"We protect your privacy with a passion!"
Umm....so what else is there? What exactly is private then?
Hmmm ok. I shouldn't be surprised. It's a "review" site and to make money they are probably selling data. For that data to be worth anything they have to include user data with it. So why throw in the line about "we protect your privacy with a passion." Half the business model is actually based upon doing the exact opposite.
Most users caring less is the worst part. We'll go crazy if a telemarketer calls our house but we don't blink while registering for a new site. Personally, I'm not against a website data mining to show relevant ads. Let's take facebook for example. They will look at your profile and use that to display an advertisement. An advertiser will pay more to know that their ad is getting to their target demographic. I'm fine with that. I'm going to see an ad anyway, might as well see one that I might actually like. That's how Google makes all their money.
What I don't like is when companies sell information they collect. To me thats like selling hot pictures your ex girlfriend took for you. The ones she would dress up like a tiger and act like she is...ok getting off topic. The pictures were meant for you not the public or your favorite "rate this chick" website. Just because you don't care about her anymore doesn't mean you should go and sell something she wouldn't want sold. However, let's say you analyze the pictures. After hours of analyzing, and frequent naps, you say to yourself "hey i bet she would really like this lingerie site." You contact her the usual way you two communicate and let her know that you are an affiliate for an animal lingerie site. Nothing wrong with that, right?