I want to delete my profile on imbd, birthplace and date are incorrect and this is causing me serious issues.

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I need to find out how to contact imbd. All the info on my profile is incorrect, my place of birth and my age, and this is causing me ongoing problems as other websites keep picking up the info. When I apply for a job and someone googles me and sees im 8 years older than i REALLY AM , THIS MAKES ME LOOK DISHONEST. I do not wish to provide my passport details to imbd, and I just want my profile deleted. I didnt post it and I have no idea who did, except they did not know me well. Please tell me how I can contact imbd directly and get some help with this very annoying dilemna. cheers karen davitt
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karen davitt

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Hi there,

IMDb.com is committed to providing complete factual information related to films and those involved in the film and entertainment industry.  We care deeply about the accuracy and integrity of our site and it is our policy not to alter any kind of factual information or credit that we believe to be correct unless we can verify that it's wrong. 

We have reason to believe that our information is correct. I understand you do not want to send us your passport details, but this is the best way for us to update your birthdate accordingly.

If you provide documentary evidence (a complete unredacted photocopy of the first page of your passport) as identification and verification of any factual inaccuracy in the listing to which you object, we will happily investigate this matter and take prompt measures to remedy any verifiable inaccuracies. 

If you would like us to do this please send the documentation to the following address: 

IMDb.com 
P.O. Box 81226 
Seattle, WA 98108-1226 
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Hi Ive been clear i do not want to send you my passport detaiLs. I did not post my info on your site and have no idea who you are??? or why you have the right to post unverified information about me without my permission, and then ask me to prove its not true. Please i am requesting to not be a part of your website and have this erroneus and damaging profile deleted. regards kAREN dAVITT
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number9

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And how do we know this is really you?
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karen davitt

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Who else would care???I am not worried about how old Im reported to be , im way past that and no longer working as an actor.I work as a teacher now, and this site makes me look like a liar if people google me. I was born in LONDON!!! But I am not going to send you my passport details. 
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karen davitt

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please be reasonable, this is really causing me problems in regards to my current phd and lecturing work, it is very unhelpful to be seen as lieing about your place of birth and age when applying for lecturing work! please just delete it. I am happy to prove it any way i CAN , but i CANNOT send you my passport having no idea who you might be.
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Yes I know you were born in London and when you were born but it's not me who makes the decisions it's the staff at IMDb.
  Karen Davitt Born 1968 in the UK, is an Australian actress, who has an extensive career in film television and theatre spanning 20 years She is well known for her performance as Zoe Hamilton in Blue Heelers from 1995–1998.
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karen davitt

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So who does make tbe decisions? And how can i contact them do you know? Karen
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Jaime, Employee

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Hello Karen,

Thank you for your message.

I have looked into this further on your behalf and have removed the date of birth from the name page.

Please note this change will take some time to be reflected across all areas of our site.

Thank you for your patience.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoang_v._Amazon.com,_Inc.
Hoang v. Amazon.com, Inc. et al.
(initially filed as Doe v. Amazon.com, Inc. et al.)
is a lawsuit brought by actress Junie Hoang in October 2011
against IMDb.com and its parent company Amazon.com
for revealing her true date of birth,
which she said opened her up to age discrimination.
In March 2013, all of her claims against Amazon
and all but one of her claims against IMDb were dismissed,
and in April 2013, a jury found that IMDb was not liable
for the remaining claim for breach of contract;
the verdict was upheld on appeal

Junie Hoang
Date of Birth: 16 July 1971, Saigon, Vietnam
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0387470/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0387470/reference


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karen davitt

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Thankyou, i appreciate that. Karen davitt
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Marco

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I don't fully understand. Can someone explain what happened here? I thought IMDb policy was not to delete information. Has there been a change in policy here?
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Walter

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What's going on here?
A policy change?
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Giancarlo Cairella, Official Rep

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Just to clarify and eliminate any confusion arising from statements that seem to have been misinterpreted or taken out of context: IMDb's longstanding policies regarding content have not changed. We do not alter or remove factual information that we believe to be correct.

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