Jan 17 2009
Dear Napster Subscriber,
On October 25, 2008, Napster became a member of the Best Buy family of companies. As part of this change, beginning on February 17th, 2009, any personal or other data that you share, or have shared, with Napster may also be shared with Best Buy and/or its affiliated companies.
We are excited about our partnership with Best Buy and look forward to the many opportunities to provide you with an even higher quality of service that it will bring.
Your Friends at Napster.
So what does this mean? Basically, if you ever joined Napster – your information (including all your Napster account activity) will be shared with Best Buy as of February 17th! As stated in the message, if you forgot that you were a Napster member (check your junk mail folder for the above message) then you may not want Best Buy to get your account information. If they do, you can be sure that they will use it to send you targeted messages about the whole range of Best Buy products ; this is not necessarily a bad thing, and I’m quite confident that BB has a decent opt-out program.
Nonetheless, if you want to keep some semblance of control of your inbox, you may want to consider opting out of the information sharing scheme by sending them a request to [email protected] – it’s most likely they will need to know your Napster account name (or email you used to register with Napster) to process your request.