Delete your personal data from Just Eat
Rightly, Champions of Data, empowers you to easily and securely manage your personal online data.
As recently as April 2022 a woman in Leicestershire had her Just Eat login details hacked and suddenly food was being ordered against her bank account and delivered as far apart as Dundee and Birmingham. It’s not clear whether or not this was the direct result of a data breach from Just Eat. In fact Just Eat and other delivery firms have pointed out that cyber-criminals know that people re-use passwords for multiple online services and that hackers can obtain login details stolen in other breaches on other sites that are then used to try and access others.
On this page we’ll explain why it’s a good idea to get your data deleted from Just Eat and how to go about it. Or if you just want to get started, click the Start Now button which will take you directly to our Rightly Protect service, enabling you to find out who has your data and get it deleted, quickly and for free.
Can I delete my data from Just Eat?
Yes you can! You have the right to ask any company to delete all the data they hold on you and they have to comply within 30 days. This right flows from GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) legislation and if companies don’t comply without a valid reason, they can be in trouble.
How do I delete data from Just Eat?
The easiest way to get your data deleted from companies like Just Eat is to use our Rightly Protect service. In addition to picking Just Eat and asking them to erase your data, you can use Rightly Protect to analyse your email inbox to figure out all the companies that have your data. With Rightly Protect you can ask all of them to delete the data they hold on you in one click. Because many companies have your data, even companies you’ve never heard of, and it often runs into hundreds or even thousands of organisations putting your data at risk.
How long until Just Eat responds?
Just Eat should reply within one calendar month. If they have genuine reasons that they need extra time to consider your request, they can take up to an extra two months - but they should let you know within one month that they need more time and the reasons why. If you’re unhappy with how they respond, you can make a complaint to Just Eat and then if you’re still unhappy, you can complain to the ICO (Information Commissioner’s office).
Does Just Eat actually delete your data?
Yes, it’s a legal requirement. After one calendar month has passed since your account deletion request, your account and all of your information will be permanently erased by Just Eat, and you will not be able to retrieve it.
What type of data does Just Eat store on me?
Just Eat can collect a wide range of data from registered users:
● Names and passwords of account holders
● Details of family members
● Business details and team members
● Metadata on how people use the Just Eat mobile app and website
● Transactional data from Just Eat owned products and services
● Data on which devices are linked to which accounts
● Geolocational data
● Bank details
● Credit and debit card details
What does Just Eat do with my data?
Just Eat’s main motive for building a data set around each user is to personalise the ads that show up on your feed. Ad targeting changes are made based on a lot of different data: your personal account info, your usage patterns, your location, and more.
But it’s not just your data that shapes your ad feed: Just Eat compiles the same kinds of data from a variety of users and uses it to optimise when and where it shows you certain ads on other platforms. The additional data that Just Eat collects helps the company to perform strategic market research, communicate directly with users, and counter suspected misuse.
Why delete my data from Just Eat?
Just Eat has suffered a series of breach attempts and there can be little doubt that hackers will continue attempts to compromise your personal data.
If you’re not using Just Eat any more, or think a fresh profile would be a good thing, you can instruct Just Eat to delete all the data they have about you and so prevent it from being stolen as a result of a data breach.