Privaterecords Opt Out & Remove Your Info [2022] | Incogni

The PrivateRecords opt-out process isn’t too bad, it shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes to complete. It’s just a matter of finding your listing on the opt-out page, filling in an opt-out form, and waiting for an emailed confirmation link.

If you’re serious about retaking control over your online privacy, though, you’ll want to remove your data from a whole bunch more data brokers than just this one.

We have detailed opt-out guides for some of the biggest data brokers out there if you’d like to try going it alone. Or give Incogni’s automated data removal service a go. It’ll send out dozens of opt-out requests at a time with the added benefit of squashing any listings that reappear later.

Opt-out process:  5 – 10 minutes

Removal Requirements: Email, Address, Phone number

Updated: September 12, 2022

PrivateRecords opt-out video guide

Removing your data doesn’t have to be complicated

It’s easy for data brokers to get a hold of your most sensitive information. We believe taking your data off the market should be just as easy!

For just $5.79 per month, Incogni automatically sends out dozens to even hundreds of opt-out requests at once.

Don’t waste any more time opting out one by one. Let us deal with data brokers, so you don’t have to!

What is PrivateRecords?

PrivateRecords is a people search site that specializes in background checks, even though it’s not FCRA compliant. It draws upon 12+ billion records from thousands of sources. A $1 background report can include the following personal data: 

  • Sex offender status
  • Arrest and court records
  • Marital status
  • Social media and dating profiles
  • Address history
  • Relatives
  • Contact information

That’s a lot of sensitive information for a dollar. It’s like a convenient starter kit for anyone who bears ill will towards you, has an unhealthy obsession, or is just out to make a quick buck at your expense.

It’s the quick and easy availability of this kind of data that puts you at greater risk of experiencing discrimination, harassment, and crime. From nuisance calls to stalking, fake sweepstakes to identity theft—allowing yourself to be put out there like this only stacks the odds against you.

Follow our guide below to get your data off www.privaterecords.net. See our other guides to do the same for some of the largest data brokers in the industry.
Or sign up to Incogni and let our algorithms find who has your data. Our automated data removal service will send out and deal with dozens of opt-out requests at a time.

Step-by-step PrivateRecords opt-out guide

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Step-by-step PrivateRecords opt-out guide

Total Time: 5 minutes

1) Go to the PrivateRecords opt-out page

Opt out from PrivateRecords step 1

Go to www.privaterecords.net, scroll down to the bottom of the page, and click on “do not sell my info.” Alternatively, go directly to the online opt-out form by clicking here.

2) Search for your record

Opt out from PrivateRecords step 2

Enter your first and last name, select your state from the dropdown menu, and click “search.”

3) Find and select your record

Opt out from PrivateRecords step 3

Find your listing in the search results if there’s more than one. Click on your record to select it.

4) Provide some identifying information

Opt out from PrivateRecords step 4

Enter your email address, full name, address, and phone number. Complete the “I’m not a robot” CAPTCHA and click “submit.”

5) Check your inbox for a verification email

Opt out from PrivateRecords step 5

You should receive an email from PrivateRecords. Click on the opt-out link it contains to confirm your opt-out request.

Supply:

  • Email
  • Address
  • Phone number

6) Continue your data removal journey

And with that, you’re done. At least when it comes to removing your personal information from PrivateRecords, for the first time.

Listings on data broker sites have a tendency to reappear over time, so you’ll need to check back with PrivateRecords every now and then to make sure yours hasn’t respawned on the site.

Then there’s the fact that PrivateRecords is just the tip of the data broker iceberg. There are hundreds of data brokers operating from within the States alone. If you’re serious about taking back control over your private data, you’ll need to opt out of any and all data brokers that have it. Because if one data broker has your information, others likely do as well.

Search for yourself online to find all the companies that have public-facing records on you. Do some research into data brokers that operate in your area to narrow down the list of companies that are sharing and selling your data behind the scenes.

Use our opt-out guides below to send data removal requests to each of them. Keep a list so that you can repeat the process when your listings reappear over time.

Or sign up to Incogni’s automated data removal service. We’ll find the data brokers that have your information, complete their opt-out procedures on your behalf, and deal with any interactions they’d otherwise draw you into.

Alternative PrivateRecords opt-out methods

You can also use the PrivateRecords contact form to submit your data removal request or contact the company directly:

ATTN: PrivateRecords

1317 Edgewater Dr #1255

Orlando, FL 32804, United States

No matter what method you choose, be sure to identify yourself and the listing(s) you want to have removed. Be careful not to give them any information they don’t already have on you.

Take your data off the market with Incogni

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 these websites with Incogni!

Subscribe to Incogni for just $5.79 per month and get: 

  • A fully automated service
  • Removal from the biggest data brokers in the industry 
  • Regular progress reports

FAQ

How long does it take to opt out of PrivateRecords?

The opt-out process for PrivateRecords shouldn’t take you more than 10 minutes to complete.

When will PrivateRecords delete my information?

PrivateRecords should delete your information as soon as you click on the opt-out link they send to the email address you provide in the online opt-out form.

Clear your browser’s cache and search for yourself on www.privaterecords.net after you’ve clicked on the confirmation link. Contact PrivateRecords using the contact form if your record continues to appear in the search results.

How does PrivateRecords get my information?

PrivateRecords claims to get your information by searching over 12 billion public records spread across thousands of sources. Public records are either already available to the public or can be obtained through Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) requests.

It’s by putting all this information together and making it easily accessible that data brokers like PrivateRecords put you at increased risk of discrimination, harassment, and victimization.

Can PrivateRecords add my information again, even after they approve my opt-out request?

Yes, PrivateRecords may add your information again even after you successfully opt out. Data brokers like PrivateRecords frequently scrape thousands of sources for personal information that they use to piece together profiles on individuals like you.

If incoming data isn’t properly attributed to an opted-out profile, then a new profile is created and made accessible. We recommend returning regularly to sites like www.privaterecords.net to check if your profile hasn’t reappeared. Simply repeat the opt-out process on your new profile as soon as it shows up on the site.

Incogni’s automated data removal service performs regular sweeps of data brokers to keep your data out of their databases.

What other companies have my private data?

It’s hard to say which other companies have your private data. There are an estimated 4,000 data brokers operating worldwide with hundreds in the United States alone. There are a couple of things you can do to figure out which of them currently have your private data.

Search for yourself using a regular web search engine. This will bring up those data brokers that both have your data and index their search results. To narrow down the list of data brokers that might have your data but don’t index their listings, look into data brokers known to operate in your area.

Incogni’s automated data removal service tracks down the data brokers that have or might have your data and handles the entire opt-out process for each one on your behalf. 

Does PrivateRecords have the right to use my data?

Yes, PrivateRecords has the legal right to collect and use your data. But you also have rights: data privacy laws like the CCPA and CPA require companies to give you the option of opting out of their data collection activities. Depending on where you live, your data might be protected by such laws.