Think of it as an “undo” button for your online activity: most of what you do on the internet can be undone.
Note to readers: we wrote this post way back at the beginning of 2011 and our DeleteMe service has changed a lot since then. We no longer offer custom deletion services like closing old accounts, but we remove our subscribers’ personal information from data broker websites that publicly display and sell it.
Abine’s DeleteMe service clears the web of old email accounts, social networking profiles, bad business reviews, copyright misuses, and personal information in people search databases, among a host of options available to customers. Don’t see your particular need listed as an available service? Not to worry: Our experts consider each request individually and determine whether we can accomplish it. If we can’t, you won’t pay a cent.
DeleteMe allows our customers to control their personal information online in three main ways:
1. Removing content.
If photos, blog posts, videos, or search results reveal your personal information, our experts work with the content owner and the hosting site to remove them.
2. Deleting accounts.
Closing online accounts can be difficult and time-consuming, so DeleteMe can do it for you and follow-up to make sure they’re truly gone.
3. Managing and protecting the data that companies keep about you.
Most corporations collect information about you, but many also sell your personal information to advertising agencies or other businesses. Did you know that Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T, for example, use your mobile phone to relay your location back to them and target advertisements to you? DeleteMe uses your little-known legal rights to stop this data sharing.
How does DeleteMe work?
Some of the most common actions we take include digging in the options and preferences screens on online accounts to change privacy options, talking on the phone with company representatives on your behalf, sending cease and desist notices to webmasters and hosting companies, reporting search results that violate privacy policies, and removing your listings from databases that collect and display your information on the internet. Some deletions take longer than others, but we’ve found that persistence pays off.
If you’re frustrated with trying (and failing) to cancel an AOL account or have spent too many hours on the phone with Yahoo customer service without getting any answers, DeleteMe can help. You can email us at DeleteMe@getabine.com, check out our support forums, or speak with us live Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 6 PM EST on our help chat or on the phone at (617) 492-0024. Even if you don’t see your exact need on our list of services, send us an estimate request and we’ll see what we can do.
DeleteMe helps you reverse the past when too much of your information is already in the public eye.
Try it today:
- Delete an AOL account
- Manage your info with Verizon Manage your info with
- Remove yourself from a people search database
- Protect your medical information with CVS
- Delete your Facebook account
- …or anything else you need!