How to Opt Out of Nuwber Data Collection

Are you tired of data collection sites like Nuwber getting your personal information? If so, we’ll show you how to remove your data and how to protect it from any future collection.
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These days it’s hard to go online without having your personal information collected. That’s why policies such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) have been implemented.[1]  Because increasing amounts of personal data get used for internet transactions, consumers are looking for ways to keep their information safe.

Data collection websites use publicly available information from the internet to answer business questions and compete with other companies. The information also helps power algorithms. Data collection can help with marketing research to assist businesses in reaching more customers. But that doesn’t mean you’re always happy to share your private details online.

If you’ve discovered that your personally identifiable information (PII) is available on the Nuwber website, we’ll provide the steps to opt out. Follow along with our guide to get your private information back where it belongs: safe in your hands.

In this article
How did Nuwber get my information?
How to opt out of Nuwber
Tips to stop your data from being used online
FAQs on Nuwber data collection
Bottom line

How did Nuwber get my information?

People-search sites such as Nuwber can find your information from publicly available sources like social media platforms and phone directories. These sites can also use third-party suppliers to find the information for them from a variety of places that may include government public records and businesses you’ve interacted with in the past. An example may be a real estate agent or car dealer.

The kinds of data these collection websites look for could be any of the following:

  • Current home address
  • Prior addresses
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Birth date
  • Social profiles
  • Family members
  • Real estate transactions
  • Work history
  • Criminal records
  • Education history

With so many ways for these websites to get your data, it can sometimes be challenging to stay safe online, but there are ways to make it harder for these companies to get your information.

How to opt out of Nuwber

If seeing how much information can be available on Nuwber seems a little frightening, there are two ways you can opt out of the website data collection. You can either use automated removal tools or opt out of Nuwber manually. When you want to remove your information from the internet, either of these methods can be beneficial.

When you remove your information from Nuwber, you’ll want to use a disposable email account or mask your email to avoid ending up on marketing lists. Remember, these companies also work with third-party suppliers that can distribute your email.

How to opt out of Nuwber with automated removal tools

Automated removal tools take care of the work for you once you submit your personal information. Programs such as DeleteMe or Incogni search for your data and then remove it from websites that collect it.

  1. Download the removal tool software of your choice.
  2. Set up your account.
  3. Send data removal requests using the dashboard.

How to opt out of Nuwber manually

When you don’t use an automated removal tool, you still have the option to remove your information but keep in mind you should check back to make sure the website honored your request. Here’s how to manually opt out of Nuwber:

  1. Enter your name and state in the form on Nuwber.com to locate your listing.
  2. Copy the URL for your listing and paste it into the field shown at the following link: https://nuwber.com/removal/link.
  3. Enter your email address and select the Remove button.
  4. Check for a confirmation email from Nuwber to confirm your removal request.

When opting out of Nuwber, always check for any aliases or maiden names. These are essential to locating all possible data.

Tips to stop your data from being used online

Although there are tons of data collection websites to track your information, there are some ways to keep online tracking to a minimum. One of the easiest ways to stop your data from being used online is to clear cookies. Websites use these files to customize your internet experience, but it also leaves a trail for your internet searches to be tracked.

You can use a data removal tool, as mentioned above, to keep a check on your private information usage. Changing your privacy settings can cut down on the number of trackers you have, too. Using an ad blocker may also keep those annoying pop-up ads from appearing on your browser and collecting your information.

Because data broker websites collect your private data, opting out may stop them from reselling or sharing your information with other data broker sites, such as MyLife and Whitepages. Learning to stay anonymous online can also reduce the odds of your data being used now and in the future.

It's a good idea to check your state's privacy laws to see if you're allowed to control your personal info online if a company won't comply with your removal request. There may be policies in place to protect you from website data collectors.

FAQs on Nuwber data collection


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Is Nuwber a legitimate site?

Nuwber is a legitimate site from the standpoint that it has the right to collect information, but it should be noted that there are numerous complaints regarding the information collected on the Better Business Bureau site. It is also not accredited by the Better Business Bureau.


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Does Nuwber have the right to use my data?

Nuwber has the right to use your data, but it must adhere to privacy regulations set by your state, as with the CCPA. You have the right to request that the website deletes your information.


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How long does it take Nuwber to process my opt-out request?

The removal process takes up to 48 hours to complete your opt-out request. It’s a good idea to check back on the Nuwber website to see if your listing has been deleted. If not, you should email support@nuwber.com.

Bottom line

If you’ve ever looked on Nuwber and found more of your personal information than you thought would be available online, rest assured there are ways to remove the collected data. To help with those data concerns, you can also remove your information from Google search results to decrease your online footprint.

Keeping your name and personal results off the internet can be a challenging endeavor, but with the help of automated removal tools and manual opting-out processes, it’s still possible to keep personal details to yourself.

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Citations

[1] What Is CCPA? California Privacy Laws and How They Protect Consumers