How To Opt Out of Dynata – And Why You Should Do It
Dynata is an international research company that performs surveys of the general public on behalf of companies, political groups, and other organizations. The company was founded several years ago, and it conducts most of its surveys over the phone. The surveys can cover anything from consumer brand preferences to political opinions.
Companies including Nestle, PepsiCo, Spotify, and Starbucks have in the past made use of Dynata’s services. Political groups have also used Dynata’s services. If you own a phone, there is a very good chance that you have received a phone call from Dynata at one time or another.
In addition to your answers to questions included in the surveys, the company also collects personally identifiable information, including, but not limited to, full names, email addresses, telephone numbers, and residential addresses.
While survey companies like Dynata are legal and provide a needed service to companies and organizations (and don’t allow searching of your personal information), the personal information they collect could be stolen if a data breach occurs, allowing bad actors access to your personal information to use in their nefarious schemes.
You can have your personal information removed from Dynata’s servers, as well as other websites of its kind, including people-search and data broker websites.
In this article, I’ll tell you how you can contact Dynata to opt out of having your information stored by the company. I’ll also tell you about an easier way to get your personal information removed from Dynata and similar websites.
Why should I opt out of Dynata?
Companies like Dynata store your personal data for various reasons. While these types of websites, as well as people-search and data broker websites, are legal, many people do not realize how much of their personal data is being stored, sold, and traded by these websites and services.
Why would anyone need access to your personal data? While companies like Dynata are completely legal, That information could be put at risk if there is a data breach.
ProPrivacy urges our readers to immediately opt out of having their personal information collected, stored, and shared by Dynata and similar websites and services. We also strongly recommend that they have their personal information removed from the hundreds upon hundreds of people-search sites and data brokers.
How to opt out of Dynata
It’s relatively easy to opt out of having your personal information stored or shared by Dynata and similar websites. However, there are literally hundreds of survey, people-finder, and data broker sites that may also have your personal information on their servers. You’ll also likely find that your personal data could be available on many of these websites under variations of your name (for example, “Candy” or “Candice”), multiple email addresses, as well as multiple addresses and phone numbers.
Sure, if you don’t have a life, you may have plenty of time to spend days and days visiting these hundreds of websites to track down and delete all of your personal info. But there is a better way.
First, let’s take a look at how to get your personal information removed from Dynata. There are two ways to manually do so.
To remove your data from Dynata’s database
First, you can access the information the company has collected from or about you, allowing you to review, correct, or delete such information.
You can send an email request to: email@example.com.
Or, you can send a request via snail mail to:
4 Research Drive
Shelton, Connecticut 06484 USA
Attention: Legal – Information Request
You’ll want to contact Dynata every few months or so to ensure that your data has not made a return to the website.
How to opt out of receiving calls from Dynata
Register on the National Do Not Call Registry
U.S. readers will want to register on the National Do Not Call Registry, a free service that allows you to opt out of unwanted telemarketing calls. Visit donotcall.gov and add your phone number to the registry. Once you’ve registered, Dynata and other survey companies and telemarketers are prohibited from calling you.
Contact Dynata directly
If you receive calls from Dynta and wish to opt out only from calls from the company. You can do so in one of three ways:
- You can call Dynata’s official support line (1-833-757-1746 for North America or 1-801-341-0764 for other regions).
- Send an email request to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Or, send an opt out request via snail mail to:Dynata, LLC4 Research DriveShelton, Connecticut 06484 USAAttention: Legal – Information Request
You can also block the number on your iPhone or Android smartphone, although this may be futile, as survey firms like Dynata often place their call from multiple phone numbers to try to get around call blocking.
How to remove yourself from other survey, people-search, and data broker sites
Now that you’ve opted out of calls from Dynata and had your personal information removed from its servers, you’re all set, right?
Dynata is not the only site of its kind and there are hundreds of other websites that could store your personal information on their servers.
Websites that may have their hands on your personal data can include, but are not limited to:
As we’ve discovered, manually opting out of people-finder and data broker sites is reasonably easy. Unfortunately, you’ll spend quite a bit of your valuable time manually opting out of every individual website. Plus, even when all of your info is removed, it will likely make a return to the site later down the line.
Luckily, there is an easy way to remove your personal information from multiple websites at once. A data removal service can simultaneously reach out to survey sites, data brokers, and people-finder sites to have your data deleted or to opt out of receiving phone calls, all for a nominal subscription fee.
The top data removal service to opt out of survey, data broker, and people-search sites
In this section, we’ll take a closer look at the top-ranked data removal service.
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