Since we have more than 160 Yellow Pages publishers participating in YellowPagesOptOut.com, we have to get the right information out to them so they do not delivery a print directory to someone who does not want one.
To protect the integrity of the opt-out system, a few, simple steps are necessary. When you register, a link and temporary password is returned to the email address you provided during registration. When you make your directory choices, a confirmation email is also returned to the e-mail address you provided during registration. However, your e-mail address will never be used for marketing and never provided to a third party.
We’re actually an association that includes many Yellow Pages publishers. However, we provide this free & secure website though which more than 160 publishers participate. It’s a one-stop shop so people across the United States can limit or stop the delivery of print directories to their homes.
Information provided to YellowPagesOptOut.com will never be used for advertising or marketing. It will only be used for purposes related to honoring the opt-out request.
Because of directories already in publication, it may take up to 12 weeks for publishers to process your opt-out requests. So, while you may still receive a directory this year if you opt out close to the time of a delivery, you will not receive one the following year.
At YellowPagesOptOut.com, we are committed to enabling all consumers to choose which directories are delivered to their homes or to stop delivery completely. All major national publishers honor opt-outs permanently. Some smaller publishers may choose to limit the opt-out to 3 years.
To the extent possible, directory paper is made from post-consumer materials and lumber industry by-products. It is not necessary to cut down trees to make directory paper. (Local Search Association 2012 Sustainability Report – available at www.localsearchassociation.org)
In a 2013 survey by RingCentral that appeared in USA Today, 58% of working US adults said they used phone books at home, work or both. This correlates to a study done by Burke, Inc., a global consulting firm, who found that 60% of their respondents referenced print phone directories in 2012.
YellowPagesOptOut.com has a unique multi-unit form that enables a building manager to order a reduced number of directories – or stop delivery altogether – so only those residents who want print directories will get them.