Pipl.com markets itself as a “the most comprehensive people search in the web,” bragging about how they, “div[e] into the deep web to bring you results you won’t find in any other search engine,” and, “use a powerful identity resolution engine to link those seemingly disparate results into a set of meaningful profiles so you can easily find the person you are looking for.” Pipl searches the entirety of the web (not just public records) for information on you (this includes your Facebook and Twitter too!!), and then categorizes it with any pictures found so that a person can immediately identify you. In addition to this online information, Pipl also records your full name, phone number, address, names of relatives, etc. It’s frightening to realize that literally anyone with access to internet can find out so much about you with a click of a button. So how do you protect your privacy from the creeps of the world? Use this as a guide to removing your personal information from Pipl.
How to Opt Out of Pipl?
- Find the URL for your records on Pipl.com (format is: https://pipl.com/directory/name/lastname/firstname/)
- Visit https://pipl.com/directory/remove/ and fill out the web form with your page URL and email address
- The page will reload and allow you to select the records you wish to remove
- For each record, you will receive a confirmation email–click the link in the email to confirm you wish to remove your records
How Long Until My Information Gets Removed?
Allow 7 business days to process your request.