This question is in regards to a situation in Colorado in the US. I began receiving emails from a website distributing community information. The emails did not have an unsubscribe link so I sent them an email asking to be removed from their listing. They told me I had to create an account and change my preferences to not receive emails. I informed them that I did not authorize them to have my information and they told me my HOA signed me up. As a technical person I then asked them a bunch of questions regarding the data and how it was transmitted to them. They told me that the HOA creates the accounts manually. This seemed very wrong to me so I contacted the HOA and they told me they only created the accounts using publicly available information. I did not want to get into a fight with my HOA until I understood the possible ramifications of what they had done. Does this break any laws in how they created these accounts without my permission?
edit.. I received a list of fields that they use to create the account. Those fields are Name, Address, Phone Number and Email.
I guess my hangup with this is not that I was receiving the emails but that they created the account without my permission even if the data was mostly publicly available.