As you know CAMS is a registrar hired by AMC to service their distributors and clients. Irrespective of clients on-boarding intermediary, CAMS should service that client with completely neutral action; moreover CAMS should abide by the privacy norms of the proprietary data - in regular cases its distributors and in Direct cases it should be AMCs ! In none of the case CAMS should use the data for any other purpose than service/transaction related communication. However, in past they have done following data encroachment actions :
1. Sent more than 50 marketing e-mailers and messages related to MYCAMS Mobile app, to clients, without any permission or approval from the actual data proprietor. Moreover, they mixed the offers across both regular and Direct clients
2. Recently they started sending the staff and employees to the large corporate clients for activating their special online transaction tool. Their staff has a target provided from the HO for covering as many corporates as possible. Knowing the fact that this online new tool has both Direct and Distributor option there.
Imagine, you are managing a 10 crore accounts and have your reputation built over years of servicing, and suddenly a person reaches that client and offers a service bypassing you ! Moreover through their introduction as CAMS/registrar, they get the easy entry there- you are just not sure what they talk and what they present ! We need to know , "what is the commercial interest of CAMS here? Is it the third party developed tool they are introducing? If not then, why they are not using us to get this tool activated, instead of reaching to the clients directly ?"In first place they have no right to market any third party product to our clients; secondly,they can not send any marketing E mailer or external tool introduction to the clients directly . Under the legal privacy norms, they should send the information material to AMC and distributors. In turn, AMC will send the communication to all the 'Direct' clients and distributors will send the communication to their clients, if they actually choose to do so!
Our association wish to file a legal suit to CAMS for financial loss, commercially motivated actions and breaching the basic law of 'proprietary data'. If proven guilty, they will be forced to pay us the compensation as per standard rate under 'pay per click' basis for all their past marketing E mailer. This means an IFA having 1000 clients would have received around 5000 marketing E Mails from CAMS, thus translating to a compensation of approximately Rs 5 lacs( assumed rate per click Rs 10/-)
Do send your feed back or join the petition if you believe its really necessary to take CAMS head-on, to stop their immatured actions.Read more
Secretary UP and Uttrakhand IFA AssociationLucknow, India
FirstBus is taking advantage of the current situation by increasing bus prices and ripping us students. They are aware that we do not have any choice.
The situation is worse for Bath uni students, who rely on FirstBus to get to the city. Despite, the increasing bus prices, FirstBus is offering reduced service. The U1 route is being diverted from the city center. This will cause havoc in the first term and mean that many students won't be able to attend lectures. Reduced capacity is, especially, a challenge for the mobility of disabled students/persons, considering how Bath is already quite an inaccessible city for students with mobility issues. Removing bus stops closer to the city center is detrimental for disabled students who live on campus These changes may push them to find alternative transport, but finding new funds for this at very short notice can be difficult.
We are left with two options: either walk or to be ripped off. But with your signature, we will have the power to change this. We are already ripped by the university, government and let us not be ripped by the bus company :)
University students make up a large sum of Bath, therefore authorities should not neglect the impact of their decisions on us- we are also consumers!
Created Sep 5, 2018
Petition to The City of Harlan IA, Harlan City Council, Harlan Municipal Utilities
many would call a monopoly. I am asking the city of Harlan to allow a competitor for utilities into suggested MidAmerican Energy as a competitor but that is just an example. We as Americans deserve a choice this position and call on the city of Harlan to allow another competitor for our utilities. Read more
Hannah BeemanHarlan, IA, United States
Created Mar 10, 2021
Petition to Arthur Smith, Kent Weed, Brian Richardson, Anthony Storm
I have been dreaming of being a part of American Ninja Warrior ever since I saw it in 2008. I always thought that the tryout age to be on the show was 18. On my 18th birthday, one of my friends told me that the age was in fact 21 instead of 18.
All my life, I've been forced to choose between two loves and I've been forced to postpone anticipated events. I've always prided myself on being both a 'nerd' and athletically capable. I'm going off to college in the fall in pursuit of my dream career, and I will take my academics seriously. At the same time I do not think that there is any reason for me to not be able to pursue my athletic dreams as well.
I am a teach taekwondo at Docarmo's Taekwondo Center in Montgomery, Alabama, and I have competed in national tournaments and excelled in them. Pushing myself to my limits is what I enjoy, and I can't think of a better way to do so than to be a part of American Ninja Warrior.
I know that I am not the only one to have aspirations to open the show up to a greater variety of entrants. Some benefits of decreasing the entrant age include, but are not limited to:
- A greater variety of entrants
- More viewers
- More youthful and entertaining contestants
In all 50, states 18 is the legal age to vote. In 47 states, 18 is the legal age of adulthood. In both scenarios we have 18 year olds being granted massive responsibility. With this responsibility comes the expectation to make well-informed decisions. So for American Ninja Warrior to have the minimum contestant age 21 instead of 18, it would be limiting the number of opportunities for 18 year olds to demonstrate this ability to make well-informed decisions, and act accordingly. The only reasons that I can infer from a 21 year old age limit is that it could be a liability or a maturity issue.
To alleviate concern for those reasons I offer these responses:
1. As stated before, 18 year olds should be expected to make well informed decisions and act accordingly. These decisions include ones involving personal safety.
2. Similar to the first reason, if 18 year olds are given the responsibilities of an adults, then it is their obligation to act so.
3. The exceptions to these rules should be considered as such: exceptions. I don't believe it would be fair to revoke a privilege such as being on American Ninja Warrior from the 18 year old masses due to the actions of a few.
4. The same reasons for making the contestant age 21 would be just as applicable to 21 year olds as 18 year olds.
So, I am asking you to sign this petition in hopes that the American Ninja Warrior institution will change its minimum entrant age from 21 years old to 18 years old.
Jyasi' DavisUnited States
Created Jul 11, 2015
Petition to Tropical Smoothie Leadership, Charles Watson, Paul Marsden, Mark Montini, Cheryl Fletcher, Richard Key, Alice Crowder, Jenifer Perrett, Jennifer Folger, Karen Anderson, Brett Campbell, Ryan Staver,...
During this horrific pandemic, I have fully embraced ordering food “to-go.” One of my favorite places to order from—and one that was already kind of set up perfectly for this new takeout culture—is Tropical Smoothie Cafe. In fact, Tropical is based right near me in Atlanta, so there are a ton of locations here. I’m mostly into their smoothies, but they’ve got lots of food too. The thing is, I recently found out that Tropical Smoothie supports extreme animal cruelty by refusing to set proper animal welfare standards for the chicken it uses on its menu.
Additionally, the company has continually refused to answer questions that customers, like me, have about its chicken standards. I don’t know why Tropical Smoothie won’t listen to its customers or do the ethical thing. But here’s what I do know:
Currently, chickens raised for Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s supply chains live a life of pure torture.
They are bred to grow at an alarmingly unnatural rate, which causes leg deformities, organ failure, and heart attacks in these baby birds.
Each flock, which consists of tens of thousands of birds, are kept in dirty, windowless sheds.
They are forced to live in their own waste with ammonia levels so concentrated that many suffer from chemical burns.
When these birds are brought to slaughter, they are violently shackled upside down. Their throats are then slit, often while they’re still conscious.
But Tropical Smoothie has the opportunity to vastly improve the lives of the chickens it uses for the meat on its menu by adopting the Better Chicken Commitment, a comprehensive set of welfare reforms that address the worst abuses suffered by chickens on today’s farms. Over 200 companies have already signed on to this commitment, including one of Tropical Smoothie’s main competitors, Jamba Juice.
Consumers across the globe are demanding more transparency about the sources of their food—especially with regard to animal welfare. In response, restaurants, from Jamba Juice to Saladworks to White Castle are stepping up to the plate and committing to doing better. Why isn’t Tropical Smoothie Cafe?
Let’s convince a business that is actually thriving during the COVID-19 pandemic to do the right thing and adopt the Better Chicken Commitment!Read more
Centerplate describes itself as "one of the largest hospitality companies in the world" and has catered Super Bowl and World Series Games, Presidential Inaugural Balls, and other high profile events. But why is Centerplate supporting intensive confinement of animals?
Battery cage farms cram egg-laying hens into tiny wire cages. With less room than a sheet of computer paper to live in for virtually their entire lives, these poor animals are unable to spread their wings or engage in any of their natural behaviors. This outdated agricultural practice is so cruel that it is already illegal in the entire European Union and several states in the US.
Thankfully, we've also seen lots of movement away from battery cages in the private sector, too. In the last few years, some of the worlds largest restaurant chains and food service providers—places like Aramark, Sodexo, McDonalds, and more—have made commitments to phase out this horrible practice from their supply chain. However, there is one conspicuous standout from this group, one of the largest food service providers in the world: Centerplate. They have refused to make any commitment on this issue, and have fallen behind their competitors on this basic issue of animal cruelty.
When I learned that Centerplate is based in my state of South Carolina, I knew that I wanted to do something about this problem. Please, sign my petition and let Centerplate know that consumers do not want to be supporting this kind of extreme animal cruelty with their dining dollars. It's time for Centerplate to do the right thing and join their competitors in pledging to end their support of farms that still use outdated battery cage systems.Read more
competitor, Sodexo, made a commitment to boycott cruel battery cage egg farms. Last year, The Humane League worked with foodservice competitor Delaware North Companies to make the same commitment. UnlikeRead more
As a college student, Starbucks is one of my favorite places to stop for a quick coffee refill. Sadly, I am never able to grab breakfast as Starbucks does not offer any plant-based meal options and I try to eat my meals in a way that is better for the planet, my health, and animal welfare.
Starbuck's biggest rival, Dunkin', just launched the Beyond Sausage Breakfast Sandwich across national locations starting in New York this week. I would love to start buying food from Starbucks if they followed Dunkin’ in joining the massively growing plant-based foods trend among consumers and offered the Beyond Sausage across their national locations.
Sign and share today to urge Starbucks to add a Beyond Sausage breakfast sandwich to its menu before being left behind by Dunkin'.
Starbucks is missing a massive opportunity by not acting on the plant-based meat trend now. There is a large and growing consumer demand for the Beyond Sausage and Starbucks is behind the times in not offering plant-based options in a year when 39% of consumers in the United States say they are actively trying to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diet. In the US economy, the plant-based industry generates over $13 billion in sales annually, showcasing the economic power and demand for plant-based.
Restaurants including Tim Hortons, TGI Fridays, Del Taco, Carl’s Jr, and BurgerFi are already offering Beyond Meat as a way to be plant-based accessible and tap into the growing demand and popularity of plant-based eating. Even Burger King came out with a plant-based burger across national locations.
The Beyond Sausage would be very powerful financially for Starbucks. Beyond Meat shares have soared over 258% from their original IPO price and were worth 1.5 billion dollars in their market debut. Beyond Meat reports that their products are available in over 35,000 outlets and that sales have been growing fast - with revenue from 2018 at $87.9 million, an increase of $55.3 million from the previous year’s revenue.
Tell Starbucks it must join the current year and cater to the massive trend and consumer demand by offering the Beyond Sausage nationally. Starbucks, the time to act is now!Read more
Lana WeidgenantBaltimore, MD, United States
Created Jul 29, 2019
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