MyHeritage.com Complaint - Beware Of MyHeritage.com - Your Private Information Is Not Safe!
ISRAEL -- Beware of these people, I have found them to be dishonest and incompetent. MyHeritage is based in Israel.
Several months ago, one of my relatives invited me to join this site as he had established a family tree there. Since that time MyHeritage has repeatedly reduced free site storage and capabilities, presumably to persuade us to become paid subscribers.
If that weren't enough, they assured us that our private information was safe - it isn't. Even with the family site configured to only allow member access and to prevent members inviting further members, it was very easy to circumvent this due to the poor design of MyHeritage's website and software. MyHeritage's support has been unresponsive and a hindrance rather than a help. For example, in addition to deleting a bogus member account they also deleted a valid member account, causing a significant loss of uploaded data.
MyHeritage have repeatedly misled us about the creation and deletion of family sites, often sending simultaneously emails that contradict each other!
Please be aware that it is very easy to compromise MyHeritage's privacy settings - consider any information that you upload to be public.
Please also be aware that, before you spend the time and effort creating a family tree, uploading pictures, etc., this time and effort could easily be wasted due to MyHeritage "mistakenly" deleting your account!
Please be aware of MyHeritage's ethical standards. Bait and switch is bad enough, but lying to customers is worse.
My advice is to be absolutely sure that you want to entrust your family's personal information to these people before you put the time and effort into setting up a family web site, even a free one!