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Old 08.06.2021, 14:59
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Hello all
I am pissed off by a situation recently happened.

Usually in my mailbox lands plenty of publicity on paper. However, these are normally either flyers or letters addressed like this "An die Einwohner blablabla..."

Last week i have received a directly addressed letter from a company which is promoting a controversial real-estate project(a project which triggered a lot of discussions amongst inhabitants of the municipality where i live).

So, the company decided to send direct, targeted letters to all inhabitants, including me. The letter came with my name and my full address written on it, asking me to vote "Yes" for the project.

Apart of the fact that i dont have the right to vote(permit L), i was astonished to learn that my personal details could be used in such commercial activities.

I have asked the company how they get my details and they said(translation with Google Translate):
"The addresses in question can be purchased from specialized agencies in Switzerland."

Is this a normal practice here in Switzerland? Of course, back in my country companies are hunting for databases with personal details.

Thank you for any input,
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