Skip to content How to Opt Out of | Step-by-Step Instructions

Last Modified Date: Feb 25, 2024

In this post, we’ll cover what is and Step-by-Step instructions on How to Opt Out of

What is is a free people search site with access to billions of public records. You can find contact information, phone numbers, and the addresses of friends, family members, or old classmates. Easy searches on just a phone number, name, email or address will reveal the detailed, personal information of individuals.

If you’re concerned about your personal information or that of a loved one being exposed online by sites like AdvancedBackgroundChecks, Optery covers personal data removals from more than 200 data broker sites where private, personal information is easily accessible. You can sign up for a free Exposure Scan and access tools you can utilize to remove your information, or you can upgrade to one of our paid subscriptions and let our Opt Out Agents help you with the removals.

Interested in opting out of AdvancedBackgroundChecks? Follow the Step-by-Step instructions on How to Opt Out of provided below.

How do I Opt Out and Remove Myself from

Currently, there are three ways to remove your personal information from data broker sites like

  1. Sign up for Optery's automated opt out and data deletion service. Our service will monitor and remove your profile from dozens of data brokers on an ongoing basis. Click here to sign up and get started with a free account and to learn about our automated service plans.
  2. Remove your personal information from by following the steps outlined below. Optery provides guides with step-by-step opt out instructions for many other data brokers here.
  3. If you are a resident of California, you can opt out of data broker sites that follow the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) law. Click here to review Instructions for submitting a CCPA Data Deletion Request.

How do I Opt Out of Manually?

1) Open a web browser and navigate to the AdvancedBackgroundChecks homepage here: Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the web page and click the Do Not Sell My Personal Information link

How to Opt Out of

2) Enter your email address into the Record Removal Request form, click the verification box, complete the security CAPTCHA and then click BEGIN REMOVAL PROCESS.

How to Opt Out of

3) A record search form will appear. You will need to search for your personal information in order to opt out. Enter your first and last name and the city and state where you live into the search fields provided. Entering your age is optional. Then click SEARCH.

4) Locate your record from the results provided. Click on the blue VIEW DETAILS button to proceed with your opt out.

5) In the next window that opens, your detailed personal information will be revealed. Click the red REMOVE MY RECORD button under your name and age.

How to Opt Out of

6) A record removal request notification will appear. A confirmation email has been sent to the email you provided in Step 2.

7) Check your email inbox for an email from and open it. Click the Click here to remove link in the email.

8) Your personal information will be removed from the website.

You have taken a simple, but important step towards reclaiming your privacy.  However, there are hundreds of People Search Sites out there displaying peoples’ personal information. They are constantly changing and being updated.  It’s nearly impossible to stay on top of these data brokers which is why we offer our premium service that monitors and removes your profile from dozens of data brokers continuously.  We do all the work. You get your time back and more peace of mind. Bonus tip: if you’re a business owner worried about the security of your employees, we also have Optery for Business.

Ready to Remove Your Info from the Internet?

Free Tools + Paid Plans starting at $3.99/mo. 320 sites covered. 30-Day Money Back Guarantee!

Get Free Scan

Ready to safeguard your personal data?

Join the movement of people strengthening their privacy
Sign Up Free