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How to remove your Epicurious account

What’s the deal with all those recipe websites? None of allows for account removal, and Epicurious is no different. We’ve heard many complaints about this site, apparently their support team refuses to delete your account, even after several mails.

We suggest that you log in to your account, change all your personal information into garbage, and use their contact form at http://www.epicurious.com/services/help/technical to ask for removal of your account.

And tell all your friends not to make an Epicurious account, because they don’t care about your online privacy!



Helpful Trick: Obfuscate your profile info.

Because most accounts and profiles at Epicurious 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 Epicurious and ask personally. By the way, removal requests don’t necessarily mean your data will actually be removed (e.g. due to legal obligations).


Helpful Trick: Remove third-party logins

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

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