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Ways to use Rightly

Explore some of the most popular ways to use Rightly, and make your data work for you.

Find out what companies know about you

Send a subject access request. It's fast and completely free.

Knowing what personal data companies have about you is your right under GDPR. And don't worry, you can even ask them if you're not sure if they have it, or if you've previously said they can use it. They still have to let you know within 30 days.

It's your data after all.

The type of personal data stored and collected by social media is much more sensitive than first appears, and is often sold on.

It may have a very real impact on your life - from what flight prices your offered to the success of mortgage applications.

To find out what they know about you, pick from our list of social media companies and send them subject access requests today.

Personal data that dating apps typically store:

  • Name and address
  • Tastes and habits
  • Contact details
  • Cookies & IP address
  • Credit and debit card details
  • Economic, social and cultural information

Dating apps have been at the centre of a lot of controversy over what they do with their users' data. Almost all of them share personal data with advertisers.

Find out what they know about you today for free.

You should find out what gambling websites and companies know about you because the type of personal data typically stored by them is sensitive, and often shared with third parties.

Personal data that gambling companies typically store:

  • Name and data of birth
  • Recent changes of address
  • Tastes and habits
  • Contact details
  • Cookies & IP address
  • Credit and debit card details
  • Economic, social and cultural information

This data will likely be collected using personal documents such as passports or driving licences with photo ID, as well as proof of address from something like a recent council tax bill.

Gambling websites have been at the centre of a lot of controversy over what they do with their users' data. Almost all of them share personal data with advertisers.

Find out what they know about you today for free

Personal data that housing associations typically store:

  • Contact details
  • Marital status
  • Number of children
  • Electoral register
  • Data that affects your credit rating
  • Complaints made about you
  • Likely financial bracket

You should send your housing association a subject access request to:

  1. Find out if any noise, antisocial or other complaints have been made about you
  2. Find out all available details of extra charges, so that you can prove that they were unfair
  3. Find out how they're using your data, to stop them sharing or selling it to third parties

Send your housing association a subject access request for free today

Think your information has been compromised? Find out what a breached company knew about you today, then take action.

Types of personal data that could have been compromised:

  • Name, address and contact details
  • Bank and insurance details
  • IP Address & Cookie identifiers
  • Marital status and number of children
  • Political opinions and affiliations

This personal data could be used to financially harm you, or as a tool for identity theft.

Tell companies to delete your data

Unfortunately, too many companies:

  • Collect your data without full consent
  • Share or sell your information with third parties
  • Don’t monitor what these third parties do with it

Delete your data from any company today for free.

Pick from our list of supermarket companies and easily send them deletion requests.

It's free and takes a minute.

Personal data that supermarkets typically store:

  • Contact details
  • Credit and debit card details
  • Name and address
  • Cookies & IP address
  • Tastes and habits
  • Economic, social and cultural information

Delete your data from supermarkets today for free

Delete your data from your local council to stop them sharing or selling your data to third parties.

Personal data that local councils typically store:

  • Contact details
  • Marital status
  • Number of children
  • Electoral register
  • Data that affects your credit rating

While not all councils sell your information, many do. To find out which councils sell your personal data, see our investigation here.

If you're concerned about what Facebook is doing with your data, you can tell them to delete it here.

Personal data that social media companies typically store:

  • Name and address
  • Tastes and habits
  • Contact details
  • Cookies & IP address
  • Economic, social and cultural information

Facebook goes further than this. Your age, relationship status, employer, location and friends is only the start.

Personal data that Facebook stores

  • Your biometric facial data (facial recognition material)
  • Your activity on other sites and apps, and continuously tracks this
  • Your categorised behaviour, like your politics and spending habits

The type of personal data stored and collected by social media is much more sensitive than first appears. If you want to delete it, send them a deletion request.

Clean up your digital footprint

Pick from our list of adult websites and easily send them deletion requests. It's fast and completely free.

Personal data that pornographic websites typically store:

  • Your IP address (and physical location)
  • Time of visit
  • Hardware/software used
  • Time spent on site

If you have an account, pornographic websites will also store:

  • Specific searches
  • Viewing habits

If you can't find the site you're looking for, please contact our customer support team, who would be happy to add it for you.

Delete your data from social media companies for free today.

The type of personal data stored and collected by social media is much more sensitive than first appears. If you want to delete it, we've made sure you can with Rightly.

If you need any help or have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our customer support team.

Pick from our list of browsers, like Chrome and Safari, and easily send them deletion requests.

The internet has quickly become a part of life that many of us can't live without. It's our way of connecting with friends and family, working, shopping and so much more.

As a result, our web browsers record, store and often share all of the information they glean about us from what we do online. Unfortunately, the rules around what companies can do with this simply haven't kept up with the technology.

That's where we come in. If you want to delete your search history, cookie information and more from your browser, you can send a request to multiple browsers in one go.

If you'd like to read more about internet browsers, check out our blog.

Delete your data from dating apps for free today. If you can't find one that you're looking for,contact our support team and we'll add it for you.

Personal data that dating apps typically store:

  • Name and address
  • Tastes and habits
  • Contact details
  • Cookies & IP address
  • Credit and debit card details
  • Economic, social and cultural information

Delete your data from gambling sites for free today. If you can't find one that you're looking for,contact our support team and we'll add it for you.

Personal data that gambling companies typically store:

  • Name and data of birth
  • Recent changes of address
  • Tastes and habits
  • Contact details
  • Cookies & IP address
  • Credit and debit card details
  • Economic, social and cultural information

This data will likely be collected using personal documents such as passports or driving licences with photo ID, as well as proof of address from something like a recent council tax bill.

Delete your data from data brokers for free today.

Personal data that data brokers typically store:

  • Name and date of birth
  • Tastes and habits
  • Cookies & IP address
  • Credit and debit card details
  • Economic, social and cultural information
  • Mobile phone GPS information
  • Political opinions and affiliations
  • Sexual orientation
  • Medical information

This personal data is then repackaged as part of a valuable data profile to be sold to others. For many, this feels like an invasion of privacy.

If you have any questions or need any support, our customer support team would be happy to help!

Get evidence for appeals

Get evidence to appeal a parking ticket today. It's fast and completely free.

When you send a subject access request to the local authority or private company who issued your ticket, you should receive the following within 30 days:

  • all of the information the ticket issuer has stored about you
  • the reasoning for their decision to give you a ticket
  • their evidence, like CCTV footage or other documentation
  • the likely strength of their case

You can then use this evidence to strengthen your appeal!

Send a subject access request to the police force that issued your ticket today. Use your evidence to increase your chances of a successful appeal.

If you think that a speeding fine was unjust, perhaps because:

  • you weren't driving the car at the time
  • the car was stolen
  • there were incorrect or missing speed limit signs

You can appeal to your local police.

If you send a subject access request to the police force that issued the speeding fine, they have to give you the full grounds for deciding to give you a ticket.

Within 30 days, you'll receive any evidence they've used to issue the fine.

This could include:

  • photographs
  • speed camera images
  • CCTV
  • other documentation that could help your case

If you send a subject access request to your local authority, they have to give you information about why your planning application was denied.

This is because your entitled to all of the personal data that the local council has stored about you.

You can then use this to point out mistakes made in the decision, and increase your chances of a successful appeal.

If you need any help with this, our customer support teamwould be more than happy to help.

If you:

  • didn’t get PIP
  • got a lower rate than you expected
  • think your award isn’t long enough

You should gather evidence to make your appeal as strong as possible, and change the amount of PIP that you get by appealing.

In order to gather evidence, you need to send the DWP a subject access request, to look at all of the information that they used to make their decision about you.

Get evidence to appeal your HMRC tax penalty for free today

If you think HMRC has sent a penalty incorrectly then you should gather evidence to strengthen your appeal, and get the penalty removed.

Remember, you can always send an appeal if any of the following apply:

  • your partner or another close relative died shortly before the tax deadline
  • you had a serious or life-threatening illness
  • delays related to a disability
  • fire, flood, theft, postal strikes, issues with HMRC’s site, or other circumstances out of your control
  • coronavirus (COVID-19) exceptions

Send a subject access request to see all of the information they used in their decision to give you a tax penalty, and challenge it.

Get evidence for education appeals

If you think a university has:

  • made a mistake in your grading
  • not taken exceptional circumstances sufficiently into account (such as illness)

You can consider gathering evidence via a subject access request and appealing their decision.

If you think a university rejected you due to:

  • making a mistake when considering your admission
  • not taking exceptional circumstances into account (such as illness)

You should get evidence for your appeal to increase the likelihood of the admission decision being overturned.

You can do this easily through Rightly, simply send a subject access request.

Pick your child's school and send a request today.

If you can't find it, get in touch and we'll add it for you.

Find out why you were given certain grades now, for free.

Send a subject access request to your exam boards and school in under a minute. If you can't find them, get in touch and we'll add them for you.

If you think your child has wrongfully been denied a school place, for example because:

  • the wrong details have been used
  • exceptional circumstances haven't been sufficiently into account (such as illness)

You can consider gather evidence via a subject access request and appeal their decision.

Find out why financial decisions were made about you

You should send a request to see your credit files to make sure you:

  • are in the best place to apply for a mortgage, loan, or any form of finance
  • know what a lender can see when making a decision
  • can see why previous lending decisions were made about you
  • can stop inaccurate information affecting your credit score
  • can see if you've been the victim of fraud

Under GDPR, you have a legal right to access your credit report for free by sending a subject access request. A subject access request allows you to see all of the information credit companies have about you.

You should find out why your application was rejected to stop it happening again, and potentially appeal your application.

By requesting to see what was used in the assessment of your application, your credit files, you can make sure you:

  • know what a lender can see when making a decision
  • can see why previous lending decisions were made about you
  • can stop inaccurate information affecting your credit score
  • can see if you've been the victim of fraud
  • are in the best place to apply for a mortgage, loan, or any form of finance

Find out why here. If you have any questions, get in touch, we'd love to hear from you.

Get evidence to appeal your student loan decision today.

You should get evidence and appeal a student finance decision if:

  • your student finance application was rejected
  • your student loan is too low
  • your student loan does not reflect your circumstances

To see exactly what information Student Finance was working with when they made their decision, you can send them a Subject Access Request (or SAR).

This means that if you'll be prepared with all of the information they have when you appeal.

If you send a subject access request to your lender, you can find out all of the information they have about you, your loan terms, and your debt.

If you find any inconsistencies, you can use this to make them reduce or write off your debt with an affordability complaint.

Employment

To find out why you were made redundant, you can send your ex-employer a subject access request.

If you'd like to appeal their decision, you should gather evidence so that you're in the best position possible to challenge your redundancy.

Remember, your employer isn’t allowed to make you redundant over other employees for any of the following reasons:

  • You’ve asked for your rights at work
  • You took action about health and safety
  • You called your employer out for doing something illegal
  • You’ve been on jury service
  • You’re in a trade union
  • You work part-time

So if you've worked at the company for at least two years and you think that your employer didn't follow a fair redundancy process, you have grounds for challenging it.

An employee making a claim through an employment tribunal must meet certain criteria:

  • The claim must be within the three-month time limit
  • The claim must be worthwhile

The most common employment tribunal cases made in the UK are:

  1. Unfair dismissal
  2. Discrimination
  3. Redundancy payments

To gather evidence for your tribunal, you should send a subject access request.

Update your details in one go

Many people find the process of updating your name with companies lengthy, difficult and time-consuming. It doesn't have to be.

To change the name a company has listed for you, you can use your 'right to rectification' for free through Rightly.

Change your name with multiple companies at once for free today.

You should update your address with companies if it's out of date or it bothers you.

This is because you may:

  • Miss important post
  • Accidentally order items to an old address
  • Be vulnerable to identity theft

To change the address a company has listed for you, you can use your 'right to rectification' for free through Rightly. You can even update your details with multiple companies at once.

Keeping your data safe