Macrium Free V8 -- why do I have to enter email address now


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On Macrium V7 Free you could skip regisration -- now it seems you have to enter an email address to download V8.
While Macrium is a reasonable company I really dislike this innsidious way that's becoming more and more common for "Data analtyical Metrics" to be colllected and "sponsored ads" to be sent your way.

OK currently there's an easy get around -- have a junk email for this sort of stuff and other "Unwanted" offers or those hideous questions when you buy something on line "Please rate our service.. " etc.

Perhaps this doesn't bother others - but to me Free means Free. If they want an email address then "It's NOT Free" as you've potentially given out some data where others might (and do e.g Google) make a lot of money out of it.

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On Macrium V7 Free you could skip regisration -- now it seems you have to enter an email address to download V8.
Only if you ask for a commercial free license. Tick the box for 'I need a personal free license' and you are not required to provide an email address.

This is nothing new. There was exactly the same requirement when you downloaded v7 Free for Business use. For Home use you could skip entering an email address.

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Only if you ask for a commercial free license. Tick the box for 'I need a personal free license' and you are not required to provide an email address.

This is nothing new. There was exactly the same requirement when you downloaded v7 Free for Business use. For Home use you could skip entering an email address.

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Thanks

Bit of a case of R.T.F.M I think

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Hi folks
On Macrium V7 Free you could skip regisration -- now it seems you have to enter an email address to download V8.
While Macrium is a reasonable company I really dislike this innsidious way that's becoming more and more common for "Data analtyical Metrics" to be colllected and "sponsored ads" to be sent your way.

OK currently there's an easy get around -- have a junk email for this sort of stuff and other "Unwanted" offers or those hideous questions when you buy something on line "Please rate our service.. " etc.

Perhaps this doesn't bother others - but to me Free means Free. If they want an email address then "It's NOT Free" as you've potentially given out some data where others might (and do e.g Google) make a lot of money out of it.

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Cheers
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You don't. Just click I need a personal licence and hit continue.
 

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