There are privacy laws in place re: certain info. Not sure if this info is covered but I think it is. NO way it's required...Ask a similar question
Of course they can ask, and you are NOT required to give it. They want it to use for marketing purposes. If you say no, will they refuse to sell to you for cash? Not likely.
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Mr. Burdick is correct: it is for marketing purposes, not legal purposes.
Years ago they required your drivers licence, phone number etc. if paying by check, but new laws now forbid it.
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