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  • loyalmbe loyalmbe Feb 4, 2011 11:41 AM Flag

    Tracking Number Please!

    "UPS Tracking Terms and Conditions

    The UPS package tracking systems accessed via this Web Site (the "Tracking Systems") and tracking information obtained through this Web Site (the "Information") are the private property of UPS. UPS authorizes you to use the Tracking Systems solely to track shipments tendered by or for you to UPS for delivery and for no other purpose. Without limitation, you are not authorized to make the Information available on any web site or otherwise reproduce, distribute, copy, store, use or sell the Information for commercial gain without the express written consent of UPS. This is a personal service, thus your right to use the Tracking Systems or Information is non-assignable. Any access or use that is inconsistent with these terms is unauthorized and strictly prohibited."

    Do not ask anyone to post a tracking number. This is a clear violation of UPS policy!

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    • I never said it was a law! I agree it is a policy and said as much!

      Technically, it is the act of using the tracking number to access information about packages not tendered by or for the person accessing the information that is a violation of the policy.

      That said, it is still pointless to post a tracking number to aid and abet misuse by someone else. Why post it and facilitate violations by the readers of the subject post.

      And you can't deny that some readers of the post could be tempted to hijack the account number and use it on a shipping document causing an
      improper charge to the account! It has happened!

    • This is a policy, not a law. I doubt if it could be found in the "UPS policy book".

    • Once again, the policy you keep referencing refers to information obtained from using ups.com (aka "the Tracking System") and the information obtained from using that system (aka the "Information"). It does not prohibit someone from posting a tracking number. That is the point of this thread, not what someone does with the tracking number once they have--that is another discussion/thread. Don't try to divert from your original claim: "Do not ask anyone to post a tracking number. This is a clear violation of UPS policy!"

      You can either back up your claim that UPS policy prohibits the posting of a tracking number or you can not. So far, you have not backed up that claim.

      Can you post the policy that states one can not post a tracking number? If you can, the thread can be closed.

    • Read the whole post before replying!

      >>UPS authorizes you to use the Tracking Systems solely to track shipments tendered by or for you to UPS for delivery and for no other purpose.<<

      Where does this authorize anyone to share the tracking number with others. To do so would enable them to track shipments not tendered by them or for them. The intent and spirit is clear, UPS does not want tracking numbers shared with others that are neither sender or receipients.

      >>This is a personal service, thus your right to use the Tracking Systems or Information is non-assignable. Any access or use that is inconsistent with these terms is unauthorized and strictly prohibited."<<

      The right is not assignable, to pass on the tracking number could be considered an attempt to assign rights in clear violation.

      All other considerations aside, sharing tracking numbers on a website is risky.
      The shippers tracking number is revealed. This opens one up to possible retaliation or stealing of account numbers. Almost everyone knows that the six digits following the "Z" are the shippers account number.

      If you would not post your credit card number, don't post your tracking number! You could end up billed for someone else's shipments!

    • Pay no attention. Loyal and MBE just jealous we're making more and more money while they go about their daily business getting nothing in return.

    • This policy states that the information from the UPS tracking systems and shipping systems at ups.com can not be posted anywhere. Nowhere in this policy does it state that someone can not post a tracking number to a website. Please post the UPS policy that prohibits someone from posting a tracking number.

    • The UPS tracking system is total joke and a perfect example of what is wrong in this country. It is nothing but a fabrication based on estimated travel times and continually manipulated but NEVER accurate. Why have a system that is built on nothing but lies?? If they are deceiving the public about something like this then you know they will lie about everything else! DO NOT TRUST THIS COMPANAY! SELL THIS PIECE OF CRAP BEFORE THEY ARE DISMANTLED!

      • 1 Reply to LiberalArts
      • Sorry had to correct you. The tracking system is not based on estimates. The tracking system is real time. Example- you ship a package to Corning, New York and you live in Nevada- The package will possibly have several destinations. las vegas, Louisville, New York and then to Corning. At each of these destinations the package gets scanned by an employee or computer. (This helps UPS find the package if your looking for it, or it lets you know where the package is) Say you look up the tracking and it says last dest Corning- You know the package has made the trip across the country and under normal circumstances the package will be delivered soon. Your package did not arrive? UPS hotline calles the Corning destination and they look for your package.

 
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