This service retains rights to your content even after you stop using your account

The service may still use your content and display it after you stopped using it by closing your account, since you granted them a perpetual or (in some cases) an unlimited license over that content.

Classification: bad

Weight: 25



Service Title Rating Status Author
Wikipedia "If your account or access is blocked or otherwise terminated for any reason, your public contributions will remain publicly available (subject to applicable policies)" DECLINED (deactivated)
Google "This license continues even if you stop using our Services (for example, for a business listing you have added to Google Maps). Some Services may offer you ways to access and remove content that has been provided to that Service. Also, in some of our Services, there are terms or settings that narrow the scope of our use of the content submitted in those Services." DECLINED import script Bot
groupon "If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your Personal Information to provide you services contact us at support@groupon.com. We will retain and use your Personal Information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements." DECLINED michielbdejong Staff
Snapchat "unrestricted, unconditional, unlimited," APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Rumble "The above licenses granted by you are perpetual and irrevocable.</p> " APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Open Humans "We may also continue to display some information you have made publicly available through Open Humans (comments, for example). " APPROVED ArloJamesBarnes Curator
Imgur "For legal reasons we may retain backup and/or archival copies of information prior to your corrections, amendments, or deletions." DECLINED LuneSirius Curator
Twitch "If you close your account, Twitch may retain certain information about you for the activities described in this Privacy Notice, or as permitted or required by applicable law" APPROVED LuneSirius Curator
LinkedIn "We retain your personal data even after you have closed your account if reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations (including law enforcement requests), meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse, enforce our User Agreement, or fulfill your request to “unsubscribe” from further messages from us. We will retain de-personalized information after your account has been closed.</p>" DECLINED radiorahim Curator
Stack Overflow "any content or information you share publicly is governed by the terms described below in the section titled “Content Permissions, Restrictions, and Creative Commons Licensing,” and you should be aware that once you place content in the public sphere, you willingly give up some rights and control over such content" APPROVED (deactivated)
TikTok "by submitting User Content via the Services, you hereby grant us an unconditional irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully transferable, perpetual worldwide licence to use, modify, adapt, reproduce, make derivative works of, publish and/or transmit, and/or distribute and to authorise others users of the Services and other third-parties to view, access, use, download, modify, adapt, reproduce, make derivative works of, publish and/or transmit your User Content in any format and on any platform, either now known or hereinafter invented.</li> " DECLINED spylee Curator
Flattr This service retains rights to your content even after you stop using your account DECLINED Photon Curator
Wikipedia "If your account or access is blocked or otherwise terminated for any reason, your public contributions will remain publicly available (subject to applicable policies)" DECLINED Asotyheaty
Kuketz-Forum "Bei der Löschung eines Kontos bleiben die von Ihnen verfassten Beiträge weiterhin öffentlich einsehbar. " DECLINED komo
Spotify "perpetual, irrevocable, fully paid, worldwide license" APPROVED Dr_Jeff Staff
Bose "Please note, however, that certain information may be exempt from such requests in some circumstances, which may include if we need to keep processing your information for our legitimate interests or to comply with a legal obligation. " APPROVED cloudtester
Course Hero This service retains rights to your content even after you stop using your account DECLINED (deactivated)
Phone2Action "Please note that if your Account is cancelled, we do not have any obligation to delete or return to you any of Your Materials that you have posted to the Services, including, but not limited to, any reviews or feedback.</li>" APPROVED dylankuhn
bitly "We retain the personal information we receive as described in this Privacy Policy for as long as you use our Services or as necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected, provide our Services, resolve disputes, establish legal defenses, conduct audits, pursue legitimate business purposes, enforce our agreements, and comply with applicable laws." DECLINED napen123
Pinterest "More simply put </strong> <p>If you choose to post content, you give us permission to use it to provide and improve Pinterest." DECLINED Dr_Jeff Staff
edX "The rights granted to you hereunder will terminate upon any termination of your right to use the edX Site, but the other provisions of the Agreements will survive any such termination.</p>" DECLINED nolawyer
Selfie2Anime "You grant Selfie2Anime a perpetual," APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
likee "With respect to pictures and streaming live and pre-recorded audio-visual works, the rights granted by you terminate once you delete such UGC from Likee Services, or generally by deregistering your account, except (a) we used it for promotional purposes. and (b) for the reasonable time it takes to remove from backup and other systems.</p> " APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
CouchSurfing "If you post Member Content to our Services, you hereby grant us a perpetual (i.e. lasting forever), worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free and fully sublicensable (i.e. we can grant this right to others) license to use, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, have distributed and promote such Member Content in any form, in all media now known or hereinafter created (including in emails or other communications to our members) to administer, operate, develop and otherwise provide the Couchsurfing Services." APPROVED import script Bot
Prezi "This license ends one year after you delete your Public User Content or your account is closed (either by you or by us), except (i) to the extent that your Public User Content has been shared with others and they have not deleted it and (ii) that we retain a license to maintain a back-up copy of your Public User Content indefinitely." APPROVED Dr_Jeff Staff
Cisco "may retain or delete any information or content that you provided" APPROVED serph Curator
Avast "unrestricted, unconditional, unlimited, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, and royalty-free right and license" APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Yahoo! "perpetual, " APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Future PLC "If you upload, post or otherwise transmit any Content to a public part of any Future Site or Server (including, without limitation, if you post a message to a bulletin board or chat forum, upload files, input data, or engage in any other form of communication through any Future Site) you are wholly responsible for it. You hereby: (a) grant Future and its group companies an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty­free right " APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Presearch "In the event of termination, your account will be disabled and you may not be granted access to Presearch services, your account or any files or other content contained in your account." DECLINED Tsuser Curator
FullContact "We may retain some of your information as necessary for fraud detection and prevention and enhancing safety. For example, if we suspend a FullContact Account for fraud or safety reasons, we may retain certain information from that Account to prevent that user from opening a new FullContact Account in the future.</li> <li>We may retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations. For example, we may keep some of your information for tax, legal reporting, and auditing obligations.</li> <li>Information you have shared with other systems (e.g., Google) may continue to exist in those systems, and in some cases be publicly visible.</li> <li>Some copies of your information (e.g., log records) may remain in our Database but are disassociated from personal identifiers.</li> <li>Because we maintain backup to protect our Services from accidental or malicious loss and destruction, residual copies of your information will be included in backups and may not be removed from our backup systems.</li> </ul>" DECLINED Jake


Comments:
On 2018-09-20 23:57:27 UTC, Michael Curator wrote:

I think this case should be merged into case 130 "This service keeps a license on user-generated content even after users close their accounts." under the topic "Scope of the copyright license".