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Websites that won't let you delete your profile

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I don't consider my self to be someone who is paranoid about privacy, but if I do share information for example when setting up a profile or an account with a website, I expect to be able to remove that information completely at any time I choose.

Facebook has received a lot of criticism for this in the past with users finding that their profile is simply deactivated and not actually deleted.  The specific instructions on how to actually irreversibly delete the profile weren't obvious and users had to scour around to find out how to do this.

Facebook is just the one that everyone knows about there and it's just the tip of the iceberg.  As I don't have a Facebook account any longer (I hope), I can't actually verify that's still how things work there.

There are a lot of websites that allow (or require) you to set up user account or profile in order to use their services.  Getting that profile completely taken down at some point in the future though can be a less than straightforward process.  I have recently experienced this with a site called People Per Hour.  I very quickly decided that I didn't want to use the service but couldn't actually find any way of deleting my profile.  I had to contact the site to find out how to "deactivate" my profile.

A computer keyboard, delete key Apparently the process didn't delete the account, but I could remove all information and only a record of someone with my email having had an account there would be left.  I have since requested via the support pages that that record be removed also.  We'll see what happens...  [update: they deleted my profile, but I had to request that this be done]

Why do some websites make it so difficult for you to remove your profile and all associated data - COMPLETELY?  It's something that just strikes me as a little bit dodgy and underhand and I'm willing to bet that some sites have a bit of small print in the terms and conditions regarding the retention of some of your data.

Where do you stand legally in these cases?  Can you force them to remove all traces of your account?  Who reads the Ts & Cs that thoroughly though?  Perhaps we should in future, but I don't think that it's right though.  I think that sites should be up front about what will keep and how you can deactivate or DELETE your profile or account.  It's yet another 'trick' for us all to be on our guard for!

By: It's my data!


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naomi

naomi

Airbnb refuse to delete my account.
They agree only to deactivate it, and I Want all my data be deleted.
naomi
21st Nov 18 11:03

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Dede

Dede

The Sun won't. I loathe having to 'ask permission' to remove my own account. I don't think that's good ethics at all. People have EVERY right to change their mind about being on social media. I would gladly sacrifice having all the 'gadgets' of this current generation to live in an era where times were simpler. Like the era I grew up in during the 80's.
Dede
5th Nov 18 20:47

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Guest

Guest

Account Killer(accountkiller.com) is a Godsend in most cases. Unfortunately, many sites are set up with no way around it. That's like holding someone hostage on the internet. From now on I'll research to find out if I can delete my own account before I join any site. If I can't, I'm not joining. You really shouldn't have to ask permission to remove your own account if you change your mind.
Guest
25th Nov 17 19:32

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HenryO

HenryO

I will tell you why. People like you sign up and waste the time and resources of the business owner, then, 10 minutes later, you decide you don't want to be a member. Too bad. You should have looked around and made that decision before you signed up. They shouldn't even allow you to deactivate your account for at least 90 days. You don't like it? Then don't sign up and waste their time.
HenryO
22nd Oct 17 03:24

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missame

missame

I found how to do it on PPH. It's under profile>account>edit>deactivate.
missame
22nd Oct 16 12:16

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Komishiro85

Komishiro85

Sorry, I was so upset that I was not thinking clearly on what I was writing. Let me fix this up:

https://community.schtserv.com/

https://phantasystaronline.net/

Those are the 2 sites that will not delete my account. There is nothing in the terms and agreements that allow them to hold onto my site. If they try and change it, they can still get in trouble because the law will uncover anything changed.

Schthack and Ultima will not delete my account. Those are the 2 links above. But, Ephinea was nice enough to hide my account from the public. I have asked numerous times for schthack to close my account. They will not do so and neither will Ultima. Cyane at Ultima told me that Schthack cannot close accounts because because it will ruin the server. I told her it was not in the terms and agreements when I signed up and I want them to take down my account! Cyane also refuses to hide my profile or delete it. I have never heard of a website crashing for deleting an account! They are making excuses!

I have tried desperately and even threatened to take them to small claims, which I am trying to avoid because I don't like the idea of suing when I can just get my account taken off. Komishiro85 is the name I use on there. You can find me still on both of those accounts.

All 3 of those sites are unstable, but only 2 of them (the links above) will not hide my profile. They will not do so even though I warned them that they are committing a crime. I read online that you can take someone to small claims if they do not delete your account. As long as it isn't in the terms and agreements stating they don't have to delete it. But I have read both. They are both short terms and agreements and mention nothing of that.

Ultima is unstable and was recently hacked and stolen from. So, I was weary of that site. Good thing they deactivated my account. They didn't delete it, but my account is well hidden, so I am happy. The admins and moderators are bullies and cuss people out that they don't like. I was called a retard there by the admin. I was bullied and they tried to hide their tracks and told everyone I was a liar.

Schthack is just as bad. Their server shut down for months because their site crashed. I asked for my account to be deleted and Miureth (the admin) banned me and told everyone I asked to be suspended, which I did not. She lied out her teeth and banned me so I couldn't defend myself. I never asked to be banned! My account is still on there and They will not delete my account. They ignore the contact me completely! I have threatened to take them to small claims and they will not listen and they leave my info up against my will. Someone please contact them and stop them! I am feeling like I am being cyberbullied and what they are doing is a crime! I have asked for days that they take down my account and they will not listen. The admin banned me and tried to make a joke out of me telling them lies about me because she knew I could not defend myself! Here is the link: https://community.schtserv.com/

Ultima is another site that will not delete my account and Cyane already rejected that idea and told me that it would corrupt the server. She told me the only way to hide my account is by a permanent ban, which she did not do. She was pulling my leg. I have threatened to take them to small claims as well, because they are also doing something illegal by leaving my name up. That is against my privacy and is not listed in the terms and agreements giving them any rights to do what they are doing! I have read the terms and agreements real well. If they decide to change it now, then they just deleted it and changed it so I couldn't do anything about it. But, I heard people get caught for stuff like that and companies try and do that all the time to cover their selves and still get busted in the end and have to end up paying good money because they got sued. But, They are crooks over at Ultima and have treated me badly their and let the community badmouth me. They let people cuss at me and did not do anything to defend me but yet got mad at me. A mod was supposed to investigate it and instead banned me when I know 5 - 10 mins of just showing up isn't enough time to investigate anything! She told him something and he basically told me I lied and then made fun of me and told me that it was that crazy tea I was drinking that did that to me. He immediately pointed fingers at me because he likes Cyane. They are both crooks. They will not hide my account from the public! I don't want my data to be seen! This is their site: https://phantasystaronline.net/

I would appreciate if someone can get them to please take down my accounts. IF you want to do investigating, then create an account try and have them delete it. They will not listen to reason and tell you that they do not delete accounts. But, they wont deactivate it either. If you just read the terms and agreements, you'll see what I am talking about. I have done everything to try and get them to at least hide my account. They wont even do that. Cyane told me the only thing they can do is ban me which will hide my account and she lied. My account is still up and still accessible by the community and people are still going to my account and viewing it. Just take a look for yourself! Schthack is just as bad. They wont even deactivate my account.

Someone please help. I would appreciate this a lot. Please ask them, since they wont listen to me or respond to me. I have been nice about it. I don't care if they say it messes up their server. I want my account deleted! If they don't listen to you, then please contact someone who they will have to listen to. I have done everything and they will not listen to me! Thank you.
Komishiro85
19th Aug 16 22:14

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Komishiro85

Komishiro85

This is the name I use on most sites. On 2 websites they will not delete my name or even deactivate my account. It is not in the terms of agreements that give them the right to leave my name up there. They would not listen to me. I asked my count be at least deactivated. The admin at one site lied and said I asked to be suspended. I did not ask! I simply asked her to delete my account which it still shows my info and was not hidden. I heard people can be taken to small claims for this. Can someone please help me. There are 2 sites that have my info and will not even at least deactivate my account. It is not In the terms of agreements that give them any right. I wish for my account to be deactivated. It is my privacy and it is being breeched and some of those guys are computer programmers and one of the websites was recently hacked. I don't want my info on those sites! They are all one and the same! All Phantasy Star Online sites by private servers are all the same. They are all unstable and crash. They are all made the same way. These are the 2 websites which will not delete my account. I have asked both of them to and they will not listen:

https://community.schtserv.com

https://phantasystaronline.net/

I really apologize, I just need help getting my accounts deleted. I do not want them on unstable sites that are able to get hacked. The site that was hacked was a Ephinea site. They were hacked by someone who stole files and deleted a lot of theirs.

Schthack is a site that was down for months because of a crash.

Ultima has a lot of issues as well with stability. People are still visiting my profile and I really want it deleted on the 2 websites I posted up there. At least Ultima shut my account down. They were nice enough to at least do that. Though, the admins and mods are bullies and all 3 of these sites have that same issue and then lie about it. They cuss at people on their site. People should never be laughed at and picked on by any staff. Anyways, I'm only reporting because they will not take down my names or even at least hide it. I am uncomfortable with this. I want my account deleted. I use the same name on both sites as my nickname. The links are up there. Thank you.
Komishiro85
19th Aug 16 07:02

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Reno

Reno

You guys can use AccountKiller.Com or Delete.Me for the most popular sites. These two sites direct you to the page on sites like Facebook where you can delete your account. They kill the account when you can't. I use AccountKiller sometimes and it's the best!!! It doesn't work for every site but for MOST!!!!
Reno
14th Dec 15 18:14

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RositaZ.

RositaZ.

Complaintsboard.Com is the worst!!!! They make it as if they're all about the wronged consumer but they're not. They're all about self. The complaints are real. I doubt most people post false complaints. However, if you decide you no longer want to be a part of the site they lock you in and throw away the key. It's not a help site, it's a prison sentence.

AccountKiller cannot even get the job done. They even make a joke about how you can't delte your own account being worth a complaint. The only way it can be done is through contacting the site administrator. Well I did JUST THAT to NO AVAIL! They came up with every lame excuse to keep from deleting my profile. I gave them my accurate e-mail address and everything!

Complaints Board wreaks!
RositaZ.
14th Dec 15 18:11

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George

George

The Guardian Newspaper wont let you delete your account or comments. And they're supposed to b e a progressive liberal paper!
George
21st Sep 14 14:53

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Mia the Cat

Mia the Cat

Be careful of dating websites - some are definitely a scam. There are several simple templates available for anyone to set up sites free or at low cost. False profiles are then created to fill the site artificially with bogus photos and details while the founder replies to all the messages.
Mia the Cat
25th Jul 13 15:19

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Still looking

Still looking

I'm tired of dating website that won't let you delete your profile. They try to make out that it is for YOUR benefit so you can reactivate your profile some time in the future but actually they do it for their own benefit. A lot of profiles that you see are of members who have long since stopped using the website. It just appears that there is a lot of choice when really there isn't.
Still looking
24th Jul 13 10:37

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IanP

IanP

People per hour push you very hard to get hold of credit/debit card details - that is what woke me up to just how dodgy they are.
IanP
19th Feb 13 22:05

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Mr Rupert

Mr Rupert

Web sites won't worry about Data Protection - just you try proving anything against them. Best thing is not to register any info in the first place, or do so anonymously. When I've looked for prices or services some a web sites need registration first. I put in false data simply to find out if the service or price is what I want. If it isn't I move on; if it is, I re-load the page and register my details accurately to buy. Done this way you don't leave your email address with numerous services, avoiding future marketing mail or spam.
Mr Rupert
14th Sep 12 00:03

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Nick

Nick

12 million owners of Apple devices are already crapping themselves when it comes to tracking and privacy. No seriously, they're not. Too stupid to even care.
Nick
6th Sep 12 11:24

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