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I assume that they got all that data from Google Adsense where they have great data about me as a person and about my sites.
I don't like being pitched like that and feel violated that Google could have exchange this type of information with its new acquisition, if they did. As for Double Click, the less said, the better...
There are many ways your information could have reached double click, and Adsense is far from being favorite.
Even if there are a lot of Adsense publishers who have been approached by DC, that fact alone proves nothing.
Once the merger goes ahead, such contact is quite likely - but if Google have any sense, it will be a message from Adsense, not from Double Click. You'll see.
In the meantime, it's quite in order to hate Google, but usually unwise to assume they are stupid :)
As a general rule affiliate offers don't come in hand written just for you either. Beware of anyone approaching you first, it may not even be a legit email.
You can never make any assumptions about who is 'responsible' for spam, but it's much safer safe to make assumptions about who isn't - for example, G and DC are totally separate organizations hoping to come together; would they really act like third-rate spammers while they are under the spotlight? While it's also dangerous to underestimate the potential for stupidity, i think you have to pinch yourself occasionally and recognise that
Big Business Didn't Get Big by Being THAT Stupid ;)
Similarly, either you understand that when Big Companies play games, they don't play 3rd-rate spammer games - they play big games. Or you don't.
As an illustration, when did you last hear of The Godfather being arrested for pickpocketing? Every class of people shoplifts, fiddles their taxes and lies to insurance companies, that's a given. But Big Criminals Don't Do Little Crimes. Just as your average pickpocket doesn't order St Valentine's Day massacres (unless Feb 14 falls on on a Wednesday, when all bets are off).
FWIW, I have an account with Performics and have set up an email address just to receive email from Performics for that account. The address isn't advertised anywhere else, it's not in my WHOIS information, etc.
That's the email address where I'm receiving these DoubleClick promotions.
Performics is part of DoubleClick