PrivateRecords.net Opt Out & Remove Your Info

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 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. We’ll opt you out from PrivateRecords and send out dozens of other 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

How to opt out of PrivateRecords Net and remove your info?

In short:

  1. Go to the PrivateRecords opt-out page at https://www.privaterecords.net/optOut/name/landing
  2. Enter your first and last name, your state and search for your record
  3. Find your listing in the search results and click on it
  4. Provide your identifying information, solve the captcha, and submit
  5. Click on the opt-out link in the verification email

Keep reading for the full opt-out procedure with screenshots.

Want to learn more about data broker removal? We wrote ~85 data broker opt out guides. Check them out and remove your data.

Let us remove your data from PrivateRecords.net

We’ll opt you out from PrivateRecords.net and 159+ other data brokers.

  1. Click “Get Started” and Create an account.
  2. Pick your plan: Annual Plan or Monthly Plan*. The monthly cost for the annual subscription is $6.49.
  3. Complete the checkout process. Click “Add Discount” and apply the coupon code DATA-REMOVAL-MAY for an additional 10% discount.
  4. Provide your personal details: We need this information to locate your profiles on data brokers’ sites.
  5. Sign the authorization form. This will empower us to opt out on your behalf 💪
  6. You’re done!

*Why does Incogni use a subscription model? Data brokers re-scrape and re-add your information after we remove it. The best way to keep your info off their sites is to automate recurring removal requests.

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Step-by-step PrivateRecords opt-out guide

Total Time: 5 minutes

1) Go to the PrivateRecords opt-out page at https://www.privaterecords.net/optOut/name/landing

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) Enter your first and last name, your state and 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 your listing in the search results and click on it

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 your identifying information, solve the captcha, and submit

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) Click on the opt-out link in the 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.

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 regularly 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 PrivateRecords.net and hundreds* of data brokers with Incogni

Your data is worth more than oil in the digital age and data brokers are making bank at your expense.

Subscribe to Incogni for just $6.49 per month and get: 

  • A fully automated data removal service
  • Recurring removal from 159+ data brokers (including PrivateRecords.net)
  • Regular progress reports

Use DATA-REMOVAL-MAY at checkout to get an additional 10% discount.

* See the full list of data brokers Incogni covers here.

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FAQ

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.

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.

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.

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