SearchPeopleFree Opt-Out

What is SearchPeopleFree?

SearchPeopleFree is a vital records and information provider; consumers enter basic details about another person and discover a wealth of interesting information about their target. Also known as a people search website, these bring public information together to create aggregated reports about a subject. From as little as a name, searchers discover vital data about their target, including their associates and business information. The data used in these reports are pulled from already public sources like social media and government entities.

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An unavoidable aspect of people searching websites, using public-access information often leads to inaccuracies within the reports. These errors are a byproduct of overlapping and mismatched data. The consumer has two options when facing a people search website; on the one hand, they can create an account and alter the records' data. Or they can preserve their vital details and personal information by requesting an opt out from SearchPeopleFree services.

How Do I Remove My Name from SearchPeopleFree?

There are no personal requirements to request an opt out from SearchPeopleFree. Interested consumers pay nothing to remove their records; no account creation is involved. Despite these self-effacing aspects of the removal process, important nuances exist to know before beginning.

SearchPeopleFree generates some records but also operates as a redirection portal to bigger search websites. This means running a search and receiving two distinct types of results is possible. The results page will display a record if SearchPeopleFree can access a database with the target's information. The shot below shows a SearchPeopleFree record:

On the other hand, because SearchPeopleFree doubles as a destination portal, result pages also include other people search websites. Referred to as "Sponsored by" results, a consumer can appear within these sections. If a consumer appears within these results, those other sites can access that information. This means the consumer must place their opt out request with them, rather than with SearchPeopleFree. Destination websites include PeopleFinders, AnyWho, BeenVerified, TruthFinder, Instant Checkmate, and more. The shot below shows suggestions from BeenVerified:

These differences matter because it is possible for SearchPeopleFree to not have a record associated with a consumer, while another website does. Before starting the opt out process, run a basic search on SearchPeopleFree's main page. If they have a record associated with the target (yourself), then continue to the opt out sections below. If not, return after six months to a year to check again.

Where to Start Your SearchPeopleFree Opt-Out

An opt out request is a formal inquiry made to a data holder that removes consumers from associated public searches. People search websites have two ways to achieve these removals. Larger companies tend to offer opt outs that suppress related consumer data. Smaller companies, people search engines, and destination portals choose to delete the record and its associated data instead. SearchPeopleFree is one site that uses deletion to fulfill their opt out requests.

Additionally, for many people search websites, there are multiple avenues to achieving an opt out. In the case of SearchPeopleFree, only two ways can an opt out request be made. The first way is contacting the customer service team through an in-browser contact form. The second way is using the online opt out form hosted by SearchPeopleFree. To use the contact method, the user must obtain a valid URL before accessing the form, in the "Calling" section directly below this passage explains how to do this.

We recommend using the online opt out form to place an opt out. The online form is SearchPeopleFree's preferred method as well. The shot below displays their opt out policy regarding this. They will not accept requests made over fax or mail, which implies the ability to request via phone, email, or form. Despite these implications, the customer service phone number does not work for opt out requests. And those seeking an opt out via email can only do so if the contact form is used for the correspondence. The online opt out form is the best way to request an opt out because it is reliable, automated, and (usually) immediately effective.

Calling Results in a Redirection to the Opt-Out Form

The SearchPeopleFree representative phone number is listed on the website as 1-(800)-958-6869; however, when called, the caller is placed into an automated menu. The resulting message redirects to the online form no matter how the menu is navigated. There is no way to speak to a live representative. This may be for the best, as these websites have a talent for recording "loose" data like incoming phone numbers.

Although the service phone number is dead, those needing to speak with representatives can contact the team using the Contact Us page. The web page is easy to navigate by clicking the drop-down menu and selecting from its options. One selection is "How do I opt out?" When selected, this offers a link redirecting the user to the online form. Below that link is a button for contacting the service team; when clicked, the button opens a short form. The best way to use this little form is by obtaining an applicable URL before starting it. To do this, return to the main page of SearchPeopleFree and run a basic search. On the results page, locate the correct record and access the report by right-clicking the corresponding "More Free Details" button. Then, copy the link address and paste it into the contact form.

How to Opt-Out of SearchPeopleFree: Detailed Tutorial

Remove Information from SearchPeopleFree with the Online Opt-Out Form

Consumers are encouraged to complete the opt out form over contacting the privacy team directly. Once the process begins, the user has a limited amount of time to complete the process. SearchPeopleFree lists the elapsed time as 30 minutes, and those who surpass the limit cannot complete the process. If this occurs, return to the first step of the procedure. To start, open the SearchPeopleFree Opt Out Form in a new tab.

Step One

After opening the form page, read through the instructions for the procedure. This is the same procedure we follow below. Enter an accessible (preferably alternative) email into the provided space, then accept the "terms" by checking the box. Then, solve the CAPTCHA puzzle and click the black "Begin removal process" button to start the process.

The page will change immediately and show the message displayed below. The message asks the user to direct their attention to their Inbox to find an email containing a specific link. There is also a note about the link being live only 24 hours. This is a different timer than the internal timer of the form. Users can have an "expired" form within the 24-hour limit; subsequently, we suggest completing the process as soon as possible.

Step Two

As the message requests, direct your attention to the Inbox of the entered email. Then, locate the email sent from Ignore the poor formatting of the email by scrolling down, and click the large black "Validate My Email" button.

Step Three

The link will open a new tab and display the message below. The user has 30 minutes to remove their record before the "removal mode" dissolves. The user can remove their record if the green bar is below the black header. Click the black "Start a search" button to continue.

Step Four

Clicking the button will direct the user to a removal version of the main page. Enter the subject's name (yourself) and click the black "Search" button to continue.

Step Five

From the results page, locate the SearchPeopleFree record associated with your actual information. Once found, click the (now) green "Continue Removal…" button connected to it.

Step Six

The green button will open the record's profile page. In removal mode, profile pages will display a green "Remove this record" button at the top. Click it to finish the process.

Once clicked, the page will refresh again and show the message below. Notice that the green removal bar under the heading has disappeared because only one request can be made at a time. To remove multiple records, restart the process from step one as needed. Allow 72 hours before returning to SearchPeopleFree to verify the opt out.

Run a Search to Verify the Changes

To verify the opt out request was successful, return to the main page of SearchPeopleFree and perform a basic search. The record and its associated data will not appear in the search results when enacted. Again, this will not stop records from appearing as sponsored results. Only SearchPeopleFree records are impacted. If your information appears within a sponsored result, navigate to that website and complete the corresponding opt out process.

Additionally, SearchPeopleFree maintains records for up to a year; this means the cautious consumer should return annually to place an opt out request on their information as needed. This guide is up to date with the current processes of opt out solutions provided by SearchPeopleFree's privacy policy (2023).

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