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Re: [SLUG] Telstra Doing Good and other impossible stories
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Telstra Doing Good and other impossible stories
- From: Troy Rollo <troy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2010 10:01:07 +1100
- Organization: Parry Carroll, Lawyers
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On Monday 11 October 2010 17:41:30 Nick Andrew wrote:
> However, searching Telstra's website shows a press release dated today:
> So it's legit.
> then I remembered, Telstra gets revenue from every SMS sent from their
> network, probably also for every cross-network SMS received. The revenue
> from those SMSs will offset the cost of supplying OLPC laptops, perhaps up
> to 25% of the hardware cost.
> And if the promotion is very successful it will reach its 500-laptop limit
> and the SMSs will continue to come in; potentially paying for all of the
> promotional costs.
Not to mention they get all those lovely live mobile numbers to market to.
See clause 10 of the terms:
> By submitting a Support Message, you understand and agree that Telstra may
> use and disclose the information provided by you for the purposes set out
> in these terms, and on the terms and for the purposes set out in Telstra's
> Privacy Statement available at
> www.telstra.com.au/privacy/privacy_statement.html or by calling 1800 039
> 059, as if you were a Telstra customer. If you would like to access or
> correct the personal information that Telstra holds about you, or if you do
> not wish the information to be disclosed, you should advise Telstra by
> phoning 1800 039 059.
Following the link:
> In order to deliver the services you require, we may disclose your personal
> information to organisations outside of Telstra. Your personal information
> is disclosed to these organisations only in relation to us providing our
> services to you. These organisations carry out our:
> * marketing, telemarketing and door-knocking services;
> * market research; and
"In relation to" is wide. Their position might well be that marketing for the
purpose of trying to get you to agree to them providing their services to you
is "in relation to" them providing their services to you.
The terms of the promotion also say you can click a button on the the web site
that says "click here to show your support" as an alternative to sending the
SMS. Good luck finding that.