10. Someone displayed my personal picture/information in the Internet.
First and foremost, you are advised to communicate directly with the website owner or operator to remove the intended personal picture.
If the affected owner or operator does not heed or refuse to cooperate, you can lodge reports to the site administrator directly by (Flickr, Blogspot, Facebook, Tagged, Wordpress and others) using “report abuse” button as provided by the site administrator.
It is best that you attach emails or communication with the site owner or operator who refuses to cooperate for reference by the administrator. Hence, each interaction or communication with the affected owner or operator must be saved as evidence.
Example: Complaints to Tagged:
Tagged require the complainant to personally report to them. Examples of abuses of this nature include the creation of a profile to display the complainant personal name/picture/information. There were also cases where personal telephone number was displayed for sexual soliciting purpose.
The following are steps to raise report about false profile and personal information abuse in Tagged.
Open the false profile link.
Click the section on Report Abuse as provided on the site.
If the complainant does not own an account in Tagged, the complainant will be asked to register/sign up as a Tagged user, or can log in/sign in using their Facebook account to continue the complaint session.
Click on Identity Theft and stolen personal information, and the link will lead you to the section on Submit a Ticket.
In the section on Submit a Ticket, the category to be selected is Safety and Privacy - sub-category Impostor Profile
In section Step 1: Enter Brief Summary, complainant is required to inform that a person or persons unknown has misappropriated his/her personal photo/information without their knowledge and permission.
In Step 2: Select Parent Category, the complainant should select Safety and Privacy.
Next, in Step 3: Provide a Detailed Description, the complainant need to submit the link to be reported and provide a description of the personal information/photo that was used in the link. The complainant also needs to provide the link/information on where this information was taken from and to describe the impact of alleged action to him/her.
Next, the complainant will be issued a reference number (tracking number) and also an email containing the details. The complainant can access the status of complaints through section My Support in his/her own profile.
Anyone can grab copy of pictures made available openly in the Internet for his or her own interest. The reason is that when we place or display our pictures in the Internet, they are meant for public viewing and are public rights. To avoid such untoward matters, you are encouraged not to display personal pictures openly in the Internet. Use "privacy" facility as provided to ensure only your trusted friends can view them.