As of February 2015, Verizon keeps identifying information about its customers private and does not share it with outside companies. It also allows customers to limit or opt out of sharing certain types of information. Verizon has security methods in place to protect customer information from unauthorized access.
Verizon may share certain information within its family of companies, but customers can opt out of sharing this. Customers can also opt out of Verizon's marketing campaigns, including telemarketing, email advertisements, postal mailing or text message advertisements. Certain advertisers on Verizon's website and other websites use browser cookies to collect information on a user's website visit, then show that user targeted advertisements. Users can choose to opt out of these advertisements. They can also change the cookie settings on their browsers.