Archives.com works a little differently than most people search sites–it markets itself as a genealogy website that has a database of over 2.2 billion records (including birth, death, marriage, divorce, and vital records), so that a person can attempt to retrace his family tree back through US history by searching a name. However, just like all of the other people search sites, they will sell anyone a report with your name, age, current and previous addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses without a second thought. While in theory, genealogy isn’t nearly as unnerving as some of the straight up data broker sites, it is still the same information sold to anyone who wants to pay for it. If you want to maintain your online privacy, use this as a guide to removing your personal information from Archives.
How to Opt Out on Your Own
- Follow this link to Archive.com’s OPT-OUT FORM
- Fill out the form with your personal information
- Solve the captcha, agree to the terms, and submit the form
How Long Until My Information Gets Removed?
Your request will be processed in 1 to 7 business days.