SeekOut is a people search engine that helps companies identify candidates who might be a good fit with their open roles. Once the company identifies candidates, SeekOut can provide access to contact info for many of those candidates.
SeekOut is not a primary source of candidate contact info and we do not build a database of contact info about candidates. There are many companies who do collect and provide contact info, including ZoomInfo, People Data Labs, Hunter, and others. SeekOut contracts with some of these providers to provide contact information. We don’t know how these companies collect this information (that’s part of their “secret sauce”), but we do regularly evaluate them to make sure we’re providing accurate information.
We strive to balance our customer’s desire for candidate information with individual’s desire for privacy. We don’t, for instance, scrape contact info from candidate’s LinkedIn profiles. And, if any candidate wants to be removed from our database, they can request it from our website and we will promptly remove it.
(Note: this won’t remove their information from the underlying contact data providers, but their information won’t be available in SeekOut.)