I just got an email from an auto dealership I’d been talking to. This email wasn’t about a particular car, though, it was just their general newsletter that they send to everyone. Spam, essentially.
They were nice enough to include some info near the unsubscribe button:
You are receiving this email because you inquired about or purchased a vehicle from xxx Toyota recently or in the past.
Yes, they’re allowed to do that.
Yes, “all” dealerships do that.
No, that doesn’t make it right, or acceptable.
Be better than them.