Removing Your Information

Last Modified: 24 May 2018


At Snopes we value your privacy and your right to access and control your personal information. We have implemented this policy so that you may request the permanent removal of any personal information stored within Snopes Platform.

If you wish to have any of your personal information stored within Snopes Platform removed, please contact us at operations@snopes.com and follow the directions stated within this policy. With each removal request you must list the information you wish to have removed exactly as listed. Please be aware that removal requests are not processed instantaneously. There may be a reasonable delay in processing and removing any information requested.

Although we will attempt to remove all of your personal information upon receipt of your removal request, please be aware that Snopes may have multiple areas where your personal data is stored and a single removal request may not eliminate all of your personal information stored within our Platform. Therefore, you may be required to submit multiple requests. If your information repeatedly reappears please contact us.

You may make a removal request by email at operations@snopes.com, please label the subject of the email with the following “Removal Request – Your Full Name and Account Name”.

ADDITIONAL RIGHTS FOR EEC USERS

If you reside in the European Economic Community (EEC) or if you are an EEC citizen you are afforded additional rights to your information.

Your Rights Under the GDPR

The right to be informed
Snopes wishes to keep you informed as to what we do with your personal information. We strive to be transparent about how we use your data.

The right to access
You have the right to access your information at any time.

The right to rectification
If the information Snopes holds about you is inaccurate or not complete, you have the right to ask us to rectify it. If that data has been passed to a third party with your consent or for legal reasons, then we must also ask them to rectify the data.

The right to erasure
Sometimes called ‘the right to be forgotten’. You have the right to request that Snopes to erase all your personal data.

The right to restrict processing
You have the right to ask Snopes to restrict how we process your data. This means we are permitted to store the data but not further process it. We will only keep enough data to ensure that we can accommodate any additional requests.

The right to data portability
Snopes must allow you to port and reuse your personal data for your own purposes across different platforms. This right only applies to personal data that you have provided to us as a data controller.

The right to object
You have the right to object to Snopes processing your data even if our processing is due to legitimate purposes as described in our Privacy Policy.

The right to withdraw consent
If you have given us your consent to process your data but change your mind later, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, and Snopes must stop processing your data.

If you wish to exercise any of these additional rights with regards to any of your PII, we’d be happy to assist you, please contact us at operations@snopes.com, please label the subject of the email with the following “Request – Your Full Name and Account Name”.