LexisNexis Individual Requests for Information Suppression Policy (Non-FCRA Opt-out Policy)
Individuals may request to opt-out of having personal information about themselves made available through certain LexisNexis products and services, in accordance with legal requirements or if permitted by LexisNexis policy. Such requests are referred to as “Information Suppressions.”
LexisNexis permits individuals to have certain personal information about themselves suppressed from KnowX® and Peoplewise, LexisNexis products which make public records available to the general public over the Internet.
Public and elected officials, including law enforcement officers, and private individuals who are facing a substantial risk of physical harm or who are victims of identity theft may request to have personal information about themselves suppressed from LexisNexis products and services available to subscribers of our restricted public records products. These products are available to commercial and government entities that meet LexisNexis credentialing requirements and are used to detect and prevent fraud, enforce transactions, perform due diligence, and other critical business and government functions.
LexisNexis does not suppress personal information from databases used by law enforcement customers.
LexisNexis also does not suppress personal information from the following products and services: products containing information regulated by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (except as required by law); third party data available through real time gateways; news; and legal documents.
This policy only applies to personal information that is available through LexisNexis-owned databases. Please note that Information Suppressions applied to LexisNexis databases will not prevent other companies or public records agencies from collecting or disseminating personal information.
Documentation Required for Suppression Requests
Requests for suppression from restricted public records products must include documentation substantiating the risk of physical harm or the individual's status as an identity theft victim. LexisNexis reserves the right to determine, in its sole reasonable discretion, what documentation meets this criteria. If your suppression request is not approved we will promptly inform you about that determination.
- If you are a victim of identity theft, submit a copy of a police report documenting the identity theft or documentation that verifies the identity theft claim such as a letter from your credit card company, and an Identity Theft Affidavit; or
- If you are a law enforcement officer or public official, submit a letter from your supervisor stating that your position exposes you to a threat of death or serious bodily harm; or
- If you are at risk of physical harm but do not work in law enforcement, submit a copy of a court protective order, a copy of a police report or similar documentation such as a letter from a shelter administrator or a health care professional
All suppression requests may be submitted using the online form at the link below. If the supporting documentation cannot be uploaded, individuals may submit their requests online, but also must email or mail the supporting documents to:
LexisNexis Individual Requests for Information Suppression
PO Box 933
Dayton, OH 45401
CLICK HERE to submit your suppression request as set forth above.
PLEASE NOTE: Information submitted to LexisNexis as part of a suppression request as set forth in this policy will be used solely in fulfilling the request. Information Suppression requests will be processed within a reasonable time or as required by law. If after implementation of an Information Suppression request, information about you is inadvertently included in a manner inconsistent with the above policy, please contact us promptly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.