One of the largest paid people search entities, Intelius data is highly accurate and often includes data points on consumers that is more advanced than other, lesser people search sites.
Looking to avoid the tedious task of data optout? The simplest way to optout of Intelius is to subscribe to DataSeal’s monthly optout service, where we automatically opt you out of the most notorious data brokers and people search sites on the internet. Our service operates monthly, ensuring that your data stays removed even if these sites illegally upload your data after your initial opt out.
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 optout request.
Step 6: Once you confirm your request via email, you will be redirected to OneTrust affirming you optout request. After this, your optout 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.
Because Intelius uses OneTrust to manage their optout tables, it should take around 2-4 business days for your information to be deleted from Intelius.
It should take you 10-20 minutes to complete Intelius' optout steps.
Intelius might reupload your information to their website, although it is not guaranteed one way or another. If you would like to make sure you information stays off their website, you can either monitor intelius.com and check for your data, or sign up for a bulk data optout service.
Intelius is classified as a public records business. Their business model revolves around the sale of consumer personal information, either to individuals or companies.
Intelius, like most people search sites, scape publicly available records such as court records, warranty cards, and mortgage deeds to form most of their people search database. Additionally, information is obtained through purchasing bulk data lists from unofficial sources on the web, whom possibly get those lists from data breaches.
First and foremost, make sure you wait at least two weeks before concluding that your optout request did not process.
Then, if your information is still on Intelius you should complete the opt out process one more time and see if you get a different result.
If your information is still present on Intelius after that, I recommend reaching out to them directly via their support email firstname.lastname@example.org. And if that does not work, you can call their customer support at (888) 245-1655.