found on slickdeals.net so I registered with their site, figuring if it knew my local area it might better find available stock for me. I declined to receive any of their 8 mailings and figured that was that.
I get a registration confirmation that is kind of scary
Steve, this confirmation email verifies your recent registration at homedepot.com. You will not receive additional email from The Home Depot unless you opt-in for our email offerings or purchase at homedepot.com.
[various other content in the welcome email snipped]
You may be removed from this list by calling 1-800-430-3376, or mailing your request to Customer Care at:
The Home Depot
2455 Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30339
So it’s confusing, for one. Why do I need to be removed from this list if I won’t receive anything else anyway? And why will they presume to add me to this (or some other) list when I make a purchase? Forcing me to write or call someone to opt-out? That’s heinous. Definitely makes me rethink my purchase, if I am therefore forced to make a call to opt-out.