EasyOptOuts vs Removaly 2022: Best Data Removal Services

Here at Removaly, we consider it crucial to provide a wide expanse of information for those looking to remove their personal information from the Internet. Because of this, we like to provide comparison guides, comparing Removaly to alternative data removal services.

The comparison we will be making here today is Removaly vs EasyOptOuts, a new-to-the-scene data removal service based right here in the United States. Below, we are going to dive into several comparisons between EasyOptOuts and Removaly, in the hopes of helping you to make the best decision for your unique set of needs.

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In this comparison guide, we are going to discuss and contrast EasyOptOuts company information, number of sites removed, customer service, pricing, frequency of scanning, and some pros and cons of EasyOptOuts vs Removaly.

What We Know About EasyOptOuts

EasyOptOuts is a US-based data removal service started in 2020. Started by childhood friends Ben and Tyler, EasyOptOuts is the closest comparison to Removaly in terms of its structure. Per their website’s About page: “It’s just us. We’re US-based, investor-free, debt-free, and independent of any pressure to compromise our values or your privacy.”

While very new to the data removal scene, Ben and Tyler seem to have a strong grasp of what gaps exist in the space. EasyOptOuts works to make the opt out process simple, barebones, and affordable for all.

Fast Facts on EasyOptOuts vs Removaly

Websites Covered120 Sites51 Sites
Frequency of ScanningEvery 4 MonthsFull Daily Scans
Annual Cost (1 Person)$19.99$119.40
Annual Cost (2 People)$39.98$179.40
Annual Cost (4 People)$79.96$239.40
Multiple Name/Address CombosCoveredCovered
LocationUnited StatesUnited States
Outside InvestorsNo, Self-FundedNo, Self-Funded

Sites Removed: EasyOptOuts vs Removaly

Currently, as of March 2022, EasyOptOuts covers the removal of users’ personally identifiable information from 120 websites. With a strong mix of standard people search sites such as BeenVerified, pseudo “social networks” like MyLife, and phone number databases like PrivateNumberChecker, EasyOptOuts offers a strong mix of sites they remove from.

In comparison, Removaly currently removes users’ personally identifiable information (or PII) from 51 people search websites and data brokers. Included in our list is such sites as Intelius, CheckPeople, MyLife, CheckThem, Radaris, and many more. We offer a comprehensive list of what sites we remove from here, as well as explanations as to what they are and what they do.

While EasyOptOuts covers more sites than Removaly (currently), Removaly’s number of sites covered is growing rapidly. Also, we are confident that our current list of sites we remove from covers the most popular people search websites.

Pricing Strategy: Removaly vs EasyOptOuts

EasyOptOuts has one pricing strategy. For one person, the cost is $19.99 per year. This cost is reflected with more additional people. So two people would be $39.98 per year, and four people would be $79.96 per year. While there are no discounts for additional people, their pricing is the lowest of any competitor.

In comparison, Removaly offers three levels of pricing, not to upsell you services, but to accommodate the size of your family. Our individual plan is $9.95 per month (billed annually at $119.40). The couple plan covers two people and is $14.95 (billed annually at $179.40). This gives more flexibility to those who only need a two-person plan, or want to go in with a friend to get a Removaly membership. Our family plan covers three or more people in the same family and is $19.95 per month (billed annually at $239.40).

Overall, while EasyOptOuts seems to have a far lower cost of service, we are concerned about the longevity of their business model. Even with our incredibly low operating costs, Removaly’s pricing is, we believe, extremely competitive in the space. Having costs as exorbitantly low as under $20 per year per user can potentially lead to pitfalls in other areas, such as customer service, software enhancements, and more.

Concerned about how much information about you is freely available online? Get your data automatically removed from dozens of people search websites and data brokers, and avoid hate raids, for less than the cost of a Netflix subscription with Removaly.

Scan Frequency: Removaly vs EasyOptOuts

EasyOptOuts has one of the least frequent scanning options available with data removal services on the market today, at 120 days. What this means is, once they have confirmed your data has been removed, they do not scan for your personal information for four more months. While uncommon, personal data tends to reappear after a few weeks to a couple of months

In comparison, Removaly is currently the only data removal service globally that scans every single day. We know that sometimes personal info pops back up under name variations or different addresses. We also know that there is no time to waste when this information reappears. This is why our daily scans are the most robust in the industry.

Overall, with daily scanning, Removaly is the closest data removal service on the market today to permanent removal. We believe that it is important to constantly monitor for intrusions of personal information for our customers. Daily scanning is one of the hallmarks of Removaly’s data removal services, and we believe it makes it a superior offering to competitors such as EasyOptOuts.

The EasyOptOuts home page above the fold.

Public Image and Activity: Removaly vs EasyOptOuts

EasyOptOuts used to retain a semi-active account on Reddit, although they have not posted in over three months as of January 2022. They are also responsible for creating a heavily transparent data broker opt-out service comparison on Google Sheets. Other than their Reddit profiles we have not found any social media profiles for the company outside a Twitter account @EasyOptOuts without any engagement. The site also does not have any blog showing discussions and the latest news in the industry. Co-founder Tyler remains active on Reddit and Twitter on personal accounts, though.

To compare, the two-man team at Removaly strives to be up to date in the data removal industry, consistently present in discussions, and always available for questions, comments, and concerns. We maintain an active blog with articles relevant to the data privacy space and also strive to maintain an active presence on social media.

Awards, Recognition, and Philanthropy: Removaly vs EasyOptOuts

We have not been able to locate any information on awards and recognition received by EasyOptOuts. Additionally, they have no notes on their website regarding philanthropic work. However, as mentioned, they are a very new-to-the-scene business, and, like Removaly, they are fully bootstrapped. Typically, bootstrapped (or self-funded) startups have limited funds to spend on donations and philanthropic efforts.

In comparison, while Removaly is still a relatively new business (launched in June 2021), we have already blasted onto the data removal scene. As a bootstrapped two-man team, we achieved #1 Product of the Day on ProductHunt, beating out billion-dollar, VC-invested projects and startups. Additionally, we are currently in competition for Startup of the Year for 2021 on Hackernoon for Blacksburg, Virginia.

Removaly as August 6, 2021’s ProductHunt Product of the Day

We have also pledged to donate a portion of our profits to relevant entities in the digital privacy space. For example, Removaly donates a portion of profits to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Additionally, we are strong advocates for Hate Raid Response, assisting streamers in mitigating the damage caused by hate raids.

Ease Of Cancellation and Refunds: Removaly vs EasyOptOuts

Per the EasyOptOuts website, if users are not happy with the service provided, they can request a refund via their general contact email and a refund will be provided. However, there is the caveat that they may not refund if abuse is suspected.

Additionally, in their Privacy Policy, it is noted that emails sent to their general contact email can take upwards of two weeks for a response. Subscriptions can be canceled via the member access panel, and it seems like EasyOptOuts makes the cancellation process easy for their users.

Up to two weeks for email responses, but they have been far faster from our experience.

If you are a free member who simply signed up for a Removaly scan, we make it quick and simple to completely delete your account with a single button click from the dashboard. If you are a paid Removaly subscriber and unhappy with the service levels received, send us an email and we’ll do our very best to get it sorted out! If we aren’t able to complete the work as promised, we offer a money-back guarantee!

We at Removaly consider it incredibly important that cancellation and refund options exist and are clearly and easily accessible for all users. We refuse to hide our policies and consider it strong customer service to ensure that our opt out service also has an opt out option available.

Concerned about how much information about you is freely available online? Get your data automatically removed from dozens of people search websites and data brokers, and avoid hate raids, for less than the cost of a Netflix subscription with Removaly.

Overall, all data removal services online exist for the common good of the consumer, and getting their private information off the Internet. Despite this, there are advantages and potential disadvantages to all data removal services. As a result, it’s crucial to get a bird’s eye view of how these data removal services work and how they differ from one another.

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