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Pricespy is deleting accounts waaaay too hastily?


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 04:52 AM

I've had this account for around about a decade, and I got an email today saying if I don't log in within 30 days then it would be GONE. 


And even once I "saved" it, this account would still be at risk every 18 months. Why such a short time span?!

I don't understand why Pricespy would want to delete accounts, is just a teeny amount of data sitting on a server! Surely they'd lose more repeat returns or lose more good will, than whatever teeny savings they'd make by clearing up a bit of server space. 


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 09:10 AM

It might be part of the EU privacy law changes?



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Posted 25 May 2018 - 09:26 AM

Yeah, +1 -- literally that's the only reason I'm logged in right now. lol


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 09:59 AM

I've had this account for around about a decade, and I got an email today saying if I don't log in within 30 days then it would be GONE. 


And even once I "saved" it, this account would still be at risk every 18 months. Why such a short time span?!

I don't understand why Pricespy would want to delete accounts, is just a teeny amount of data sitting on a server! Surely they'd lose more repeat returns or lose more good will, than whatever teeny savings they'd make by clearing up a bit of server space. 

 

That is weird. And I totally agree with you. Weirdest of all, space savings are probably the thing of smallest consequence.

 

It might be part of the EU privacy law changes?

 

Maybe. I doubt it though. And even if it is, it doesn't apply to NZ, unless there are some aspects that also apply to international customers of EU businesses. I do realise that the owners and devs are in the EU and are mostly developing for the EU, but how hard would it be to only prune old accounts on non-NZ sites?

 

Put it this way, I've just had to go through making some mobile apps comply, and I didn't see Google mention anything other than getting consent to use cookies and ad personalisation. Nothing about accounts, data retention, or anything like that. If it isn't relevant to a mobile app, it probably isn't relevant to a website either.


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 10:30 AM

Hmmm the EU privacy law changes - i assume you guys are talking about the GDPR applies internationally.  Most likely an aspect of this...



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Posted 25 May 2018 - 01:05 PM

Hopefully a strategy to force people back to the forums - they've been dead for too long :-(


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 04:51 PM

Hi there,

Yes, this is a result of the GDPR which goes live within EU now.

Is it common that you don’t use your account for more than 18 months and then start using it again?


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 05:45 PM

I have used Pricespy periodically but didn't realize / remember that I needed to log in.






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