In this post, we’ll cover what OhioResidents is and Step-by-Step instructions on How to Opt Out of OhioResidents.
What is OhioResidents?
OhioResidents is a website that provides access to the public records of individuals who live in the State of Ohio. These records include home addresses, phone numbers, political party affiliation, voting records, criminal records, net worth, and more. The site is intended to help people find the information they need about Ohio residents, but, the detailed personal information provided on the site can also be used by identity thieves. The information on the site is not verified and can be inaccurate.
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If you are an Ohio resident and do not want your personal information exposed on the OhioResidents site, follow the Step-by-Step instructions on How to Opt Out of OhioResidents below.
Currently, there are three ways to remove your personal information from data broker sites like OhioResidents:
- 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.
- Remove your personal information from OhioResidents by following the steps outlined below. Optery provides guides with step-by-step opt out instructions for many other data brokers here.
- 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 OhioResidents Manually?
Open a web browser and navigate to https://www.ohioresidentdatabase.com/. Enter your first and last name, City, and State in the search area provided. Then click the SEARCH RECORDS button.
Locate your record from the search results and click the red VIEW DETAILS button. NOTE: You might find more than one record containing your personal information. The site instructs individuals to wait up to 48 hours before starting an opt out for another record. Follow the same opt out steps for each record you want removed.
A detailed overview of your personal record will be displayed. Copy your record URL from the site address bar on the top of the webpage. The URL is indicated in the red rectangle in the image below.
Once you have copied your record URL, scroll down to the bottom of the webpage. Locate the Opt Out link and click on it.
In the window that appears under Opt Out Step 1, paste your record URL in the space provided and click Submit.
Another window Opt Out Step 2 will appear. In the form provided, enter your first and last name, email address, reason for opting out (this field is optional) and click the certification box. Complete the security CAPTCHA, and then click SUBMIT.
IMPORTANT: Whenever contacting a data broker, we highly recommend using a disposable email address, and NOT using your own primary email address. Data brokers are known to add you to their marketing lists and databases whenever you contact them, even if the purpose is to opt out! For more info on Disposable Emails click here
Confirmation of your record removal will appear. Your record will be removed from the OhioResidents site within 1-2 days.
Congratulations on completing your opt-out!
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