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How to remove your eMusic account

A removal link: well, even two! But still blacklisted: yes. How in the world does that happen? If you don’t fully subscribe (paid!), you seem unable to cancel your account anyway. Another thing pointing to the impossibility of truly removing your data is a well-known sentence in the ToS which more or less states that everything you submit will be theirs. That never sounds good.

So, what to do, if you’ve submitted content such as reviews etc.? Perhaps try to delete/obfuscate them manually. For account cancellation, try this link (so, only paying members): https://www.emusic.com/account/cancel.html and since it seems impossible to truly delete it, you may try http://www.emusic.com/support/your-feedback/ or a message to cancelme@emusic.com to request removal. But if they will truly erase your traces? Mwah.



Helpful Trick: Obfuscate your profile info.

Because most accounts and profiles at eMusic cannot be removed, we suggest you login and change your account and profile information altogether.

Make sure you are logged in to your account on the site and click on the profile or options settings. Locate the fields with your personal info (email, name, address) and fill in generic, random information instead. If you can only select from several fields, change anything personally identifying. If possible, use a homepage/URL field or long text field (such as Description) and put this line in it: http://remove.org/removal-requested. This may encourage webmasters and admins to create an easier removal outlet.

Helpful Trick: Removing online data

Publicly visible text/images often aren’t properly removed even when you succeed in removing an account. Try editing or removing them manually before removing the account itself. If you’re unsure what happens to your tracks: this can be found mostly in the Terms of Service/Privacy Policy; otherwise you can always contact eMusic and ask personally. By the way, removal requests don’t necessarily mean your data will actually be removed (e.g. due to legal obligations).

If you can’t find any contact info and still wish to ask something, for example a question about what exactly is removed, about data retention, etc., you may contact the domain owners using this info.

Helpful Trick: Remove third-party logins

If you signed up for eMusic using a third-party login such as Facebook or Twitter, you probably want to revoke all access from eMusic. Click here to find out how.

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