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Customer loyalty programs and privacy concerns

 
: Hinz, O.; Gerstmeier, E.; Tafreschi, O.; Enzmann, M.; Schneider, M.

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Markus, M.L.:
eMergence: Merging and emerging technologies, processes, and institutions. Conference proceedings. CD-ROM : 20th Bled eConference, Bled, Slovenia, June 3-6, 2007
Kranj: University of Maribor, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, 2007
ISBN: 978-961-232-204-5
13 S.
Bled eConference "eMergence: Merging and Emerging Technologies, Processes, and Institutions" <20, 2007, Bled>
Englisch
Konferenzbeitrag, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer SIT ()
customer loyalty program; privacy; anonymity; segmentation

Abstract
In recent years, loyalty programs have been established allowing the creation of detailed consumer profiles by collecting and processing purchase information. Collecting this information, however, raises privacy concerns of customers. In this work, we provide the results of an empirical study which reveal that privacy concerns have an impact on the probability of participating in loyalty programs. We identify a privacy-sensitive segment of customers using demographic and psychographic data that, in principle, would participate in a loyalty program, however, refrains from doing so because of privacy concerns. Moreover, we found that people participating in customer loyalty programs are more concerned about their privacy than non-participants, which is an interesting though counterintuitive result.

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