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I'd like to delete my account (not posts)

chzbrgrchzbrgr 201 replies12 threads Junior Member
How can I delete my account? I've seen it suggested in a few places that this isn't possible. But isn't that a GDPR violation? I believe the law allows me to delete my account if I want to.
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  • CCadmin_SorinCCadmin_Sorin 2920 replies408 threads Community Manager
    @chzbrgr, as per our TOS we do not delete accounts on College Confidential.
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  • AboutTheSameAboutTheSame 3197 replies48 threads Senior Member
    @CCadmin_Sorin : I don't believe that is responsive to the GDPR portion of the question.
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  • skieuropeskieurope 41967 replies8190 threads Super Moderator
    @CCadmin_Sorin : I don't believe that is responsive to the GDPR portion of the question.

    He's answered the question before:
    {A]fter a thorough analysis, College Confidential has determined that GDPR does not apply to our activities and thus we are not required to make any changes to our Privacy Policy or Terms of Service.
    https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/discussion/comment/22053145#Comment_22053145
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  • chzbrgrchzbrgr 201 replies12 threads Junior Member
    Yeah, that's completely unconvincing. They don't give any explanation of why the GDPR "doesn't apply". The website is available in Europe (I'm at home in DK now), so the law applies. I'm going to make a formal request under the right to erasure.
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  • GreymeerGreymeer 924 replies17 threads Member
    edited September 2019
    Euro laws don't apply to American companies unless they have locations or headquarters in Europe. Your presence here is voluntary.

    BTW, you are in violation of the Georgia ordinance that requires you to own a firearm.
    edited September 2019
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  • chzbrgrchzbrgr 201 replies12 threads Junior Member
    Greymeer wrote: »
    Euro laws don't apply to American companies unless they have locations or headquarters in Europe. Your presence here is voluntary.

    BTW, you are in violation of the Georgia ordinance that requires you to own a firearm.

    Yes but the site does have a presence in Europe -- it's available here and no doubt has some lcal European servers or CDNs. Other American sites that don't want to comply with the GDPR just make themselves unavailable in Europe.

    I don't know the details of the Georgia law, but I do own a firearm btw.
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  • CottonTalesCottonTales 1639 replies27 threads Senior Member
    What is big deal if having an account? Log out and don't visit anymore.
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  • chzbrgrchzbrgr 201 replies12 threads Junior Member
    What is big deal if having an account? Log out and don't visit anymore.

    Wasn't asking for advice, thanks. I just want to assert my legal rights.

    And if an account isn't a big deal... why won't they let people delete them? They are the only site I can think of with this policy. It's a bit odd, isn't it?
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  • jym626jym626 57947 replies3038 threads Senior Member
    But she is allowed to give her advice/opinion too, regardless of whether it is requested.
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  • chzbrgrchzbrgr 201 replies12 threads Junior Member
    jym626 wrote: »
    But she is allowed to give her advice/opinion too, regardless of whether it is requested.

    That's fair! Unasked advice is obnoxious, but we are allowed to be obnoxious.

    Two reasons. I'm trying to cut down on internet use, so I don't get dragged into arguments like this. No account, no (less) temptation to post.

    Also deleting accounts you no longer use is good security practice. Sites get hacked all the time, and very often the details that are hacked from one site (like password or email or answers to security questions) allow people to hack into other sites, like your email address.
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  • jym626jym626 57947 replies3038 threads Senior Member
    edited September 2019
    Seems to me her advice was perfectly reasonable. She isn’t the one being obnoxious ;)
    If you don’t want to participate, don’t. Turn off all notifications and don’t open the site. The TOS are pretty clear, if read, and there are a gazillion posts here asked and answered about bot deleting accounts.
    Have a good day.
    edited September 2019
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  • skieuropeskieurope 41967 replies8190 threads Super Moderator
    edited September 2019
    chzbrgr wrote: »
    jym626 wrote: »
    But she is allowed to give her advice/opinion too, regardless of whether it is requested.

    That's fair! Unasked advice is obnoxious, but we are allowed to be obnoxious.

    Two reasons. I'm trying to cut down on internet use, so I don't get dragged into arguments like this. No account, no (less) temptation to post.

    Also deleting accounts you no longer use is good security practice. Sites get hacked all the time, and very often the details that are hacked from one site (like password or email or answers to security questions) allow people to hack into other sites, like your email address.

    It's semantics, but if deactivation, as opposed to deletion, of your account is your goal, that can be done. That accomplishes your goal of cutting down your internet use and enabling others to (unlikely as it may be) hack into your account. Your past posts, however, remain.
    edited September 2019
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  • chzbrgrchzbrgr 201 replies12 threads Junior Member
    skieurope wrote: »
    chzbrgr wrote: »
    jym626 wrote: »
    But she is allowed to give her advice/opinion too, regardless of whether it is requested.

    That's fair! Unasked advice is obnoxious, but we are allowed to be obnoxious.

    Two reasons. I'm trying to cut down on internet use, so I don't get dragged into arguments like this. No account, no (less) temptation to post.

    Also deleting accounts you no longer use is good security practice. Sites get hacked all the time, and very often the details that are hacked from one site (like password or email or answers to security questions) allow people to hack into other sites, like your email address.

    It's semantics, but if deactivation, as opposed to deletion, of your account is your goal, that can be done. That accomplishes your goal of cutting down your internet use and enabling others to (unlikely as it may be) hack into your account. Your past posts, however, remain.

    Right, that's what I'm asking for -- permanent deactivation. I can't see a way to do that in the control panel either.

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  • skieuropeskieurope 41967 replies8190 threads Super Moderator
    Accommodated user's request. Closing thread.
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