A Serious Privacy Threat – Affluence.org

Affluence.org invited me to join using my friend’s name:

from Affluence.org <support@affluence.org>
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date Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 1:40 PM
subject You have received an invitation to join Affluence.org.
hide details Dec 14 (1 day ago)
Hello,You have been invited by Kashyap Vyas to apply for membership in Affluence.org. Affluence.org is an exclusive community of affluent people dedicated to making life better for both themselves and others.

As a member of Affluence.org you will have the ability to find and interact with other affluent people from around the world, evaluate and contribute to your favorite charities, and gain access to exclusive lifestyle guides to luxury living, travel and the latest trends.

To accept the invitation to our exclusive network, please follow the link below.

http://www.affluence.org/signup.php?signup_referer=kashyapventurecapital

Message:

Best Regards,
Affluence.org
support@affluence.org

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This message was sent by Affluence Corporation, 2100 W. Butterfield Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515.

and like a curious networker, I went to sign up. I have the habit of checking the Terms, Conditions and Privacy detailed while accepting forms. And I was shocked to see that page blank.

No TOC and Privacy text at all at Affluence.org spotted by BrandbullNo TOC and Privacy text at all at Affluence.org spotted by Brandbull [Source: http://affluence.org/help_tos.php ]

Would this mean we are agreeing to anything that may be put there tomorrow?

And mailed them :

Hi Affluence Support,

The mail below introduced me to Affluence.org. And when I followed it to sign up, I checked the Terms and Condition (attached as  affluence_org_terms_and_conditions_blank_spotted_by_brandbull.png (220KB).

The Terms and Conditions page seems to be blank and for those who fail to go there, they are probably agreeing to whatever that may be put hence, which is a serious offence of misleading the public and threat to privacy; certainly not acceptable under any lenience or condition.

Kindly react to it fast and apologize with the users signed up such. I would be posting this on my blog by the same name at https://brandbull.wordpress.com, where you could render your public apologies.

How many of us check the TOS when we sign up for something? Isn’t not knowing a serious Privacy Threat?