In today’s digital world there are actually two of you. There is the flesh and blood you, and there is your digital profile, compiled of data that is collected and exchanged by companies all over the internet. The scary part is how little you may know about your digital self.
What They See
DeleteMe is an app that allows to view your profile and remove it from online databases. DeleteMe can be a valuable resource, especially if your online profile is inaccurate. Many of the institutions that make important decisions about your life will consult your online profile and make those decisions based on what they find.
A Digital You
An inaccurate online profile can adversely affect your credit score, insurance premiums, your ability to obtain loans, and even the prices of items when shopping online. It even factors into whether or not an employer will hire you. In fact, many colleges, aware of this, are now working with graduating students to clean up their internet presence.
A Detailed Picture of Your Life
Your online profile, based on a combination of your internet browsing habits and your public records, is probably more revealing than you would like, telling data companies information like:
- • Where you are from and where you have lived.
- • The names of your parents and children.
- • Your net worth.
- • Your religious and political affiliations.
- • Your browsing and purchasing history.
- • What articles you have read.
The DeleteMe App lets you see the profile that data companies associate with your name as a free service. In addition to errors and things you might want to keep private, another internet user’s profile could be mixed up with yours by the hundreds of data brokers that exchange information. As a courtesy, the trial version DeleteMe will remove one entry on any data broker site for free.
Clean Up Your Online Profile
To remove more of your entries from an unlimited amount of data brokers, the DeleteMeMobile app costs $24.99 for 3 months, or $129 and up for the 1-year web service.
Let Us Protect Your Privacy
Online privacy is a vital issue in business today. Quikteks offers several privacy solutions to protect your identity. Call us at (973) 882-4644 and ask us about security solutions to protect your network from hackers and viruses that attack your identity. We can also show you how to protect personal information while browsing.
Call Quikteks to have someone you do trust keep an eye on the data miners that you don’t trust.