What information does Optery share with data brokers when opting me out?
Unfortunately, there is a catch-22 where in order to opt out of data broker sites, you must first tell them who you are, otherwise, how else would they know who to opt out.
By default, Optery only requires of its customers the minimum information necessary to find and remove you, and, by default, only sends the minimum amount of information necessary to data brokers to remove you.
To create an account with Optery, the minimum information required is: First Name, Last Name, Year of Birth, Current City, Current State, and any email address (it does not have to be your primary email address). For most people, this is no more information than what is already publicly available for you online. We also offer users the option to provide more precise details, such as a full birth date rather than just birth year, past cities and states, etc because this will increase the accuracy of locating and removing as many profiles as possible. This is entirely optional though, and the only required info is the absolute minimum, without which there would be no point in creating an Optery account, because the service would be useless.
Learn more on our Help Desk article titled: Why Does Optery Need So Much of My Information?
To submit your opt outs to data brokers, the minimum information data brokers generally require is: First Name, Last Name, Age, Current City, Current State, and any email address. Optery does not share the email addresses or phone numbers you provide with data brokers by default, and instead using private and proprietary email addresses. However, this is highly variable by data broker. For example, some data brokers only require a link to your profile at that data broker and an email.
Learn more on our Help Desk article titled: Does Optery share the email addresses or phone numbers I provide with data brokers when opting me out?
Updated on: 11/10/2023