Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
Sample - Opt-Out Letter
You have an ongoing right to tell financial institutions that you do not want them to sell or share your customer information -- in other words, to "opt-out." -- within the constraints of the law.
Be aware that the Financial Services Modernization Act (also known as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, or GLB) has many loopholes. For example, the law does not enable you to opt-out of data sharing with companies' service providers and with companies with whom they establish joint marketing agreements. See our Fact Sheets 24 and 24(a) for more information on the GLB.
- Calling a toll-free telephone number.
- Writing a letter to a specific address shown in the privacy notices.
- Returning a tear-off postcard attached to the privacy notice.
- Opting out online if that is the way you normally do business.
Click here to show the sample opt-out letter . You can print out as many copies as you want, fill in the blanks, and mail it to your financial companies.