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    I have asked the MD to get in contact with me as I could not get an answer for some questions I had about data protection, copyright and possible future commercial interests.

    When I do I will share.

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    I was tempted to get one so I can be prepared to block the stuff I don't want on our network when teachers get one- but I saw the queue and the amount of time people were spending answering questions and walked on by.

    Deeply suspicious about what's going to be bundled on here, although that may just be the cynic in me.

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    I got mine, they got my details! Sorted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoom7000 View Post
    I went yesterday and got mine from the stand. They were apologetic and blamed the unexpected demand. Nice 4Gb drive though. Will offer the resources to some of the teachers at work and then full format!
    I got a similar story, and lots of apologies as i was quite vocal about how i didn't trust their processes. On the bright side, i gave him my name and my details popped up on screen, and he said that now that delivery has started i would have received one eventually. However, others searched and their details were not logged and they had to re-register but at least you could walk away with a memory stick.

    I haven't tried it yet, but i have some concerns. You have to register it online, with a code they provide, and set up a username and password. The instructions imply you can't access the resources until you log in. Sounds like a way for them to track you and scam you. On the plus side, they do say they will synch the data on the stick online so if it gets lost or broken you can get the files back, which means that when teachers come and ask you for help retrieving their files cos they've knackered it, you no longer have to format and then use recovery tools to help them.

    With that in mind, there are issues with the whole process so i'd wait to hear from Grumbledook (see below) before signing up, especially with the memory4students program as it could be troubling.

    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    I have asked the MD to get in contact with me as I could not get an answer for some questions I had about data protection, copyright and possible future commercial interests.

    When I do I will share.

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    I couldn't run any files on my stick, the files seem to be corrupted. It didnt autorun as it should.

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    I registered for one of these ages ago. Have emailed them several times since, first couple of emails promised them "soon", from then on in I just got no replies. I just put it down to being an email harvesting scam.

    I'm not going to hold my breath whilst I wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lionsl2005
    As soon as i saw them i changed my direction. Had enough. Scammers.
    Quote Originally Posted by wd40
    Most of our teachers registered for the free USB sticks last year, nobody received one.

    I saw the stand at BETT and I, too, gave them a wide berth!
    Ditto!

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    I just received this email, and i think it's rather funny tbh

    Dear Teacher,

    Thank you for visiting us at the BETT SHOW 2010 and collecting your free memory stick.

    If you have tried to activate the memory stick online you may have experienced some minor problems in the set up process.

    This has now been rectified and you are now able to activate your memory stick and free online storage by accessing the link below.

    Memory4Teachers Web Channel

    We do apologise for any inconvenience caused.

    We would also appreciate any feedback that you may have regarding the memory stick and the content we have provided for your use.

    Please access the link below in order to provide us with your feedback.

    Memory4Teachers Web Channel

    We do hope that you enjoy using your memory device.

    Best Regards

    The Memory4Teachers Team.

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    You have to activate it? Not only are they happily taking my details and spamming me with them, evading my emails and failing to send me a stick, I have to activate it when they do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    I have asked the MD to get in contact with me as I could not get an answer for some questions I had about data protection, copyright and possible future commercial interests.

    When I do I will share.
    Did anything come of this GrumbleDook?

    And, to other posters: how many people have registered for a stick but not received it, and have you followed up on it?

    Thanks

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    Nope, but the recent update on the other thread has sparked me off again. Will make a final attempt later this week.

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    Is this possibly a case to be referred to the ICO commissioner?

    Chunks

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    Tony, did you ever have a response to this?

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    A few of us at my school registered for our memory sticks last year and we have had nothing. The only thing we get is a monthly email saying hope you are enjoying your memory stick...!!!!

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    I registered and asked for one in December, it hasn't arrived. I keep getting newsletters for something I didn't receive and can't use! I'm not impressed.

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