FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
Are "Word-of-Mouth Reports" at this website negative in any way?
No, "Word-of-Mouth Reports" at our website are absolutely NOT negative in any way.
authors submit "Word-of-Mouth Reports" because they want to share their experiences
with and opinions regarding the report subject
with other people in our world. The only way to find out
what it is
that they want to share is to communicate with them using
our Anonymous Email System.
author might submit a report because they think you are very
nice person, for example. Each person/user is different
and each report
author is an independent entity that can and will say what he/she
wants to say. What they want to say is only known by the report
author and those who communicate with him/her.
ONLY describe the report subject: nothing more! All information
additional to that which is contained in "Word-of-Mouth Reports" is exchanged
Someone submitted an Email Address "Word-of-Mouth Report" on
me. Given that they have my email address then why don't they
why they would want to use your website.
In general, it makes NO sense for a report author to submit an
Email Address "Word-of-Mouth Report" if they want to communicate
with you. The report author wants to communicate with other
to learn or share expereineces and/or opinions about you. The
exception to this rule is if the email address they submit
report on is an email address that you no longer use and/or
that is inactive. In this case they might be trying to
get in touch with you but do not know how.
Report authors submit "Word-of-Mouth Reports" at this website because either 1)
they have experience with the report subject that they want to
others, or 2)
they are looking for others that have such experiences to share.
a report author is trying to get in touch with you another
type of report they also might submit is an "I am looking
for information" Person "Word-of-Mouth Report".
Why are you publishing my information in the Internet for all
the world to see? I do not want people getting my email address
off an Email Address Report at this website so they can spam
me, nor do I want people to be able to find my identifying
etc. off of a Person Report.
First, only users who already know you will be able to view
"Word-of-Mouth Reports" about you. The only way to view "Word-of-Mouth Reports" is through
at our Search page. In the case of an Email Address Report
the searcher must already know your email address. In the case
a Person Report the searcher must already know your first name,
last name, city, state, and country of residence.
according to current US law the Word-of-Mouth.Org website cannot
be considered a publisher. Please see links further down this
"Word-of-Mouth Reports" at this website are posted to our database by our users,
who are independent private parties that we have no control over
and who have their own individual rights to express their views
and to find other persons with which to share their experiences
A report has been submitted in my name and or email address.
I want it removed. What can I do?
Firstly, please understand that you can submit a report about
yourself or the suspected report author so you can tell your
side of the story to report inquirers. Second, report authors
are the only ones that
"Word-of-Mouth Reports". Each report author owns the "Word-of-Mouth Reports" that he/she submits
at our site. You should contact the author of the report using
our Anonymous Email System if you want the report deleted.
A link to our Anonymous Email System is included in each and
exception to this report deletion rule exists. If a user
sends inquiries to a report author and the report
author does not respond within seven (7) days, the inquirer
can request that the report be deleted by sending us email
at our Contact Us page. We will
confirm in our records that said inquiries have been sent
and that the author has not responded, then
we will delete the report.
does this site work?
A: Word-of-Mouth.Org is an online meeting place where users
from around the
world can perform background research on individuals and businesses
the powerful information source known as "word-of-mouth".
A user that has
had experience with or has opinions regarding an individual
will submit an " Word-of-Mouth Report" whose
purpose is only to identify
the individual or business in question. Other users are then
able to search through
and review these "Word-of-Mouth Reports". When
interesting report (typically regarding an individual or business
user knows) is found by a user, he/she may then begin to communicate
the report author through our Anonymous Email System to learn
experiences and opinions of the report author regarding the
"Word-of-Mouth Reports" are
only for the
purpose of identifying the report subject. They do not contain
information additional to that which is viewable at no charge
all users. "Word-of-Mouth Reports" do
not contain fields into which
report authors can possibly enter any information aside from
that which is
for the purpose of identification. "Word-of-Mouth
contain and cannot possibly contain any potentially defamatory
and "Word-of-Mouth Reports" are
not to be construed as positive or
authors own the "Word-of-Mouth Reports" they submit and hence
they are the only ones that can delete "Word-of-Mouth Reports". This
website is not for the purpose of sharing private information
like social security numbers, credit reports,
and the like.
purpose of this site is to spread the valuable information
source known as "word-of-mouth" on a
level never before known in the history of mankind, as
a result helping the people
our world to make better decisions about the people they
meet and know.
How does your Anonymous Email System work?
Our Anonymous Email System is proprietary system we have
devised whereby users can anonymously communicate with each
you find a report that interests you simply click on one
of the clearly marked Anonymous Email System links
that appear in each and every report. This link will cause
a page to open from which you can anonymously send email
to the report author. This is possible because we know the
author's email address. We will never reveal a user's email
address to anyone. The Anonymous Email System packages
and sends your email text to the author on your behalf.
Email is sent back and forth through a series of pages at
Users receive email through their email clients (i.e. Outlook,
Eudora) or their Internet Email accounts (i.e. Yahoo!, Hotmail),
but users cannot respond to these emails using the "reply-to" button
as they normally would. Users must instead click on a link
in the email they received which will then take them to a
custom page at our site from which they can reply to the
author of the email. Communication can then continue in the
same fashion, back and forth, until the parties decide to
desist or until either party decides to provide a contact
email address, phone number, or other contact means. By utilizing
this system we keep the email addresses of both parties totally
secret. Neither party will or can learn the email address
of the other (nor identity, of course) through us. However,
either party may choose to provide his/her email address
to the other in the body of the email. Use
of our Anonymous Email System is reserved for Power
Why do I need to have cookies enabled on my browser?
THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT PLACE ANY COOKIES ON YOUR COMPUTER. However,
you must allow first party cookies to use this website because
website uses something called "session variables" to store
user information after you login. This way each page you visit will
know which user you are. Many of the pages at this site need to know
which user you are in order to function properly. An example would
be the "Edit User Info" page.
What is Daily Automatic New Report Searching?
Once you have searched for "Word-of-Mouth Reports" at our site a few times
understand that it is something you will want to do regularly. A
report could be submitted about you or someone interesting to
at anytime. Most users want to learn immediately when interesting
"Word-of-Mouth Reports" have been submitted, so we developed Daily Automatic New
Daily Automatic New Report Search is like a manual search except
that it occurs automatically every day. After the search completes
our system sends you an automatic email to confirm that the search
has been performed. If any search results are found a link to these
"Word-of-Mouth Reports" will be included in the email for your convenience. You
can change the searches you want our system to perform through our
automatic searching page. These
searches occur daily and only search through "Word-of-Mouth Reports" that have been
submitted since the last automatic search.
Regular-Level Registered Users receive ONE (1) FREE Daily Automatic
New Report Search, while Power
TEN (10), thereby allowing them to automate searches for
business associates, etc.
Why can't I find the contents of the report? All I find is the
report subject's identifying information. I can find no report.
Do I have to pay to see the report?
For legal reasons this website DOES NOT contain "reports" in
the traditional sense of the term. Our "Word-of-Mouth
contain the identifying information of the report subject as
they are only purposed toward identifying the report subject.
are simply a meeting place for people who want to find and/or
want to share "word-of-mouth" information. Users
who have had experiences with or have opinions about another
person should submit a "I Have Information" report.
Conversely users who are looking for others who have had
experiences with or have opinions about another person should
submit a "I am Looking for Information" Report.
can search for and find "Word-of-Mouth Reports" that are interesting to them.
Once an interesting report is found, users may use our proprietary
Anonymous Email System to communicate with the report author
and begin to share experiences and opinions regarding the
report subject. Its really that simple! The "Word-of-Mouth Reports" at our
site DO NOT contain any information that is not freely available
to all users.
Why are all of the fields in your "Word-of-Mouth Reports", especially
the Email Address "Word-of-Mouth Reports", so vague?
This is due to legal limitations. We have designed the "Word-of-Mouth Reports"
so that they cannot be construed as
defamatory in any way. If a report were somehow construed as
defamatory then the subject might try to pursue our website on criminal
or civil charges. We cannot, for example, include a field that allows
the report author to explain his/her experience with the report subject,
because the experience may be a negative one which could be construed
by the report subject as defamatory. Of course, for defamation to
occur the statements must be false, but users would be able to
post false information as we do not monitor "Word-of-Mouth Reports".
You claim that I will be totally and completely anonymous at
site. How safe is my user information, i.e. email address, etc.
The only identifiable piece of information that we keep in our
database is your email address, and if you are really concerned then
you can just sign up for one of the many free email accounts
are readily available on the Internet. We will never give out this
information to anyone, nor have we in the past. Further, by
we use a third party, PayPal, to process Power User Subscriptions
so that we never have any of your personal data. Our site is
upon the anonymity of our users and we go to great lengths to assure
Why do you require first name, last name, gender, city, state,
country in the Person Report search parameters?
We require all these search parameters so that users do not
find "Word-of-Mouth Reports"
on people that they do not know. For example, lets say you know a
person named John Smith. If we allowed you to search for all
Smiths in the world you might find a report on someone in a different
city who fits the description of the John Smith that you know
then you might start to suspect that this other John Smith is the
one you know. Obviously this might not be fair to the different
Smith that you know.
I don't like your site and I want to sue you.
First, "Word-of-Mouth Reports" at our website do not include fields where
users can post potentially defamatory information. Second,
our concept has
tested in the courts in the past and we will
continue to modify our site in line with legal requirements. Please
see the following legal references:
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Can spammers and/or junk emailers use this website to harvest
and/or validate email addresses?
No, they cannot. As to harvesting of email addresses, you cannot
view an email address report at our website unless you first
search for it. You must already know the email address in order
to search for it. As to validation of email addresses, the design
of this website does not allow this.
I no longer want to be a user of your site. I want to cancel
You can totally and completely delete your account from our system
at any time at our Edit User Info
I do not want to receive email from this website when "Word-of-Mouth Reports" are submitted
about me or when users search for "Word-of-Mouth Reports" about me. What can
Simply add yourself to our Do Not Email List. Click
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