Opt Out & Data Removal Guide is a data broker website focused on people search services. A free search on will allow anyone to see your mailing address, the previous occupants of your home, and your neighbors.

Your search results on will be filled with links to Intelius search results. Intelius, another and much bigger data broker website, will happily reveal much more of your private information, including your social media profiles, to anyone willing to pay for a trial membership.

Having so much of your private information on Intelius and tempting users to pay for a report on you puts you at greater risk of scams, harassment, discrimination, stalking, and identity theft.

Luckily, all you have to do is fill out one opt-out form to remove yourself from both and Intelius. Your profile page on both data broker sites should be gone within 24 hours.

Use our step-by-step instructions to make the process quick and easy and don’t forget to check out our other opt-out guides. You can also use our personal information service to opt out of and other people search sites automatically. Data brokers want you to feel helpless and overwhelmed, we’re here to help you put them in their place.

Opt-out process:  5 – 10 minutes

Removal Requirements: Email

Updated: October 11, 2022

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Step-by-step opt-out guide

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Step-by-step opt-out guide

Total Time: 5 minutes

1) Navigate to the Intelius opt-out page

Opt out of intelius step 1

Go to the Intelius opt-out page. Intelius will handle the opt-out process. Under “what do you want to do,” check the “public records opt out” box. Check the “public records opt out” box, fill in your info, and click continue.

Check the “CCPA deletion” box as well if you’re a resident of California.

2) Begin the opt-out process

Opt out of step 2

Under “start here,” enter your full name and email address. Click “continue.”

TIP: Use a throwaway email account or masked email address to protect your privacy.

3) Select your listing

Opt out of step 2

Find your listing in the search results, click “select this record,” and complete the CAPTCHA challenge.

4) Check your mailbox

Opt out of step 3

Check your inbox for a verification email from Intelius.

5) Confirm your request

Opt out of step 4

Open the confirmation email and click “confirm email” to submit your opt-out request. 

6) Continue your data removal journey

That’s all there is to it. Opting out of Intelius will automatically opt you out of Don’t stop here if your online privacy is important to you, though.

You’ve seen how these two data broker sites are connected behind the scenes. One company,, here acts like a sales funnel for the other – Intelius. Data brokers like these are often connected in a wide variety of ways. There are hundreds of data brokers worldwide, and you’ve never heard of most of them.

See for yourself: type your name, phone number, or address into a search engine. You’ll likely see search results from people search sites filling your screen.

Many data brokers aren’t interested in having your personal information show up in free searches like this, though. Look into data brokers operating in your area to get a sense of what other data broker sites might have your personal info.

Opting out of every data broker that has or might have your personal data is your only road to data privacy.

Follow our other opt-out guides to help you on this journey. Or you can start from these 10 guides:

Our automated data removal service will do a better job opting you out of and other data broker websites than any one person could, and all without you having to lift a finger.

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Your data is worth more than oil in the digital age and data brokers are making bank at your expense. Remove and keep your personal information off hundreds of data brokers* with Incogni! Subscribe to Incogni for just $6.49 per month and get: 

  • A fully automated service
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*See the full list of data brokers Incogni covers here.

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