In all my years of subscribing to many coffee house, performing art center and festival email lists, I have never been spammed as a result of the venue giving away or selling my personal contact information.
That is until today.
"This message was sent from Bottega Veneta to notlobmusic@xxxxxxxxxxx. It was sent from: Bottega Veneta, 697 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10022. "
Beware, if you belong to the TCAN mailing list your address, like mine, has probably been given to Bottega Veneta, a high end retail fashion store. And who knows how many more?
The right half of the image below encourages shopping their yupscale store, ostensibly a percentage of the sales will be given to TCAN.
- I did not give you my mailing address to pass on to others.
- I prefer to patronize local family-owned and run businesses, not corporations.
- If I had the money to buy high end fashion, I'd prefer to donate it to the needy.
Needless to say I will be unsubscribing from the TCAN list, will not be shopping Bottega Veneta, and will be supporting performing art centers that are in tune with my political and ethical beliefs.