Go Lookup Opt Out: Personal Information Removal Guide 2024

  • By Muhid Suleman

    Muhid Suleman

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    Muhid Suleman, An expert writer from Pureprivacy's content team, Dedicate to make data privacy simple and accessible for you. Muhid, Our Content Wizard, weaves tales about online privacy using simple and user friendly procedures. He firmly believes that online privacy is your right and a big deal in the digital jungle.

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  • 2 February 2024
  • 8 mins read

The average projected cost of data breaches is nearly $4 million globally.

You must not rely on any platform to secure and manage your data.

Entrusting websites, organizations, and shopping platforms with our data is not a wise thought. Your data might be used for advertisement, malicious intent, and trade.

The guide is about GoLookUp Opt-Out and why you need to stay safe.

Key Takeaways

  • GoLookUp is a website that shares information about United States citizens with individuals and businesses.
  • Users can check people’s backgrounds, criminal records, and more by simply searching for a person's name and state of residence.
  • GoLookUp uses its data to customize user experiences and improve its services.
  • You can opt out of GoLookUp via their website or by using PurePrivacy.
  • PurePrivacy offers a smooth and quick experience to opt out of GoLookUp and other data brokers’ websites.

What is GoLookUp?

GoLookUp is an online platform that provides access to an extensive database of public records in the United States.

GoLookUp allows you to perform background searches on people by just entering their first name, last name, and resident state.

This website offers various services, including

  • Reverse phone and email searches,
  • Criminal records checks, and sex offender lookups.
  • Unclaimed money searches and more.

How Does GoLookUp Collect Your Data?

GoLookUp gets people’s information from multiple public record sources. For instance, when you visit the GoLookUp website, it collects information about your browsing or usage patterns.

This data may include non-identifying information such as your

  • Domain server
  • IP address
  • Computer model,
  • Web browser type

The website also collects information from third-party advertising services that use cookies for efficient ad targeting.

What Does GoLookUp Do With Your Data?

GoLookUp uses the data it collects to provide users with personalized services. So, most of the information they collect is first to improve the customers’ experience, then to target people for ads.

GoLookUp does not sell or disclose personal information without authorization. They comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which gives residents of California more rights over their collected personal information.

So, California residents can request reports to know what personal information GoLookUp has and request that it be removed.

Why Is Opting Out of GoLookUp Important?

Having your private information public is dangerous for your privacy. If your information is public, it may be mishandled.

You need to opt out of GoLookUp if you want your information to be managed efficiently. Your contact information, credentials, and other sensitive information might be sold to many data dealers for commercial purposes.

How to Opt-Out of GoLookUp

If you are concerned about your data on GoLookUp and want to remove it, there are two ways to achieve it:

  1. The manual opt-out method on the GoLookUp website.
  2. The automatic opt-out method using PurePrivacy.

Method 1: The Manual Opt-Out Procedure

The opt-out process for GoLookUp on their website is straightforward. You can complete the process by following the steps below:

Step 1: Go to the website

Step 2: Open the Opt-Out Form

  • Search for “Opt Out” at the bottom of the page and select it.

Step 3: Fill the Opt-Out Form

  • Fill your name, email, and other information in the form.

Step 4: Submit the form

  • Choose "Delete My Information" as the type of request.
  • Complete the reCAPTCHA verification
  • Submit the form.

You will receive a confirmation email after you submit the form. GoLookUp might remove your information from the website within 7 days. You can check back after a week to confirm if it has been removed.

Method 2: Opt Out Automatically Using PurePrivacy

Screenshot of PurePrivacy's homepage

PurePrivacy is a holistic tool to protect your privacy online. So whatever platform you use, with PurePrivacy's 360-degree security approach you can stay secure 24/7.

How does PurePrivacy Work?

  • PurePrivacy creates data removal requests with the data brokers.
  • Acts as your social media manager to keep you secure.
  • Keep you updated.

PurePrivacy's ultimate goal is to ensure your data remains exclusively yours. It explicitly gives  you control of your data to prevent data brokers from breaching your privacy.

How to Use PurePrivacy to Opt-Out

  • From web app:

    ● Visit the PurePrivacy website.

    ● Sign up to PurePrivacy.

    ● Create your profile.

    ● Provide us your consent.

    ● Once you allow authorization the opt out process will begin. Pure Privacy automatically starts the monitoring & opt out process for your information. First ask them if they have your data or not. If they have simply opted out of data on behalf of you. This all process was done within a short period of time. Also Send a weekly email summary that combines and summarizes the activity related to removing data.

    From Mobile App (Android & IOS):

    ● Launch PurePrivacy mobile app.

    ● Signup or Login to your account.

    ● Enter Details to create your profile.

    ● Allow us your express authorization to start the opt out process.

    ● Once you allow authorization the opt out process will begin. Pure Privacy automatically starts the monitoring & opt out process for your information. First ask them if they have your data or not. If they have simply opted out of data on behalf of you. This all process was done within a short period of time. Also Send a weekly email summary that combines and summarizes the activity related to removing data.

Manual Opt-Out Vs. PurePrivacy

Manual Opt-Out Method

  • Requires you to handle the process
  • You do not have direct control over the platform’s policy
  • Typically involves your input
  • It may involve technical settings
  • The opt-out process can be detailed

PurePrivacy

  • Works automatically to secure your privacy
  • It will set preferences earlier for you and permanently delete your data.
  • Works in the background
  • Easy to use
  • Just works in a single click

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • What is GoLookUp, and what kind of information does it provide?

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    GoLookUp is a data mining and collection platform. It provides data on individuals, including details such as criminal records, contact information, social profiles, and more to the general public.

  • Is GoLookUp safe to use?

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    GoLookUp’s safety depends on your priorities. Businesses may find it useful for background checks but the fact that it makes an individual's information public may expose these individuals to dangers like identity theft. If you want to maintain your privacy, you should opt-out.

  • How does GoLookUp get my information?

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    GoLookUp gets your information from public records like property deeds, court records, etc. They also gather information from you when you visit their website. Data brokers that sell personal information are also sources from where GoLookUp gets information about you.

  • How can I remove my information from GoLookUp's database?

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    GoLookUp provides a way for you to remove your information from its database on its website. You just need to visit the GoLookUp website and complete an opt-out form. Another and more efficient option to have your information deleted from the GoLookUp database is to use PurePrivacy.

Your Data is a Treasure Trove, Secure It!

Online privacy is something you must prioritize. Compromised data, credential theft, and unauthorized access are things we must all defend.

Private information belongs to us only!

PurePrivacy understands and provides a hassle-free solution to keep you secure on the internet.

  • Simplify your online presence today

    With PurePrivacy, make sure all your personal data remains safe without a hassle!

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