WhatsApp may use your phone number for marketing messages


Service: WhatsApp
Status: DECLINED
Changes: 3
Source: link
Author: (deactivated)


We provide ways for you and third parties, like businesses, to communicate with each other using WhatsApp, such as through order, transaction, and appointment information, delivery and shipping notifications, product and service updates, and marketing. Messages you may receive containing marketing could include an offer for something that might interest you. We do not want you to have a spammy experience. as with all of your messages, you can manage these communications, and we will honor the choices you make.</p> </li> <li>
The terms state that you can opt out of these messages.


Comments:
On 2018-01-16 15:28:19 UTC, Deleted wrote:

imported from 8SIqO9sG24g

On 2018-01-16 15:28:38 UTC, Deleted wrote:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/tosdr/8SIqO9sG24g/N70GFmcQGGsJ http://www.whatsapp.com/legal/

> We do not use your mobile phone number or other Personally Identifiable
> Information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent
> or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have
> the ability to opt-in or opt-out.

If it's an opt-out program users may be getting undesired messages without
knowing.

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On 2018-08-30 08:43:03 UTC, import script Bot wrote:

scripted message: please link to a quote

On 2018-09-05 08:33:58 UTC, import script Bot wrote:

scripted message: moving this point to Madeline

On 2018-10-14 10:44:10 UTC, (deactivated) wrote:

Curator here. I added a case that seems to fit this type of point. The terms are somewhat vague with respect to how users' numbers can be used for marketing, but I think that this is an accurate portrayal.

On 2019-05-12 12:06:39 UTC, hugo Staff wrote:

It looks to me that they are just informing users that Whatsapp enables communications and that such communications may be used by other users, including by businesses for marketing purposes.

This looks obvious to me :-)

I suggest declining this point.

On 2019-05-12 12:06:59 UTC, hugo Staff wrote:

declined:



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