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BackgroundCheck.Run: How to Opt Out of BackgroundCheck.Run | Step-by-Step Instructions

Last Modified Date: Apr 30, 2024

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

What is BackgroundCheck.Run?

BackgroundCheck.Run is a people search site that provides exactly what its name says – background checks. A background report will contain personal information like aliases, family member information, date of birth, residential and email addresses, social media profiles, property records, cell and home phone numbers, employment information and history, bankruptcies, liens, civil judgements, as well as conviction and criminal records. Anything available in public records can be revealed on the BackgroundCheck.Run website.

How do I Opt Out and Remove Myself from BackgroundCheck.Run?

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

  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 BackgroundCheck.Run 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 BackgroundCheck.Run Manually?

1) Start your opt out by navigating to the BackgroundCheck.Run homepage here: https://backgroundcheck.run In order to opt out and remove your personal information, you will need to search for your profile URL. Start your search by entering your first and last name and the city and state where you live into the FIND INFORMATION ON ANYONE* box and click Search. Sometimes, a list of names will be auto-generated as you type your name, select your name from the list. Once you select your name from the list, your search will automatically start.

2) Find your personal listing on the search results page and click on your name. Multiple pages may be provided.

NOTE: If you need to narrow down the search results, you can hit the back button and enter the city and state where you live into the FIND INFORMATION ON ANYONE* box on the homepage and click Search. Alternately, you can enter the city and state where you live in the Search For area and click the Search button. The Search For area is located on the left of the image provided below under your name on the search results page.  

3) A new window will open containing detailed personal information about you. Find the Control this profile link on the right and click it.

4) The BackgroundCheck.Run opt out form will appear. Your profile URL will be auto-generated from Step 3 into the Profile URL field. Enter your full name and email address. Complete the security CAPTCHA if one is displayed. Click SUBMIT OPT OUT REQUEST.

5) A message confirming your removal request will appear. You will receive an email from BackgroundCheck.Run.

6) Check your inbox for an email from BackgroundCheck.Run and open it. Click the verification link provided in the email.

7) Confirmation of your opt out will appear. Your personal information will be removed from the BackgroundCheck.Run 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.

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