Vibrant Performance Announces Affiliate Partnership with DeleteMe
DeleteMe is an online service designed to help individuals take control of their online privacy by reducing the amount of personal information that is publicly available online. Since its founding in 2010, DeleteMe has removed 35 million pieces of data and is now the category-defining market leader in the personal data removal space.
Their easy-to-use tools help consumers control what personal information companies, third parties, and other people see about them online. DeleteMe strongly believes in each individual’s right to own, manage, and remove their personal information from search results. And, Vibrant Performance is excited to help support DeleteMe’s mission by using affiliate marketing to bring their services to anyone who is ready to take control of their personal online privacy.
Your personal data is at risk
With the rise of social media platforms, e-commerce websites, and other online services, there is more personal information available about individuals than ever before. According to a 2020 study by Bitdefender, 60% of internet users have at least 12 points of exposed personal data online. The remaining 40% had between 2 and 11 data points available. Data points include a person’s phone number, email, address, marital status, occupation, etc.
In 2020, there were over 1,000 reported data breaches that exposed over 155 million records in the United States alone. Perhaps more concerning, data brokers, or companies that collect and sell personal information about individuals, have become more common in recent years due to the increasing amount of personal information that is available online. Data brokers create detailed profiles about individuals based on personal data points, which they then sell to businesses, organizations, and individuals.
How your data is used against you
A mind-boggling number of groups buy and sell your identity for a wide range of purposes. For starters, cybercriminals aim to collect as much personal information about you as possible in the hopes that they can trick you into providing even more sensitive information, like your social security number. If your personal information is exposed in a data breach, criminals may use it to send phishing emails or text messages that trick you into revealing additional personal information or downloading malware.
Insurance companies also use your personal data to make judgments about you based on your income, address, and education level. They can increase your rates if they find any personal information that signifies you might be a higher risk, even if the information is not even true.
Marketers, advertisers, and even politicians use your personal data to determine how to best target and manipulate you to suit their goals. The more personal information they have, the more targeted they can be in their marketing approach toward you.
Finally, and perhaps most concerningly, bad actors can use your online personal data to harass, stalk, and target you.
How DeleteMe can help
DeleteMe can help to minimize the amount of personal information that is publicly available online and reduce the risk of targeted attacks. It is a useful tool for people who want to protect their privacy, remove their personal information from the internet, and reduce their online footprint. DeleteMe can remove personal data points such as names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and other personal identifiers.
While it cannot prevent data breaches from occurring, with a DeleteMe subscription, the company will continually monitor the internet for newly available information published about you and remove it as soon as it is published online. Although there are some limitations, DeleteMe is still one of the most trusted services for individuals looking to secure their online privacy.
How does DeleteMe work?
Once a client submits their info, DeleteMe’s privacy experts begin scanning and locating any of their exposed personal information online. DeleteMe conducts searches of online databases, public records, and other sources to identify personal information that is associated with the individual. Within 7 days, the customer will receive a detailed report outlining the findings of the scan.
DeleteMe’s team then gets to work sending opt-out and removal requests on the customer’s behalf until they ensure that all personal information is removed from publicly available searches. Once your personal information is successfully removed, DeleteMe continues to monitor the internet for any new publication of your personal information and will notify you of any new data breaches or publications.
Vibrant Performance teams up with DeleteMe
Vibrant Performance is proud to partner with DeleteMe to help increase awareness of its services and expand access to DeleteMe’s online personal protection assistance.
Vibrant Performance will connect DeleteMe with influencers and affiliates who are well-positioned in the personal cybersecurity space to help the company reach new potential customers. Affiliates might also help raise awareness about the risk posed by exposed personal information online and present DeleteMe as an option for improving online security.
Online privacy is an issue that isn’t going away anytime soon, and Vibrant performance is excited to help connect customers with DeleteMe’s revolutionary products to help users secure their online privacy and safety.