The online Right To Be Forgotten applies to people living within the Europe Union.
Yes, all residents living within the European Union, regardless of their nationality, can use the form. The form does not apply to a European citizen living outside the European Union.
No, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has limited the scope of this measure to apply to individuals only.
It's unlikely. The CJEU has specified that search engines must consider the public’s right to information as it is of more importance when dealing with someone in the public eye.
Yes, as long as you have a valid URL that points to the relevant web page. (A URL is the web page address in the following format: http://www.pageto forget.com/xxxxx.html).
We recommend that you go to the removal request form submission page on Forget.me. You will then be guided step by step.
No, only the link will be removed from European search engines results, the content will remain available.
No, the CJEU decision only applies to European search engines. For example, the information will still be available on the Canadian search engine www.google.ca.
Google and Bing base their decision on the inadequacy, obsolescence, or inappropriate web page content as specified by the CJEU.
There is no limitation by Google at the moment. Bing currently limits right to be forgotten requests to 5 URL's.
Google does not display in its search results that a link has been removed. However, Google displays a notice to users from European Union searching for a person that results may have been removed:
About Bing, the removal of links have not yet started, we'll know more soon.
It is not known if search engines will provide this facility and if so, whether it will be free or not.
Forget.me was launched by Reputation VIP (www.reputationvip.com), a European leader in Online Reputation Management for both individuals and companies.
Yes, during its start-up phase Forget.me is completely free.
Yes, you can submit the form yourself. By using the Forget.me service, you authorise us to manage your requests. You can also ask Forget.me to submit these to the search engines on your behalf. Presently Google and Bing allow this.
Forget.me provides its expertise in Online Reputation Management. We have worked to simplify the procedure for you while also complying with the expectations of the search engines.
Yes, several examples of texts are available on Forget.me. We worked with lawyers specialising in the Right to be Forgotten and on-line reputation to provide you with customised texts. We based them upon actual cases in order to meet your needs as closely as possible, whilst also complying with the specifications of the search engines.
It’s not always easy to search for links to delete. You must be very accurate and not make any mistakes when copying and pasting. Forget.me will help you find them and transmit them error-free.
We will forward you any document sent by the search engine, including acknowledgement of receipt.
Forget.me will advise you at each step as your request is being processed. You will be kept well informed of any search engine’s acceptance or refusal of your request.
We will advise you via email each time.
We have developed a technology enabling us to verify if the search engine did in fact remove the information from its’ index. We can do this on all European search engines.
Due to the significant volume of requests initially there may be some delay on the part of the search engine, however by using Forget.me, you avoid additional delays as your request will be standardised and adapted to your situation. In addition, you can monitor your request’s progress on our website.
No. The opposite is true as your request will be standardised with customised texts, correctly indicated URLs, etc., so there is less risk of your request being rejected by the search engine due to incorrect formatting.
No, you must be 18 years or over to use our service.
No, we do not recommend that you send two requests to Google. However, you can register on Forget.me to manage the removal of your URLs once Google has received your request.
Forget.me asks you for personal information solely for the purpose of handling your request. It is never used for any other purpose.
Respect of your privacy is of the highest importance for Forget.me. We undertake to respect the confidentiality of any information provided to us.