Terms of service

TOS for Verified Handles (Last updated 9 August 2023)

When making an application/claim

We use Google Forms to collect data in the application and claims processes.
You are not required to sign in to Google to apply. We require your email and alias or name.

When suggesting changes

When suggesting changes in the database your data is handled solely by us and is only used for the purpose of improving the database.
All contributions (except email addresses or other personal information) in the form are released into the public domain when submitted.

Using our site and services

We collect data such as your IP address and timestamps as well as pages visited. This data is not used for any purpose except combating invalid traffic and/or fraud. This data is not shared outside of trusted parties and has never been used for advertising or spam purposes. Your data is safe with us :)‡

Similarly we do not use unnecessary tracking cookies and will not download any unnecessary information onto your device. We use Google Analytics, learn more in their privacy policy.

Submitting an application does not guarantee a 'Verified Handles' page and we have the right to be selective in what information we publish if any. If you do have a page we reserve the right to remove parts or all of the page from our site and servers without reason or warning although we hope this won't ever happen.

Because of this please do not rely on our site for critical structural needs without first acknowledging the risk of data and images becoming unavailable.

Similarly we will not knowingly publish false information on our site. We prevent this by fact checking pages for valid and correct social handles and when needed we may suspend a page without notice to check information on the page. This could be the image, social handles, news articles or any other personal data on the page. We will never demand identity verification but we reserve the right to remove pages if we aren't sure of the data quality on the page and request that proof of identity in some form, this could be but isn't limited to proving you own a social handle on a platform or providing evidence of social handles linking together to the same entity.

If we find a page on our site to be a hoax or misleading we are very likely to remove the page and all images on the page without notice from Google search and our servers.

Content on Verified Handles entries is published under the CC0 1.0 Public Domain license which can be viewed here. This does not include Images or Wikipedia excerpts which are licensed differently, click on an image or a Wikipedia link to see its license and contributor(s).
The main page (verifiedhandles.com) and any other page displaying a copyright notice in the footer is protected by copyright.

You must be     13 or older to submit data to our site.

Reputability and definitions of accuracy - Important

Verified Handles [verifiedhandles.com & verifiedhandles.org] attempts to reach a level of reliability that's maintainable however Verified Handles does not provide any warranty or guarantee with the content provided on verifiedhandles.com/*
Neither the organisation or staff can claim the database is 100% accurate and similarly we do not claim or guarantee any level of accuracy. While we hope incidents as a result of our data never happen we do not take responsibility in the event of any financial, emotional, situational, digital, intellectual or other damaging event* as a result of data hosted and provided through Verified Handles. No legal claim can be made against Verified Handles in relation to accuracy as we do not provide an guarantee with our data. Verified Handles has not formally disclosed its process, if any, for determining the reliability of data added, changed or removed from new and existing entries. Verified Handles makes no claim about availability online and offline and reserves the right to fail to provide content when requested, under any domain or IP, temporarily and permanently, without notice. Verified Handles and its staff and volunteers is/are not required to respond to emails, form submissions, helpline queries or requests and is/are not required to act on requests or queries of any type or medium.†

*event is defined as any happening either indirectly or directly, including partially, as a result of our content
†medium refers to the method of transmission, including but not limited to verbal and digital
‡we make no guarantee about the safety of your data

Accurate on the Verified Handles database is defined as content being, to an unspecified level, up to date with real life accounts, information, entities and any data both online and offline.

Removing information about yourself from our site

We will be compliant and remove data when requested by an individual or a representative for an individual, Contact Us with 'Content Removal' in the title and we'll get to removing the information as soon as possible.

For emergency requests or concerns use a helpline.

Please not that, except in extreme cases, the entry may still exist but only contain a message saying the page was deleted, if you aren't happy with this contact us.