How Does MyLife Work?
Have you tried doing a simple search of yourself online? If not, I would advise you to do a search since there may be loads of your private information on various sites. Depending on the kind of information that is available online you may have absolutely no problem or you may consider it an invasion of your privacy.
MyLife collects personal data
Data is a big business today and there are quite a number of companies aggregating information from various web sources. One of these sites is MyLife.com. MyLife was originally known as Reunion.com a site started in 2002. Their main aim was to allow users to rediscover relatives, friends, lovers and old contacts. It proved quite useful in helping many rebuild family trees and reunite with long lost loved ones.
Reunion.com changed its name to MyLife after merging with Wink, a people search engine. The site has over 50 million registered members. If you had previously signed up on Reunion.com your details could still be on MyLife website.
MyLife.com gives top online search results for a majority of people’s names. The information that this website collects is colossal and a casual search may reveal your:
· current address
· net worth
· phone number
· model of your car
· criminal background
· Legal records
The site also gives people a chance to anonymously leave personal reviews on your character and reputation. This means you can receive positive reviews from people who like you or negative ones by people who may be holding a grudge against you.
MyLife allows you to view, correct, enhance and monitor your personal background report that is available to the public. The company claims that it helps users build their reputation and protect their future. This service aims at helping users improve their relationships, get better jobs, network and take advantage of available opportunities to build their personal and professional lives.
If you are looking to find accurate information on a specific person I suggest reading this article as it tells you how to get useful information rather than anonymous slander.
What is MyLife Reputation Score?
After the site aggregates all your information the result is a reputation score that the company compares to a credit score. However, unlike a credit score that only reveals how you’ve repaid your loans a reputation score reveals much more about you. A proprietary algorithm is used to calculate your reputation score by using details in your background report and reviews submitted by people who know you. Your reputation score says a lot about your character and people use it to assess you.
Can I Opt-Out of MyLife?
There are quite a number of people who have found inaccurate information on themselves on the site resulting in a misleading reputation score. However, the company allows you to edit details on your page as well as write about yourself. If you care about your reputation you can register for the paid service that gives you more control. In this case, you are allowed to;
· Limit access to your information
· Hide anonymous reviews
· Lock sections
Discovering that your personal information is on MyLife may come as a total surprise. If you are uncomfortable having your information on the site you are at liberty to opt-out of the site. However, it’s important to note that if you are signed up on social networks they may still have access to your information. If you wish to erase your data from MyLife it is advisable that you make your entire data private across all social networks that you are signed up. This can help you avoid a host of problems including;
· Inaccurate Information
· Legal Discrepancies
· Credit Problems
· Mistaken Identity
· Identity Theft