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  •  i should clarify (none)
    I wrote:"They fail to read the fine print that expressively gives permission for their email address to be "shared"."

    I should have said:"They fail to read the fine print on some sites that expressively gives permission for their email address to be "shared"."  

    And that those sites don't have to be non profits to sell/rent their email lists to non profits.

    •  sure they all have a privacy policy (none)
      which you can usually get at on the bottom of the website here are some examples here  here and here.  most orgs have very detailed ones that do not permit them to rent their list.  

      that said once they do in some form have your name they do not fail to use it to the max.  users frequently find that when they sign a petition that they somehow failed to read the fine print or uncheck a box that automatically signed them up for the list.  most of the orgs employ compainies like Kintera or GetActive that create their websites and their activism centers.  these companies have regulations that they set for unsubscribe links and how easily you can get someone on your list.  beyond that the organization sets up the full privacy policy that goes into more detail.

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