How to remove my personal information from Listen Notes

We recognize that sometimes you may want a way to remove content about you that you found on Listen Notes. 

Important: Listen Notes shows information gathered from public RSS feeds across the web. Even if we remove content from Listen Notes, it may still exist on the web. This means someone might still find the content on the page that hosts it, through social media, on other search engines, or other ways. This is why you may wish to contact the podcast producer and ask them to remove the content. Learn how to contact a podcast producer.

If the podcast producer has removed the information, it will eventually be removed from Listen Notes as part of our regular updating process. However, you can also request removal.

Personal information that Listen Notes will remove

If you are unable to have a podcast producer remove the content from the RSS feed, Listen Notes may remove personal information that creates significant risks of identity theft, financial fraud, or other specific harms from our own platform, which includes the following types of removals:

  • Remove non-consensual explicit or intimate personal images from Listen Notes. For us to consider the content for removal, it must meet both of these requirements:
    1. The imagery shows you (or the individual you're representing) nude, in a sexual act, or an intimate state.
    2. You (or the individual you're representing) didn't consent to the imagery or the act and it was made publicly available OR you intended the content to be private and the imagery was made publicly available without your consent.
  • Remove involuntary fake pornography from Listen Notes. For us to consider the content for removal, it must meet all of these requirements:
    1. You're identifiably depicted in the imagery.
    2. The imagery in question is fake and falsely depicts you nude or in a sexually explicit situation.
    3. The imagery was distributed without your consent.
  • Remove select personally identifiable information (PII) or doxxing content from Listen Notes. You can request to remove personally identifiable information (PII) from Listen Notes. This information includes:
    • Confidential government identification (ID) numbers, like US Social Security Number, Argentine Single Tax Identification Number, Brazil Cadastro de pessoas Físicas, Korea Resident Registration Number, or China Resident Identity Card
    • Bank account numbers
    • Credit card numbers
    • Images of handwritten signatures
    • Images of ID docs
    • Highly personal, restricted, and official records, like medical records
    • Personal contact info (physical addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses)
    • Confidential login credentials
  • Remove images and other personal information of minors from Listen Notes. For us to consider the content for removal, it must meet all of the following requirements:
    1. The imagery or personal information includes an identifiable individual who is currently under the age of 18.
      • We’ll also remove images or personal information in the tragic situation of a child who has died before reaching the age of 18.
    2. The removal requestor is either the individual themself, a legal guardian for the individual, or an authorized representative of either.
  • Remove irrelevant pornography from Listen Notes after searching for my name. For us to consider the content for removal, it must meet both of these requirements:
    1. Your name, or any other form of identification that is associated with you, including nicknames and usernames, must be present on the page without any relevant reason for it being there.
    2. The URLs you share with us should be of content that mainly contains explicit material.

If you believe your request meets the requirements, you can make a removal request.

Apps or websites using Listen Notes API can redirect such removal requests on behave of their users to Listen Notes via the following API endpoint: DELETE /podcasts/{id} (or simply redirect such requests to

Other information that Listen Notes will remove

Listen Notes also removes content for specific legal reasons, such as DMCA copyright violation reports and child sexual abuse imagery / audio. You request a removal for a legal reason using this form.

What happens after you submit the removal request

  1. We review your request. Each request is evaluated based on the requirements above.
  2. We gather more info, if needed. In some cases, we may ask you for more information. If the request doesn’t have enough information for us to evaluate, like missing URLs, we’ll share specific instructions and ask you to resubmit the request.
  3. You get a notification of any action taken.

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