Radaris Opt-Out Instructions
October 8, 2020
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Radaris.com is a people search engine, reverse phone lookup, and data broker that crawls the web for personal data about everybody, and tries to sort it and pull it together into one profile for everybody to examine. These kinds of people database websites have some use for people to do background checks on renters and job seekers and other useful practices. However, these kinds of sites also get big criticism for violations of individual privacy online and other negative personal privacy practices and making profit at the expense of your privacy, without permission. In fact, Radaris has faced some big lawsuits in recent years from people who were sick of their abuse, and almost got itself deleted from the Internet. Imagine that!
If, like many people, you don't want your personal data to appear on their search platform, here are the steps you can take to delete your Radaris profile for free and opt-out of their site.
1. Search for your personal profile on Radaris.
2. When you find your account, go to the full profile and get the copy the URL of the that from your web browser's address bar.
3. Go to their opt-out form at radaris.com/control/privacy
4. Paste the URL of the phone number you want to delete from the Internet. Enter your name precisely as it appears in your listing and enter your email address.
5. Complete the reCAPTCHA and finish the request.
6. You will receive a confirmation email. Click the link and note the confirmation code.
7. You will be taken to a confirmation page on the Radaris website. Your information will often be removed within about 24-72 hours.
8. After that time period passes, check for compliance and do a search again for duplicate copies of your data and perform the process again if needed.
9. Monitor the site and periodically perform the entire process over again if new copies of the data their crawlers find somehow get placed on there again. Anything can happen, so make sure you do this.
Managing your personal internet appearances and reputation like this is a time-consuming, but valuable task that can help you get better jobs, avoid identity theft, and reduce your Internet footprint, and your real world risk level. You can always do this yourself of course, but if you don't want to spend the time needed to navigate Radaris and the many other data brokers' confusing forms, monitor them for compliance, and continuously do searches to ensure that your data is off of these sites, you can instead use a reputable privacy service to ensure that your phone number is removed from the Internet permanently. It is always your choice whether or not to do this, but taking care of your Internet safety can help you out immensely in the long run.
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