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#1
you cant,just dont log on again
#2
You can delete all your posts manually.

TTFN!!
#3
you can't, only because they want to be like "we have 500000 million registered users" even if most of them left 5 years ago
#4
dataload
you can't, only because they want to be like "we have 500000 million registered users" even if most of them left 5 years ago


You mental? That is:
500,000,000,000
And the population of the world?
6,819,800,000
Actual Member count:
249,611

:w00t:
#5
awoodhall2003
You mental? That is:
500,000,000,000
And the population of the world?
6,819,800,000
Actual Member count:
249,611

:w00t:

well ok not exactly the number i said but you get what i mean
suspended#6
awoodhall2003
You mental? That is:
500,000,000,000
And the population of the world?
6,819,800,000
Actual Member count:
249,611

:w00t:


LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL MentAL
banned#7
choc1969
You can delete all your posts manually.

TTFN!!


If the thread has been locked or archived you can't ;-)
#8
Surely the site has to have an account removal procedure?
#9
Simon_G
Surely the site has to have an account removal procedure?


It doesn't... and don't call me shirley.

Toys / Pram
#10
I wont let you.
#11
1 down 499,999,999,999 to go
#12
I'm fairly sure it's the law that you can get in touch with HUKD mods and ask for your account to be deleted. It comes under data protection act.
banned#13
hypnoticstate
I'm fairly sure it's the law that you can get in touch with HUKD mods and ask for your account to be deleted. It comes under data protection act.


Tis what I thought too but admin seem to know better :thinking: At least scummy facebook follow the law :thumbsup:
#14
What law is this? What is the personal information that would be protected, and where in the DPA does it say the provider of info has the right to request it can be removed at there will? The DPA is to ensure that personal information, where held by a UK company, is accurate and available to the 'owner' of the information. I don't really see the relevance to someone wanting their 'account' deleted....
banned#15
jah128
What law is this? What is the personal information that would be protected, and where in the DPA does it say the provider of info has the right to request it can be removed at there will? The DPA is to ensure that personal information, where held by a UK company, is accurate and available to the 'owner' of the information. I don't really see the relevance to someone wanting their 'account' deleted....


nor me

would like to see someone do a dpa request too :thumbsup:
#16
Best way is to change your email address and password to something you will never remember. Bashing the keys randomly at the password prompt is always a good one!

Either that or post pictures of porn and get kicked out!

:whistling:
banned#17
[B]To be fair, HUKD should allow a way to delete accounts, and the mods favourite excuse about deleting posts just won't wash with the data protection commissioner.

I couldn't be arsed with the agro, but I'd love someone to push the issue because its just not on.

As for whether HUKD is a business and/or covered by data protection laws, maybe I'll ask to see how much income you make from the site, and how much you're paying in tax?

Hmmmmmm?
[/B]
banned#18
I think they are operating out side UK tax laws and aren't registered with company house under hotukdeals

"Registrant Contact:
WhoisGuard
WhoisGuard Protected ()

Fax:
8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd
8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd
Westchester, CA 90045
US

Administrative Contact:
WhoisGuard
WhoisGuard Protected (Email Masking [email protected]">[email protected])
+1.6613102107
Fax: +1.6613102107
8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd
8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd
Westchester, CA 90045
US

Technical Contact:
WhoisGuard
WhoisGuard Protected (Email Masking [email protected]">[email protected])
+1.6613102107
Fax: +1.6613102107
8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd
8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd
Westchester, CA 90045
US

Status: Locked

Name Servers:
ns1.hotukdeals.com
ns2.hotukdeals.com
ns3.hotukdeals.com

Creation date: 11 Aug 2004 06:55:50
Expiration date: 11 Aug 2010 06:55:50

Information Updated: Mon, 31 May 2010 16:39:29 UTC"
banned#19
lumor... sighhh.

Thats a whois protector, though i don't doubt they aren't registered - thats kinda my point, because we know they make money, and should be declaring it. The admin doesn't want to implement it, and lets face it, its a lot of effort for people throwing a sulk, but legally it SHOULD BE THERE.
banned#20
vibeone
lumor... sighhh.

Thats a whois protector, though i don't doubt they aren't registered - thats kinda my point, because we know they make money, and should be declaring it. The admin doesn't want to implement it, and lets face it, its a lot of effort for people throwing a sulk, but legally it SHOULD BE THERE.


Hasn't who is protected hotukdeals.co.uk :thumbsup: lets get him! 8-)

Our Street, Victoria S S12 3HF United Kingdom

http://www.sitelogr.com/s/hotukdeals.co.uk

lol look at number 3, cheekybutlers.com
#21
vibeone;8731677
[B]To be fair, HUKD should allow a way to delete accounts, and the mods favourite excuse about deleting posts just won't wash with the data protection commissioner. [/B]


Lets assume they are a UK site and have to follow UK data protection laws. How and where are they breaking them? :thinking:
banned#22
jah128
Lets assume they are a UK site and have to follow UK data protection laws. How and where are they breaking them? :thinking:


you clearly seem to think I'm wrong... so what not point out where that mistake might be?
#23
vibeone;8731940
you clearly seem to think I'm wrong... so what not point out where that mistake might be?


I don't see how not having an 'easy' option to delete an account puts the site at odds with the DPA/the data commisioner. I suspect that if a user was bothered enough the admins would happily comply with the consumers rights under the DPA - that they can access what information is stored about them and amend or delete any inaccurate information; I don't believe there is any obligation for a site to have a '1 click' "delete my account" option and its fully understandable why it isn't present on a site like this with its FS/FT forum...
banned#24
jah128
I don't see how not having an 'easy' option to delete an account puts the site at odds with the DPA/the data commisioner. I suspect that if a user was bothered enough the admins would happily comply with the consumers rights under the DPA - that they can access what information is stored about them and amend or delete any inaccurate information; I don't believe there is any obligation for a site to have a '1 click' "delete my account" option and its fully understandable why it isn't present on a site like this with its FS/FT forum...


There doesn't need to be an easy option, but on request, where there is clearly no need for the information to be kept, you can request its removed. At least thats how I understand it.
banned#25
Oh and btw, bizarrely even on request, they won't remove accounts etc. I tried it last time I had a major sulk, got legal papers etc. In the end my sulk ended, and its a lot of hassle.

I'm not requesting my information is deleted now either - but the site should have a policy in place, as the current one, in my opinion, is in breach of data protection regulations.
#26
vibeone;8732108
There doesn't need to be an easy option, but on request, where there is clearly no need for the information to be kept, you can request its removed. At least thats how I understand it.


You can request what information is held (for a reasonable admin fee). If it is inaccurate, you can request it to be updated or removed. I would argue, as would the admins, that a minimal amount of data on any user who has ever used the FS/FT is fair to keep in accordance with the rules of that forum - that each user should have only 1 account and the multiple accounts are not allowed. The facility already exists for a post owner to remove/amend any post they have made.

massmail666;8732136
ive requested it several times over the last few weeks via the "contact us" but they dont seem to reply/ be bothered.


P.S. not to have my account deleted but to review the info stored about me, so i can advise for it to be corrected if it is incorrect/out of date info.


The information is available for free in your account settings, with the exception of the historical list of IP-address and logon dates.
banned#27
jah128
Lets assume they are a UK site and have to follow UK data protection laws. How and where are they breaking them? :thinking:


None, but you can request that they stop processing your personal data, then the data controller has to inform you within 21 days if they have and if not, why.

I have never seen a mod comment on any thread concerning DPA issues, funny that.

Maybe we should all use contact us to ask for the data controllers details :thumbsup:
banned#28
jah128


The information is available for free in your account settings, with the exception of the historical list of IP-address and logon dates.


Thats hardly the point - if he followed the correct proceedures then failing to supply the details is a breach of the act and should be reported.
Failing to register is a criminal offence
banned#29
jah128
You can request what information is held (for a reasonable admin fee). If it is inaccurate, you can request it to be updated or removed. I would argue, as would the admins, that a minimal amount of data on any user who has ever used the FS/FT is fair to keep in accordance with the rules of that forum - that each user should have only 1 account and the multiple accounts are not allowed. The facility already exists for a post owner to remove/amend any post they have made.



The information is available for free in your account settings, with the exception of the historical list of IP-address and logon dates.


Thats not true - I suspect plenty of information is kept on, for example, the mod forum. I also disagree with your reading of the data protection act regarding deletion - but I need to research it more. Remember that if there is no need to keep such information (which btw, is decided by the commissioner, not data users), you can request it deleted.
banned#30
colinsunderland
Thats hardly the point - if he followed the correct proceedures then failing to supply the details is a breach of the act and should be reported.
Failing to register is a criminal offence


Exactly.

To be honest, I don't think I've ever used a forum where you are unable to delete your account, either using the control panel interface or manually by asking. The feature is part of vBulletin isn't it? But I guess because HUKD is highly customised, its been removed.

I'm not after causing trouble, I just think a site of HUKDs size should be doing things properly. I've requested admin comments, and also that this is unexpired.

It's easy to take the **** out of the OP, but there are real issues here.
banned#31
vibeone
Exactly.

To be honest, I don't think I've ever used a forum where you are unable to delete your account, either using the control panel interface or manually by asking. The feature is part of vBulletin isn't it? But I guess because HUKD is highly customised, its been removed.

I'm not after causing trouble, I just think a site of HUKDs size should be doing things properly. I've requested admin comments, and also that this is unexpired.

It's easy to take the **** out of the OP, but there are real issues here.


also just reported thread asked for comments on the dpa issues and that the thread be unexpired and unspammed.
banned#32
@ massmail666 why do you keep deleting posts? You know the mods can still read them?
#33
nothing to do with that, keeping post count limited.
#34
colinsunderland;8732225
Thats hardly the point - if he followed the correct proceedures then failing to supply the details is a breach of the act and should be reported.
Failing to register is a criminal offence


If he did follow the correct procedures (ie contacted the data controller in a positively identifiable manner and requested the personal information held about him or pointed out inaccuracies to be corrected) and the site is a UK company under UK law, then yes, the company are obligated to provide the information (at a reasonable admin fee of upto £10) and within a reasonable timeframe (21 days I think); and if they haven't, he can of course complain to the information commisioner. Two big if's there though, and its odd how his post has been removed... :?
banned#35
Who's post are we referring to - I'll have a look.

Members have the ability to delete their own posts, as proven in this thread.

banned#36
jah128
If he did follow the correct procedures (ie contacted the data controller in a positively identifiable manner and requested the personal information held about him or pointed out inaccuracies to be corrected) and the site is a UK company under UK law, then yes, the company are obligated to provide the information (at a reasonable admin fee of upto £10) and within a reasonable timeframe (21 days I think); and if they haven't, he can of course complain to the information commisioner. Two big if's there though, and its odd how his post has been removed... :?


He deleted it himself

aScottishBloke
Who's post are we referring to - I'll have a look.


Can you comment on the DPA issues raised in the thread please?
#37
jah128
If he did follow the correct procedures (ie contacted the data controller in a positively identifiable manner and requested the personal information held about him or pointed out inaccuracies to be corrected) and the site is a UK company under UK law, then yes, the company are obligated to provide the information (at a reasonable admin fee of upto £10) and within a reasonable timeframe (21 days I think); and if they haven't, he can of course complain to the information commisioner. Two big if's there though, and its odd how his post has been removed... :?


yes to question 1, i logged in and used contact us. so that proves it was me thats requesting it. also said i would like to see all info to make sure it is accurate and not out of date (got a template off the net)

regarding the 2nd "if" i didnt mention payment but thats because of 2 things.

1) it doesnt mention anywhere on the site a fee or the amount
2) i need a address to send payment to.
banned#38
well if they didn't supply the information you requested or at least the data controllers details along with what you had to do to get copies of the data then I think they are on shaky ground.
banned#39
aScottishBloke
Who's post are we referring to - I'll have a look.

Members have the ability to delete their own posts, as proven in this thread.



But not original posts or locked threads.
#40
colinsunderland;8732554
well if they didn't supply the information you requested or at least the data controllers details along with what you had to do to get copies of the data then I think they are on shaky ground.


They have 40 calendar days.... :thumbsup:

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