Copyright © 2004-2011
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse / UCAN
Posted October 1, 2004
Revised March 2013

Online Data Vendors:
How Consumers Can Opt Out of
Directory Services and Other Information Brokers

 

Help Us Update Our List

If you know of a data broker not listed below or notice inaccuracies in the information below, please email us at: webmaster(at)privacyrights.org

If possible, please include the full URL address to the information broker’s privacy policy and terms of service. Thanks for your help!

Read more about opting out of Online Information Brokers

Learn more about online information brokers by reading our Frequently Asked Questions.

Currently displaying 263 Data Brokers.

http://plusaddress.com/#terms

Opt-Out: No

Opt-Out: Partial.  Some of their data comes from Intelius, so opting out of Intelius may result in removing some information from 123 People.

Opt-out: No

411

http://411.info/terms/
http://411.info/privacy/

Opt-Out: Yes. See http://wpremove.411.info/

http://www.411locate.com/terms

Opt-Out: No.

Opt-Out:Yes- only for police officers/correctional officers: http://4addresses.com/ContactUs.php

Opt-Out: Partial, read privacy policy

Opt-Out: No

Opt-Out: Yes, you must write them. See address at following link: https://www.ameridex.com/privacy.html

Opt-Out: No

Opt-Out: No

Opt-Out: Email customersolutions@ancestry.com your request for information removal. Include in the email: your email address, the URL address to the page in which the information appears, and specify which portion of the page you would like to have removed. You will then be asked to provide a copy of government issued identification.

Opt-Out: Yes, https://www.backgroundspider.com/search/

Opt-Out: No

Opt-Out: No

Opt-Out: No

Opt-Out: Yes, http://www.census-info.us/privacy

Opt-Out: email support@instantcheckmate.com with "Opt-Out" in the Subject line and include your full name, DOB and address as it is listed on their website and they will remove it in 24-48 hours.

Opt-Out: None officially offered, but you can access the "Block Record Tool" if you search for your name and click "Is this you? Manage My Listings" at the bottom of the search results. The process requires you to submit a valid email address and phone number.

https://familysearch.org/terms

Opt-Out: None listed, but contact information for data privacy officer is provided.

IAF

http://www.iaf.net/terms.php

Opt-Out: No

Opt-Out: Yes, located on the terms of service page, fax only

Opt-Out: No

http://lookupexpert.com/tos
http://lookupexpert.com/faq

Yes: http://lookupexpert.com/faq

Opt-Out: Unverified.  Previously they stated that you could opt out by sending a letter including: your name, address, Social Security number, date of birth, and a $20 check or money order for researching your records. They claimed that consumers would then be opted out of all databases Lost People searches.  However, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse has been unable to reach this company and does not recommend you provide them with money or your Social Security number. 

http://www.mocavo.com/terms

Opt-Out: No

Opt-Out: Partial. See http://mugshots.com/faq.html and choose "UNPUBLISH MUGSHOT" at the top of the page

http://www.myfamily.com/terms

Opt-Out: Yes, email customersolutions@ancestry.com your request for information removal. Include in the email: your email address, the URL address to the page in which the information appears, and specify which portion of the page you would like to have removed. You will then be asked to provide a copy of government issued identification.

Opt-Out: No

Opt-Out: Yes

There is a removal option that they communicate can take up to 10 days. They have an expedited removal within 3 days that you can pay for at cost of $3.95.

Opt-Out: Yes

You may remove your information from the PeopleByName People Directory by visiting the removal page at http://www.peoplebyname.com/remove.php.

To Remove your phone number from the PeopleByName reverse phone lookup service visit http://www.peoplebyname.com/remove_number.php

Opt-Out: Partial, see Terms of Service, "Data on the Websites" section.

Yes, According to their FAQ the opt-out process is as follows: "In a letter signed by you, please include your first name, middle initial, last name, aliases and AKAs, your complete current address, your previous addresses, and date of birth to PeopleSearchNow.com / Opt-Opt, PO Box 29502 #64729, Las Vegas, NV 89126-9502."

Opt-Out: No

Opt-Out: No

Opt-Out: No

Opt-Out: Yes, http://www.poedit.org/auth/removal_request.html

*Some consumers have reported that their requests were not processed

http://radaris.com/page/terms

Opt-out: No, they do not provide a direct, one-click opt out, only a list of their data sources that offer opt outs, http://radaris.com/page/how-to-remove

They "cannot guarantee" information suppression. NOTE: PRC has received reports that they do not fulfill opt-out requests.

Opt-Out: Yes, Email customersolutions@ancestry.com your request for information removal. Include in the email: your email address, the URL address to the page in which the information appears, and specify which portion of the page you would like to have removed.  You will then be asked to provide a copy of government issued identification.

Opt-Out: Yes indirectly

This site says to opt-out you: If your name is on a voter registration entry, click the link to go to a page with information on removal requests,

Opt-Out: Yes, read privacy policy section "Content Removal from Spokeo Searches" 

Opt-Out: Yes, http://www.tenantdetective.com/privacypolicy.php

Opt-Out: No

Opt-Out: No

Opt-Out: No

http://www.yasni.com/terms

Opt Out: No



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