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StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
13 Sep 2013 4:58PM
I visit other sites, have a laugh or two, then come back here and have a laugh.

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StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
13 Sep 2013 5:01PM
Michael, I've been trying to figure out why you're so smart; it must be from walking around upside down all day, and all that blood pooling in your brain pan.Tongue
Paul_Anthony 2 384 4 Wales
13 Sep 2013 6:07PM

Quote:If you request that your account be deleted, including all images, then it will be deleted, images and all.


Not entirely true. If you have an account terminated without deleting your photographs first (possibly even if you have deleted your photographs from your own gallery prior to requesting an account closure) your images will still appear in an image search. It would seem that ephotozine think it is OK to keep your photographs on their servers even if you do not want them too.

Here is some proof link to image that I deleted from a previous account prior to having the account closed .

Paul
robthecamman 3 1.4k United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 6:18PM
think i stay dissapoint to many if i leave Smile
saltireblue e2
4 4.3k 26 Norway
13 Sep 2013 6:24PM

Quote:If you request that your account be deleted, including all images, then it will be deleted, images and all.

Not entirely true. If you have an account terminated without deleting your photographs first (possibly even if you have deleted your photographs from your own gallery prior to requesting an account closure) your images will still appear in an image search. It would seem that ephotozine think it is OK to keep your photographs on their servers even if you do not want them too.

Here is some proof link to image that I deleted from a previous account prior to having the account closed.

Paul


Interesting, and contrary to Moderator info...will check with IT.

Malc
14 Sep 2013 12:12AM

Quote:Michael, I've been trying to figure out why you're so smart; it must be from walking around upside down all day, and all that blood pooling in your brain pan.Tongue

Our understandings of witty are antipodalTongueWink Notwithstanding, I am flattered by your attention. Watch for it becoming an obsession!
Paul_Anthony 2 384 4 Wales
14 Sep 2013 7:29AM

Quote:Interesting, and contrary to Moderator info...will check with IT.


Any Feedback?
saltireblue e2
4 4.3k 26 Norway
14 Sep 2013 7:53AM

Quote:Interesting, and contrary to Moderator info...will check with IT.

Any Feedback?


Not yet, but it was well after office hours when I put in the report. Will reply as soon as I hear back from them. Might be Monday though.
Evertonian 1 540 England
14 Sep 2013 8:30AM

Quote:Think i stay dissapoint to many if i leave Smile


Splutter! Splutter!
Bluetooth 7 18 England
14 Sep 2013 9:10AM

Quote:It's better to have a holiday rather than just move to an unknown place.

...or...don't divorce the missus, get a mistress or two on the sideWinkGrin



Not a good idea my wife really lost her sense of humour when I got my girlfriend pregnant.

Never got this thing about leaving forums and deleting accounts.
saltireblue e2
4 4.3k 26 Norway
16 Sep 2013 9:19AM
The answer from IT is that when they receive a 'please close my account' request, the account is blocked, but all images and other info remain on the ePz server.
Only if a specific request is made to remove all images and data will this be done.

There are alternatives being considered whereby members will have more control over this themselves, and ePz will not have to get directly involved as they do today.
Paul_Anthony 2 384 4 Wales
17 Sep 2013 2:31PM
Thanks for the feedback, although I am pretty sure i deleted all my images before requesting the account to be closed and yet the images are still there to be found.

Paul
saltireblue e2
4 4.3k 26 Norway
18 Sep 2013 3:07PM

Quote:Thanks for the feedback, although I am pretty sure i deleted all my images before requesting the account to be closed and yet the images are still there to be found.

Paul



From the Gallery T&Cs:


Quote:23. When an image is deleted from the gallery, we keep the image on our server. You can request that this be totally deleted by contacting our office.
robthecamman 3 1.4k United Kingdom
18 Sep 2013 4:26PM
wats the point of keeping pics on server when user thinks theyr deleted just out of interest?
18 Sep 2013 4:51PM
It's a clause written primarily due to the way our server backups work. We keep a snapshot backup of the files on our server for a number of days in the past on our backups encase we need to revert to a previous day. Needless to say, to completely remove a photo from the backup snapshots can be quite a tedious and time consuming job. So the only interest we have in these photos are purely down to data integrity.

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