Updated shopper profile. Ridiculous or not?

A MSC that I have done shops for for several years has a new profile questionnaire that is required to be filled out before they will assign you any more shops. This questionnaire asks religion, political party affiliation, streaming services subscribed to, if I own a business how many employees do I have, and a lot more that is no ones business but mine. This MSC has shops where you apply for a credit card at a national retailer not Walmart but comparable. The required profile questions that I mentioned have nothing to do with me shopping there. I cannot apply for the shop because I won't update my profile with the answer to those required questions. I don't think the retailer is going tp deny a credit card app because of religion, they don't even ask n the application.
Have y'all just gone ahead and answered such profile questions or refused and then not been able to apply for shops?

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Do they have a prefer not to answer option? When I come across a question that I don't want to answer, that's what I type/choose. I've been able to update profiles so far using this.

Kim
I just go on and fill out the update because chances are that some of the questions ARE relevant to a current client or a potential client they are wooing.
Religion and political party affiliation should be OFF LIMITS as required categories until the MSC says, "Gee we have these well-paid jobs that require registered Name a party) members (or members of (name a religious community).; IFF you want to be considered for these jobs, please supply (religion or political choice).

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Yes, some weird profile questions. Most of the time you can skip that 2nd page extended profile, and your account will still be saved as updated.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/14/2021 07:07PM by sbobgal.
There is an MSC out there that shops churches. They ask for your religious affiliation before assigning you to the church shop. I understand why they ask for that perspective. They also sometimes ask if you have a religious preference for dietary purposes.
@foodluvr wrote:

There is an MSC out there that shops churches. They ask for your religious affiliation before assigning you to the church shop. I understand why they ask for that perspective. They also sometimes ask if you have a religious preference for dietary purposes.

The last MSC I know of that did church evaluations is no longer doing them (shut down the MSC/church evaluation portion of the business). Is there another?
I find the Update Shopper Profile a bit intrusive. Religion? Political affilation? Make/model/year of vehicles? Bank? Shirt size? Credit Cards Held? These days almost all shops are assigned from blast emails, so it's not like they are choosing specific demographics to offer shops. As an IC, my wish-I-could-say response to these types of questions is None Ya Business!
They also sometimes ask if you have a religious preference for dietary purposes.

This issue should be treated same as food allergies rather than assume someone is devout enough to not eat certain foods.

I was also put off by a profile that asked what dept. store credit cards I own. Unless I'm being aske to inquire about a $10,000.00 watch , and I was by a long gone company, no ones business if I shop at Nordstrom or J C Penneys.
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