Sorry it took so long to get back to you. The form i was asked to sign had no visible way of opting out of sharing my information with marketing firms. When i asked the instructor how to opt out he said. 'Do you work for the CIA or something'. I said. 'No'. He then said. 'Are you worried the DVA are going to send you offers for socks'. I said.'No. The DVA don't deal with socks but the others may do. Stop the sarcasm. Lets not get off on the wrong foot. Just tell me how to opt out'. Then he said. 'Sign the f...ing form or f..k off'. This was in front of 8 of my colleagues. I then walked out. At the bottom of the form it is clearly written that i can opt out of sharing my information at any time. I phoned the training company to complain but, they refuse to speak to me about the incident saying that their contract is with the company i work for. I attended the course at my place of work on my day off and feel i am owed for a wasted saturday. It was really embarrassing being spoken to like that in front of workmates. Especially as the instructor was a little troll like creature and i am a 15 stone gym fit kickboxer. Can i take them to civil court or does the company i work for have to do it. I would prefer to keep the company i work for out of it.
What about the data protection act. There was no way to opt out of them selling my information to marketing firms. I thought you couldn't do that. Don't forget it said on the bottom i could opt out at any time. Usually there is a box to tick. There was nothing on this form. Is what your saying that i have no choice about what company's do with my personal information.
That's bad news.