Professionals and Academics Network

Richard P. Grant rpg14 at yahoo.co.uk.invalid
Thu Mar 8 12:11:54 EST 2001


In article <zCNp6.7221$d47.1624171 at news1.busy1.on.home.com>, 
"Professionals and Academics Network" <ads at ProAcad.com> wrote:

<ignoring the studied insult>

> What you failed to understand in your message below is that ProAcad does 
> not
> capture consumers data or analyze consumer profiles.
> 
> ProAcad connects consumers, whose data is not collected, to professionals

<snip>

> The data of the professionals and academics that join ProAcad is used for
> nothing other than being delivered to their customers or colleagues based 
> on
> their requested search criteria through a search engine.

sorry - in the one instance you say information is not collected, and 
then you say it is?  The professionals and academics themselves are 
consumers - any information that is worth having on such a site is 
valuable to vendors.  You can work out quite a lot about what such a 
person would buy from their research interests.  The stated purpose of 
the site is irrelevant if you do not give guarantees about the use of 
the data.  The point stands.

r

-- 
Richard P. Grant                                     MRC Lab of Mol Biol
rpg 'at' mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk   http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/personal/rpg/
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