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

Last Modified Date: Feb 11, 2024

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

What is is the first online 411 service in US and Canada. Offering a free online information service, this data broker aims to help individuals locate people, businesses, services, and addresses. Moreover, the online services they offer are free of charge, in contrast to telephone-based 411 services.

The online directory services offered on their website make it easy to connect with people and services, but this also means it leaves us exposed online. Our valuable personal and business information is bought and shared online in just a few clicks without our knowledge. This often results in phishing attempts, and unwanted spam calls and emails.

Optery offers Optery for Business, a great way for business owners who want to cover the removal of their employee’s personal information from the internet. Optery for Business uses advanced technology to locate information that benefits both business owners – to reduce risk of online phishing and hacking of sensitive information, and employees – for personal safety from identity theft that might be used to put the business at risk. Sign up now!

If you are concerned about your personal or company online security, we have created Step-by-Step instructions on How to Opt Out of below.

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) Navigate to from a web browser. Click on the Business Search tab. Enter your business name or business category, City & State where your business is located, and click the Find button.

    2) Browse through the search results to locate your business listing. Click on the listing.

    3) In the webpage that appears with your business details you will find a button titled Update/Remove this Business. Click on the button.

    4) A new web page with a form will open. Fill the form with the requested information; and select the options that apply in the How would you classify your request? and What is your relation to this business? You may provide additional business details in the section at the end of the form, but it is optional. Once you have completed the form, click the Submit button.

    5) An on screen notification will appear to confirm your business removal request has been received.

    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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