How to delete all your data from OnlyFans
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It has been reported that Onlyfans had a serious security issue which caused many user accounts to be hacked. In one of multiple examples, members' credit cards were then used to buy subscriptions and content from creators. On this page we’ll explain why it’s a good idea to get your data deleted from Only Fans and how to go about it, using our free Rightly Protect service.
What we'll cover
- Can I delete my data from OnlyFans?
- How do I delete data from OnlyFans?
- How long until OnlyFans responds?
- Does OnlyFans actually delete your data?
- What type of data does OnlyFans store on me?
- What does OnlyFans do with my data?
- Why delete my data from OnlyFans?
Can I delete my data from OnlyFans?
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 OnlyFans?
The easiest way to get your data deleted from companies like OnlyFans is to use our Rightly Protect service. In addition to picking OnlyFans 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 OnlyFans responds?
OnlyFans 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 OnlyFans and then if you’re still unhappy, you can complain to the ICO (Information Commissioner’s office).
Does OnlyFans 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 OnlyFans, and you will not be able to retrieve it.
What type of data does OnlyFans store on me?
Only Fans can collect a wide range of data from registered users:
- Names and passwords
- Captured content
- Your phone number
- Your name
- Your date of birth
- Your sexual orientation
- Metadata on how people use the Only Fans mobile app
- Data on which devices are linked to which accounts
- Geolocational data
- Bank details
- Credit and debit card details
Only Fans also monitor any activity in their app, including swipes and conversations.
What does Only Fans do with my data?
OnlyFans’ main motive for building a data set around each user is to personalise the ads that show up on your device. 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: OnlyFans 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 OnlyFans collects helps the company to perform strategic market research, communicate directly with users, and counter suspected misuse.
Why delete my data from OnlyFans?
OnlyFans launched in 2016, yet it has already suffered several data breaches. This is actually common among such apps, so it’s important to keep in mind what personal data you divulge and whether you can risk leaving it out there, even when you no longer use the service.
If you’re not using Only Fans any more, or think a fresh profile would be a good thing, you can instruct OnlyFans to delete all the data they have about you and so prevent it from being stolen as a result of a data breach.