How to remove your Netflix account

Source for account removal: Further, the ToS and PP provide some info.

However, as you can read on that support page, only deactivation is a possibility for Netflix. That’s a black list anyway.

Furthermore, the support page and the ToS name two differing ways how to cancel your account, each didn’t work for our test account. Netflix, is it really that hard to be consistent and clear? Compare the above-mentioned to this if you like:

So, what’s left to be done? If you no longer wish to have your reviews publicly posted, you may delete them by going into the “Your Account” link on the website and selecting “Reviews”. That’s one thing, if you would find it important to delete those. For the rest, and that’s always the last thing you could do: simply contact them and request removal.

This is also one of the sites for which it seems nearly impossible to find a proper email or webform for contact. You could try this:

Obviously Netflix may not be allowed to delete all your data because of legal reasons, which is mostly the case with commercial sites. You oughta know that by now.



Helpful Trick: Obfuscate your profile info.

Because most accounts and profiles at Netflix 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: 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 Netflix 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 Netflix using a third-party login such as Facebook or Twitter, you probably want to revoke all access from Netflix. Click here to find out how.

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