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replayzero 493 days ago | link | parent | on: Is Facebook down?

Down in Kent, UK

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Hi Ben, We are not trying to be insincere, we want to do something fun for everyone :)

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I have a web start up that enables people to send handwritten greeting cards without an address. We have made it as cheap and easy as possible to help people send hand written cards to each other - It's a fun and meaningful way to connect with people. Everyone loves christmas cards right?

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Samuel_Michon 494 days ago | link

There's no privacy statement on the Xmas page, you might want to add one. There is a link to one on the main website. [1]

The statement mentions the product containing ads and sharing information with ad networks. Nowhere else do I see anything about that on your web site.

You also want to use the addresses later on, not just to send one free card. Customers should know that.

"We use information held about you in the following ways: […] to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes"

And if I don't give out the address for the person I'd like you to send a card to, you'll make him sign up too:

"We will mail your card as soon as your friend updates their address information at Bfore."

So, thanks for the offer but I'll pass.

[1] http://www.bfore.me/privacy

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tomsinger 494 days ago | link

Some parts are also irrelevant:

"to provide aggregate statistical information about site visitors and users to recruiters (such as the number of CVs on the database, or the number of visitors to the site) and for other lawful purposes. We provide this information to customers, advertisers, suppliers and other reputable third parties on the basis that it will not include any information that enables them to identify individuals."

Which appears to have been lifted from Total Jobs http://www.totaljobs.com/privacy-policy

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replayzero 494 days ago | link

We have updated the page with the privacy policy.

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replayzero 494 days ago | link

Hi Samuel,

This is a great point. We aren't looking to invade your privacy. Apologies if this isn't totally clear.

We aren't looking to use the addresses for anything more than the seamless transmission of cards and gifts between friends and family members.

We are a new start up and are always looking for ways to improve - So we really appreciate, feedback.

Thanks for the feedback.

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It would be great if you could give us a share on twitter - This is an epic quest, the more the merrier :)

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ah, your typed message will be handwritten by a real human and posted in the mail ;)

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I think smaller is always better, it would be fine to take on 10 companies and just hot house them. I think that would be awesome.

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oh no. Sorry.

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Goodnight from London Fellow Rejects!

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Or pivot!

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airbnb are big in NY. Mayor Bloomberg just endorsed them.

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ildabu87 518 days ago | link

I know, we are looking to create something similar, we need to find a good creator of websites

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