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SIGN PLEASE! Care2 - Stop Selling Contact Info to PETA and Other Third-Parties for Money

Environment  (tags: corruption, dishonesty, consumers, business, marketing, investments, abuse, environment )

- 1239 days ago -
Care2 and support PETA and other organizations, and sell your contact info to them! Do you really want more spam e-mails coming to you from your support of worthy causes on Care2???


We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.


Animae C (509)
Sunday January 31, 2016, 5:02 am
Sorry Cal not signing this.

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 31, 2016, 5:17 am

Solitary Eagle (324)
Sunday January 31, 2016, 6:43 am
Noted but can't sign. Thanks Cal.

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 31, 2016, 7:43 am
I had no problem with signing this... - and I'm against exploitation of data; also I will have no problem if they kick me out of here for signing it... :) Thank you Cal!

Sheila D (194)
Sunday January 31, 2016, 10:47 am
Always wondered how some if these places got my address...then send solicitation letters, usually not on recycled paper. Thanx Cal.

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 31, 2016, 10:59 am
not signing sorry

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 31, 2016, 11:15 am
#81-thx Cal

AWAY AWHILE Cal M (1065)
Sunday January 31, 2016, 11:20 am
Listen everyone I knew I ran a risk in posting this. i think people at Ccare2 should have the opt out for this kind of data exploitation seeing as we're here for charitable purposes at the very least.

Thomaz de Aquin Alves Fonseca (59)
Sunday January 31, 2016, 12:39 pm
Signed and shared.

Ĺucia A (16)
Sunday January 31, 2016, 12:52 pm
We are here only for charitable purposes. Not signed.

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday January 31, 2016, 1:02 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks, Cal.

Oh, I am so tired of having to delete as many as 100 or more pieces of mail I get at the end of every quarter asking for donations from places where all I did was sign a petition or send a letter. The end of the year I must've deleted 300 in one day. Now, it's getting bad even at the end of every month.
I "un-subscribe" from as many as I can.....although I would be happy to just sign their petitions or send letters. And, even though I "un-subscribe" I very often find more mailings from them anyway at the end of quarters, since they somehow put me back on their list.
And, I do look for the opt-out boxes when I sign anything, but there isn't always a box.
I do appreciate this petition, so many thanks, Cal, and best of luck.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday January 31, 2016, 1:13 pm
Makes me want to leave Care2. Petition signed. Thanks for sharing Cal

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 31, 2016, 1:24 pm
I still think Randy Paynter is a good guy who had a great idea. Unfortunately, some in the company are greedy. Thanks, Cal.

donald Baumgartner (6)
Sunday January 31, 2016, 1:40 pm
Signed !!!

David C (75)
Sunday January 31, 2016, 1:52 pm
I will sign, I still think care2 and Randy Paynter are awesome, if c2 decides to remove me from their members because of signing I will be very disappointed, but I believe they should not be selling our information w/out our an opt out or in would be great.......and it should be updated regularly.

Sonia Minwer Barakat Reque (59)
Sunday January 31, 2016, 1:52 pm
S&N;thanks for sharing

David C (75)
Sunday January 31, 2016, 1:53 pm
on the other hand, how does c2 make money to allow us to do so many donations???? would some have to be cut if this stopped happening?

marie therese Hanulak (8)
Sunday January 31, 2016, 2:05 pm
Deleeting emails has become a daily routine, I doubt that it will stop

Donna G (42)
Sunday January 31, 2016, 2:31 pm
I signed the petition. I am not a fan of PETA. They are way too radical of a group. I support my local animal rescue groups and my new cat was adopted from the shelter instead of purchased from the pet store.

Colleen L (3)
Sunday January 31, 2016, 3:42 pm
I don't go for anyone selling or giving my information out. Petition signed. Thanks Cal

Elizabeth M (65)
Sunday January 31, 2016, 6:21 pm
Noted and Signed. Cal you are so right that
people at Care2 should have the opt out for this kind of data exploitation seeing as we're here for charitable purposes at the very least.

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Sunday January 31, 2016, 6:42 pm
I signed, but there usually is a place to opt out. Uncheck the box or whatever. I do however sometimes forget to look for it and then have to unsubscribe. I get way to much email already.

Sheila D (28)
Sunday January 31, 2016, 7:11 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Cal.

Jeff Creech (64)
Sunday January 31, 2016, 7:39 pm
Noted, but not signed. I don't know the costs of running a website like this, but I think Care2 is pretty terrific and I've signed some petitions from PETA that I found pretty important too, so they already have my email address. When I get unwanted emails, I simply unsubscribe from them.

Dotti L (85)
Sunday January 31, 2016, 10:21 pm
I do not support PETA, but signed anyway.

Giana Peranio Paz (398)
Sunday January 31, 2016, 10:30 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Cal.

Sunday January 31, 2016, 10:53 pm
Well said, Jeff Creech
Not signing, sorry
Thank you, Cal.

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Sunday January 31, 2016, 11:09 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Cal.

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Sunday January 31, 2016, 11:10 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Cal.

Sandra Ferri (114)
Monday February 1, 2016, 1:02 am
N&S TY Cal xoxo

Past Member (0)
Monday February 1, 2016, 1:25 am
Noted, signed--ty Cal

Angela K (374)
Monday February 1, 2016, 2:21 am
Not signed, sorry Cal but I have learned here in 2 years at care2 that many fake or rumors making the rounds.
I can not really believe it and even when, what can happen ??? It's just only an email address !
I get not more spam as since I'm at care2.

Arild Warud (174)
Monday February 1, 2016, 3:18 am
Signed,TY Cal.

Roslyn McBride (26)
Monday February 1, 2016, 4:26 am
Signed & Noted

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Monday February 1, 2016, 4:51 am
If LOTS of us sign, they won't "punish" us ALL. That would be REALLY bad for business.
Some of the C2 "petitions" are FAKE, and are JUST DESIGNED to get your addresses! Like the ones that ask you only to "pledge" something. Those are meaningless as Petitions, I hope you realize! They don't "target" any person or organization that has the power to change something... they ONLY want your information!
Also the Petitions that just ask for your "Support". Same thing goes. I NEVER SIGN SUCH FAKE PETITIONS.
The ones [several!] for St. Jude's hospital, recently, are examples... I bet you'd get a letter asking later for your FINANCIAL "support", not just verbal... You've already showed you were suggestible! We should instead have FREE MEDICAL CARE, like ALL OTHER INDUSTRIAL COUNTRIES HAVE - not Fund-raising campaigns! Now, Petitions for SINGLE-PAYER or EXPANSIONS OF MEDICARE, those I DO sign! An entirely different matter!
Learn to DISCRIMINATE, you'll get less e-mail - but it still doesn't solve the problem...

Alan Lambert (91)
Monday February 1, 2016, 5:19 am
Noted, but, in order to do the good that we are able to do here, well, we have to pay for it SOME way. I'm willing to teach my filters what I give a damn about in order to do the good I can do.

Alan Lambert (91)
Monday February 1, 2016, 5:20 am
Forgot to add... TANSTAAFL

Animae C (509)
Monday February 1, 2016, 7:02 am

@ Lois Jordan

When you 'unsubscribe' from spam mail you are simply telling them that you actually exist & they will send you even more!!!
Best to do nothing & just keep deleting.

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Monday February 1, 2016, 7:53 am
S&N Thanks, Cal.

Scott S (14)
Monday February 1, 2016, 8:57 am

Trish K (29)
Monday February 1, 2016, 9:11 am
I trust the posts Cal puts up - signed it and went on to sign another

Miia Suuronen (44)
Monday February 1, 2016, 1:10 pm
Signed and noted.

Past Member (0)
Monday February 1, 2016, 2:15 pm

Patrick Donovan (344)
Monday February 1, 2016, 5:22 pm
I am tired of getting e-mails from groups I have never heard of; I signed.

Apolonia Pl (392)
Tuesday February 2, 2016, 12:48 pm
You’re one of 178 people to sign this petition. Now help find 22 more people to reach the goal.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 2, 2016, 1:39 pm

Carol Bischoff (409)
Wednesday February 3, 2016, 12:44 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Cal.

Sayenne H (92)
Thursday February 4, 2016, 1:56 am
Noted. Not sure if I should also sign. I'm against uncalled for data sharing, then again, already happening all the time .. and I trust this website a little more then a lot of others. When you make a petition as a member you just see names right? Not contact info. It says it doesn't share that, just the name (unless you sign with not showing my name thingie marked as well). If data is already being shared anyway then I hope that care2 uses that for something really good. Might help to use the care2 emailadress and not your private one. I have one but I never use it. If your private e-mail gets to crowded you can unsubscribe to every e-mail that has the word unsubscribe in it. That way you get rid of all the newsletters and advertising at ones! The ones I do like to keep go to a map called newsletters so I don't unsubscribe to the ones I actually read. :) (oh its smart to do that before the unsubscribing if you'd like to keep some). :)

Sayenne H (92)
Thursday February 4, 2016, 1:58 am
Ones = once.

Sayenne H (92)
Thursday February 4, 2016, 2:00 am
Or use unroll me.

Sayenne H (92)
Thursday February 4, 2016, 2:01 am very handy

Kerstin Strobl (123)
Friday February 5, 2016, 2:20 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 9, 2016, 4:06 pm
Only 185 supporters, 15 needed to reach 200... :-(

Jaime Cammarata (462)
Tuesday February 16, 2016, 9:27 pm
Cal, I'm just seeing this--I'm really behind with mail, sorry. I've been having lots of Crohn's disease flares🤒 & other health problems. I'm feeling a little loopy now actually, so bare with me; my train of thought isn't always a direct route, when I'm in a lot of pain....
Are you 100% sure they're selling our data? I don't really like to make a judgement without knowing more information.
You're a dear friend & I feel bad not signing this petition, especially since I agree, we should be able to decide if we want our info shared. I would feel much more comfortable signing a letter to Care2 that said something a little more along those lines. I think several more members may agree with signing a letter to care2 saying
"hey care2, Some of us really don't like the idea of you guys selling our info & we want an opt-out."
Ok, not saying exactly that, just something more like that....
This site wouldn't be much without the members, they should probably listen to what we have to say. ,

Sara P (52)
Thursday March 31, 2016, 8:12 am
Done, thanks Cal
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