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Bounty Things Kids Do Competition

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dahville Mon 29-Apr-13 02:09:55

Has anyone else been stung by Bounty and the recent video competition they tried to run?

The basic premise was send them a video of your LO doing something cute and you would be entered into a weekly draw to win a gift certificate.

Their rules were quite unclear; videos were being uploaded straight from e-mails and some personal information got exposed on youtube (e.g. real names, e-mail addresses, home addresses, phone numbers, etc.). See this blog post for the full information (note - not my blog, this is another mother who wrote this up):

I am thinking of complaining to the Information Commissioner?s Office for a breech of privacy.

I am wondering how many other people got stung by Bounty on thi.

somedayma Mon 29-Apr-13 02:25:18

how did you get stung? confused surely you don't think companies do stuff like this just for fun?!

dahville Mon 29-Apr-13 02:44:10

No, I'm not so naive to think any corporation I share information with, including mumsnet, does it out of the kindness of their hearts.

I was stung by Bounty exposing personal information as described above on youtube.

I see this as a privacy breech and think they should address this instead of blaming their members.

I am curious whether othe mumsnetter got stung by their info being exposed and whether others see this as a security breech.

quoteunquote Mon 29-Apr-13 10:22:19

you are being unreasonable having anything to do with Bounty

ChaosTrulyReigns Mon 29-Apr-13 10:30:44


Wouldn't it be quite circumspect to just send info that you were happy being published to that sort of shenanigsns?

dahville Mon 29-Apr-13 13:06:05

Um, no. Corporations have a duty of care to protect users' information. Even a corp like mumsnet, lest you hold any illusions.

dahville Mon 29-Apr-13 13:11:01

I had never had any negative dealings with them in the past; though I have just read some of the terrible stories on the threads here.

The Bounty lady on my maternity ward was quite innocuous, when I said no she wished me well and was on her way.

I have never distinguished between entering a contest here or on Bounty or another parental site, they are all quite samey up until now. Not so much anymore.

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