FullContact's core purpose is to make relationships better. In today's fast-paced and multi-layered world, keeping up with everyone you know both online and offline can prove daunting. Discovering, building, and cultivating authentic relationships with the people that matter most to you, both personally and professionally, is hard with our data scattered and fragmented all over the digital world. Most of us also expect the companies that we interact with to treat us like humans and know who we are as a person, not cogs in some machine. Sometimes, having the right information at the right time makes all the difference.
You can think of FullContact as the "phone book" for the modern digital world. We do our best to bring together contact information from a variety of public sources (such as is available on the Internet through a simple Google Search) and combine it with contact information that our users contribute (similar to Wikipedia). We couple that with powerful tools for individuals and companies to manage their contacts.
We aim to have the most complete, accurate, and up-to-date record we can for each person in our "phone book" (also known as the "FullContact Database"). The types of information we may keep track of include contact elements such as name, address, phone number, email, social profiles, and device IDs. We often also have professional information (such as organizational affiliations, job titles, and skills) as well as personal information (such as interests, relationships, and basic demographic data like age, gender, and location). In many cases we may also find associated profile photos.
All of this information is intended to help the people and companies you interact with to know you better and be able to develop true and meaningful relationships with you. Based on the information someone already has on you, they might look you up in our system and get back some additional information. However, we never share the information that is dearest to your individual privacy: your home addresses, personal email addresses, or your personal phone numbers, unless you have given us your specific and unequivocal permission to share that information or we have secured the information via pseudonymization (e.g., through cryptographic hashing). That means, for example, that a company would not be able to know your personal email unless you have given us your explicit permission or had provided your personal email previously to them.
The information in our system also helps the people and companies you interact with to clean up their own "address books" so that they don't have information about you scattered across multiple systems and devices and so that they don't connect with you multiple times, through different channels, with information that its is entirely irrelevant to you . We help our people and companies to gather their existing information into clean contact records for each individual they know.
We also allow people or companies to search in our system for individuals who meet certain criteria. For example, a professional who's trying to find an expert in their field can use our Services to find the right person. Similarly, an organization could search for the most appropriate audience for their offerings. However, unless you have given us your specific permission, or we have secured the information via pseudonymization (e.g., through cryptographic hashing), we will not provide home addresses, personal email addresses, or personal phone numbers.
In all cases, our goal is to help people and companies make better, more valuable connections. We recognize, however, that not everyone is comfortable sharing their contact information with others. For this reason, anyone can take ownership of their information in our system at any time here: Own Your Personal Data
Actually, we hope that you do choose to take ownership of your information and help keep our "phone book" as accurate and up-to-date as possible. It is only through the contributions of people like you that we can provide this valuable service to you and everyone else. Our dream is to have everyone owning their data, fully controlling where it flows, and seeing better relationships in return. We may ask in time for your consent to use that data but as of right now we shall keep our “books open” and you can restrict processing of some parts or all of your data. Period. Please reach out at any time with any ideas on how we can serve you better.Own Your Personal Data