I've received a series of emails apparently from Curse (regarding a merge with... 'fandom'?), saying if I don't give permission to transfer my personal details I'll lose access to my account on any websites within their services.
Is this legit? Seemed like a scam to me. I was just gonna ignore it.
I don't use any Curse services, apart from this specific website and I'm not even sure anymore whether this website is specifically a Curse one? Isn't it twitch now?
Genuinely confused and don't like clicking on links in emails. I'd rather just bin those sorts of messages and not take the risk.
I can't speak to any specific e-mail but I can say that the acquisition is going through by all visible metrics so far. Presumably, the e-mail you received would contain a link to Fandom's data privacy policies, so you can evaluate for yourself whether they're to your satisfaction or not.
Due to recent changes in EU privacy laws, whenever a person's personal data would transfer between companies, that person has to opt-in to allow this transfer to happen. This includes when one company buys another and the only "transfer" is simply a change of ownership. Most countries outside of the EU have an opt-out policy, which means the transfer will happen unless you specifically request your account to be deleted. The EU is different, however, and requires us to explicitly get permission or delete the account. We greatly value our user's privacy, not only conforming with all laws, but often exceeding them on our user's behalf.
Curse Media was purchased from Twitch by Fandom, which means there's a change of ownership, and you can either allow your account, and any information tied to it, to "change owners" or have it deleted instead.
Specifically: EU users have to explicitly say "let it happen".