Mary.com Complaint - Invasion of Privacy
CALIFORNIA -- I was lured to mary.com by a "free personality test". I am Internet savvy and I know they want at least my email before giving up anything for free. After spending some time on the test, in order to get the detailed test results, they ask you to join the site which is basically a second rate dating site which I have no problems with except for the fact they make your personal information such as age, martial status and location available to the entire world. I googled my name for another reason and found this out! There was my full name, city I live in, my age and marital status, and more if you click on the link - even though I had requested "hide my profile" option where other mary.com members cannot view me BUT the rest of the world with Internet access can!!! I immediately canceled my membership which was not easy to do. It has been over a week and although I cannot log in to mary.com, all my personal info is still available online coming up by a quick name search!!
This is outrageous and complete invasion of privacy - if I join a website for any reason, I understand other site members will have some access to me but why the entire WWW??? I have requested Mary.com to remove this info but without any response so far. I cannot find a phone number for them, the only way to contact seems to be an email through their site. Any suggestions as to how I can remove my personal info from the Internet through their website would be greatly appreciated.
And if you're thinking about joining this site or taking their test, please save your time and effort, there are many professional sites out there that do not abuse your personal profile data but making it available to the world. Their test was a huge waste of time and their site is worthless.