June 4, 2016

The Process

The Five Ports of Your Privacy Journey

Below are the Five Ports (or stages) you’ll experience on your Privacy Journey. The same ports apply for our Starter, Basic, and VIP Clients.

Port One: Identify & Initiate

This initial port (or stage) consists of identifying the record(s) tied to you on each website and initiating removal procedures. How do we do this? Our tightly-united, expertly-trained crew of opt out professionals manually scour each site and company for your provided / discovered information. Once it is identified, we initiate the appropriate proven opt-out process for the website from our secure office in Los Angeles, California. Depending on the data company, this is a manual mix of submitting online forms, sending emails, sending documentation packets via U.S. mail, and making phone calls.

Two or more sweeps are often done at this initial stage - we want to ensure each record tied to you is accounted for, since information from years ago may still be used in attempts to find you / discover more information. That’s why we never limit the name variations, addresses, phone numbers, or emails that we search for. At this point we assemble your Initial Privacy Report - a general review of your privacy situation with normal timeframes.

These first sweeps from the sites are the most intense part of this voyage - and we do it the most effective way possible: with manual, white-glove navigation and an expert human eye to detail. At the completion of your stop at this port you’ll be receiving your first full Privacy Report Update - a highly-detailed, site-by-site review of every place your information is found. Each site will be in red or black. Sites in the black are sites where we were either able to delete your information immediately or where the information was not found. Sites in red are sites which still hold your information - we accompany this with an estimated timeframe for removal and process notations from our office (letting you know exactly what we’re doing to handle the situation). Please note that individuals with extremely common names (i.e. John Smith), multiple name variations, and multiple living locations may take a few days longer to complete.

Port Two: Review & Secondary Clean-Up

Shortly after receiving your next Privacy Report Update, we’ll be monitoring all sites to ensure compliance with the removal requests in the expected timeframes. This is also where we address any immediate repopulations, previously-hidden partial records, or tech errors on the sites that may have arisen during the first sweeps.

Port Three: Google Clean-Up

A unique offering of PrivacyDuck, this is the extra work, the extra hoisting that makes all the difference in your privacy journey: the deletion of now-irrelevant search results on Google. What do we mean by this? When a page is deleted from a website (for example, your profile page from WhitePages), the reflection on Google is not immediate. So if you Google yourself, you’ll still see your record and possibly your information in the gray text below the listing on Google’s search page. However, if you click on it, the page is gone. So why is this link still there?

This is referred to as a Dead Link. Think of the Google Search Engine listing as a reference card at the library: a book may be removed from the library’s catalogue, but the record of the book may still be there until the library updates the card catalogue. The same scenario applies here. If we do nothing, the Dead Link will still come off in 3-6 weeks. However, we submit each page - as it comes down - to Google’s Dead Link Submission Form. In most cases, this gets the link off the page in a matter of days - greatly enhancing the speed of your privacy.

Port Four: End of Repopulations

Do repopulations of data happen? Sometimes, yes. But it’s not always everything and it’s only on a handful of sites. This most commonly happens in the first several weeks. Here’s why it happens: one site might have a near instant-deletion process, but another site takes 2-3 weeks. Commonly, the quicker site scrapes from the longer-to-remove site once or twice. We monitor for this and we’ll be on it immediately. This is a normal and expected part of the process, a whack-a-mole game of data removal that we always win.

Port Five: Moving Forward & Heading Home

With your Basic and Premium Privacy services we’ll continue monitoring and reporting back to you for the next three months. Usually by month two all sites serviced by those programs are fully removed and repopulations are not happening. That extra month allows us to service any outstanding situations, should they arise.

Your Basic and Premium Privacy services removes you from a select number of sites (listed below).Our signature VIP Privacy service removes from every possible source, as well as any new people search sources that may come online in the next year. Industry-specific, people search sites, such as ContactAnyCelebrity.com, Avvo.com, and CorporationWiki may be addressed with our custom VIP Privacy - Stage & Craft, VIP Privacy - Legal, or VIP Privacy - Business Owners services, also good for 12 months.

How We Protect Your Data on the Voyage

Your PrivacyDuck services provide complete personal information and record removal from people search sites and sources - including cached Google entries. How is this done safely, in a way that does not put your data at more risk of exposure? Carefully. Here are the details:

Each record removal is achieved using a mixture of each data company’s / site’s established, tested, proven removal procedures and our own legal demand tactics. Our goal together is your privacy; therefore, PrivacyDuck is the only opt-out firm to:

  1. Never outsource or contract the work in any fashion
  2. Maintain a close-knit, well-trained boutique firm with highly-screened, long-term crew members
  3. Never display your info/data on an internal “customer dashboard”, or give you yet another password to worry about
  4. Never partner with other companies to offer cross-company incentives or promotions
  5. Never rely on computer algorithms or scraping to find record variations - it’s all human eyes, all of the time
  6. Never store your credit card; no surprise charges, hacking vulnerability, or automatic renewals
  7. Other points that make us distinct: 1) From the first moment until the end of your service you can actually call and speak to the people handling your privacy, 2) All of our services are good for you and one other person in your household, 3) We don’t cap your name variations, addresses, phone numbers, or emails to remove, 4), We use expertly-trained, real people in our secure Los Angeles office, and 5) We’re the only company to follow-through on Google deletion (Dead Links)

    To learn more about PrivacyDuck and our services please download our 2018 PrivacyDuck Process & Services Guide, email us at will@privacyduck.com, or call us at 415-320-1845! We can also find us on YouTube and Twitter.

Starter Privacy ($99)

Service Details:
  • Sources Covered: 12
  • People Covered: 2 (Additions Available)
  • Name Variations: Unlimited
  • Addresses, Phones, & Emails Covered: Unlimited
  • Time to Remove: 1-2 Weeks in Most Cases
  • First Report: Within 7-10 Days
  • Follow-Up Reporting: Monthly for 6 Months
  • Report Delivery: PDF Delivered Via Email (Paper Upgrade Available)
  • Renewal Terms: 50% off Same Service within 1 Year
  • Upgrade Terms: May Apply Cost to Larger Service within 1 Year
  • Service Last Updated: December 2017
  • 90-Day Money-Back Satisfaction Guarantee / Refund Terms:New services as of November 20, 2016. 90 Day Monday-Back Guarantee if not removed from at least 90% of the listed companies - and we'll keep working until it is resolved.
  • Additional Notes: PrivacyDuck Discount Programs do not apply to Starter Privacy. Work on your service begins after registration; first report is delivered within 7-10 days of receiving Client Information to Remove. Sites may not be substituted. Service is non-transferable. PrivacyDuck does not store your card information; we do not automatically renewal. Additional individuals (3 or more) may be added to this service in increments of 2 for 75% of the original fee (option available at checkout).

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Starter Privacy Service by PrivacyDuck Removes From:
  • Acxiom.com
  • AmeriDex.com
  • BackgroundAlert.com
  • BeenVerified.com
  • DirectMail.com
  • DoNotCall.gov
  • IDTrue.com
  • InstantCheckmate.com
  • LexisNexis.com
  • Nuwber.com
  • OKCaller.com
  • TruthFinder.com

Basic Privacy ($499)

Service Details:
  • Sources Covered: 86
  • People Covered: 2 (Additions Available)
  • Name Variations: Unlimited
  • Addresses, Phones, & Emails Covered: Unlimited
  • Time to Remove: 2-4 Weeks in Most Cases
  • First Report: Within 7-10 Days Days
  • Follow-Up Reporting: Monthly for 12 Months
  • Report Delivery: PDF Delivered Via Email (Paper Upgrade Available)
  • Renewal Terms: 50% off Same Service within 1 Year
  • Upgrade Terms: May Apply Cost to Larger Service within 1 Year
  • Service Last Updated: December 2017
  • 90-Day Money-Back Satisfaction Guarantee / Refund Terms:New services as of November 20, 2016. 90 Day Monday-Back Guarantee if not removed from at least 90% of the listed companies - and we'll keep working until it is resolved.
  • Additional Notes: PrivacyDuck Discount Programs may apply to Basic Privacy; see our Discount Programs for more information and promo codes. Work on your service begins after registration; first report is delivered within 7-10 days of receiving Client Information to Remove. Sites may not be substituted. Service is non-transferable. PrivacyDuck does not store your card information; we do not automatically renewal. Additional individuals (3 or more) may be added to this service in increments of 2 for 75% of the original fee (option available at checkout).

Sign Up for Basic Privacy Now

Basic Privacy Service by PrivacyDuck Removes From:
  • 411.com
  • Addresses.com
  • AllAreaCodes.com
  • AmeriDex.com
  • AmericanListCounsel (ALC)
  • AmericaPhoneBook.com
  • AnyWho.com
  • Archives.com
  • Acxiom.com
  • BackgroundAlert.com
  • BeenVerified.com
  • BRBPublications.com
  • Check-Caller.com
  • Centerex.com
  • CriminalRecords.com
  • DataLogix / Oracle
  • DexKnows.com
  • DirectMail.com
  • DMAChoice.org
  • DogPile.com
  • DoNotCall.gov
  • EBureau.com
  • EMailFinder.com
  • EveryDayLookUp.com
  • FamilyTreeNow.com
  • FreePhoneTracer.com
  • FreePeopleDirectory.com
  • Identity.com
  • IDTrue.com
  • Inflection.com
  • Intelligence @ TowerData.com
  • Intelius.com
  • InstantCheckmate.com
  • IQData.com
  • LexisNexis.com
  • LookUp.com
  • Lycos.com
  • MelissaData.com
  • MyLife.com
  • Neighbor.Report
  • Nuwber.com
  • OKCaller.com
  • PCH.com (Publisher’s Clearing House)
  • PeopleByName.com
  • PeopleFinders.com
  • PeopleSearch14.com
  • PeopleSearchNow.com
  • PeopleSmart.com
  • PeopleVerified.com
  • Persopo.com
  • PhoneBook.com
  • PhoneBooks.com
  • PhoneDetective.com
  • PhoneOwner.com
  • PublicRecords.com
  • PublicRecordsNow.com
  • PublicWhitePages.com
  • PrivateEye.com
  • Premium.WhitePages.com
  • Profilogical.com
  • Pub360.com
  • Radaris.com
  • Reunion.com
  • ReversePhoneLookUp.com
  • SearchBug.com
  • SuperPages.com
  • Spokeo.com
  • SpyFly.com
  • TelephoneDirectories.us
  • ThatsThem.com
  • ThePublicRecords.com
  • TowerData.com
  • TrueRep.com
  • TruthFinder.com
  • Trustoria.com
  • USA.com
  • USABackground.com
  • USA-People-Search.com
  • VeriSpy.com
  • WhitePages.com
  • WhitePages.Plus
  • WhoWhere.com
  • YellowBook.com
  • YellowPages.com
  • YourPublicProfile.com
  • ZabaSearch.com

VIP Privacy ($999)

Service Details:
  • Sources Covered:167+
  • People Covered: 2 (Additions Available)
  • Name Variations: Unlimited
  • Addresses, Phones, & Emails Covered: Unlimited
  • Time to Remove: 2-3 Months in Most Cases
  • First Report: Within 7-10 Days Days
  • Follow-Up Reporting: Monthly for 12 Months
  • Report Delivery: PDF Delivered Via Email (Paper Upgrade Available)
  • Renewal Terms: 50% off Same Service within 1 Year
  • Upgrade Terms: May Apply Cost to Larger Service within 1 Year
  • Service Last Updated: December 2017
  • 90-Day Money-Back Satisfaction Guarantee / Refund Terms:New services as of November 20, 2016. 90 Day Monday-Back Guarantee if not removed from at least 90% of the listed companies - and we'll keep working until it is resolved.
  • Additional Notes: PrivacyDuck Discount Programs may apply to Basic Privacy; see our Discount Programs for more information and promo codes. Work on your service begins after registration; first report is delivered within 7-10 days of receiving Client Information to Remove. Sites may not be substituted. Service is non-transferable. PrivacyDuck does not store your card information; we do not automatically renewal. Additional individuals (3 or more) may be added to this service in increments of 2 for 75% of the original fee (option available at checkout).

Sign Up for VIP Privacy Now

VIP Privacy Service by PrivacyDuck Removes From:
  • 411.com
  • 411Locate.com
  • AccountancyCA.com
  • Addresses.com
  • AddressSearch.com
  • AdvancedBackgroundChecks.com
  • AlarmsCalifornia.org
  • AllAreaCodes.com
  • AmericanListCounsel (ALC)
  • AmericaPhoneBook.com
  • AmeriDex.com
  • AncientFaces.com
  • AnyWho.com
  • Archives.com
  • Arivify.com
  • AutoRepairCA.org
  • Acxiom.com
  • BackgroundAlert.com
  • BackgroundReport360.com
  • BeenVerified.com
  • BlockShopper.com
  • BRBPublications.com
  • CaliforniaBrokers.org
  • CaliforniaEngineering.org
  • CaliforniaLicensing.org
  • CaliforniaNursing.org
  • CaliforniaPharmacists.org
  • CaliforniaSecurity.com
  • CellPhoneRegistry.com
  • Check-Caller.com
  • CIS (Customer Information Systems)
  • ClassFinders.com
  • Centerex.com
  • City-Data.com
  • ContractorsCalifornia.org
  • CourtRecords.org
  • CourtRegistry.org
  • Criminal-Records.org
  • CriminalRecords.com
  • CriminalPages.com
  • DeathRecords.org
  • DentistsCalifornia.org
  • DataLogix / Oracle
  • DexKnows.com
  • DirectMail.com
  • DMAChoice.org
  • DogPile.com
  • DoNotCall.gov
  • EBureau.com
  • EMailFinder.com
  • EMailTracer.com
  • EveryDayLookUp.com
  • FamilyTreeNow.com
  • FindMyPast.com
  • FireArmsCalifornia.org
  • FLVoters.com
  • FreeBackgroundCheck.us
  • FreeEmailTrace.com
  • FreePhoneTracer.com
  • FreePeopleDirectory.com
  • GovBackgroundChecks.com
  • GovernmentRegistry.org
  • GovRegistry.us
  • Homemetry.com
  • Identity.com
  • IDStrong.com
  • IDTrue.com
  • Inflection.com
  • InfoPay.com
  • InfoRegistry.com
  • IntelRegistry.com
  • InstantCheckmate.com
  • InstantPeopleFinder.com
  • Inteligator.com
  • Intelligence @ TowerData.com
  • Intelius.com
  • IQData.com
  • LexisNexis.com
  • LookUp.com
  • Lycos.com
  • MarriageRecords.org
  • MashPanel.com
  • MelissaData.com
  • MyHeritage.com
  • MyLife.com
  • MyRelatives.com
  • Neighbor.Report
  • NDB.com
  • NJParcels.com
  • NotariesCalifornia.com
  • Number2Name.com
  • Nuwber.com
  • OKCaller.com
  • OptOutPreScreen.com
  • PCH.com (Publisher’s Clearing House)
  • PhoneDetective.com
  • PhoneRegistry.com
  • PeekYou.com
  • PeepDB.com
  • PeopleByName.com
  • PeopleFinder.com
  • PeopleFinders.com
  • PeopleLookUp.com
  • PeopleSearch14.com
  • PeopleSearchNow.com
  • PeopleSifter.com
  • PeopleSmart.com
  • PeopleSpy.com
  • PeopleVerified.com
  • Persopo.com
  • Pipl.com
  • PhoneBook.com
  • PhoneBooks.com
  • PhoneDetective.com
  • PhoneOwner.com
  • PublicRecords.com
  • PublicRecords360.com
  • PublicRecordsChecks.com
  • PublicRecords.Directory
  • PublicRecordsNow.com
  • PublicRecordSpy.com
  • PublicWhitePages.com
  • PrivateEye.com
  • Premium.WhitePages.com
  • Profilogical.com
  • Pub360.com
  • Radaris.com
  • Records.Estate
  • RecordsAuthority.com
  • RetroSleuth.com
  • Reunion.com
  • ReverseGenie.com
  • ReverseMobile.com
  • ReverseNumberDatabase.com
  • ReversePhoneLookUp.com
  • ReversePhoneCheck.com
  • SalesSpider.com
  • StateRecords.org
  • SearchBug.com
  • SuperPages.com
  • Spokeo.com
  • SpyFly.com
  • TennHelp.com
  • TelephoneDirectories.us
  • ThatsThem.com
  • TheIdentityPages.com
  • ThePublicRecords.com
  • TowerData.com
  • TrueRep.com
  • TruthFinder.com
  • Trustoria.com
  • USA.com
  • USABackground.com
  • USA-People-Search.com
  • USAProfilePages.com
  • VisualWho.com
  • VeriSpy.com
  • Veromi.com
  • Vin.Place
  • WhitePages.com
  • WhitePagesGoesGreen.com
  • WhitePages.Plus
  • WhoWhere.com
  • YellowBook.com
  • YellowPages.com
  • YellowPagesGoesGreen.com
  • YourPublicProfile.com
  • ZabaSearch.com