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Why Opting Out of Family Tree is a Legitimate Reason
1. Enable cookies
3. In Item 1, at the end of the paragraph: Click "Opt Out"
4. You'll be taken to another screen. After confirming you're not a robot, Click
5. Enter your name in search box
6. Find your correct name and birthday
7. Click red 'opt out' button
8. If you see this screen- SUCCESS!
9. Check back in 48 hours to repeat the search and confirm you correctly opted out.
Disconnecting from our Connected World
It seems purposefully tricky to opt out, possibly because opting out would mean that the website couldn't sell your details to marketers and third-party advertisers. It will say that it will take up to 48 hours for your profile to disappear, but it will probably be a lot quicker than that. You can also email them, but we don’t recommend it, as this site has bee inundated with angry citizens concerned with privacy.
Digital Privacy gets more complicated
Some people say that Googling yourself only makes it worse, by creating aggregate datapoint pathways to further confirm you, in fact, are YOU. It acts sort of like SEO or Search Engine Optimization for your identity. We say–do a privacy check-up twice a year and opt out of everything you can.
Stay safe and mindful in our wireless world. And here's one more way to make sure you do: Check out CreepBlockers!
About The Author:
August Brice, Founder, Tech Wellness and SaferTech. August’s passion is to bring mindfulness and balance to our relationship with technology. She began her wellness journey over 25 years ago, when as a young mother and the busy Co-CEO of a successful advertising agency, August developed symptoms which she later identified as electro-magnetic sensitivity or ES. That began her journey to learn more and share what she learned with others. Her first videos on the subject were published over a dozen years ago. She is a patent holder, along with Dr. Carlo on a device designed to protect users from the RF radiation put out by our smart phones. Unlike most other sites dealing with these topics, Tech Wellness vets all posts through a panel of world renowned experts and independently purchases and tests products that claim to offer protection. August’s mission is to be a trusted resource for people searching for balance with their technology.