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About Our Data

We use data for one purpose and one purpose alone: to help make your world more transparent.

Spokeo's Commitment to User Data Security

To enhance your experience, we collect certain types of user-generated data. This data is not part of the public information we make available through Spokeo search. We only share user-generated data with trusted third parties in accordance with our Privacy Policy. To secure that data, we adhere to industry-leading practices including complying with PCI, adopting ISO 27001 principles, submitting to regular audits, and continuously validating our infrastructure.


Usage Info

Information about your use of our website and mobile app

Info Collected Through Cookies

We use cookies, or small text files stored on your computer, to store data about your visits to our website

Account Info

Information you provide in creating a Spokeo account

Search History

The history of searches you conduct on our products

Submissions, Posts and Uploads

Information you provide when you post or upload to our products

Manually-Imported Contact Info

Contact information about you when others import or sync their contacts with Spokeo products

Manually-Entered Login Credentials

Certain features of our website must store your login credentials for other websites or services to function

Location Info

When you enable location-based features of Spokeo products, we may collect location data, such as GPS coordinates. Spokeo may also collect location data derived from your IP address

Where does Spokeo's profile data come from?

Public data sources are the foundation for what we do. Spokeo draws from a variety of publicly-accessible indexes, databases, and directories to construct detailed profiles with a wide range of information that can be used to make your world more transparent.


Consumer Indexes

Records of consumer profiles detailing age, name, address and other demographic details drawn from marketing databases

Phone Directories

Phone numbers drawn from white pages telephone directories

Email Databases

Email addresses linked to marketing demographic data

Property Records

Public property records from government offices around the country, including real estate deeds and assessor records

Social Networks

Public social profiles drawn from social networks

Court Records

Public criminal records from government offices across the U.S. Contains arrest and most wanted warrants, driving violations, sex offender data and fugitive records

Business Directories

Business listings pulled from the yellow pages telephone directories and other business directories. These listings include name, title, business address, website and email

Vital Statistics

Public records about life events documented by the government, including birth certificates, marriage licenses and death certificates


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