(Closed) Legalities of “Deactivation” vs “Removal of Profile”–Need a Legal Bee

posted 8 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
Member
1486 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Can you ask a mod to delete it?

Post # 5
Member
1537 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Unfortunately you have to be very careful when you check the “I agree” box on terms, because legally you should have read those terms before hand and agreed to them in full. Facebook really gets people with this one because although you can deactivate your profile you can never delete it. Facebook can potentially hold any information you have ever had on there forever.

Other websites have similar wording in their terms that allow them to do this. It’s prefectly legal.

In your case I would do my best to contact the website that you are refering to and explain the situation as you have here. Hopefully they would be willing to help you out by deleting. If not, then your only option is to deactive. If the account is still not deactivated I would contact the website again in case your message got lost or unread. Human error does happen.  

If you’ve asked for the account to be removed and it still is not then make sure you’ve documented those requests and ask your lawyer to send over a demand letter. Usually companies respond to these letters because they are afraid of having their name dragged into courts. If you don’t want to do this than mail a letter yourself. What is your main concern if your personal information is not on the post? You might not have grounds for anything if no harm is being done to you or your name. Read the terms on the website again so you are clear on their guidelines.

Good luck.

Post # 6
Member
858 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Can you edit your posts so that they are blank? I realize that responses will still be visible, but yours won’t be.

Post # 7
Member
5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Ms. Summers: Just to clarify, that “new thread” wasn’t posted a week ago.  It was stickied at the top of the main page of the Support Forum about a week ago, but it’s been at the top of the deleting content page for some time.  People just didn’t seem to notice it, so we decided to also sticky it in that second location so it got better visibility. 

Post # 10
Member
1537 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Ms. Summers: I would just ask again to have it removed. I can’t see why this isn’t a solution. If you’re talking about the Bee maybe give it a few days because they can’t do everything daily. It might just be that someone hasn’t gotten to your request. I’d politely ask why it hasn’t be removed and give it a day or two.

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