Opt Out of Data Vendors (Vampires) for Public Records

The following vendors are the market share leaders in the public records business (they make money by selling your data). Visit these sites and, depending on each individual company’s policy, opt out of their service.


Accurint

Web Site

http://www.accurint.com

Privacy Policy

http://www.accurint.com/privacy.html

Opt Out

Partial

Action

https://www.lexisnexis.com/en-us/privacy/for-consumers/opt-out-of-lexisnexis.page

Affiliation

LexisNexis


Acxiom

Web Site

http://www.acxiom.com

Privacy Policy

https://www.acxiom.com/about-us/privacy/

Opt Out

Partial


Action

Acxiom offers a multiple list of products for which it buys and sells identifying information. Be sure to opt out of all of them to remove yourself from standard consumer dataservices. Read through their privacy pages. https://isapps.acxiom.com/optout/optout.aspx &

http://www.aboutthedata.com

Affiliation

Google, Yahoo, Whowhere, and Lycos


BeenVerified

Web Site

https://www.beenverified.com

Privacy Policy

https://www.beenverified.com/faq/privacy/

Opt Out

Yes


Action

https://www.beenverified.com/faq/opt-out/
Search for your information. When you find your record, click "That's Me". Provide your email address and click "Send Verification Email". Been Verified will sent you an email with a confirmation link.

Open the confirmation link. Your record will be removed in 24 hours.

Affiliation

Google, Yahoo, Whowhere, and Lycos


CLEAR

Web Site

http://clear.thomsonreuters.com

Opt Out

Partial


Action

http://static.legalsolutions.thomsonreuters.com/static/pdf/opt_out_form.pdf

Or email questions about who can request removal of their personal information or what kind of documentation is required. May be directed to westlaw.privacypolicy@thomsonreuters.com.

Affiliation

Thomson Reuters, WestLaw


Google

Web Site

http://www.google.com

Privacy Policy

http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy

Removal Policies: https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/2744324

Opt Out

Partial

Action

https://support.google.com/websearch/troubleshooter/3111061?hl=en&rd=1


InstantCheckmate

Web Site

http://www.instantcheckmate.com

Privacy Policy

http://www.instantcheckmate.com/privacy_policy

Opt Out

Yes


Action

http://www.instantcheckmate.com/optout

Follow the directions on the page for online or mail-in removal. Note all information is required to remove. Your record will be removed within 48 hours. You will receive an email from optouts@instantcheckmate.com when your record

has been removed.


Intelius

Web Site

http://www.intelius.com

Privacy Policy

http://www.peopleconnect.us/privacy

Opt Out

Yes


Action

https://www.intelius.com/optout

Intelius will require proof of identity, which can be a state issued identification card or driver’s license. Obscure the photo and the driver’s license number. Only the name, address, and date of birth are necessary to validate the individual opting out. Fax or postal requests are also accepted. See the link for address details.


Affiliation

Criminalrecords.com, Spock.com, Peopleconnect.us, Peoplelookup.com, Publicrecords.com, Phonesbook.com, Lookupanyone.com, USsearch.com,

Zabasearch.com


LexisNexis

Web Site

http://www.lexisnexis.com

Privacy Policy

http://www.lexisnexis.com/privacy

Opt Out

Partial

Action

https://www.lexisnexis.com/en-us/privacy/default.page#optout

Affiliation

Accuity.com, Accurint.com, BridgerInsight.com, WorldCompliance.com


MyLife

Web Site

http://www.mylife.com

Privacy Policy

http://www.mylife.com/privacy-policy

Opt Out

Yes


Action

If you create an account, you can request to opt out via email at privacy@mylife.com. Note that if response is received that mylife.com cannot remove your records, forward them the privacy policy, which clearly states they are able to remove your records.

Affiliation

addressbook.com, myaddressbook.com, reunion.com, highschoolalumni.com, goodcontacts.com


Nuwber

Web Site

https://nuwber.com

Privacy Policy

https://nuwber.com/policy

Opt Out

Yes

Action

https://nuwber.com/removal/link


Peekyou

Web Site

http://www.peekyou.com

Privacy Policy

https://www.peekyou.com/privacy

Opt Out

Yes


Action

http://www.peekyou.com/about/contact/optout Fill out the form. Note that your “Unique ID matches". You can click "What is this?" for an example.

You will receive an email within 48 hours that your record has been removed.


Pipl

Web Site

http://www.pipl.com

Privacy Policy

http://www.pipl.com/privacy

Opt Out

No . . . but read on


Action

Pipl is a search engine, not a producer or reseller of the data. You will need to remove the information from the site that Pipl leads you to. https://pipl.com/help/remove


Spokeo

Web Site

http://www.spokeo.com

Privacy Policy

https://www.spokeo.com/privacy

Opt Out

Yes


Action

Find your listing on http://www.spokeo.com/ and copy the URL. Go to the opt out page:http://www.spokeo.com/opt_out/new
Enter the URL of your listing and email address.

Select "Remove This Listing"

You will receive a confirmation email. To complete your removal process, click the link in the email. Allow 2-3 days for your information to be removed.


ThatsThem

Web Site

http://www.thatsthem.com

Privacy Policy

https://thatsthem.com/privacy-policy

Opt Out

Yes

Action

http://thatsthem.com/optout. Removals are promised within five days.


Zoom Info

Web Site

http://www.zoominfo.com

Privacy Policy

https://www.zoominfo.com/business/about-zoominfo/privacy-center

Opt Out

Yes


Action

Claim your account and then remove or redact the details.

Use http://www.zoominfo.com/lookup find your account by email. Use http://www.zoominfo.com/s/search to find your account by name.

 

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