Data brokers have pioneered advanced techniques to collect and collate information about consumers’ offline, online and mobile behavior. But they have been slow to develop innovative ways for consumers to gain access to the information that companies obtain, share and sell about them for marketing purposes. Now federal regulators are pressuring data brokers to operate more transparently.

In 2012, a report by the Federal Trade Commission recommended that the industry set up a public Web portal that would display the names and contact information of every data broker doing business in the United States, as well as describe consumers’ data access rights and other choices. But, for years the data brokers have been too busy to build a centralized Web portal for consumers. So, we decided to help them out and StopDataMining.me was born!

Master List of Data Broker Opt-Out Links

Now tracking 50 data mining companies.
Category
Company Name
Opt-Out Link
Method
Notes
CategoryCompany NameOpt-Out LinkMethodNotes
TOP 10Acxiom Corporation (NSDQ:AXCM)https://isapps.acxiom.com/optout/optout.aspxOnline Form / Mail / TelephoneComplete an Opt-Out request online (requires a valid email address). Telephone at 1-877-774-2094, and select Path 5.
TOP 10DataLogix Holdings, Inc.https://www.datalogix.com/privacy/#opt-out-landingOnline FormFill out online form.
TOP 10Epsilon Data Management, LLChttp://www.epsilon.com/consumer-preference-centerEmail / Telephone / MailEmail optout@epsilon.com. Call 1-888-780-3869. Mail to "Epsilon, P.O. Box 1478, Broomfield, CO 80036."
TOP 10Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX)https://help.equifax.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2/noIntercept/1/kw/prescreenOnline Form / Mail / TelephoneComplete online form at www.optoutprescreen.com. Call toll free at 1-888-5-OPT OUT (or 1-888-567-8688). Mail to "Equifax Information Services LLC, P.O. Box 740123, Atlanta, GA 30374-0123."
TOP 10Experian plc (LON:EXPN)http://www.experian.com/privacy/opting_out_preapproved_offers.htmlOnline Form / Mail / TelephoneComplete online form at www.optoutprescreen.com. Call toll free at 1-888-5-OPT OUT (or 1-888-567-8688). Mail to "Experian, Opt Out, P.O. Box 919, Allen, TX 75013."
TOP 10Fair Isaac Corporation (NYSE:FICO)http://www.myfico.com/policy/privacypolicy.aspxTelephone / EmailCall 1-888-FICO-EDM (1-888-342-6336). Email request to SharingOptOut@FICO.com.
TOP 10Harte-Hanks, Inc. (NYSE:HHS)http://www.harte-hanks.com/page/privacypolicy#a5Email / Telephone / MailEmail removal request to PSAC@harte-hanks.com. Call 512-434-1100. Mail to "Harte-Hanks, Inc., Attention: Corporate Privacy Manager, 2800 Wells Branch Parkway, Austin, TX 78728 USA."
TOP 10Intelius, Inc.https://www.intelius.com/optout.phpOnline Form / Mail / TelephoneComplete online form. Call 425-974-6194. Mail to "Intelius Consumer Affairs, P.O. Box 4145, Bellevue, WA 98009-4145."
TOP 10LexisNexis Grouphttp://www.lexisnexis.com/privacy/for-consumers/opt-out-of-lexisnexis.aspxOnline Form / MailLook up your information. Opt-out only in certain conditions.
TOP 10TransUnion Corp.http://www.transunion.com/corporate/business/datareporting/support/opt-out.pageOnline Form / Mail / TelephoneComplete online form at www.optoutprescreen.com. Call toll free at 1-888-5-OPT OUT (or 1-888-567-8688). Mail to "TransUnion, Name Removal Option, P.O. Box 505, Woodlyn, PA 19094."
Data BrokersAmeridexhttp://ameridex.com/newp.phpOnline FormFill out online form.
Data BrokersBeenVerifiedhttp://www.beenverified.com/faqEmailLook up your information. Email information requested.
Data BrokersEmail Finderhttp://www.emailfinder.com/EFC.aspx?_act=OptoutOnline Form / MailLook up your information. Fill out online form.
Data BrokersInfoPay EmailTracerhttp://www.emailtracer.com/tos.phpFax / MailLook up your information. Opt-out only in certain conditions.
Data BrokersInnovis, Inc.https://www.innovis.com/InnovisWeb/pers_lc_opt_out.htmlOnline Form / Mail / TelephoneComplete online form at www.optoutprescreen.com. Call toll free at 1-888-5-OPT OUT (or 1-888-567-8688). Mail to "Innovis Consumer Assistance, P.O. Box 495, Pittsburgh, PA 15230-0495."
Data BrokersLocatePeople.orghttp://www.locatepeople.org/index.php?xpath=privacyFax / MailLook up your information. Opt-out only in certain conditions.
Data BrokersLocatePLUShttps://www.locateplus.com/privacy.aspMailPay $25. Mail information requested.
Data BrokersMelissaData.comhttp://www.people-finders.ws/privacy.aspx?popup=trueMailLook up your information. Mail information requested.
Data BrokersMeredith Corporationhttp://www.meredith.com/privacy.html#howwediscloseMailMail request to "Meredith Corporation, Opt-Out Postal, Attn: Circulation, 1716, Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309."
Data BrokersMerlin Information Serviceshttps://www.merlindata.com/privacystatement.asp#OptEmail / MailEmail or fax information requested.
Data BrokersMerkle, Inc.http://www.merkleinc.com/privacyImpossible"Merkle does not collect data directly from consumers except for information collected as part of our clients' marketing programs." (http://www.merkleinc.com/who-we-are-customer-relationship-marketing-agency/our-clients)
Data BrokersPeopleFinders.comhttp://www.peoplefinders.com/privacy.aspxMailLook up your information. Mail information requested.
Data BrokersPeoplelookup.comhttp://www.peoplelookup.com/privacy.phpFaxLook up your information. Fax information requested.
Data BrokersPeopleSearchNow.comhttp://www.peoplesearchnow.com/help/topic.aspx?id=15MailLook up your information. Mail information requested.
Data BrokersPeople Search Prohttp://www.peoplesearchpro.com/PSP.aspx?_act=optoutOnline FormLook up your information. Fill out online form.
Data BrokersPhone Detectivehttp://www.phonedetective.com/PD.aspx?_act=OptOutOnline FormLook up your information. Fill out online form.
Data BrokersPrivateEyehttp://www.privateeye.com/Help/default.aspx?from=hys0359866156&piid=03#RemoveFromRecordsMailLook up your information. Mail information requested.
Data BrokersPublicBackgroundChecks.comhttp://www.publicbackgroundchecks.com/privacypolicy.aspxMailLook up your information. Mail information requested.
Data BrokersPublicRecordsNOWhttp://www.publicrecordsnow.com/?from=hys0359866907&piid=46MailLook up your information. Mail information requested.
Data BrokersUSA People Searchhttp://www.usa-people-search.com/help.aspx#p3MailLook up your information. Mail information requested.
Data BrokersUS Search.comhttp://www.ussearch.com/consumer/ala/landing.do?did=590Fax / MailLook up your information. Fax or mail information requested.
Data BrokersVeromi.nethttp://www.veromi.net/privacy.aspxMailLook up your information. Mail information requested.
Data BrokersWestlaw (Thompson Reuters Corp. NYSE:TRI)http://west.thomson.com/pdf/privacy/opt_out_form.pdfMailLook up your information. Opt-out only in certain conditions.
Data BrokersZABA Inc.http://www.zabasearch.com/block_records/FaxLook up your information. Fax information requested.
Direct MarketersAbacus Cooperativehttp://www.abacusoptout.com/Email / Mail / TelephoneEmail, mail, or telephone information requested.
Direct MarketersAristotle / Voter Lists Onlinehttp://www.aristotle.com/content/view/31/152/EmailEmail information requested.
Direct MarketersChoicePoint Precision Marketinghttp://www.privacyatchoicepoint.com/optout_ext.htmlOnline FormFill out online form.
Direct MarketersCox Target Media (Valpak)http://www.coxtarget.com/mailsuppression/s/DisplayMailSuppressionFormOnline FormFill out online form.
Direct MarketersDirectMail.comhttp://www.directmail.com/directory/mail_preference/Online FormFill out online form.
Direct MarketersDirect Marketing Association (DMA) - Central Mail Opt-Outhttps://www.dmachoice.org/dma/member/regist.actionOnline FormRegister. Fill out information.
Direct MarketersDun & Bradstreet Corp. (NYSE:DNB)http://www.dnb.com/US/home/privacy_policy/index.htmlEmail / TelephoneEmail or telephone information requested.
Direct MarketersDex Media (Phonebooks)http://green.dexknows.com/DexGreen/selectDexAction.doOnline Form / TelephoneFill out online form. Call 1-866-606-9339.
Direct MarketersHaines Criss+Crosshttp://www.haines.com/privacy1.htmEmail / MailEmail or mail information requested.
Direct MarketersInfogroup Inc.http://www.infousa.com/StaticPage/PrivacyPolicyInfo.htmEmail / MailEmail or mail information requested.
Direct MarketersMoney Mailerhttp://www.moneymailerdirect.com/PrivacyPolicy.aspxEmail / Mail/ TelephoneEmail, mail, or telephone information requested.
Direct MarketersPublishers Clearing Househttp://www.pch.com/infocenter/privacypolicy.shtml?cm_re=PCH.com-_-TopShell-_-Dec08Privacy#12Email / MailEmail or mail information requested.
Direct MarketersReader's Digesthttp://www.rd.com/privacy-policy/article10660.html#optingMailMail information requested.
Direct MarketersSuarez Corporation Industrieshttp://www.suarez.com/privacy-policy/Email / Mail / TelephoneEmail, mail, or telephone information requested.
Direct MarketersValassis Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCI)http://www.valassis.com/1024/Contact/MailingListRemoval.aspxEmail / Mail / TelephoneEmail, mail, or telephone information requested.
TelemarketersNational Do Not Call Registryhttps://www.donotcall.gov/register/reg.aspxOnline FormFill out online form.