How to remove your Hotfile account

For now this site gets a ‘grey’ stamp. It is stated your account can be removed, but where? Perhaps use the link, select “General question” and request removal.

Paying members should first unsubscribe from paying (read the FAQ).

About data retention: “We will hold your Personal Information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity. If you cancel your registration and your account is removed Hotfile will no longer use the Personal Information, but for administration purposes it will stay on our system for a period of one year before being removed.”

Further, many complaints about Hotfile can be found on the web, especially about suspended paid accounts, e.g.

Direct removal link:



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

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