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Manual Opt Out of intelius.com (2023)
Step 1: Go to the Intelius opt-out page. Hit "NO" when asked if you have been an Intelius customer.
Step 2: Enter your information in the corresponding search boxes. Make sure you use an email that you have access to. Click continue when finished.
Step 3: Find the record that contains your personal information. There may be multiple people with your name, so make sure you choose the one that is specific to you. Once you’ve found your record click “REMOVE THIS RECORD”.
Step 4: Once you have clicked to remove your record, you will be sent to a page telling you an email has been sent to the email address you provided earlier. Confirm that the email is correct before continuing.
Step 5: Go to your email and find the email from Intelius (it may also be from Onetrust) and confirm your opt-out request.
Step 6: Once you confirm your request via email, you will be redirected to OneTrust affirming your opt-out request. After this, your opt-out should be completed.
Note: You may receive additional emails from Intelius or OneTrust inquiring about your “privacy request”. If you want to make sure your request was processed correctly, you can follow the instructions provided in the emails and see your request in their privacy portal.
How long will it take to remove my information from Intelius?
It should take you roughly 5-15 minutes to complete this opt-out process, although it does depend on how quickly Intelius sends you the confirmation email.
When will my information be removed from Intelius?
Generally speaking, you should expect Intelius to take 5-15business days to remove your information from their website.
Will my information be added back to Intelius in the future?
Your information could be added back to Intelius in the future, however, there is no guarantee and you will not be notified when it happens. If you want to make sure your personal information stays off their website, you will need to actively monitor it or subscribe to an identity monitoring service like Dataseal.
How does Intelius sell my information?
Intelius offers your information to its users in the form of a report which will include your personal contact details such as name, address, phone number, and other details such as arrest records, foreclosures, bankruptcy, and liens.
How does Intelius get my information?
Intelius gathers information from various sources across the web in order to compile records of every individual in their database. The majority of this information is found by scraping publicly available resources such as court records, warranty cards, and mortgage deeds, however, they may also purchase bulk data from unofficial websites to further expand their database.
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