(Closed) Weddingbee’s Privacy Policy Doesn’t Entirely Protect Your Privacy

posted 6 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
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2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Wait.. so you were asking for reviews and the vendor didn’t like that?

 

I know WB boards aren’t locked, I pull threads up in google searches all the time.

Post # 4
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7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

yup, unless you are careful about what you post, anyone can find you here. You only need  to be a member to post, but anyone can see the threads. I find it odd that the vendor was able to find you though…

ETA: And also, if a vendor doesn’t want to work with you because you asked for reviews on their work (which anyone should do when they are paying large sums of money to anyone) then you don’t want to do business with them anyway

Post # 5
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5296 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

I’m sorry to hear about your experience:( It is definitely true that even without posting your name or pictures of yourself, some situations and details are more than enough to identify someone. If you go to the Ideas section (upper left) I believe there are several requests to alter the current privacy policy. Definitely vote and comment on those before you leave!

I do agree with you that it can be frustrating for Bees to not have the ability to edit or delete their own posts, especially in a case like yours where someone DID identify you and it caused issues in the ‘real world’.

Post # 8
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3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I post/posted only stuff that I was ok with being found.  I knew that there were family and friends that probably would look for it, and my user name is one that I commonly use.  I think it’s pretty much common sense that the more specific info that you post, the easier it would be for someone that wants to, to be able to find you despite the incognito feel of the internet.

Post # 9
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2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Thanks for the heads up but this isn’t really that surprising.  If someone who knew me put together my venue (mentioned on posts) and date, I’m sure they could figure it out.  Unless you never post your venue or any pictures/details, there’s no way to be completely anonymous.

Post # 10
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6248 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

Good reminder that if someone really wanted to take the time they could piece together info from your posts and figure out who you are.  I always try to keep that in the back of my mind.

Post # 13
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2866 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

And the big deal is what exactly? Don’t put your business on the internet if you don’t want everyone you’ve never known to read it. Simple. This isn’t a WB thing, that is common sense. 

Post # 14
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1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

That is so cray and always feared the idea of someone finding my account. Deleting all pics of me just to be sure. They shouldn’t of dropped you as a client though.

Post # 15
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1562 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@mixtapehearts:  +1.  Don’t post anything you don’t want the world (possibly including people yo u know in real life) to read it.

Post # 16
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7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Nothing is safe or sacred on the interwebz!

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