Remove your personal information from Google
Google Search shows information gathered from websites across the web. The best way to remove information about yourself in Google’s search results is to contact the website owner who published the information. If they remove it, Google won’t find the information to list in search results.
If the website owner won’t remove it, Google will remove certain types of sensitive personal information.
Contact the owner of the website
To contact the website owner:
- Contact us link: Find a "Contact us" link or an email address for the site owner. This information is often at the bottom of the site's homepage.
- Find contact information using Whois: You can perform a Whois ("who is?") search for the site owner using Google. Go to google.com and search for whois www.example.com. The email address to contact the site owner can often be found under Registrant Email or Administrative Contact.
- Contact the site's hosting company: The Whois search result usually includes information about who hosts the website. If you're unable to reach the website owner, try contacting the site's hosting company.
Reach out to Google to remove sensitive personal information
Google may remove personal information that creates significant risks of identity theft, financial fraud, or other specific harms.
Information we may remove
- National identification numbers like U.S. Social Security Number, Argentine Single Tax Identification Number, Brazil Cadastro de pessoas Físicas, Korea Resident Registration Number, China Resident Identity Card, etc.
- Bank account numbers
- Credit card numbers
- Images of signatures
- Nude or sexually explicit images that were uploaded or shared without your consent
- Confidential, personal medical records of private people
Information we usually don’t remove
While the information below is personal, Google usually doesn't remove it as it is made publicly available through official government websites.
- Date of birth
- Telephone numbers
Remove other information
Google also removes content for specific legal reasons, including copyright violation reports. You can request that Google remove other information, besides personal information.
Before you submit a request, see our Removals Policies to learn what information Google will remove.