Too Big to Care How It Looks
So I got a notice the other day from Chase. You know: Chase. I was supposed to read the notice carefully and retain it with my other important documents. It concerned by privacy. Or lack thereof. It began with this thought:
WHAT DOES CHASE DO WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
For some reason, this was in a chart labeled “FACTS,” when, you know, it's more of a question. But onward.
I assumed Chase was going to allay my fears about what it did with my personal information. Instead I got another chart:
|Reasons we can share your personal information||Does Chase Share?||Can you limit this sharing?|
|For our everyday business purposes —such as to process your transactions, maintain your account(s), respond to court orders and legal investigations, or report to credit bureaus||Yes||No|
|For our marketing purposes — to offer our products and services to you||Yes||No|
|For joint marketing with other financial companies||Yes||No|
|For our affilates' everyday business purposes — information about your transactions and experiences||Yes||No|
Those aren't really reasons, are they? Just like the other wasn't really facts. But onward.
They mention three other areas where they share my info—including “For non affiliates to market to you”—but apparently I can limit those. If I call. When I call. So we're not completely powerless. Just for all the above: everyday business purposes and marketing and joint marketing. But that's it. For now.
Anyway, nice notice. So nice to come home to.