SpyFly.com Opt-Out: Learn How to Opt-Out from SpyFly.com
Sanctity of privacy and personal information are one of the biggest victims of these highly digitized times we live in. As if it’s not worrying enough that the big tech behemoths are constantly mining our data, there is now a dedicated segment of websites that sources people’s personal information through public records such as birth certificates, driving and marriage licenses, police records, sales and purchase records and so on and then sell it.
In other words, the information that is technically already in public domain is made accessible to anyone willing to pay a fee – which is basically equivalent to the cost of a meal. What makes it an unnerving proposition is that a third-party interested in your personal data no longer has to make the effort to go to a public office to source that information. They can do it from the comfort of their home, with a click on their screens. One of the many such websites dabbling in this area is SpyFly.com.
Thankfully, people who are uncomfortable with the idea of their information being part of the stockpile can opt-out and get their information removed. Here’s everything you need to know about the process:
What is SpyFly.com?
By their own admission, SpyFly specializes in offering background checks and boasts of maintaining updated ‘quality’ information that has been sourced from an aggregation of public records. They are headquartered in Goleta, California, and claim to be in the business since 2017. The list of services offered includes:
- Contact Information
- Financial Records
- Lifestyle Data
- Legal Data
- Email Alerts
- Information on Sex Offences
- Personal Monitoring
How to Opt-out and Get Your Information Removed from SpyFly.com
Needless to say, that is insanely private information being offered for as little as $29.97 a month or even up to $2 during a seven-day trial period. If you suspect that your information could be part of their database or that someone might leverage it to their benefit, here’s how you can opt-out and have it removed from the website:
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting your information to be taken off their Background Report results.
- In this email, you must these details – First and Last name as it appears on their website, age, complete current address as well as any previous addresses you may have lived at.
- The SpyFly team then reviews the request and matches it with their records, after which your entry is consigned to a no-show list for Background Report results.
- Once the process is complete, you will receive a confirmation email from the site.
- They claim to try their best that your information doesn’t resurface when they update their database but don’t necessarily guarantee it.
The process usually takes about 24 hours, however, in some cases the waiting period may be longer. Also, the website’s ‘remove info’ policy states that the concerned person should wait at least 24 hours after receiving the confirmation email on the removal of data to check if it’s really gone.
Their take on your data resurfacing on the website with subsequent updates is somewhat vague. They claim they do ‘everything in our power’ but doesn’t guarantee that once removed, your information will stay off-limits for good. So, if you have reason to believe that this personal information could be misused, it is wise to check the SpyFly Background Report results from time to time. Should your information re-appear on the site, you can re-start the entire process to have it removed. It is also vital to note that this feature can only be used to have your own information removed. You cannot do it for a friend or family member, not even your spouse or children.