Recently upgraded my fibre connection to 1GBPs via MyRepublic. A guy from NUCLEUS CONNECT (company who owns the network) comes to collect my old modem. He doesn’t give me a new modem, doesn’t test or set-up anything (all handled by MyRepublic guys separately).
Before he leaves, he gives me a form and says I have to sign it. I ask him to explain what it is I’m signing and why, since all he did was collect something from me. He can’t/won’t tell me. I ask for a copy of the form. He starts huffing and puffing and doesn’t want to give it to me, so I say, “if you don’t give me the acknowledgement, I’m not returning you the modem.”
Finally he gets angry, hands me the form and leaves in a huff. After he leaves, I read the fine print where I was asked to sign. It has nothing to do with the modem or service, but is instead:
A CONSENT TO ALLOW DISCLOSURE OF MY PERSONAL INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF DEVELOPING OR PROMOTING PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, RESEARCH, CUSTOMER BENEFITS AND OTHER MARKETING AND OTHER ADVERTISING ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMMES.
#NUCLEUSCONNECT your personal data protection policies are a joke. Shame on you.