SelectOut was started withe the "simple" mission of 'Improving Privacy Online'
. Started in 2010 by Calvin Pappas (below)
, the website at selectout.org
was initially a test to see if you could control what companies tracked you online. This site expanded and grew and now has well into the dozens of millions of opt-outs set and is continuing to grow.
Since the initial launch of opting-out, I have seen a great demand in privacy tools not only for everyday internet users but entrepreneurs and website/application owners as well. Everything from privacy policies and terms of service agreements to controlling what third-party apps can access user information and everything in-between is a fairly new area that people are finally taking seriously. I have since been working to develop tools to simplify the privacy settings for websites through tools that benefit both website owners and website visitors.
If you would like to partner with SelectOut or learn more, please email me at privacy [at] selectout [.] org