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Data exposure - How valid is my paranoia?

By Igna68 ·
Tags: Security
I was fooling around with a free fun/entertainment website that needed me to upload pics of me and a guy - and I did it impulsively. The privacy policy says it won't hold our pix longer than needed but that they will be shared with hosting service providers. What does that mean?
I did not log in. The site seems to be on autopilot, its social media pages inactive for years, How long will the photos likely be stored, and what sort of data breach should I be worried about? Can the site or hosting provider use our photos in some way? They are just facial images, but I don't want them to appear together because it would be very very awkward if they do.
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Find a way to contact them

by emilia03 In reply to Data exposure - How valid ...

Hey, Igna! To put it simply, web hosting is a service that allows organizations and individuals to post a website onto the Internet. Web hosting services are the foundation on which the overwhelming portion of websites (bar the Googles and Amazons of this world) are built. You need to understand that the data you have posted on that site is collected and shared with a 3rd party. What's worse, you did agree to this (even though you did not read their privacy policy in a first place). I'd highly suggest finding a way to contact the site and ask them to delete any information associated with you. Its your right to ask for it, don't be afraid. Good luck!

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