On Monday, 9-13-2010, I received an email from the Portland EXPO Center informing me of some of their upcoming events. I read the email and thought how nice that I now know whats going on there. As I re-read the email I began to wonder how they got my email address as I dont remember ever giving it to the EXPO Center. So I called and asked them. I was informed that Collectors West had given them their entire email list and given permission to use it. The problem is that I never gave Collectors West permission to give away or sell my personal information. I have since found out that lots of people have received unexpected email from the EXPO Center. So, if you have received an email from the EXPO Center, now you know how they got your email address.