Nope. We understand some of you feel we are keeping your profiles “hostage” or require that you pay a “ransom”, and apologize for this. This was not the intention we had in trying to rally the community around saving Couchsurfing. We remain compliant with all privacy regulations. As has always been the case, you can ask for a copy of your data and to delete your account by contacting Couchsurfing Support at firstname.lastname@example.org or through email@example.com.
Yeah. Bullshit. Bullshit bullshit bullshit. I can't access my data in the website, I can't edit it, yet my profile is still publicly available.
Aren't these guys liable to be sued through GDPR? I hope they are, and I hope somebody punishes them. CouchSurfing (with uppercase S) was such a beautiful project. Until it was sold out to transform it into a business for personal profit, never mind the website was a community project
(Btw, in their "we hear you" blog post, they mention the word "community" 36 times. Funny. They suddenly remembered about their community... once COVID hit and they couldn't charge for ads any longer; once they could not milk the cow any longer).
I am so angry. These people running Couchsurfing ruined such a beautiful project.
I have requested to delete my user account from the site, including the almost 100 references from both surfing and hosting. 😢
I'd love to show a final screenshot of my reviews, but I can't access them. Or any of the 204 photos I've uploaded to the site, but I can't access any of them. Even though it's all my own data.