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title: Deep links to opt-out of data sharing by 100+ companies – Simple Opt Out

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Opt out of all the data sharing you wouldn't opt in to.


Welcome

Simple Opt Out is drawing attention to opt-out data sharing and marketing practices that many people aren't aware of (and most people don't want), then making it easier to opt out. For example:

  • Chase may share your "account balances and transaction history … For nonaffiliates to market to you."
  • Crate & Barrel shares "your customer information [name, postal address and email address, and transactions you conduct on our Website or offline] with other select companies."
  • InterContinental Hotels may share "your information with third parties … to extend special offers about their own products and services"

This site makes it easier to opt out of data sharing by 100+ companies (or request a company or see opt-out tips). Enjoy!

PS: If you haven't done so already, install uBlock Origin.


Opt-out of data sharing by…

1stdibs23andMeAAAAce HardwareAdobeAllyAmazon.comAmerican ExpressAncestry.comAppleAT&TBank of AmericaBeenVerifiedBiden CampaignBlick ArtBoseCapital OneCarlton FarmsCarnival CruisesCB2CenturyLinkChaseChoice HotelsChowNowComcast XfinityThe Company StoreCondé NastCostcoCoreLogicCrate & BarrelCredit KarmaDisqusDirect Marketing AssociationDisneyEdisonEmailsherlockEquifaxFacebookFordFrontier CommunicationsGardener's SupplyGoogleGuitar CenterHanesHBOHearstHome DepotHonda MotorsHooverHuluHyundai MotorsInfoTracerInstagramInterContinental HotelsKrogerKustomerLendingClubLexis-NexisLGLinkedInLittle LeagueLiveRampMarriott HotelsMastercardMeredith/Time Inc.MetaMetLifeMicrosoftNational GeographicNature ConservancyNetflixNRSNYTimesOffice Depot OfficeMaxOmaha SteaksOptOutPrescreen.comOracle Data CloudPayPalPeekYouPeopleConnectPeople Search NowPictureFrames.comPinterestQuestRedditRetail EquationRiskifiedRocklerRokuRoomba (iRobot)Saatchi ArtSamsungSeattle Art MuseumSeattle TimesSift ScienceSlashdot MediaSouthwest AirlinesSpirit AirlinesSpokeoSprintStaplesTaunton PressT-MobileTransUnionTruePeopleSearchTrump CampaignTuft & NeedleTwitterUnited AirlinesUS Postal ServiceVerizonVisaVizioVoxWalgreensWalletHubWalmartWells FargoWhitepages.comWhole FoodsWiliams-SonomaWoodcraftYahoo/OathYelpYouTubeZeta GlobalZoom


1stdibs

What? Opt-out Details
User activity with sellers Opt-out Policy: "1stdibs may share your search terms, or items you have viewed, saved, or purchased with that seller" (As of: 2023-01-01)

23andMe

What? Opt-out Details
DNA sharing Opt-out, Research Policy: Controls. Instructions. (As of: 2023-01-01)

AAA

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells members' info with third parties Call 1-800-922-8228 Policy (varies by state). (As of: 2023-01-01)

Ace Hardware

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells customer info & transactions with third parties Opt-out Policy: "We may make your personal information, together with information regarding your preferences, activity, purchases, and demographics, available to affiliates for purposes of conducting marketing activities on behalf of Ace, the affiliates, and/or or any other service providers." (As of: 2023-01-01)

Adobe

What? Opt-out Details
Ad targeting & data collection Opt-out and also opt-out Policy: Your rights: "sharing your information with third parties for their own marketing purposes" (As of: 2023-01-01)

Ally

Includes: GMAC Mortgage

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells customer info with third parties Opt out Policy: "we may also share information collected about you with companies … to offer you financial products and services"; "We may share information about you with … nonaffiliates for analysis, market research and marketing purposes" (As of: 2023-01-01)

Amazon.com

What? Opt-out Details
Browsing history Opt-out (click "Manage history") Policy: Choices. (As of: 2023-01-01)
Ad personalization Opt-out and also Opt-out On the first page, consider also clicking "Delete ad data." (As of: 2023-01-01)

American Express

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells cardholder info with third parties Opt-out and Opt-out Policy: "We may share Personal Information … with financial institutions or Co-brand Partners with whom we jointly offer or develop products and services" (As of: 2023-01-01)

Ancestry.com

What? Opt-out Details
Family tree Instructions Privacy Philosophy (As of: 2023-01-01)
DNA Match Opt-out Instructions
Research Instructions

Apple

What? Opt-out Details
All Apple devices (interest- and location-based ads) Opt-out
iPhones and iPads (app tracking) Settings → Privacy → Tracking → disable "Allow Apps to Request to Track" More information. Disabling the option is equivalent to answering "No" without being prompted. (As of: 2023-01-01)

AT&T

What? Opt-out Details
Phone data ("CPNI") sharing Opt-out Policy: Your Choices (As of: 2023-01-01)
Mobile calls, data, and ad targeting Opt-out
DirecTV Opt-out and in set-top box settings

Bank of America

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells customer info & transactions with third parties Opt-out (or call 1-888-341-5000) How your data is shared (As of: 2023-01-01)

BeenVerified

What? Opt-out Details
Reverse lookup entry Opt-out Policy (As of: 2023-01-01)

Biden Campaign

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells donor info with third parties Email privacy@joebiden.com Policy: "We may share information about you … With candidates, organizations, campaigns, groups or causes that we believe have similar political viewpoints, principles or objectives or share similar goals" (As of: 2023-01-01)

Blick Art

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells customer info with third parties Opt-out or email privacy@dickblick.com Policy: "we may rent, exchange, or otherwise share names and mailing addresses with companies offering products or services that we think may be of interest to you" (As of: 2023-01-01)

Bose

What? Opt-out Details
Collects unnecessary personal usage data Opt-out and in Bose Connect Application, "Privacy Policy & Settings" screen Policy (As of: 2023-01-01)

BizJournals.com

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells subscriber info with third parties Email PrivacyPolicyCoordinator@bizjournals.com and also Opt-out Policy: "we rent, sell, share, and transfer Personal Information to [a giant list that is effectively anyone who will buy it]" (As of: 2023-01-01)

Capital One

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells customer info & transactions with third parties Call 1-888-817-2970 How your data is shared

Carlton Farms

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells customer info with third parties Email info@carltonfarms.com Policy: "we may share personally identifiable information with unaffiliated third parties … [which] provide goods or services that we believe may be of interest to you." Does not have a "Do Not Sell" statement, even though the CCPA requires one. (As of: 2023-01-01)

Carnival Cruises

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells customer info with third parties Email dpo@carnival.com (or call 1-888-CARNIVAL), or delete personal data Policy: "We may share information … With select third parties, so that they can provide you with information and marketing messages" (As of: 2023-01-01)

CB2

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells customer info & purchase history with third parties Opt-out Policy: "We share your customer information with other select companies whose products and services you may find useful. This information includes your name, postal address and email address, as well as a record of any transactions you conduct on our Website or offline" (As of: 2023-01-01)
Postal ads Opt-out

Also see Crate & Barrel.

CenturyLink

What? Opt-out Details
Data sharing and marketing Opt-out Policy: Choices (As of: 2023-01-01)

Chase

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells customer info & transactions with third parties Opt-out or call 1–888–868–8618 How your data is shared: "we collect and share … account balances and transaction history … For nonaffiliates to market to you" (As of: 2023-01-01)

Choice Hotels

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells guest info with third parties Opt-out or email privacy@choicehotels.com Policy: "Choice may partner with other companies to provide co-sponsored or co-branded promotions, sweepstakes, contests, products and services and may share your information with these companies." (As of: 2023-01-01)

ChowNow

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells customer info with third parties Opt-out or email privacy@chownow.com Policy (As of: 2023-01-01)

Comcast Xfinity

What? Opt-out Details
Targeted cable ads, more Opt-out Policy: Your choices (As of: 2023-01-01)
Audience measurement and more Opt-out
Voice phone call data ("CPNI") Call 1-800-COMCAST or online chat and ask to opt out of CPNI sharing
Postal mail ads and sales calls Opt-out
Individual rights request (e.g. CCPA) Opt-out or email Comcast_Privacy@comcast.com

The Company Store

What? Opt-out Details
Shares customer info with third parties Opt-out (scroll down to long form) Policy: "we may share information with joint marketing partners" (As of: 2023-01-01)

Also see: Home Depot.

Condé Nast

Magazines: Allure, Architectural Digest, Ars Technica, Bon Appétit, Brides, Condé Nast Traveler, Epicurious, Glamour, GQ, Pitchfork, Self, Teen Vogue, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Wired, and others.

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells subscriber info with third parties Email privacy_administration@condenast.com Policy. "we rent, sell, share, and transfer Personal Information to" list buyers, advertising clients, "data coops," consumer data suppliers - basically, to everyone and anyone who will pay for it (As of: 2023-01-01)

Costco

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells members' info with third parties Opt-out or use costco.com support chat, 1-800-774-2678, or checkbox on renewal form Policy: "We may share information about you with companies that offer their products and services for our and their marketing purposes" (As of: 2023-01-01)

CoreLogic

What? Opt-out Details
Data sharing to lenders and financial institutions Email privacy@corelogic.com Policy (As of: 2023-01-01)

Crate & Barrel

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells customer info & purchase history with third parties Opt-out Policy: "We share your customer information with other select companies whose products and services you may find useful. This information includes your name, postal address and email address, as well as a record of any transactions you conduct on our Websites or offline" (As of: 2023-01-01)
Postal ads Opt-out

Also see CB2.

Credit Karma

What? Opt-out Details
Shares credit report information with Intuit Opt-out or navigate to Profile & Settings > Personal Information > Manage Your Data > Data Preferences Policy: "… we may use your bookkeeping details from QuickBooks, budgets from Mint, contact and purchase history details from Mailchimp, and/or recommendations from Credit Karma. The personal information we use in this centralized way may relate to you as an end user of our Services or as a customer or vendor of an Intuit customer whose personal information has been included in the Intuit Platform." (As of: 2023-07-13)

Direct Marketing Association

Includes: Many postal mail marketers (details).

What? Opt-out Details
Postal mail ads Opt-out

Also see: OptOutPrescreen.com.

Disney

What? Opt-out Details
Shares customer info with third parties Opt-out Policy: "When we cooperate with financial institutions to offer co-branded products or services to you" (As of: 2023-01-01)

Also see: Hulu.

Disqus

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells user info with third parties Account settings or email privacy@disqus.com Policy: "We partner and share data with third parties" (As of: 2023-01-01)

Also see Zeta Global.

Edison

What? Opt-out Details
Shares de-identified data for competitive research In email app settings, "Manage Privacy" page Policy (As of: 2023-01-01)

Emailsherlock

What? Opt-out Details
Reverse lookup entry Opt-out (As of: 2023-05-07)

Equifax

What? Opt-out Details
Data sharing Opt-out Instructions (As of: 2023-01-01)

Also see OptOutPrescreen.com.

Facebook

What? Opt-out Details
Ads targeting you, including individually Opt-out Go through the 3 tabs (Advertisers, Ad Topics, Ad Settings) and each menu option within them. In the Ad Settings tab, make sure to check all menu options. In particular, **disable "Use Data from Partners" and enable "Disconnect future activity". Facebook makes this particularly difficult. (As of: 2023-01-01)
Off-Facebook activity targeting you individually Opt-out Disable future activity. (As of: 2023-01-01)
Privacy settings Opt-out and remove your phone number](https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/03/facebook-doubles-down-misusing-your-phone-number) Instructions. Policy (As of: 2023-01-01)

Also see: Instagram, Quest.

Ford

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells owner info and car/driving data with third parties Opt-out and in FordPass or Lincoln Way apps Instructions. Policy: "We disclose information to partners with which we offer co-branded service or engage in joint marketing activities." (As of: 2023-01-01)

Frontier Communications

What? Opt-out Details
Phone data ("CPNI") sharing Opt-out Policy (As of: 2023-01-01)

Galls

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells customer info with third parties Email help-desk@galls.com or call 1-866-673-7643 Policy: "We may share your PII with … others with whom we have marketing or other relationships, including marketing cooperatives" (As of: 2023-01-01)

Gardener's Supply

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells customer info with third parties Opt-out Policy. "Gardener’s Supply does on occasion rent or exchange postal mailing addresses with third parties" (As of: 2023-01-01)

Google

Includes visitors who are not logged in to a Google account.

What? Opt-out Details
Search history and most services Opt-out Includes Gmail, Google Apps, & location data. Policy: Choices.
Android: Interest- and location-based ads Opt-out

Also see YouTube.

Guitar Center

Includes: MusiciansFriend.com

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells customer postal addresses with third parties Call 1-866-498-7882 (Guitar Center) or 1-800-449-9128 (Musician's Friend) Policy: "may occasionally share its postal mailing list … with other organizations" (As of: 2023-01-01)

Hanes

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells customer info with third parties Email consumer.privacy@hanes.com or call 1-800-283-5215 Policy: "Sending catalogs, printed materials, offers and other announcements to postal addresses and allowing our affiliates and other reputable third-party marketers to do the same" (As of: 2023-01-01)

HBO

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells customer info with third parties Opt-out and Opt-out Policy: "We may also share Information with business partners and third parties … that may want to market products or services to you" (As of: 2023-01-01)

Hearst

Magazines: Car and Driver, Cosmopolitan, Country Living, Elle, Esquire, Food Network Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Harper's Bazaar, HGTV Magazine, House Beautiful, Marie Claire, Men's Health, Popular Mechanics, Redbook, Road & Track, Seventeen, Town&Country, Veranda, Prevention, Woman's Day, Women's Health, and others.

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells subscriber info with third parties Try Opt-out, then fall back to postal mail only Includes this distinctly terrible opt-out process: "We may provide your contact information to third parties for their own marketing purposes. To request that third parties do not use your postal mailing contact information for their own marketing purposes (if we have your postal address), you may notify us in writing at [postal address]…"
Shares/sells digital user info with third parties Opt-out (form 2) Policy (As of: 2023-01-05)

Home Depot

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells customer info & purchase history with third parties Opt-out and also check account preferences Policy: "we may share information with joint marketing partners" (As of: 2023-01-01)

Honda Motors

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells owner info and car/driving data with third parties Opt-out or call 1-800-999-1009, and also check in-car interface Choices. Policy: "These companies may use your Personal Information for their everyday business purposes, including marketing, customer service, fulfillment and related purposes." Vehicle data policy: "We disclose Covered Information with third parties who provide goods or services that may benefit vehicle owners, including insurance companies, Honda/Acura dealerships, and consumer goods or services companies, such as satellite radio providers and connected vehicle data services and analytics platforms" (As of: 2023-01-01)

Hoover

What? Opt-out Details
Opt-out Policy: "we will continue to share your information among our business units, our affiliates and unaffiliated third parties" (As of: 2023-01-01)

Hulu

What? Opt-out Details
Shares customer info with third parties Opt-out Policy: "When we cooperate with financial institutions to offer co-branded products or services to you", "with your consent, Hulu may also share your viewing information together with certain personal information with these and other third parties" (As of: 2023-01-01)

Also see: Disney.

Hyundai Motors

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells owner info and car/driving data with third parties Opt-out Choices. Policy: "We may share certain Covered Information with dealers so that they and we may better respond to your requests, send your relevant and personalized offers and information" (As of: 2023-01-01)

InfoTracer

What? Opt-out Details
Reverse lookup entry Opt-out (As of: 2023-01-01)

Instagram

What? Opt-out Details
Ad targeting Opt-out (As of: 2023-01-01)

Also see: Facebook.

InterContinental Hotels

Includes: Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Kimpton, others

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells guest info with third parties In Rewards Club portal, form, or email privacyoffice@ihg.com More info. Policy: "we may also disclose your information with other parties … to extend special offers about their own products and services to you" (As of: 2023-01-01)

Kroger

Includes: Fred Meyer, Harris Teeter, QFC, Ralphs, others

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells customer info & purchase history with third parties Email KrogerPrivacyOffice@Kroger.com or call 1-800-576-4377 Policy: "We may share your information to develop and provide special services or offers that may interest you." (As of: 2023-01-01)

Kustomer

What? Opt-out Details
Aggregates information from retailers about customers Opt-out Policy (As of: 2023-01-01)

Related: How retailers score customers

LendingClub

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells customer info with third parties Email privacy@lendingclub.com or call 1-888-596-3157 Policy. Includes SSN, income, account balances, transaction history, credit scores, and employment information. (As of: 2023-01-01)

Lexis-Nexis

What? Opt-out Details
Reverse lookup entry Opt-out Docs. Excludes this database. (As of: 2023-01-01)
Credit offers ("Risk Solutions") Opt-out Docs
Direct marketing services Use Direct Marketing Association Docs.

LG

What? Opt-out Details
TV Don't buy product, or try opt-out or email usprivacy@lge.com Policy, Policy. (As of: 2023-01-01)

More information: LG Will Take The 'Smart' Out Of Your Smart TV If You Don't Agree To Share…, How to Turn Off Smart TV Snooping Features, and How to Stop Your Smart TV From Tracking What You Watch.

LinkedIn

What? Opt-out Details
Privacy settings Opt-out Overview. Policy: Choices. (As of: 2023-01-01)
Ad targeting Opt-out

Also see Microsoft.

Little League

What? Opt-out Details
Shares participant info with third parties Email Privacy@LittleLeague.org Policy: "We may share personal information with … organizations that sponsor or associate with Little League to offer information, coupons, special discounts, contests, games, promotions, and special events" (As of: 2023-01-01)

LiveRamp

What? Opt-out Details
Aggregates personal information from many merchants Opt-out Policy (As of: 2023-01-01)

Macy's

Includes: Bloomingdale's

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells customer info & purchase history with third parties Call 1-888-529-2254 Policy: "We may share your information … With Third Parties for Marketing Purposes. This may include third parties whose products or services we believe you may be interested. These third parties may also share your information with others." (As of: 2023-01-01)

Marriott Hotels

Includes: Courtyard, Fairfield Inn, Le Meridien, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Ritz-Carlton, Sheraton, SpringHill Suites, St. Regis, W Hotels, Westin, others

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells guest info to third parties Opt-out Policy: "we may share Personal Data and Other Data" … "We partner with third parties who may provide promotions to you, such as sweepstakes, contests, or other offers." (As of: 2023-01-01)

Mastercard

What? Opt-out Details
Aggregated consumer spending reports Opt-out Policy (As of: 2023-01-01)

Meredith/Time Inc.

Magazines: Allrecipes, American Baby, American Patchwork, Better Homes and Gardens, Country Life, Diabetic Living, EatingWell, Entertainment Weekly, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Family Circle, FamilyFun, Fitness, Food & Wine, InStyle, Living the Country Life, Midwest Living, Money, Parents, People, Practical Boat Owner, Real Simple, Shape, Siempre Mujer, Southern Living, Sports Illustrated, Successful Farming, and others.

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells subscriber info with third parties Complete both opt-out and opt-out Policy: "We may share information with third parties with whom we partner to provide contests, surveys, and sweepstakes, or other joint promotional activities." (As of: 2023-01-01)

Meta

See Facebook, Instagram, and Quest.

MetLife

What? Opt-out Details
Shares customer info Opt-out Policy (As of: 2023-01-01)

Microsoft

Includes: Windows, Skype, Xbox, and visitors who are not logged in to a Microsoft account.

What? Opt-out Details
Ads, browsing data, and services Opt-out Covers Xbox, Skype, Office, Bing and more. For logged-out users, go here. Policy. (As of: 2023-01-01)

Also see: LinkedIn.

National Geographic

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells user data with third parties (NG Partners/Disney) Opt-out Policy (As of: 2023-01-01)
Shares/sells user data with third parties (NG Society) Email dataprivacy@ngs.org Policy: "Your information may be shared with selected third parties so that they may send you promotional materials about goods and services that they offer." (As of: 2023-01-01)

Also see: Disney.

Nature Conservancy

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells donor data with third parties Email member@tnc.org or call 1-800-628-6860 Policy: "for the purpose of renting or exchanging with unaffiliated third party organizations for their own uses" (As of: 2023-01-01)

Netflix

What? Opt-out Details
Disable "Matched Identifier Communications" Opt-out Also see Instructions. Policy. (As of: 2023-01-01)

NRS

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells customer info with third parties Email service@nrs.com or call 1-877-677-4327 Policy: "From time to time NRS may share your name with other high-quality companies" (As of: 2023-01-01)

NYTimes

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells print subscriber info with third parties Online account: Account → Settings → About This App → Do Not Sell/Share My Information, or email privacy@nytimes.com with account and phone number or call 1-800-NYTIMES Policy: "If you’re a U.S. print subscriber, we may provide your name and mailing address (among other information) to other reputable companies…". (As of: 2023-01-01)

Office Depot OfficeMax

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells customer info & purchase history with third parties Email mailoptout@officedepot.com or call 1-800-915-4624 Policy: "We share information [can include purchase history, name, contact information, and more] with our business and marketing partners." (As of: 2023-01-01)

Omaha Steaks

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells customer info with third parties Opt-out Policy: "We may sell your Personal Information to third parties who are not our Service Providers" (As of: 2023-01-01)

OptOutPrescreen.com

Unsolicited credit offers from: Equifax, Experian, Innovis, TransUnion

What? Opt-out Details
Unsolicited credit offers Opt-out Industry organization. 5 year or permanent opt-out. (As of: 2023-01-01)

Also see: Direct Marketing Association.

Oracle Data Cloud

What? Opt-out Details
Aggregates personal information for ad targeting Opt-out (scroll down to form) Policy. "Offline information about you is obtained by Oracle from its offline partners such as brick-and-mortar retail stores, grocery stores and their associated loyalty card programs, payment card brands, catalog orders and consumer survey programs, and third parties who may not have a relationship with you and collect offline information from their offline partners." (previously BlueKai, Moat, Datalogix, and AddThis) (As of: 2023-01-01)

PayPal

What? Opt-out Details
Data sharing with third parties Cannot opt out Policy (in "Consumer Privacy Notice"): Data is shared "For joint marketing with other financial companies" and/or "For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes" (As of: 2023-01-01)

PeekYou

What? Opt-out Details
Reverse lookup entry Opt-out (As of: 2023-01-01)

PeopleConnect

Includes: Instant Checkmate, Intelius, TruthFinder, US Search (source).

What? Opt-out Details
Reverse lookup entry Opt-out (As of: 2023-01-01)

People Search Now

What? Opt-out Details
Reverse lookup entry Opt-out (As of: 2023-01-01)

PictureFrames.com

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells customer info & purchase history with third parties Call 1-800-332-8884 Policy: Your information, including "information about your order(s)," "may also be shared with other marketers to bring you offers of interest" (As of: 2023-01-01)

Pinterest

What? Opt-out Details
Personalization Opt-out Based on purchases and cross-site requests (part of Profile). Policy. (As of: 2023-01-01)

Prosper

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells customer info with third parties Account settings → "Communication Preferences" → disable "Optional Information Sharing" or email privacy@prosper.com Policy ("Federal Privacy Notice"). Includes SSN, income, account balances, transaction history, credit scores, and employment information. (As of: 2023-01-01)

Quest

See Facebook.

Reddit

What? Opt-out Details
Ad personalization Opt-out Policy (As of: 2023-01-01)

Retail Equation

What? Opt-out Details
Aggregates information from retailers about returned products To obtain or request deletion of your data, email privacy@theretailequation.com Policy (As of: 2023-01-01)

Related: How retailers score customers

Riskified

What? Opt-out Details
Aggregates customer information from retailers To obtain or request deletion of your data, email support@riskified.com Policy (As of: 2023-01-01)

Related: How retailers score customers

Rockler

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells customer info with third parties Opt-out or email privacy@rockler.com Policy: "Your Personal Information may also be shared with our sponsors, partners, advertisers, … or other third parties in connection with marketing, promotional, and other offers, as well as product information." (As of: 2023-01-01)

Roku

What? Opt-out Details
Analysis of what you're watching, ad targeting based on what you watched, and sharing de-identified viewing history Opt-out on Roku device (Settings → Privacy menu) Policy (As of: 2023-01-01)

More information: How to Turn Off Smart TV Snooping Features and How to Stop Your Smart TV From Tracking What You Watch.

Saatchi Art

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells customer info & purchase history with third parties Email legal@leafgroup.com Policy: "we may disclose… name, mailing address [and purchase history] to marketing companies for trade or rental purposes" (As of: 2023-01-01)

Samsung

What? Opt-out Details
All customers: Data collection & targeting across devices Opt-out → Personal information settings → disable "Customization Service" and also submit Opt-out Policy (see "Your Rights and Choices") (As of: 2023-01-01)
TVs: Analysis of what you're watching, ad targeting based on what you watched, and much more On TV: Menu → Support → Terms & Policy or Menu → Smart Hub → Terms & Policy, then disable "Interest Based Advertisements" Policy (see "Your Choices")
Phones: Collection of installed apps, demographics, and more On Phone: Settings → Accounts and backup → Accounts → Samsung account → Privacy → Customization Service → disable "Customized ads and direct marketing" Policy (see "Your Choices")
Phones: Ad targeting based on activity On Phone: Settings → Google → Ads → enable "Opt out of Ads Personalization" Policy (see "Your Choices")
  • Television policy: "if you are a Samsung Smart TV user who has opted in to both Viewing Information Services and Interest-Based Advertising, [Samsung collects, analyzes, and targets ads based on] TV viewership data (e.g., information about the networks, channels and websites visited, programs viewed, and amount of time spent viewing Smart TV content)."

More information: How to Turn Off Smart TV Snooping Features and How to Stop Your Smart TV From Tracking What You Watch.

Seattle Art Museum

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/trades customer info with third parties Email membership@seattleartmuseum.org Policy: "we occasionally trade our membership mailing list with sister arts organizations" (As of: 2023-01-01)

Seattle Times

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells customer info with third parties Email webmaster@seattletimes.com Policy: "We may share your Personal Information with our business partners or co-marketers … [or] third parties that provide products and services that we think you may be interested in." (As of: 2023-01-01)

Sift Science

Customers include: ChowNow, Creative Market, Coffee Meets Bagel, DoorDash, Harry's, Hello Fresh, Patreon, Poshmark, Remitly, Rently, Skillshare, Shippo, Stackcommerce, Turo, Wanelo, Zoosk (more).

What? Opt-out Details
Aggregates information from retailers about customers Opt-out Policy (As of: 2023-01-01)

Related: How retailers score customers

Slashdot Media

Includes: SourceForge

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells user info with third parties Opt-out Policy: "We may also share your Personal Information with our advertisers, vendors, and customers, including data profiling companies, business-to-business lead buyers, and data aggregation companies" (As of: 2023-01-01)

Southwest Airlines

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells passenger information with third parties Opt-out Policy: "We may also share information about you … With our business partners, affiliates and other third parties for purposes of sending their own marketing." (As of: 2023-01-01)

Spirit Airlines

What? Opt-out Details
Targeted advertising Opt-out or navigate to "Your Privacy Choices" at bottom of home page Privacy Policy: "We use this information to engage in behavior-based advertising and capture website analytics." (As-of: 2023-07-13)

Spokeo

What? Opt-out Details
Reverse lookup entry Opt-out (As of: 2023-01-01)

Sprint

See T-Mobile.

Staples

What? Opt-out Details
Shares personal information with ad networks Opt-out Policy: "We may also use your activity on websites/applications to serve you personalized advertising in order to show you content that is more likely to be of interest to you." Policy has improved since 2021. (As of: 2023-01-01)

Taunton Press

Magazines: Fine Woodworking, Fine Homebuilding, and others.

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells subscriber info with third parties Email privacy@taunton.com with account number, mailing address, phone Policy: "We may also rent your name, mailing address, and other information to reputable companies that provide marketing offers through direct mail"

T-Mobile

What? Opt-out Details
Targeted ads and de-identified usage data for reports In Privacy Dashboard, toggle "Do Not Sell or Share" to off/gray Instructions. Policy: "We use your personal data [including Web browsing history] to … Advertise and market products and services from T‑Mobile and other companies to you, including through targeted advertising." Advertising addendum. (As of: 2023-01-01)
Marketing preferences In Privacy Dashboard, click "Update marketing preferences" Instructions. (As of: 2023-01-01)
What? Opt-out Details
Targeted ads and de-identified usage data for reports Opt-out and in phone settings Policy: "We use your personal data [including Web browsing history] to … Advertise and market products and services from T‑Mobile and other companies to you, including through targeted advertising." Advertising addendum.

TransUnion

What? Opt-out Details
"TLOxp" data broker Opt-out Policy (As of: 2023-01-01)

Also see OptOutPrescreen.com.

TruePeopleSearch

What? Opt-out Details
Reverse lookup entry Opt-out Policy (As of: 2023-01-01)

Trump Campaign

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells donor info with third parties Email privacy@djtfp24.com Policy: "we may use information we collect for … sale or exchange of Service user information and related data to a broker, political committee, or other non-profit or for-profit entity" (As of: 2023-01-01)

Tuft & Needle

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells customer info with third parties Call 1-800-216-6747 Policy: "We may share or disclose your Personal Information … With our affiliated and unaffiliated service providers who are offering products or services that we believe may be of interest to you"

Twitter

What? Opt-out Details
Data sharing and cross-site tracking Opt-out Part of account settings. Policy
Tailored audiences Request advertiser list Intro to tailored audiences. Policy. Policy for advertisers. (As of: 2023-01-01)

United Airlines

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells passenger information with third parties Not provided (requested 2020-01-17). Try emailing privacy@united.com Policy: "may also share your information with third parties for marketing purposes, including but not limited to, the third party’s own marketing or promotional purposes or other companies’ marketing purposes" (As of: 2023-01-01)

US Postal Service

What? Opt-out Details
Sells change-of-address requests to third paries Can't opt-out. Request "Temporary" (6 month) forwarding to prevent disclosure Policy: Information is sold "for address correction services only if the mailer is in possession of the name and old address; and to USPS licensed service providers to perform mailing list address correction services for lists containing your name and old address." Here are the hundreds of companies which buy your change-of-address info from USPS. (As of: 2023-01-01)
Refuse junk mail Do not open envelope; write "Refused - Return to sender" Policy. Only applies to unopened mailpieces with "Address Correction Requested" or "Return Postage Guaranteed." (As of: 2023-01-01)

Related: How can this be?

Verizon

What? Opt-out Details
Phone data ("CPNI") sharing Wireless: Opt-out; wired and business: Call 1-866-483-9700 Policy: "We may use and share your CPNI among our affiliates and agents to offer you services that are different from the services you currently purchase from us" (As of: 2023-01-01)
Data sharing for personalizing TV, mobile, and Internet ads Opt-out and Opt-out (Services → Internet → Manage Online Advertising and Services → TV → Manage TV Advertising) Policy; also see Dashboard (As of: 2023-01-01)
Internet/Fios & landline phone customers: Credit data for marketing Call 1-844-366-2879 Policy: "Wireline customers can limit the sharing of credit information within Verizon for the marketing of new products and services" (As of: 2023-01-01)

Vizio

What? Opt-out Details
Discloses detailed viewing history Opt-out in TV settings and also submit Opt-out Policy - Viewing Data Supplement: "licenses Viewing Data to analytics companies, media companies, advertisers, ad agencies, and other ad technology companies" (As of: 2023-01-01)
Discloses SmartCast usage Don't use app, don't create an account, and don't connect TV to Internet Policy - find for "Controlling How VIZIO Products Collect Your Data" (As of: 2023-01-01)

More information: What Vizio was doing behind the TV screen, How to Turn Off Smart TV Snooping Features, and How to Stop Your Smart TV From Tracking What You Watch.

Vox

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells user info with third parties Opt-out Policy: "we may also share your information (including Personal Data) with third parties for their own direct marketing purposes" (As of: 2023-01-01)

Walgreens

What? Opt-out Details
Targeted ads and de-identified usage data for reports Opt-out or email privacy.office@walgreens.com Policy: "We may also use third-party advertising networks to serve advertisements on our behalf. The cookies received with the banner advertisements served by these networks may be used to collect and build behavioral profiles by these companies to deliver targeted advertisements on our website and unaffiliated websites." (As-of: 2023-07-13)

WalletHub

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells customer info with third parties Opt out or email privacy@wallethub.com Policy: "we use interest-based advertising cookies and tracking technologies to display advertisements about our products to you on nonaffiliated websites, applications, and online services." (As of: 2023-07-11)

Walmart

Includes: Hayneedle, Jet.com, Moosejaw, Sam's Club

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells customer info with co-branding partners Opt-out Policy: "We may share your personal information with companies that offer co-branded products or services" (As of: 2023-01-01)

Wells Fargo

What? Opt-out Details
Shares customer info & transactions with affiliates Opt-out (Profile → Privacy Preferences) or call 1-888-528-8460 Policy (As of: 2023-01-01)

Whitepages.com

What? Opt-out Details
Reverse lookup entry Opt-out See "Removing the listing via our opt-out service" (As of: 2023-01-01)

Whole Foods

See Amazon.com.

Williams-Sonoma

Includes: Pottery Barn, West Elm, Rejuvenation

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells customer info with third parties Call 1-800-541-1262 Policy: "we might rent, exchange, share and/or cross-reference information, including contact information about you" (As of: 2023-01-01)

Woodcraft

What? Opt-out Details
Shares/sells customer info with third parties Email custserv@woodcraft.com Policy: "We share [tons of information about your usage and purchasing history] with … Joint marketing partners" (As of: 2023-01-01)

Yahoo/Oath

What? Opt-out Details
Privacy controls Opt-out or for non-accountholders, Opt-out Yahoo policy (As of: 2023-01-01)

Also see Verizon.

Yelp

What? Opt-out Details
Shares first name and individual site activity with businesses Opt-out Policy: "We may share information from or about you (such as [city, age, and gender, businesses you bookmark or call, or if you visit a business’s URL] … with businesses on Yelp." By default, shares first name and last initial with businesses. (As of: 2023-01-01)

YouTube

Includes visitors who are not logged in to a Google/YouTube account.

What? Opt-out Details
Watch history & search history Opt-out Turn on "Pause Watch History," clear existing history, and repeat for "Pause Search History." If you browse YouTube without logging in, do this while not logged in (on every device you watch from). Note: Users of content-blockers like uBlock Origin may not see the right-most tab and on/off toggles. If using uBlock Origin or another content-blocker, pause it and reload the opt-out page. (As of: 2023-01-01)

Also see Google.

Zeta Global

What? Opt-out Details
"Zeta Data Cloud" data broker Opt-out (or call 1-800-515-3793) Policy (As of: 2023-01-01)

Zoom

What? Opt-out Details
Targeted ads and de-identified usage data for reports Opt-out or email privacy@zoom.us (or call 1-888-799-0566) Policy: "Zoom uses third-party marketing, advertising, and analytics providers: to provide statistics and analysis about how people are using Zoom products and services, including our website; and to provide advertising and marketing for Zoom products and services, including targeted advertising based on your use of our website. These third-party partners may receive information about your activities on Zoom’s website through third-party cookies placed on Zoom’s website." (As-of: 2023-07-13)

Suggestions

Your other relationships

Think about your other…

  • Internet-connected devices: if your TV, thermostat, toothbrush, speakers, or other household device has an Internet connection (even through Bluetooth), it probably sends some data to someone else.
  • Magazine subscriptions: about half of magazines sell at least print subscriber data.
  • Print catalogs/postal ads. When you receive a catalog or flyer, take a picture of the mailing label and email it to the company's support address with a request to be removed from all mailings. If you haven't ordered from the company, ask how they obtained your address.
  • Financial services: Banks and anyone involved with your money or extending credit probably shares some data.

How to find opt-out choices quickly

For companies not listed here:

  1. Navigate to a company's privacy policy by searching the Web for companyname privacy policy. Example: at&t privacy policy
  2. Once viewing the privacy policy, skim it for a section called "Your Choices."
  3. If you don't see a "Your Choices" link, use your browser to find within the page (Control-F/Command-F). Find for each of these 3 words: "opt" (such as "opt-out" and "optout"), "shar" (such as "sharing" and "shared"), and "disclos" (such as "disclose" and "disclosure").

Ready-made opt-out request

If you need to email a vendor, here's a request which can be copy-and-pasted:

Hello,

Please remove me from all mailing lists (electronic, postal, and otherwise). Please opt me out of all data sharing.

Please ensure I'm not contacted again except regarding an action that I initiated (such as by placing an order or opening a support ticket), and that no information about me or my use of your services is disclosed except as may be required to deliver the service.

Please reply when this is complete.

Finally, please pass this on to the company's management team or your supervisor: I expect and deserve opt-in, self-service choices about how my data is used and how I'm marketed to. I shouldn't need to opt-out, let alone by sending an email like this. I'm disappointed that the company chose to violate my privacy rather than ensuring it has my informed consent. Because the company puts its own preferences above my own (and even above simple transparency), I can't trust it. I'll be much less likely to make a future purchase. Please move to opt-in, user-facing privacy and marketing choices.

Install uBlock Origin

Install uBlock Origin for your browser. It's free, not-for-profit, and open source, and using it probably blocks as many privacy concerns as opting out of everything above.

Changes

Additions and updates

To submit an opt-out policy for a new company, correction about an existing company, or suggest a feature, please tweet to @simpleoptout, or create a GitHub issue (or send a pull request).

This site is generally concerned with practices that:

  • require opting out, not opting in, and
  • do not inherently disclose a way to opt-out (for example, emails generally contain unsubscribe links), and
  • are not addressed by industry-wide opt-out like DMAchoice (for direct mail), NAI and DAA (for ad targeting)
  • probably affect at least 1,000 people

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