Data Broker opt outs
What it does:
How to opt out:
http://www.acxiom.com/about-acxiom/privacy/us-consumer-choices/. Another important opt out is at the AboutTheData page at Acxiom, at this page, you can see some of the data Acxiom holds on you, and edit it. Highly recommended. You will need to provide your SSN to match your records correctly. We get a lot of questions about the SSN aspect of this opt out; Acxiom uses the SSN to match you to the records they already have. https://www.aboutthedata.com/portal/registration/step1
You can opt out of some of Acxiom’s marketing and directory products. You can read more about Acxiom opt outs at
You can opt out of some of Lexis/Nexis products, with limitations. All consumers can opt out of the Lexis/Nexis Marketing database. To opt out, go to Lexis/Nexis online form then fill it.
- http://www.lexisnexis.com/privacy/for-consumers/opt-out-of-lexisnexis.aspx.We note that this is one of the more challenging data broker opt outs. Here is what Lexis/Nexis says about this particular opt out:”This opt-out policy only applies to personal information that is available through LexisNexis-owned databases. Please note opting-out of our databases will not prevent other companies or public record agencies from collecting or disseminating your personal information. also permits certain individuals to opt-out of ®, and ®, two very powerful information databases. Public and elected officials, law enforcement officers (some cases) and private individuals who are victims of identity theft or who face a substantial risk of physical harm may opt out. Law enforcement officials will still have access to information in the Accurint databases. To learn more, see
- https://www.intelius.com/optout.php. Intelius directs consumers to attach verification information, and provides step-by-step instructions. Fax a copy of your identification to (425) 974-6194
Or Mail a copy of your identification to
Intelius Consumer Affairs
P.O. Box 4145
Bellevue, WA 98009-4145
To opt out online, go to
“The quickest and simplest way to have your information removed from our website is to send us a request online. You can also submit an opt-out request via fax or postal mail. Regardless of which method you choose, in order for us to suppress your personal information from appearing on our website, we need to verify your identity. To do this, we need proof of identity, consisting of either:
a copy of a government-issued ID with any photo or ID number crossed out. Examples: driver’s license, U.S. passport, U.S. military ID card, state-issued ID card, or employee ID card from a state agency, or
a notarized Identity Verification Form.
We will only use this information to process your opt out request.
If you opt-out online, please be sure to include your email address so that we can notify you both when your request is received and when we’ve completed your opt out. http://www.intelius.com/privacy.php“
- http://www.ussearch.com/privacylock. You will need to find the exact record or records you want suppressed and follow the instruction prompts on the screen. You will also need to have a state-issued ID or driver’s license to prove your identity. US Search does not offer opt outs via phone or email. To opt out online, visit
- Mail: US SEARCH
PO BOX 4145
Bellevue, WA 98009-4145
- email address: cservice@USSearch.com o
Courtesy of The World Privacy Forum Org.