JUST EAT? JUST DELETE.
Food delivery apps are super convenient. Deliveroo, Uber Eats, Just Eat and many others offer a range of restaurant options delivered to your door. What could be better?
But they gather your data, and then sometimes it gets shared with advertisers or simply stolen. So it’s a good idea to get your personal data erased from food delivery apps so that it can’t be stolen and compromised, making you vulnerable to scams.
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You may be hungry, but the food delivery apps are hungry for your data. They gather information that includes your name, address, bank card information and so on. Some of the app companies have suffered serious data breaches in the past and that means your personal data has fallen into the hands of hackers and criminals and can get sold to bidders on the dark web.
It’s not always clear what happens to the data that the apps generate - whether it gets shared across companies in the same group or even to third parties. We know that some food delivery apps use your data to track what you do online and sell that information to advertisers.
Your data sits in databases, it gets moved between computer systems. And worse still, it can be shared or sold to other organisations without your knowledge.
If you have personal data in a food delivery app’s database, it’s at risk of being lost or stolen in a data breach. If that happens, it can make you more vulnerable by it being used against you in a scam.
If you don’t want a food delivery app to have your data any more, or they simply no longer need it, then use Rightly Protect to get it deleted. If a company doesn’t have your data, they can’t lose it or have it stolen. With Rightly Protect you can delete your data from one or many food delivery apps, in one go and for free.
Unsubscribing doesn’t delete your data.
Even if you’ve hit ‘unsubscribe’ in an email, your personal info can still be exposed in a data theft and could fall into the hands of criminals, because unsubscribing from emails doesn’t delete your data.
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We know there’s an irony to creating an account with Rightly, just at the moment we’re helping you delete your data from lots of companies. But as Champions of Data, we make it easy for you to delete your Rightly account too.
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Food delivery apps collect a wide range of personal data which can include:
- Name, contact details, address and age
- Payment details
- Health information e.g. food preference and allergies
- Recordings of your calls with customer service
- Reviews you publish
- Device and browser type, IP address
- Use of mobile vouchers
- Buying habits and purchase history
- App usage (entry and exit date and time)
- Login name and password
- Features/pages on the app you view
- Location data
- Survey data e.g. household makeup
- Interests and preferences
Sometimes, it’s helpful to have your data shared. But not without your consent. What happens to your data and who it's shared with often isn't made clear, and in particular, that it gets sold on and used to better target you with advertising.
Understandably, many people find this extremely invasive.
Why should I delete the data held by food delivery apps?
The personal data that food delivery apps store is private.
In a data breach, or if a company sells your data, it can fall into the wrong hands and be used in a scam against you.
What happens to your data should be up to you.
Collecting all this personal data might help the food delivery apps please their owners’ advertisers by presenting offers or deals that interest you. But when you’re done with the app, the data you leave behind puts you at risk.
Some food delivery apps sell personal data to third parties, and many have a long history of data breaches. Don't get stung by a data theft.
The easiest way to stop food delivery apps using your personal data is to use Rightly Protect to send a deletion request. We'll connect you to as many companies as you need and request erasure of your personal data, in one go. And for free.