Radaris.com is an information brokerage, also know as people-finder site or white pages site, that collects/aggregrates your personal information from many online sources and and then makes it available to everyone. Unfortunately Radaris is not a unique company, and there are many others where your private information is available to anyone with a credit card - sites like Spokeo and Intelius are a couple of the better know ones.
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How Radaris Collects Your Personal Data
Radaris.com collects your data from a number of online personal information directories, to and then compiles it. Below a list of the sites that Radaris finds your private data:
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Personal Information DIY Removal
I f you'd prefer a more DIY option, well we're happy to give you a helping hand - below you'll find how you can opt out of a number of directories yourself.
Acxiom.com – Opt-out
MyLife.com ( mylife.com ) - To request that a Member Profile or Public Profile be deleted, please contact Customer Care at 1-888-704-1900 or contact by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon receipt of these requests, and confirmation that you are requesting that your own profile be removed, please allow MyLife 10 business days to complete this removal. It may be necessary to contact you to validate that you are the profile owner requesting the removal. This is to ensure the correct identity and profile ownership before completing these requests, and is for the protection of our users and their privacy.
Zabasearch.com* - Opt-out
Spokeo.com – Opt-out
Peekyou.com – Opt-out
USSearch.com* - Opt-out
PeopleFinders.com – Opt-out : (Form to mail in, scroll down to #8)
PeopleLookup.com* - In order for PeopleLookup peoplelookup.com to suppress or opt out your personal information from appearing on our Website, we need to verify your identity. To do this, we require faxed proof of identity. Proof of identity can be a state issued ID card or driver's license. If you are faxing a copy of your driver's license, we require that you cross out the photo and the driver's license number. We only need to see the name, address and date of birth. We will only use this information to process your opt out request. Please fax to 425-974-6194 and allow 4 to 6 weeks to process your request.
PeopleSmart.com – Opt-out
PrivateEye.com – Opt-out
Whitepages.com – Opt-out
USA-People-Search.com – Opt-out : (Form to mail in)
Spoke.com - spoke.com Scroll Down to Access and Correction Section for more info
DOBSearch.com dobsearch.com - In order for us to “opt out” your public information from being viewable on the public DOBsearch People Finder search results, we need to verify your identity and require faxed proof of identity. Proof of identity can be a state issued ID card or driver's license, or notarized letter. If you are faxing a copy of your driver's license, you may cross out the photo and the driver's license number. We only need to see the name, address and date of birth. Please fax to 516-717-3017 and allow 4 to 6 weeks to completely process your request. It is your responsibility to ensure legibility of your document.
Restrict Radaris’s Access to Your Private Information by Choosing a Radaris Opt Out
Radaris has developed a policy of not removing personal data derived from public records from its search results. For this information, Radaris will only provide you with the source. It is up to you to contact the issuing agency to discuss removal. However, Radaris will remove information not derived from government records.
For both government and non-government sources, the procedure for contacting Radaris is the same:
1. Start by visiting the Radaris removal information: http://radaris.com/page/how-to-remove
2. Write a letter requesting a removal or the source of the information.
3. In the letter, provide your name, any other names or aliases, your current and previous addresses, and a contact e-mail address.
4. Take a screen shot of the Radaris Web page in question, demarcating the item that concerns you.
5. Provide a copy of State or Federal identification, such as a driver’s license or passport. This ID must give your full name, address, and date of birth, although you can black out the ID number and photo if desired.
6. Fax all of these documents to (800) 861-9713.
Radaris is not the only company selling access to this type of personal data and compromising your privacy, so you might need more than simply a Radaris opt out. Check out Privacy Rights Clearinghouse’s comprehensive list of people-finder databases, which provides instructions on having your information removed from dozens of information brokerages.
Radaris Information Gathering
There are three main approaches used by people-finder companies like Radaris to collect your personal information:
- Purchasing information from commercial or marketing indexes, collecting it into a database, and packaging it into a product that can be sold.
- Crawling the Internet for free content indexed by search engines and creating a searchable database based on this information.
- Combining Internet searches with “Deep Web” searches of commercial and government databases, selling access instead of creating a database.
To complicate the issue, Radaris’s data collection process is very thorough. In addition to employing advanced Deep Web data-mining strategies, Radaris sends representatives to courthouses and other government agencies, collecting information not available online.
Why the Government Provides Public Information on Individuals
The Federal government maintains more than 2,000 data centers, a portion of which are dedicated to storing public records.
Types of public records include:
- Birth and death certificates - Bankruptcy filings
- Court and criminal records - City, county, and state records
- Marriage certificates - Divorce decrees
Other public records describe real estate transactions or provide lists of registered sex offenders. The types of records available depend on your jurisdiction. You can find a complete list of records kept in your region by using the Free Public Records Search Directory.
This information has been made available for the greater good. For example, using public records, you can verify the authenticity of a contractor or an attorney, and you can compare average housing prices in your area. Sex offender registries are made public for obvious safety reasons.
However, thanks to the Internet, it is increasingly trivial for individuals to access public records for the sake of damaging someone’s online reputation or to conduct fraudulent or criminal activities. For this reason, some states limit access to public records in exceptional circumstances. Address confidentiality programs provide at-risk individuals with a government-issued forwarding address that can be used on driver’s licenses, for voting registration, and for other official purposes. However, the vast majority of people are not eligible for such programs.
Get Help in Protecting Your Privacy Online
When it comes to public records, your privacy protection choices are limited. If you are facing an imminent threat, law enforcement can help you to join an address confidentiality program. Otherwise, you will need to convince a court that you have a valid reason for having your public records suppressed, making an argument for each individual record.
Even for types of personal data that can be removed from people-finder databases, it is time consuming to keep tabs on every new website that wants to sell your personal information. Fortunately, Reputation.com has simplified this process for you, with MyPrivacy.
A powerful, easy-to-use privacy protection tool, MyPrivacy can quickly remove you from several of the most common people-finder databases on the Internet, minimizing the amount of personal information available online. MyPrivacy also provides information on new privacy threats as they appear, so that you can proactively manage your online reputation. Contact Reputation.com to learn more about your privacy protection and online reputation management options.