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Privacy-related Addresses

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Useful Links:

  • Jim Warren's broadsides on real-world politics and how the electronically aware citizenry can participate and effect change.
  • The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse - has a gopher with many privacy related files. They cover legislation in California and at the Federal level, they have a series of white papers and press releases on line, and they have a set of FAQs that cover a wide variety of privacy-related topics.

You can ``opt-out'' of direct marketing and telemarketing by having your name added to the databases maintained by the Direct Marketing Association. Write to:
    Telephone Preference Service
    Mail Preference Service
    Direct Marketing Association
    Box 9008
    Farmingdale, NY 11735
    (their unlisted number is (212)768-7277)

Two of the major credit bureaus still sell lists based on their databases. You can contact them at:
     Trans Union
     555 W. Adams St.
     8th Floor
     Chicago, IL 60661

     Target Marketing Services Division
     Mail Preference Service
     901 N. International Parkway
     Suite 191
     Richardson TX 75081

Some big address list resellers are:
    R. L. Polk & Company			 Donnelley Marketing Inc.
    List Compilation and Development		 Data Base operations
    6400 Monroe Boulevard			 1235 N Avenue
    Taylor, MI 48180-1814			 Nevada, IA 50201-1419;
    Metromail Corp.				 Database America
    List Maintenance				 Compilation Department
    901 W. Bond					 100 Paragon Drive
    Lincoln, NB 68521; 				 Montvale, NJ 07645-0419

    Dunn & Bradstreet
    Customer Service
    899 Eaton Avenue
    Bethlehem, PA 18025

The MIB compiles medical records from insurance companies and doctors
	Medical Information Bureau
	P.O. Box 105
	Essex Station Boston, MA 02112
The MIB will tell you if they have a file on you, but in some cases they will send its contents only to your physician or dentist. Therefore, be sure to include that person's name and address.
This is the organization that collects mail-in warranty and product registration cards and sells the lists compiled from them.
    National Demographics and Lifestyles Company
    List Order Department
    1621 18th St.
    Suite 300
    Denver, CO 80202

This company compiles records from banks on people who bounce checks a lot. They are covered by the Fair Credit Reporting Act, so if a bank refuses to open an account based on ChexSystems' data, you have some legal recouse.
    Consumer Relations
    1550 E. 79th Street
    Suite 700
    Minneapolis, MN 55425

Periodicals on Privacy

Privacy Journal (Monthly)
	P.O Box 28577
	Providence, Rhode Island 02908
	North America:  $98/year
	Overseas:  $125/year
	Paid in advance:  $35/year
Privacy Times  (Bi-Weekly)
	Price: $225/year

Forfeiture Endangers American Rights
P.O. Box 5424
Somerset NJ  08875


The Electronic Privacy Information Center has a host of information on-line concerning privacy in the real world and in cyberspace.

I don't know anything about these people except their name
    Stop Junk Mail Association
    3020 Bridgeway #150
    Sausalito, CA 94965

Message-Id: <>
  Subject: Who Do Insurance Companies Call?
  Date: Tue, 24 May 1994 17:42:53 CDT
  From: Allen Tyson 
  Equifax Services provides a Comprehensive Loss Underwriting
  Exchange (C.L.U.E.) which apparently is similar to a personal
  credit history but for insurance claim histories.
  You can get a copy of your report by calling or writing:
  C.L.U.E. National Consumer Services Center Equifax Service, Inc.
  P.O. Box 105108
  Atlanta, GA 30348-5108
  1-800-456-6004, M-F 8am to 7pm
  Allen Tyson

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