Deleting profile

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Years ago, this profile was made using my name without my knowledge. I have tried to have this deleted several times and even purchased an account for 1 month in hopes of having my name/profile deleted.

http://m.imdb.com/name/nm6181959/
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Chelsea: The only factor that will influence whether this profile, and the one credit on that page, are kept or not is whether the credit is true. Purchasing an IMDbPro subscription has nothing to do with removing the credit or profile.

Did you, in fact, work as the set dresser for the film Pocket Listing (2015)? Are you credited as such in that film? If you didn't do that work, did anyone else named Chelsea Okata do that work? 
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I was not the set dresser. I was one of several people who helped the set dresser. I helped for only a couple days and I was not paid. My name should not be attached to that film or any film. I do not work in the film industry. It was only a favor. I never had a title and didn’t wish to.

Thank you.
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Chelsea

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Hi Mr. Needham,
Would you be able to help me further? Thank you.
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Chelsea

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Hello,
On the past, I’ve tried to delete this page using this process and did not receive any responses. I’ve explained that this I information is not accurate and I’d like this page deleted. Is there anything you can do to make this happen?
Thank you!
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Chelsea

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The link that you’ve sent only seems to let me request an edit. I don’t see an option to request that my name be deleted.
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Seeing that you are listed in the credits as set dresser, IMDb does not delete factual information.

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Chelsea

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I see that my name is on the credit list, however what I am saying is that it should have never been on that list or on this site. The fact is that I did not work as a set dresser. The fact is that someone entered the wrong information and it is my name that they mistakenly used.
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It may be possible that more than one Chelsea Okata exists.  Just food for thought.
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Chelsea

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It is possible that another person of that name exists, but it is extremely unlikely that they would also be associated with his film. The set designer was dressing the sets herself. That is how small this production was.
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Chelsea: The most likely explanation is that the producers, or whoever prepared the credits, gave you a higher title than you were expecting. You may have been helping the set dresser, but according to the film credits they designated you as being a set dresser yourself. But in that case, I don't think any change to the IMDb listing is appropriate.

IMDb generally doesn't second-guess what title a person should be entitled to on a film. See https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/filmography-credits/i-worked-on-a-title-but-did-not-recei...#: 
Unless radically different, credited work on a movie supersedes similar uncredited work on the same movie. For example, if you were a stunt driver and a stunt rigger on a production and received on-screen credit (and are listed on our site) as "stunt performer", your existing credit already covers your work on the movie. There is no need to submit an uncredited stunt driver or stunt rigger entry. 
Since you are claiming to have been an assistant set dresser, or something like that, and were credited as a set dresser, your set dresser credit would take precedence.

I hope this helps.
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Yes, I understand. My issue is that I don’t believe I deserved any title and having this page and my name on here makes me very uncomfortable.
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Johan Aders

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Dear Chelsea, I know of people who have the same problem. Imdb is a great site, but they use personal info without permission. I know first hand that several Dutch actors/stunt people are speaking to lawyers and internet security specialists, to research if imdb is out of line here, because they refuse to delete credits and or bios. If they find legal ground, they will take action. I hope to let you know more, soon!
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I'm going to ask a serious question. How is this "personal information"? It is information that is publicly available to anyone wishing to look for it. In Chelsea's case, she is credited in a publicly available movie. That is not "personal information". I'm pretty sure that applies to listing Dutch actors/stunt workers as well.
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Thanks for your serious reaction. It's about two matters. 1) Some people worked voluntarily on a few sets. Other than that, they work in the mental health care and value privacy a lot, and don't like that their full names are listed here, without permission. Full names are personal information. 2) Some of them still have biographies written (without permission!!!!). Even if credits can't be removed, they would want very much to have those bios removed. Bios contain personal and sensitive information, and we are amazed by imdb's unwillingness to remove those.
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Your first point is bogus. They can value their privacy all they want but this is publicly available information. (Also, appearing in movies which credit you is an odd way of "valuing privacy". Anyone who watches it and the credits will see the name.) You have the right to privacy but not anonymity. Also, names are not unique. There are currently 20+ listed with my name. None of them are me. No one seeing your name listed in a credit should jump to the conclusion that it is you that is credited. IMDb exists as a catalog of credits that are user submitted (for the most part).

You may have a point on the second part, but only if the biographies contain information that is not publicly available. Once information is public, the genie is out of the bottle and you cannot stuff it back, no matter how much you may wish.
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The 1st point ain't bogus. Not every actor chooses to be on imdb. There is a difference between being in a credit list in a B action movie that probably not everybody watches. And being listed on one of the biggest internet sites, that can be found on the first page of any search engine, which even I got confronted with during job applications. People google eachother nowadays. But lets agree to disagree on that point for now.

The 2nd point is more serious. I can guarantee that the info in the bios I was mentioning, are absolutely not publicly available. Not on google, facebook, personal sites etc. They're written there by other parties (fans, imdb users, movie buffs, others, etc.) without permission. We're not pointing fingers at who they were, but we would love to have those few bios removed. Most bios are old and incorrect by now b.t.w.
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Your first point is absolute rubbish. You give up any reasonable expectation of privacy once you work on a publicly available piece of work. There are many B actors who became quite famous and many cult icons who appeared in works that weren't originally seen by many people. Sorry, this isn't a point just to disagree on. You are just wrong here. If you appear or work in film, stage, television, etc., you have no reasonable expectation of privacy for a standpoint of not having your credits cataloged. This information is publicly available and easily discoverable. You are asking to suppress factual information. That is not how any free society works.
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Johan Aders

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Free society?? Okay, I have been patient. But you seem to be unwilling or unable to have a decent discussion without getting rude or to see beyond your own point. Sorry to have wasted your time, I won't reply to you anymore and will focus on people with whom I can have a normal conversation, without ridiculous claims about society. Good day, Champion........
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Thanks Johan.
It still bothers me that my name is was added to this site without my knowledge seeing as I only helped as a favor without pay or title. I do not work in the film industry. I did not design or dress the set, I helped unload a truck. I simply don’t feel comfortable with the fact that I now have a searchable profile and that my name is associated with this. My name is not very common.

It seems nothing will be done about it, but I appreciate your comments!
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Nobody's permission is required for a dossier or biography comprised solely of lawfully-acquired information about him/her to be be published anywhere, be it in a newspaper, a yearbook, an obituary, an encyclopedia, a blog or whatever. On documentary websites like Wikipedia and IMDb, previously published information is preferred over original "research" (though IMDb is not as strict about it as Wikipedia is). When it comes to matters of false information (slander and libel), there are mechanisms to cause such information to be removed from a publishing outlet, with or without the graces of the publisher.
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I wonder how much false information, fake news, slander and libel there is on this forum. 
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< the world around us!
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Jeorj Euler

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The forum administrators do the best they can to delete inaccurate recommendations of ways to solve problems related to IMDb's content and automated behavior, along with abusive messages. There have been some people who came to the forum were caught in deliberate deceptions by other participants of the forum. That kind of stuff is retained for archival purposes.
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Claymore,

I'm going say that the amount of "false information, fake news, slander and libel" on this site approaches 0%. After all, notice that none of the people advocating for the suppression of publicly available information are advocating that the information is false. They just want to disassociate themselves from factual information.
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0% interesting.
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What I always find interesting is that no person..... not a one, can ever give a "good" reason for the information deletion. I cannot see how anything that is listed here would be detrimental in a resume. Ever!
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The unauthorized filmography of person can misrepresent him/her in the sense that he/she won't necessarily know enough about the some of the items in the filmography to effectively answer interview questions about those items. That's often (but not always) exactly the "damage" faced by job seekers.
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Claymore and CliffJ.
It doesn't matter if it's interesting or a good reason in your opinion or not. It's not an ego question. Some people just don't want personal information (bios, date of birth, etc.) on the internet. They have no facebook accounts, or have removed all private info from facebook and other media, and they would want the same for their imdb pages. Is that so hard to understand that this is important enough for some people? This is what the GDPR is all about after all.
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