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Old 05-19-2010, 01:22 AM
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Default Removing your personal information from the Internet, data brokers, marketers, etc.

So I thought that I would compile a list of ways to remove/suppress your information from the web, data brokers, marketers, social network aggregators, etc. This list comes in handy if you want to reduce those who have or could have access to your personal information. There are companies who sell this same information (and do the work for you) for around $150-$200+.

Data Brokers | How to Remove/Suppress Info | Opt-Out Method | Instructions
Ameridex http://ameridex.com/newp.php Online Form Fill out online form.
BeenVerified http://www.beenverified.com/faq Email Look up your information. Email information requested.
Email Finder http://www.emailfinder.com/EFC.aspx?_act=Optout Online Form / Mail Look up your information. Fill out online form.
InfoPay EmailTracer http://www.emailtracer.com/tos.php Fax / Mail Look up your information. Opt-out only in certain conditions.
Intelius, Inc. http://www.intelius.com/privacy-faq.php#5 Fax Look up your information. Fax information requested.
LocatePeople.org http://www.locatepeople.org/index.php?xpath=privacy Fax / Mail Look up your information. Opt-out only in certain conditions.
LocatePLUS https://www.locateplus.com/privacy.asp Mail Pay $25. Mail information requested.
MelissaData.com http://www.people-finders.ws/privacy.aspx?popup=true Mail Look up your information. Mail information requested.
Merlin Information Services https://www.merlindata.com/privacystatement.asp#Opt Email / Mail Email or fax information requested.
PeopleFinders.com http://www.peoplefinders.com/privacy.aspx Mail Look up your information. Mail information requested.
Peoplelookup.com http://www.peoplelookup.com/privacy.php Fax Look up your information. Fax information requested.
PeopleSearchNow.com http://www.peoplesearchnow.com/help/topic.aspx?id=15 Mail Look up your information. Mail information requested.
People Search Pro http://www.peoplesearchpro.com/PSP.aspx?_act=optout Online Form Look up your information. Fill out online form.
Phone Detective http://www.phonedetective.com/PD.aspx?_act=OptOut Online Form Look up your information. Fill out online form.
PrivateEye http://www.privateeye.com/Help/defau...oveFromRecords Mail Look up your information. Mail information requested.
PublicBackgroundChecks.com http://www.publicbackgroundchecks.co...acypolicy.aspx Mail Look up your information. Mail information requested.
PublicRecordsNOW http://www.publicrecordsnow.com/Help...oveFromRecords Mail Look up your information. Mail information requested.
USA People Search http://www.usa-people-search.com/help.aspx#p3 Mail Look up your information. Mail information requested.
US Search.com http://www.ussearch.com/consumer/ala/landing.do?did=590 Fax / Mail Look up your information. Fax or mail information requested.
Veromi.net http://www.veromi.net/privacy.aspx Mail Look up your information. Mail information requested.
Westlaw http://west.thomson.com/pdf/privacy/opt_out_form.pdf Mail Look up your information. Opt-out only in certain conditions.
ZABA Inc. http://www.zabasearch.com/block_reco...ck_by_mail.php Fax Look up your information. Fax information requested.

Direct Avertisers/Marketers/Others | How to Remove/Suppress Info | Opt-Out Method | Instructions
Abacus Cooperative http://www.abacusoptout.com/ Email / Mail / Telephone Email, mail, or telephone information requested.
Acxiom Corporation http://www.acxiom.com/about_us/priva...questform.aspx Online Form Fill out online form.
Aristotle / Voter Lists Online http://www.aristotle.com/content/view/31/152/ Email Email information requested.
ChoicePoint Precision Marketing http://www.privacyatchoicepoint.com/optout_ext.html Online Form Fill out online form.
Cox Target Media (Valpak) http://www.coxtarget.com/mailsuppres...uppressionForm Online Form Fill out online form.
DirectMail.com http://www.directmail.com/directory/mail_preference/ Online Form Fill out online form.
DMAChoice https://www.dmachoice.org/dma/member/regist.action Online Form Register. Fill out information.
Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. http://www.dnb.com/US/home/privacy_policy/index.html Email / Telephone Email or telephone information requested.
Epsilon Data Management, LLC http://www.epsilon.com/Epsilon-Consu...mation/p152-l2 Email / Telephone Email or telephone information requested.
Haines Criss+Cross http://www.haines.com/privacy1.htm Email / Mail Email or mail information requested.
Infogroup Inc. http://www.infousa.com/StaticPage/PrivacyPolicyInfo.htm Email / Mail Email or mail information requested.
LexisNexis http://www.lexisnexis.com/privacy/fo...exisnexis.aspx Online Form / Mail Look up your information. Opt-out only in certain conditions.
Money Mailer http://www.moneymailerdirect.com/PrivacyPolicy.aspx Email / Mail/ Telephone Email, mail, or telephone information requested.
Publishers Clearing House http://www.pch.com/infocenter/privac...ec08Privacy#12 Email / Mail Email or mail information requested.
Reader's Digest http://www.rd.com/privacy-policy/art...60.html#opting Mail Mail information requested.
Suarez Corporation Industries http://www.suarez.com/privacy-policy/ Email / Mail / Telephone Email, mail, or telephone information requested.
Valassis Communications, Inc. http://www.valassis.com/1024/Contact...stRemoval.aspx Email / Mail / Telephone Email, mail, or telephone information requested.

Directories | How to Remove/Suppress Info | Opt-Out Method | Instructions
411.com http://www.411.com/ Online Form Look up your information. Click on the “Is this you? Remove your listing” link.
AnyWho http://anywho.com/wp Online Form Look up your information. Click on the "Remove Listing" link.
DA Plus http://www.daplus.us/remove.aspx Online Form Look up your information. Fill out online form.
Fone Cart http://fonecart.com/remove.aspx Online Form Look up your information. Fill out online form.
Google Phonebook http://www.google.com/intl/en/help/pbremoval.html Online Form Look up your information. Fill out online form.
infoUSA411.com http://www.infousa411.com/remove.aspx Online Form Look up your information. Fill out online form.
InfoSpace http://support.infospace.com/privacy/ Online Form Look up your information. Go to "Choice/Out-out" for further instructions on opting out.
Lycos http://help.lycos.com/kb_article.php?ref=1506-MWTS-6726 Online Form Look up your information. Click on the “Is this you? Remove your listing” link.
People Finder http://www.peoplefinder.com/optout.php Online Form Look up your information. Fill out online form.
PhoneNumber.com http://www.phonenumber.com/ Online Form Look up your information. Click on the “Is this you? Remove your listing” link.
Superpages.com http://find.person.superpages.com/ Online Form Look up your information. Click on the “Is this you? Remove your listing” link.
SwitchBoard http://switchboard.intelius.com/optout.php Online Form Look up your information. Fill out online form.
WhitePages Inc http://www.whitepages.com/ Online Form Look up your information. Click on the “Is this you? Remove your listing” link.

Social Network / Data Aggregators | How to Remove/Suppress Info | Opt-Out Method | Instructions
123people.com http://www.123people.com/page/reputation Online Form Look up your information. Fill out online form.
iSearch http://www.isearch.com/faq.html#optout TBA TBA
PeekYou.com http://www.peekyou.com/privacy Email Look up your information. Email information requested
Pipl http://pipl.com/directory/remove/ Online Form Look up your information. Fill out online form.
Radaris http://radaris.com/page/faq Email / Fax Look up your information. Email or fax information requested
Spock.com http://search.intelius.com/do/pages/...-search-result Online Form Look up your information. Fill out online form.
Spokeo Inc. http://www.spokeo.com/privacy Online Form Look up your information. Fill out online form.
Wink Technologies, Inc http://wink.com/wink/help Online Form Go to "How do I get my profile removed from Wink's People Search?"
Zoom Information Inc http://www.zoominfo.com/Search/How.aspx Email Go to "Can I remove my profile from ZoomInfo?" Email information requested.

Opt Out of Telemarketers | How to Remove/Suppress Info | Opt-Out Method | Instructions
National Do Not Call Registry https://www.donotcall.gov/register/reg.aspx Online Form Fill out online form.

Reduce Unsolicited Mail/Offers | How to Remove/Suppress Info | Opt-Out Method | Instructions
Catalog Choice http://www.catalogchoice.org/ Online Form Register. Fill out information.
Opt Out Services LLC https://www.optoutprescreen.com/opt_form.cgi Online Form Fill out information.

Opt Out of Online Advertising | How to Remove/Suppress Info | Opt-Out Method | Instructions
Network Advertising Initiative http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp Online Click on the "Select all" button. Click on the "Submit" button.
Google's DoubleClick http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacy_ads.html Online Click on the "Opt out" button.
Microsoft Advertising https://choice.live.com/Advertisemen...e/Default.aspx Online Click on "Apply My Choice" button.

Note: Some of these companies are affiliates of other listed companies or the data is sources or powered by other listed companies.

FREE opt out form letters:
From PrivacyAlerts.com - http://www.privacyalerts.org/optoutformletter.doc [DOC]
From PrivacyAlerts.com - http://www.privacyalerts.org/optoutformletter.pdf [PDF]

Free Fax Services:
faxZERO - http://faxzero.com/
GotFreeFax - https://www.gotfreefax.com/

Note: All services are free unless a cost is specifically mentioned

Last edited by hut; 05-31-2010 at 09:03 PM. Reason: added to list
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