In today's world, technology helps connect people, services, goods, and information quickly and efficiently. However, in making that connection, your personal information may get widely distributed.
Any time you order a product by mail, enter a contest, subscribe to a magazine, send in a warranty card, or otherwise give your name and address to a company or organization, you may be placed on a mailing list. The company or organization may then rent, sell or trade the list with your name on it. To limit your exposure, write "Please do not rent or sell my name" or "No mailing lists" next to your name. To learn more, contact a waste prevention and recycling specialist by email or call 503-846-3605.
Here are resource pages to help with removing your personal information from lists that businesses and agencies acquire to build their customer base: