The website ripoffreport.com is a privately owned and operated website which is advertised as being dedicated to providing a forum to allow users to lodge complaints amorously against anyone person or firm which have had an interaction or transaction with. While the site requires the user to create a profile before allowing for a submission, Ripoff Report does not verify the indent of users. Furthermore, if you are the target of a user’s “complaint” the site allows for rebuttal but only if it’s approved by Ripoff Report. Results of complaints posted on Ripoff Report will come back on Google searches and “with the exception of cases that are decided against the complainant in arbitration, all complaints remain public and unedited, and authors are not allowed to remove their own reports even in cases where a mistake has been made.”
In addition, Ripoff Report collects and maintains distinctive online attributes (DOAs), personal information:
“Ripoff Report may collect personally identifiable information, including but not limited to, your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address. If you purchase Ripoff Report's products and services, we may in connection with those products and services, create a publicly visible profile that includes your name/company name and photographs. In addition, we may collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction. Ripoff Report may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your age and gender. We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future or as published on our website by a third-party.
Information about your computer/device hardware and software may be automatically collected by Ripoff Report. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Ripoff Report website.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Ripoff Report's public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others, and we cannot control that data.”
Should your information be found on Ripoff Report please use the following address and the directions provided to have your information removed. https://www.ripoffreport.com/privacy-policy