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

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

What is OpenPeopleSearch?

OpenPeopleSearch.com is data broker that makes money from searches. They provide access to the personal and employment information of individuals from over 3.5 billion records in their database when you sign-up for an OpenPeopleSearch account. OpenPeopleSearch allows the following types of searches:

  • Person Lookup
  • Reverse Phone Lookup
  • Reverse Address Lookup
  • Reverse Email Lookup
  • Public Record Lookup
  • Business Lookup 

If you are concerned about online privacy, Optery helps you scan and remove your exposed private information from sites like OpenPeopleSearch. We cover more than 200 sites where personal information is exposed. You can sign up for a free Exposure Scan and tools you can use 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.

How do I Opt Out and Remove Myself from OpenPeopleSearch? Follow the step-by-step opt out instructions provided below.

If you are a California resident, follow the opt out steps for California residents. Non-California resident opt out steps are provided further down the page.

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

  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 OpenPeopleSearch 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 OpenPeopleSearch Manually if I am a California Resident? 

1) To begin your opt out, navigate to the OpenPeopleSearch website here: https://openpeoplesearch.com/. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and click the Remove My Info link.

How to Opt Out of OpenPeopleSearch

2) In the next window that appears, click START under the Remove My Info information paragraph.

3) You will be asked to select the state where you live from the drop down box. Select California and then click CONTINUE. If you are NOT a resident of California, follow the opt out instructions provided after Step 9.

4) Privacy Law information will be provided. Click GOT IT, CONTINUE.

5) In the next window, you will be asked to verify your identity. Click on the + to enter the information requested in each area. Then, click KNOW MY DATA.

6) Your personal data will displayed. Scroll down towards the bottom of the page, and click DELETE ALL

NOTE: If your data was not found on the OpenPeopleSearch website, you will have the option to opt out of the future sharing of your personal information. Click the CONTINUE TO OPT-OUT button if your data is not displayed.

7) Your personal data will be deleted from the OpenPeopleSearch site. You have the option to opt out of the future sharing of your personal information. Click CONTINUE TO OPT-OUT.

8) Click on the + to enter the information requested in each area. Then click OPT-OUT MY INFO.

9) Confirmation of your opt out will appear. Click DONE.


How do I Opt Out of OpenPeopleSearch Manually if I am not a resident of California?

1) To begin your opt out, navigate to the OpenPeopleSearch website here: https://openpeoplesearch.com/. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and click the Remove My Info link.

How to Opt Out of OpenPeopleSearch

2) In the next window that appears, click START under the Remove My Info information paragraph.

3) You will be asked to select the state where you live from the drop down box. Choose your state, and click CONTINUE.

4) Privacy Law information will be provided. Click GOT IT, CONTINUE.

5) In the next window click on the + to enter the information requested in each area that you would like opted out. Then click OPT-OUT MY INFO.

6) Confirmation of your opt out will appear and your data will not be shared on the OpenPeopleSearch website. Click DONE.

Congratulations on completing your opt-out!

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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