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~- [:FrontPage:Launchpad user guide] > [:YourAccount:Your account] > [:YourAccount/Closing:Closing your account] -~

If you no longer want or need your Launchpad account, you can deactivate it.

{i} '''Warning:''' Deactivating your account will remove your Launchpad profile and permanently delete all of your:

 * bug and blueprint subscriptions - assignments will be set to "none"
 * team memberships - ownership of teams, projects and project groups will be reassigned to the Registry Administrators team
 * Ubuntu Code of Conduct signatures
 * assignments as bug contact for a package
 * assignments as an answer contact for a project or distribution.
 
You will still be credited for any work that you have done that is recorded in Launchpad. For example: if you reported a bug, you will still be shown as its reporter. You will however not receive any mail regarding it.

= Alternatives to deactivating your account =

If you want to keep your Launchpad account but would prefer to reduce the amount of email you receive, try removing your bug and blueprint subscriptions.

 * [https://bugs.launchpad.net/people/+me/+subscribedbugs View your bug subscriptions].
 * [https://blueprints.launchpad.net/people/+me/+specs?role=subscriber View your blueprint subscriptions].

If you want to reduce the amount of information about you in Launchpad, you can [https://launchpad.net/people/+me/+edit edit your personal details].

= Deactivating your account =

'''Step 1:''' Visit [https://launchpad.net/people/+me your Launchpad profile].

'''Step 2:''' Click ```Change details``` in the ```Actions``` menu, on the left of the page.

'''Step 3:''' Scroll to the bottom of the page and click ```Deactivate your account```.

'''Step 4:''' Optionally enter a description of why you are deactivating your Launchpad account.

'''Step 5:''' If you are certain that you want to permanently delete your subscriptions and other information associated with your Launchpad account, click the ```Deactivate My Account``` button.

Launchpad will now deactivate your account. If you wish to log into Launchpad again, you must [https://bugs.launchpad.net/+login register a new account].

= Recovering your account =

If you later decide that you want to start using Launchpad again, you can recover your account. [:CreatingYourLaunchpadAccount:Create a Launchpad account] using one of the email addresses from your deactivated account.

{i} '''Note:''' Recovering an account will not restore any information that was deleted when your deactivated it.

~- [:YourAccount: < Your account] -~

YourAccount/Closing (last edited 2020-10-21 09:49:46 by cjwatson)