BOSTON, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month, Abine, Inc., the leading online privacy company, announced a new partnership today with the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) to support domestic violence victims in their need to protect their private information. The partnership will benefit the organization's members, employees, partners and affiliated domestic violence organizations across the country, and will provide discounted and enhanced services along with access to specially-created information and tutorials for improving online privacy. In addition, through the end of November, Abine will donate $.10 to NNEDV for every new install of its free DoNotTrackPlus software, which stops companies, advertising networks and social networks from tracking web users' activity.
Consumer concern about online privacy is growing consistently, and this worry is even more prominent among NNEDV members. Online privacy is critical for many victims of domestic violence who face heightened personal safety and security risks. Members of NNEDV will benefit from Abine's DeleteMe service, which removes listings from more than 50 of the largest data collection websites. Abusers, stalkers, and perpetrators can use these data collection websites to seek out a victim's private data like phone number, address, and family members' names, quickly finding where victims live, often for free or just a few dollars. DeleteMe will be available at a discount to all NNEDV members and affiliates.
"Technology to keep people safe online can be a lifesaver to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking. Abusers and stalkers use online databases and people search websites to track down and locate victims," said Cindy Southworth, Vice President of Development and Innovation at NNEDV. "We're happy that Abine is offering their DeleteMe service at a discount to our members to improve their privacy and safety."
With the DeleteMe service, NNEDV's members can request removal of their personal records from the leading databases, including Intelius.com, PeopleFinders.com, and Spokeo.com. The service also monitors those databases throughout the year to ensure that the individuals' records do not return. DeleteMe is the premier personal data removal service, covering more databases under an annual subscription than any other service.
"While most of us want to control our private information, it's especially important for victims of domestic violence and other crimes who have an immediate and inherent need to do so," said Bill Kerrigan, CEO of Abine. "We're privileged to have the tools and expertise to help people simply navigate the complex world of online privacy, and our entire team is motivated by the opportunity to bring our tools and skills to support the NNEDV community."
Abine is the leading online privacy company, offering tools and services that help people take control of their private information online. The company has become well known for the simplicity of its products as well as its expertise in online privacy and security. The company's most popular tool, DoNotTrackPlus, has been downloaded more than 2.2 million times since its mid-February launch.
People want more control over their personal information online, and Abine is here to help. Abine provides consumers with online privacy solutions that are innovative, easy to use, and work for everyday web users. With proven tools, Abine enables people to both benefit from the Web and retain control over their personal information. Millions of consumers use Abine's products and services, which include the free tracker-blocking tool DoNotTrackPlus and the premium data broker removal service DeleteMe. Abine is backed by premier venture capital firms Atlas Venture and General Catalyst Partners. Abine: The Online Privacy Company ™. Online privacy starts at abine.com.
Gerald Kimber White
SOURCE Abine, Inc.