Even if you still have your privacy notices,
we recommend that you use our "opt-out" notice rather than the companies' notices.
Most notices mailed to you were deliberately designed to make it harder for
you to "opt-out." Our notice puts the onus on the companies to respond to your
- If you threw away your notices, that's okay.
Our form notice can be sent to every company, and it's a lot easier to use
than their notices.
Print out our "Record of companies" sheet by clicking here (the sheet
will open in a new browser window.)
On this page, list the name, address and other key information of every company
that may have mailed you an opt-out statement. This sheet becomes an important
record for proving you've mailed opt-out notices, so file it away with other
After filling out this sheet, create your "opt-out" letters. We
have two formats of the sample letter available:
- A tip: If you're not sure which companies sent you opt-out forms, simply
list the name and address of any company that sends you statements in the
mail: banks, credit card companies, department stores, insurance companies,
etc. We recommend that you send notices to all of these companies.
to go to our sample OPT-OUT form letter (letter will open in a new browser
If your browser/system will not print from this form, you can also download
a text-only version of the sample letter:
Click here for the text-only
version of the sampleOPT-OUT form letter (letter will open in a new
TIP: You can copy the text, and paste it in any text editor, such as Notepad,
Wordpad, Word, etc. You can then add your personal information print the letter,
fill it out and then insert it in an envelope and mail.