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i've heard that when you sign up for "free things" that if you put the words "please do not sell or disclose my information" near your name, they won't. so i signed up for an american express card at costco last year, and put that statement below my name. 3 months later i got a gardening catalogue that bore the following address on the front:
miss Firstname L.
please do not sell or disclose my information
12345 my street
that statement was there on my address like it was the name of my business! so somehow, by omitting my last name (for real they just used the first letter of it), they respected my wishes? so perhaps your information isn't necessarily more safe with a reputable department store. but then again, they actually profit from your registry, whereas an online registry-keep-tracker would have to soley rely on renting adspace....
and for some more whitney smith love: cake stands and cupcake stands!