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    How to Opt Out of offers two separate opt out processes, one for members and one for non-members. We’ll cover both paths below.

    Opting Out of for Members

    1. Visit the Website: Go to using your web browser. 

    • Enter your sign in credentials and click ‘Login.’ opt out members homepage

    2. Once logged in, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click ‘Do Not Sell My Personal Information.’ opt out members do not sell my info

    3. On the privacy page, scroll down to the heading ‘Updating or Removing Your Information.’

    • Click the link outlined in the image. opt out members remove your information

    4. Scroll down to the free members section and click ‘CLICK HERE.’ opt out members your information

    5. Select your reason for removal and click the ‘REMOVE REGISTRATION’ button. opt out members remove your member info

    6. A notification will appear to confirm the removal of your profile. opt out members removal confirmation

    Opting Out of for Non-Members​

    1. Visit the Website: Go to using your web browser. 

    • From the homepage, select the state where you graduated high school.

    2. In the next section, click on the first letter of the city where you graduated high school.

    •   Select the city from the list provided. opt out non members city

    3. Next, select the first letter of the school attended and then continue to click the full name of the school below. opt out non members school

    4. Locate and click on your profile by browsing through the information provided. If you cannot find your profile, you may have to check the alumni list found at the bottom of the page. 

    • Copy your profile URL from the search bar. opt out non members profile url

    5. Email at [email protected] and request that your personal information be permanently removed from their site. Be sure to include your profile URL.

    What is

    Classmates is a data broker website that provides people search services and related educational and graduation information.

    It serves as a resource for finding and connecting with people who you might have lost contact with after graduating, or to connect with alumni  from your school or industry.

    Classmatesgathers its data from a wide range of sources, including public records, other data brokers, government entities, the internet, and other sources.

    While there are many useful and convenient aspects of Classmates, there are some reputation and privacy concerns and some users choose to remove their information from data broker sites like Classmates.

    Why you should remove your information from

    Data brokers like Classmates gather and sell personal data, often without explicit consent, leading to unwanted marketing and potential inaccuracies in the information available about you online.

    Having your personal details publicly accessible can increase risks such as identity theft, doxxing, stalking, and other forms of harassment, both online and physically.

    These platforms often sell ads to companies who purposely use language that can imply legal troubles, such as court or arrest records, even if you don’t have any.

    Ultimately, it’s about having control over your own information. It’s your right to decide who has access to your details and for what purpose.

    Removing your info from data brokers is a way to regain some of that control over your digital footprint and online privacy.

    What kind of information is available on

    Classmates primarily functions as a data broker providing people search information based on their education. The data they compile and make available includes, but is not limited to:

    • First Name
    • Middle Name
    • Last Name
    • Graduation Year
    • School Address
    • Reunion Information
    • Yearbooks
    • Photos
    • Related Links

    How did get my information?

    Sites like Classmates acquire data from various sources, combining public records with purchased private data.

    • Public records: These include voter registrations, property deeds, court records, and marriage licenses.
    • Business records: Information from business operations is also accessible and aggregated by these platforms.
    • Credit Bureaus and Financial Institutions: They provide basic personal details under certain circumstances, though not direct credit histories.
    • Telecom Companies: Subscriber lists are used to develop databases of phone numbers and addresses.
    • Social Media and Online Sources: Public data from social networks and platforms like LinkedIn is harvested.
    • Third-party Data Brokers: They may purchase additional personal data from specialized brokers.

    A lot of this information is what you might not realize you’re giving away when you sign up for things online. That information, depending on how it is collected, can be bought and sold in bulk. This is kind of like a less malicious version of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal.

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    Frequently asked questions

    What is a data broker?

    Data broker sites gather and sell your personal information. They aggregate the data to create public profiles with your contact details, job history, legal records, addresses, shopping, and financial history.

    What is Classmates?

    Classmates is a website that allows users to search for individuals using their first and last names or by browsing graduating classes from colleges and universities.

    It serves as a resource for finding and connecting with people who you might have lost contact with after graduating, or to connect with alumni  from your school or industry.

    Users should be cautious and consider the ethical implications of accessing sensitive information. Additionally, the reliance on public records can sometimes lead to outdated or incorrect data, potentially complicating rather than simplifying the search process.

    Why is my information on Classmates?

    Your information can end up on Classmates because they collect data from various sources. This includes public records like voter lists and property deeds, business records, and even basic details from credit bureaus and telecom companies.

    How did Classmates get my information?

    Information that you share casually online or that becomes public record through everyday activities can be easily obtained and used by data brokers like Classmates.

    How can I remove my information from Classmates?

    You can opt-out of having your personal information on Classmates. You can follow our step-by-step guide here. Opt Out Guide

    Need someone to quickly remove your info from Classmates or from multiple data brokers? Guaranteed Removals offers a service just for that.

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    How can I remove Classmates from my Google search results?

    In order to remove information from Classmates from Google search results, you’ll first need to opt out of their site and remove your information there. Check our Classmates opt out guide for that.

    Once your information has been removed from Classmates you can use Google’s Remove Outdated Content tool. Select the option “To refresh Google’s outdated result for a webpage that has changed.” Submit the link where your information appeared. Google will recrawl the page to ensure the information has been removed. This can take anywhere from an hour or up to a few days depending on the site being crawled and Google’s crawlers. You can check back on the tool to see the status. Once it has finished crawling the page it should be approved and the link will no longer be included in Google search results.

    How long does it take to remove my info from Classmates?

    Opting out of Classmates should only take a few minutes. However it could take several weeks to complete the process if there are any issues processing the request.

    If you run into any trouble, our team of experts is here to help.

    How much does it cost to remove my info from Classmates?

    Opting out of Classmates is completely free.

    If you’re short on time or need help, Guaranteed Removals can remove your information for a small fee. We also offer a service to remove your details from all major data brokers.

    What can I do if my info comes back on Classmates?

    If your info shows up again on Classmates, you might have to opt out again. Data brokers often refresh their databases, causing removed info to reappear.

    Guaranteed Removals personal information removal service includes continuous monitoring of major data brokers to remove new listings that appear.