• Report: #335604

Complaint Review: Marriott Rewards

  • Submitted: Thu, May 29, 2008
  • Updated: Tue, January 18, 2011

  • Reported By:Oxnard California
Marriott Rewards
310 Bearcat Drive Salt Lake City, Utah U.S.A.

Marriott Rewards Marriott Violates Privacy Salt Lake City Utah

*Consumer Suggestion: Contact Marriott

*Author of original report: Partners

*Consumer Comment: What Happened?

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Marriott is another one of the conglomerates that does not care about how they make money because they use personal, private or confidential information and share that information with others. They swear they do not sell this information but they does share information with their "partners" but you and I know that the only reason a company does anything is to make money.
They also swear that buried somewhere in the multiple pages of small print is a condition that they be allowed to share information with partners but I don't have that paperwork so I can't verify that.
But having said all that an honest and forthright company would ensure that and important piece of information, like sharing personal information, would be written in large bold letter and would be separated from all the other small print.
The bottom line is that people who are unhappy with the current corporate trend in the USA, which requires that company's make money any way they can, call these company's and cease to do business with them. The only way to have an affect on this type of behaviour is to ensure this behaviour cost these immoral company's money.
CALL, COMPLAIN, TERMINATE BUSINESS with this type of company.
Write your representatives in the government and help pass laws to protect you privacy from abuse by insatiably greedy company's like Marriott.

George
Oxnard, California
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 05/29/2008 06:28 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Marriott-Rewards/Salt-Lake-City-Utah-84115/Marriott-Rewards-Marriott-Violates-Privacy-Salt-Lake-City-Utah-335604. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Suggestion

Contact Marriott

AUTHOR: Karl - (U.S.A.)

There is usally small print on a web site that tells you to call or send an email to an address if you don't want information shared with others. I would send Marriott a letter.

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#2 Author of original report

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AUTHOR: George - (U.S.A.)

I know they did this because the told me they did. I started receiving offers from other companies that indicated they got the information from Marriott. One clue, for example, that got me started was my Marriott Rewards card number was on the paperwork.

That when I called them and they told me they shared information with their "partners".

The real issue here is that if a person share information with a business they should not share the information with anyone. Period. People are rightfully suspicious and cautious about who they share this information with and companies like Marriott only do what will make them money. The individual does not know who all the "partners" are and the list will change with time. These partners could be in countries like Nigeria where fraud and corruption are rampant.

In short, I own my personal information. So, I would like to see legislation that requires a written consent from the individual for every instance where information is shared. Otherwise we will remain in the current condition where an individuals personal information is common knowledge thanks to corporate greed.

An example of how people value privacy is, back in the day, many people chose not to have their phone number published in the phone book. Today corporations require a vast amount of personal information that is simply not necessary for them to conduct business but is certainly is a method to generate revenue.

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AUTHOR: Karl - (U.S.A.)

Did you get junk mail that one of the "Partners" sent? I've been a Marriott Rewards member for years and I get applications for credit cards routinely from Marriott (and other companies- mainly airlines)which I toss out. Other than that I get rewards oriented mailings directly from Marriott. How do you know that Marriott shared your personal information?

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