How to Opt Out from Search Public Records in 2021

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Search Public Records is a data broker site created to provide fast, safe, affordable, and easy access to public information about individuals in the United States. Typically, certain information about citizens of the country is deemed public according to the Freedom of information Act. Notwithstanding, public information may be difficult to obtain because most access methods are time-consuming and rather expensive.

To obtain this public information, individuals usually have to visit various government offices and local departments, and wait for days or weeks to get the requested information. Some government agencies allow online retrieval of public information, but they are usually expensive. Hence, Search public records bridges this gap by providing complete background information to inquirers with ease.  It does the heavy work for its users by gathering all available public information from multiple sources, and presenting it to users as a comprehensive and easy-to-read report.

Search public records provides premium information about individuals, and these include reports of :

  • Personal public information such as full legal names
  • Current and previous addresses
  • Past and present phone numbers
  • Past and Present email addresses
  • Criminal records checks
  • Professional/occupational licenses and other career information
  • Bankruptcy reports
  • Court and civil judgment
  • Online Social activity

The platform even offers other services such as reverse phone lookup, 24/7 registered sex offender location monitoring, and email alerts. It alerts and keeps users updated on any new activity in their areas of interest. The website also updates and verifies its information frequently.

Unlike most public information websites, search public records charge a low trial flat fee of $1 upfront. The trial comes with unlimited access to all the data in the website’s database. Users who pay this fee can also make as many reports as they want during the 7-day full access trial. The trial period is risk-free, and users can cancel at any time, but they must cancel before the end of the 7-day trial to avoid incurring a monthly charge. If they choose to continue their membership, they will be charged a monthly membership fee of less than $30 a month. With this, they can create unlimited reports and tailor the website’s services to fit their evolving lifestyles.

Despite its extensive services, Search Public Records is for personal use only. It is not a consumer reporting agency. As a result, the information in its databases cannot be used for any purpose defined by the FCRA.  These include furnishing consumer reports, alleging an individual's eligibility for credit or insurance, employment, or business transactions.

Search Public Records prioritizes user privacy. It allows users to conduct private and anonymous searches and remove their private information from the search results displayed on the website.

How to Opt-Out of search public records

Opting-out of Search Public Records is to delete personal information from the website’s database. Users can request removing their data, but an identity verification process is required to delete a consumer's public records. Interested individuals can begin the process by visiting the Remove My Public Record page to make a data removal request. They may also follow these steps:

  • Visit SearchPublicRecords.com.
  • Navigate the page to click the Privacy Policy link.
  • On this page, find and click the “REQUEST TO DELETE YOUR INFORMATION (CCPA).”
  • Click the “Click here” link to request to have the desired information deleted.
  • Then, enter a first name, last name, and a verification email address.
  • Solve the CAPTCHA and click “Verify Information.”
  • Within 15 minutes after sending the data removal request, search public records will send a verification email to the email address earlier provided.
  • After a successful identity verification process, the website will send a copy of the consumer information within 30 days. If the identity verification process is unsuccessful, the user will receive a message indicating that the platform cannot match the provided name and email address in their system.

Additionally, users may contact public search records via email at deletemyinfo@searchpublicrecords.com to submit a data removal request. This email must include all required information to ensure that the request is processed.

The process is completely free and does not cost any money. In most cases, the removal process takes 24 hours. However, users are advised to verify that their information has been removed. If it has not been verified, the user can contact the support team at 1 (800) 719-2498.

What Difficulties Exist when Opting Out of search public records

Although public search records allow users to delete their information, it is important to note that certain instances are stated in California Civil Code Section 1798.105(d) where the website is not required to delete a user’s personal information. For example, the website is not required to delete the personal information necessary to maintain suppression files for users who have opted out of receiving some of the website’s services, such as email marketing.

Also, Search Public Records updates its Background Report search results from various public and third-party resources. Hence, there may be times when the data partners provide search public records with new data about the individual who recently opted out of the service. This new data is usually different enough from the data that was previously removed. It could have different spellings, initials, and even addresses. In such cases, the affected user must repeat the removal process for the new data specifically. Otherwise, opting out and removing information from the database is an irreversible process.

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