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Old 05-23-2012, 02:42 PM   #16 (permalink)
danielcarter
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Join Date: May 2012
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Thumbs down Delete my account

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Originally Posted by robgolbeck View Post
Will this DELETE the account, or just DISABLE it (while keeping my info on FitDay's servers....)? I signed up for the site years ago, but I don't use it so now I just want to delete it. I'm sure it's a great site and helps a lot of people, but it's just not for me.

It's very frustrating that there's no simple way to automatically delete an account.... It's frankly ridiculous to give paid members the option, but not anyone else. Plenty of other sites let ALL their users delete their account if they choose, so why can't FitDay? I'm a web developer, so I know that it's not too difficult to implement.... It's a matter of privacy.
I'm in the exact same boat. I signed up years ago and still get annoying nag emails. I also can't find any way to make it stop.

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Originally Posted by VitoVino View Post
Well that ain't gonna happen. They gave you a free account. Now you want a tech to take the time to go in and delete all your data from 2 separate databases, on an anonymous account that nobody but you will ever know about.

Wake up and smell the coffee.
I am also a software developer, and I don't want to hear that crap about "you want them to take time to remove you from X or Y database". Yes, if you take people's personal information, even for a free service, ESPECIALLY something like personal health, I believe you have an obligation to allow users to remove or redact that personal information.

I'm not saying that I want you to dig into your DB by hand and personally write the delete statement, I'm saying you should have designed a methodology for me to do it.

And don't get snide about "tech people's time" with my personal information. Obviously if the "premium accounts" have the ability to do it that methodology exists; they should have exposed the function to their free clients as well. I see this as holding my information hostage.

You won't remove my HEALTH INFORMATION until I pay for an account? That's the very definition of "hostage".

Last edited by danielcarter; 05-23-2012 at 02:57 PM.
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