Where does Endato get its information?
Endato pulls its information from a variety of publicly accessible sources. Our primary source of information is what's called "public records." Public records are official, publicly-available documents, including such things as a person's birth records, criminal records, and property records. We get this kind of data from thousands of reporting courts and other government agencies at the federal, state and local level.
Publicly Published Information
Second, either directly or via third-party data collectors, we aggregate information from publicly published sources, such as phone directories, online articles/news items, and personal and professional social media profiles.
Finally, we gather data that is created and/or shared by a subject during the course of performing other activities. They can include contact information and other data from things like:
- Online shopping accounts
- Magazine subscriptions
- Sweepstakes entries
- Voter registrations
- Hunting/fishing licenses
- Professional business licenses
- And more
Endato does not share or sell the personal information you provide in the creation of an Endato account, nor do we put it into our database. Your account information is considered private and, therefore, confidential.
Can I use Endato for screening employees or tenants?
Endato is not a Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA), so you cannot use information on Endato to screen for employment, tenancy, credit, or other purpose governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA is a federal law created to regulate credit agencies' collection and reporting of consumers' personal data.
What can you use Endato for? You can use our site to lookup information about:
- Parents of your kids' friends
- A potential date
- Sex offenders
- Buyers or sellers
- Unknown phone numbers
For more information on how you can and cannot use Endato and the data you find, be sure to read our "Do's and Don'ts."