Privacy and Security

Accounts and Registration

What is an Advanced Background Report? Top Of Page

An Advanced Background Report is a single comprehensive report that can be run on virtually any individual found in our database. When you run a name, address, or phone search, click one of the returned names to view the details for that person. An Advanced Background Report searches over 10 billion records and automatically cross references the results to single easy-to-read document.

Where does your data come from? Top Of Page

Our records come from databases that are compiled by various public offices and agencies with the intent and purpose of being made available for the public.

What type of searches are available on your website? Top Of Page

Our website offers name and address records, phone records, marriage records, divorce records, real property records, bankruptcy/tax lien/civil judgment records, and criminal records. If we do not have what you are looking for, please check back in the future because we are constantly updating our data and adding new public record sources.

What criteria should be used when searching your website? Top Of Page

Our public records databases contain over 10 billion records from a wide variety of public record sources. There are multiple ways our databases can be searched. Search criteria can include:

  1. Name
  2. Date of Birth, or Age
  3. House Number, Street Name
  4. City, State
  5. Zip code
  6. Phone Number

We encourage you to experiment by running multiple searches with different combinations of search criteria. The records in our database come from many public record sources and individual's nam could be spelled differently in separate databases.

Will your website offer searches for me if I would like to look up an old friend? Top Of Page

Our website is the most powerful, automated, self-service, public record retrieval system on the web. Our system is self-serve, and we don't currently have support staff available that will run searches for you.

Why are there old addresses listen when I look myself up on your website? Top Of Page

We provide records dating back from the early 1980's to the present. The database contains long address histories on some individuals, which may be why an old address is showing up in your search results. Your current address is most likely in the database, but not being returned in your result set.

Why was my name and address out of date when I looked up myself on your website? Top Of Page

Our database contains over 10 billion records. When you consider there are approximately 290 million people in the United States, this means there are about 34 records for every person. Records are never deleted from our database and are continually added. Every time an individual moves, and a new address is reported, it is added to the database. The old address remains in the database as well. We have records dating back to the early 1980's which equates to a nearly 40-year address history for some individuals. When you receive your results, be aware that you may receive more than one historical record for your individual.

Is there a way to search a Social Security number? Top Of Page

Social Security Numbers are considered "personal identifiers" and are not contained in our database results or query screens (excluding death searches)

Is there a way to contact someone once I have found them on your website? Top Of Page

Our website is a great tool for locating lost friends and classmates. But it does not give our users the ability to directly contact individuals listed in the database. We encourage you to contact an individual found in the database by using standard mail or a phone number, both of which we can provide.

What are the privacy policies on your website? Top Of Page

You can view our privacy policies here. You can also view our terms & conditions for more information.

How can I remove myself from your database? Top Of Page

Our website values your privacy and if requested, can block your records from being shown in many, BUT NOT ALL, of our search results. If you would like some information blocked, to do so please click the link below:

Click here to "opt out"

Is my personal information added to your database by your web site? Top Of Page

No. Our web site requires personal information for billing purposes only. To complete your registration with us, you will be required to provide payment information, which includes your credit card number and expiration date. This information will only be used to complete a transaction and will never be added to our public records databases.

What exactly is a Secure Server Top Of Page

A secure server is a system that uses methods of encrypting the data passed between your computer and ours. It prevents your credit card and personal user information from being intercepted and abused by unauthorized entities on the internet.

What kind of information does your web site collect on me? Top Of Page

By registering with our web site, you will be asked for your name, address, and similar information. Private Eye only collects personally identifiable information with your consent.

What is the registration process?Top Of Page

You do not need to be a member to run a search on Private Eye.

Are there cookies used with your website??Top Of Page

Yes. Employing cookies is necessary for Private Eye to complete any transaction. Cookies can help us detect potential fraud or misuse of our system. Cookies also allow us to store your user-ID during your visit to keep track of reports you have ordered or any updates to those reports so that we can better assist your needs.