To unsubscribe or opt out of catalogs, go to CatalogChoice.org or register with the Mail Preference Service of the Direct Marketing Association. You can also request that your personal information remain private when buying or ordering from businesses by phone, Internet or mail.
Catalog Choice lets you create a free account and register any catalogs, mailers or junk mail that you don't want to receive. Once you provide your name and mailing address, Catalog Choice contacts retailers to process your opt-outs.
The Direct Marketing Association, which offers a similar service at dmachoice.org, lets you select the mail you don't want. In addition, contact businesses, banks, credit card companies and other organizations, such as colleges and universities, and instruct them not to provide your personal information to third parties for promotional use.