Privacy Policy

HasMyContentLeaked (‘HMCL’) is committed to protecting your privacy. Our Privacy Policy sets out the types of personal information we collect, how we collect it, what we use it for and who we share it with, together with your data rights.


Who is responsible for your personal data

For the purposes of applicable data protection law (in particular, the Data Protection Act (UK) 2018 and the  principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679), your data will be controlled by HMCL.


What personal data we collect

We collect and store as little personal data as possible, but depending on how you use our sites and the services provided to you we may collect and process the following personal data from you:

  • Username(s) or Account(s) you hold with social media platforms
  • Your email address
  • Your name and any other information we might need in order to provide our services

If you provide information to us about any person other than yourself you must ensure that they understand how their information will be used, and that they have given their permission for you to disclose it to us and for you to allow us to use it.

We use a third-party payment provider, Stripe to manage and process payments. Where you are asked to provide personal information this is a request generated and managed by Stripe. You can find information about how they process your data here:


How we collect your personal data

The circumstances in which we collect personal data about you include:

  • when you or your organisation complete a form or make an enquiry or otherwise interact with us
  • when you or your organisation engage use our services
  • when you correspond or communicate with us or provide information directly to us


How we use your personal data

We use your personal data only for the following purposes:

  • to conduct content searches
  • to provide takedown services
  • to answer any queries

If personal data is collected for any other reason, we will notify you of this reason, tell you how your data will be used and why, and what we will do once that data is no longer required.


Disclosure of your personal data

We share your personal data in the following circumstances:

  • to issue a takedown request
  • as required by law


Information we transfer

We may transfer the personal information we collect to countries outside of the EEA which do not provide the same level of data protection as the country in which you reside and are not recognised by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of data protection.

We only transfer personal information to these countries when it is necessary for the services we provide you, or it is necessary, such as European Commission approved standard contractual clauses. When doing this we ensure a level of data protection at least as protective as that required in the European Economic Area.


Security of your personal data

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accessed by any unauthorised individual. We have also put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.


Your data protection rights

You have various rights in relation to your personal data as set out below:

  • Access – you have the right to request a copy of the personal data that we hold about you.
  • Accuracy – we ask that you contact us to let us know if any of your personal data is not accurate or has changed
  • Objecting – you have the right to object or how we use your personal data including asking us to stop processing your data (withdraw your consent) and ask us to block, erase and restrict your personal data.
  • Porting – you have the right to request that some of your personal data is provided to you, or to another data controller, in a commonly used, machine-readable format.
  • Erasure: You have the right to ask us to erase your personal data when the personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected.


For more information or to exercise any of the above rights, please contact us at:

Once we have received and verified your request we will confirm the that your request has been actioned. Where we are unable to action your request, for example, for legal or regulatory reasons we will contact you to explain why we are unable to do as you ask.


How long we keep your personal data

We only keep your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. At the end of any applicable retention period we will securely destroy your personal data in accordance with laws and regulations. 


Cookies and tracking

We use cookies on our website to ensure its proper functionality, detect and prevent fraudulent activities, and enhance your overall experience. By continuing to use our site, you consent to the storage of cookies on your device. These cookies assist us in providing a secure and efficient browsing experience.


Changes to our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to update and change this Policy from time to time in order to reflect any changes to the way in which we process your personal data or changes to laws and regulations. Where we make a change we will notify you in advance using the contact details you have provided us.



If you believe that your data protection rights may have been breached, you should in the first instance contact us to report your concerns. You also have the right to raise a complaint with the applicable data protection supervisory authority.


Further Information

For more information about this Privacy Policy please contact us at:

2 February 2023