My ex boyfriend (or girlfriend) posted private photos on a website without my permission?

If your personal, private, intimate photos have been published online without your permission we can help. professional, qualified and experienced staff have handled many take downs where private and personal photos were posted on a website without permission.

Click here to start the Professional Takedown Service has been very successful at getting this kind of infringement taken down from most of the popular adult websites on the internet.

If someone has gained access to your mobile, cell phone, email, computer files, handicam or camera and published photos on the internet without your permission can get them removed.


What can you do when private photos are posted on a website without permission?

  1. Don't Panic. Respond quickly. The faster the better. Be confident. Get help.
  2. Contact the police - especially if:
    1. You or the person in the photo or video were underage.
    2. The perpetrator of this crime is known to you and you never gave permission for the photos to be shared.
    3. Note: Often the authorities can help with the perpetrators of the crime but are unable to act if the photos/videos have been uploaded to servers located outside their legal jurisdiction. Be prepared to deal with getting your photos/videos taken down as a separate issue.
  3. Do not become a victim of extortion! Do not send money or a photo of your ID to hosting companies or website owners in order to get your content removed. This is a serious act of privacy violation and not required within any takedown process, anywhere. If you must pay to have your content taken offline it is extortion or a bribe under most laws. If you must pay or follow some other bizarre process to have your content taken offline do so with a lawyer, inform the police and where possible, have an internet specialist with you. Do not pay money to anyone - do not give in to blackmail. If you pay them once they will come back again and again.
  4. Find as many copies and versions as you can. You are the best person to identify this content. Often it will be cropped or altered in some way so often you can identify it the quickest. Make a list. Like a weed if you can get at the source, you can stop it from spreading. Often only one website was the source of the uploaded photo or video. It is important to get it removed from there and move on to the other sites, if there are any.
    1. It's wrong to assume that once your photo or video is off one website the issue is resolved. It could have been copied and uploaded somewhere else. The longer the content has been up the more likely it has spread to other networks and websites.
  5. Begin Processing (DMCA) Takedowns immediately! The faster the better. Do it now! Staying on top of getting your content taken down means you can stop or slow the spread. You can conduct takedowns yourself ( has a very inexpensive DIY Program), use a lawyer or use a service like Professional Takedown Service. Regardless of the method you use, the quicker the better. Processing takedown can also help any legal action you have started or will start later. If you choose to conduct the process yourself here are a few important tips:
    1. Follow the (DMCA) Takedown process of website where you have found the photos or video exactly. If the website has its own policy follow that.
    2. Do not be emotional in your description or request for removal.
    3. Do not tell a story or give background or incident details.
    4. Clearly the state facts related to the photo or photo usage - it's your photo, or you are in it and you did not give permission to be used in this manner or you own the copyright.
    5. Stop the source. Find out where the content came from and make sure no more theft of your photos can occur. If the content is on your email, mobile, camera, laptop etc. make sure to remove access to the internet. If someone has gained access to your mobile or cell phone, email, computer files, GoPro, camera or iCloud storage and published your nude photos on the internet without your permission change your passwords and remove the content.

Do you need help with these steps? Submit your takedown questions here: Be as detailed as possible. Include as many links as possible. Include complete details on content ownership and source.


Can a DMCA Takedown remove private photos from websites?

Any owner of content has the right to process a takedown notice against a website owner and/or an Online Service Provider (e.g. ISP, hosting company etc.) if the content owner's property is found online without their permission. When content is removed from a website at the request of the owner of the content. The DMCA Takedown is a well accepted internet standard followed by website owners and internet service providers everywhere.

We can help you get your private photos taken down, start the process but submitting the Takedown Form



DMCA Fast Tip

A DMCA Takedown does not always require the content to be copyrighted in order to process a takedown notice. If the subject in the content is you, or if the content is yours, this can be reason enough for it to be taken down.


How long will it take to submit the form to takedown private photos from a website?

The Takedown claim form takes about 3 minutes to fill out. We do the rest for you. Our goal at is to make the process as fast and easy as possible.


How long until my private photos are taken off the website?

It depends on the site and conditions of the takedown notice. The length of time for the content to be taken down from a website can be hours or days.

One of the advantages of using a professional company like is experience and expertise in building and processing takedown notices.

  1. Experience means - the team is familiar with the site where your content is located and will know what it takes to get the content removed quickly.
  2. Expertise means - getting it right the first time. It is critical to get notice process right the first time to not waste time in the getting the content removed.

Ask your takedown professional to provide you an estimate of the time it will take to get your content down.


What do I need to provide to have my private photos removed from a website?

There is three things that you will need to provide for takedown:

1. Infringing or Stolen URLs

Infringing URL

Questions to answer when providing the stolen photo links.

  1. Where on the internet is your stolen photo located?
  2. Was it on a social media website?
  3. What is the link that you want the content removed from?
  4. Be sure to provide the exact image link you want taken down.

An example link would look like:

Source URL

2. Source or Original URLs

Questions to answer when providing the original photos.

  1. Where was the photo located when it was stolen?
  2. Was it on you social media profile like Instagram or Reddit?
  3. Was it from your own website?
  4. Be sure to provide the exact URL where it was stolen from, even if the content has already been removed from it's original location. The original URL is still valuable to the notice. If it was not online you can reference cell phone, computer, or camera etc. If it was online such as a website or cloud storage provide the link to the exact page it was stolen from. You can upload the original content to a cloud storage service and provide that URL with an expalanation of where it was originally stolen from.

An example link would look like:

3. Ownership and Theft Description

Description of Ownership

Questions to answer when writing out the description:

  1. Who is claiming ownership of the content?
  2. Who is authorized to file the DMCA Takedown?
  3. What is the content owner's name and how was the content stolen?
  4. How is this content yours?
  5. How do you own it?
  6. Did you create it, buy it, copyright it?
  7. When did you create the content and when was the content stolen?

An example description would sound like: "My photo I took of myself on my camera was stolen from my Google Drive and was posted on this website without my knowledge and I would like it removed."

If you are unsure how to collect the information for these three categories the Professional Takedown Team at can help with the answers. Click here to ask us about your situation.



DMCA Takedown Testimonial

Never wrote a testimonial before but in this case one needs to be written, on 2 occasions someone on the internet took images belonging to me and posted them on the internet without me or my companies permission. In one occasion in particular they took the image and Photoshopped it, as you can imagine it is much harder to prove that the original image was Photoshopped.... But DMCA.COM TAKEDOWN SERVICE DID IT! So I am just thankful for this service and AMAZED by the speed at which both cases were handled. They ( said 5 days on both cases and it was 5 days. Also Google removed the images a couple of days after the takedown so all is well and we are very pleased with the service.


What if my private photos are on more than one website?

Most takedown notices contain several websites or platforms. Our takedown signup form has all the space you need to add as many links as you want.

Our team is familiar with the process of multiple website takedown notices. They will help guide you through what you need to do and know.

If there is one site in particular that is of the most concern for you make sure and highlight that when you sign up for your takedown. It will help the team prioritize the work they need to do for you case.


What if I don't have the original photos that were stolen?

Our team is familiar with the process of missing source information for takedown notices. They will help guide you through what you need to do and fix.

Not having the original photos can make the issue more complex, however it is a common problem.

Please clearly indicate why this information is not available to add to your takedown form.


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Modified: 06/02/2023
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