Individual Privacy

By keeping this information off the internet, you can safeguard against stalkers, identity thieves and those who want to damage your reputation.
Privacy matters because cybercrime continues to affect people at an alarming rate. The FTC has more complaints from consumers about identity theft than anything else. It’s been that way for the past 15 years. Online harassment has escalated as well, and if you want to protect yourself, your reputation and your business from online threats, then keeping your information secure and private is the best way to do that. We get rid of personal data, and we make sure that sites that sell your data destroy that information. We also ensure that your private information isn’t being distributed all over the place. Also, we’ll make sure your private information doesn’t keep showing up in search results.

By hiding your private information, we will be decreasing the amount of unsolicited calls you receive, preventing telemarketers from reaching you and helping you feel safer about who has your information.

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The negative results will be replaced with ones that offer a better representation of who you are.

How We Protect You and Your Family

We will locate the information that you don’t want made public- such as telephone numbers, names, addresses, online identities and more. We can also discover security problems that you may not have known about. Then, we’ll purge that private information from Deep Web servers, from telemarketers’ lists and people search sites. We will send requests that these pieces of information be taken down and ensure that the sites follow through. Afterwards we will monitor for other appearances of that private information. We’ll make sure that your information is disappearing from public records, and if there is an issue, then we will let you know about it.

The Difference between Privacy Protection and Identity Theft Protection

By protecting your privacy, we ensure identity theft doesn’t happen. We keep personal information safe that could be used to access your credit cards or bank accounts. By doing this, we make sure you don’t have to experience the hassle of cancelling your credit cards or changing your billing information. Protecting your privacy does more than just keep your credit score safe. It prevents cyberbullying and cyberstalking, it keeps you safe from personal threats and it protects your assets.

Here is what we do for you:

  • Keep track of search results and monitor for private information releases
  • Find out who is following and discussing you on the internet
  • Decrease the amount of unwanted contact you receive
  • Discover what sites are using or selling your information
  • Suppress personal information from a variety of sites and individuals
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How to Maintain Your Privacy Online

You may not realize that many websites are collecting your data automatically. There are lots of data brokers who make money by collecting and selling your information. Your personal details are incredibly valuable to marketers, ad agencies and retailers. They are equally valuable for identity thieves and stalkers. However, there are many things you can do to keep your personal details private. We even sell a program that helps you do a lot of that automatically.

What Kind of Information Is Being Collected Online?

Most data brokers have a list of information about you. This can include your phone number (cell and landline), address, names of relatives, information about your job and addresses you have used in your past. The more detailed and sophisticated data brokers may have photos of you, email addresses you have used, marriage records, social media information, profiles from dating sites and much more. This may not seem alarming until you realize that millions of people’s identities are stolen every year.

How Your Personal Details Leak Online

You won’t be able to pinpoint a single source where your data is leaking from. Much of the data that gets spread around about you does so before you ever do anything. Many public records have found their way online, and if you have ever made a campaign donation or bought a piece of land, then that information is probably online. Many purchasing details are online as well, such as discount card membership information.
When you begin using the internet, you leave behind a string of personal details that are hard to erase. Many sites collect data about what you are clicking on, what you sign up for and what you put in your shopping carts online. Even your browser history is being tracked by many sites. If you haven’t cleared your browser cache in a while, then there is a long record of where you have been and what you have done online. Every social media site is collecting information about you too, and that can be the most personal of all. They can even track where you are going once you leave their site.

The First Steps to Ensuring Your Privacy

What You need to Do to Keep Your Details Private

Look over your social media settings. Many times, these are set to display your private information to everyone by default. You can set them to keep most information private, if you want.
Decrease your past post activity. On Facebook, you will find a feature that lets you limit how many of your past posts show up on your feed. You will find this in the Activity Log under “Limit Past Posts”.
Be suspicious when you are being asked questions. You may be asked to fill out questionnaires from time to time. These may come from sites you know as well as sites you have never visited before. Be careful about what information you give out and look at the privacy agreement before you give them any personal details. Many sites that offer these questionnaires are partnered with data brokers.
Opt out when you can. We can help you find out what sites you are able to opt out of data collection from. Not every site will allow this choice, but many will, and by opting out, you can limit how much of your information is being shared and collected.
Set your browser to “Do Not Track”. You will find that your browser has several tools you can use to limit data collection from the sites you visit. One of the most useful ones is the option to set site tracking to “do not track”. This can greatly help to keep your personal information private.
Keep checking. After you have opted out with one of the many data brokers, you need to keep checking with them. They may not retain your original records, but once new information hits the web, they may start collecting again. You will need to opt out again to get them to stop collection and sharing your information once more.
We can help. We have tools available that can automate the online privacy protection measures we have talked about here. Ask us about what we can do to protect your information and identity online.

Contact us today to enjoy your free consultation