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  • Registered Users Posts: 224 ✭✭ leuler

    I think you have to write to them in order to stop them using your data and to terminate your account if that is what you want.

    In the terms and conditions
    10. Data Protection
    4. Consent under clause 10.1 will be deemed to continue until a member writes to bmi Diamond Club, PO Box 5050, Annesley, Nottingham, NG15 0DL to withdraw consent. Withdrawal of consent may mean that certain services and benefits may no longer be provided to the member, and also entitle bmi to terminate membership immediately.

    11. Termination
    5. You may terminate your membership by writing to bmi Diamond Club, PO Box 5050, Annesley, Nottingham, NG15 0DL stating that you no longer wish to be a member and enclosing your Card.

    This looks more like a case of BMI bulking up their user database and information than a real giveaway. In hindsight there was no way BMI were going to give away these Silver club benefits through a reusable link.

    If it looks (way) too good to be true it usually is :(

    This in no ways takes away from the OPs good intentions in posting the link.

  • Registered Users Posts: 682 kevinmcc

    Got the email yesterday too, I checked this morning and it has been downgraded.

    I suggest emailing the Manager who sent the email. I've already sent one. BMI staff's emails are their [email protected]

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,765 ✭✭✭ robbie1876

    I've emailed the Diamond Club manager with my thoughts also, not expecting a reply. To add insult to injury, when they downgraded me to Blue status, I now have zero miles - what happened to the 1000 miles for signing up to Blue membership, as per

  • Registered Users Posts: 224 ✭✭ leuler

    I have done the same, sent to [email protected] and also not expecting a reply, reckon it's going to cost the price of a UK stamp and the time to write a letter to them to get out of this freebie.

    Will anyone who does get an email reply to terminating their account and/or withdrawing consent to use their personal data please post it here?
    I want to do it without the letter if possible.

    Will give it a day or so and then post the letter if no joy.

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,388 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Tabnabs

    Make sure you at least go into your account details and amend your postal address to something suitably witty.

    BMI also have a twitter account and a facebook account if you wish to make a public request

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  • Registered Users Posts: 224 ✭✭ leuler

    Probably not the place to admit it but I'm not on twitter or facebook :o
    Will have to rely on good old fashioned email.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,594 sandin

    This offer went viral around the world. They must have had thousands join up.

    A quick google search shows it in USA, Australia, New Zealand, load of UK sites and continental sites especailly spcialist airline flyer sites such as flyer talk.

    Seems it started with a blogger pasting details up, someone then took the details but omitted that it was by invitation only and then someone else took them etc etc etc and within a few days it was worldwide.

    As BMI never gave / sent a general email to people or advertised this in anyway, there's zilch anyone can do about it.

    BMI gave this response to 'flyertalk'

    'The link was only on printed application forms which members would have received directly from a bmi representative.

    Anyone that has used this link will be verified and, if they did not have receive the offer from a bmi representative, will not be upgraded to silver.'

    here's just three sites

  • Registered Users Posts: 682 kevinmcc

    Even though they downgraded me over a week ago I received a physical BMI Silver Card today, anyone else get one?

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,388 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Tabnabs

    In the post today arrived a very sexy little black box with all the bumpf for my Diamond Club membership including my membership card with name and account number printed on it.

    Anyone else get theirs?

    Well confused now :confused:

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,511 ✭✭✭✭ FreudianSlippers

    I got the black envelope, but no card. Website still says I'm blue.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,358 ✭✭✭ acquiescefc

    got mine too with the fancy cards in it..

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,258 ✭✭✭ él statutorio

    I got the black envelope, but no card. Website still says I'm blue.

    Me too

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,531 Drakar

    Actually thats the key thing, what the website says you are. What colour card you have isn't hugely important (if you earned the points to qualify you for the next level, you can usually claim most of the benefits before the physical card arrives).