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Problems with the data on OpenCorporates

I don’t want my company to appear on OpenCorporates

The information on OpenCorporates is all a matter of public record, and is sourced from the official registers, and from published government data. We aim to be an accurate copy of this and other records, and thus do not remove companies or data that are in the public record. The reason this information about companies is published by governments is that the free flow of information about companies is essential for both a fair society (consumers need to know whether a company exists, what its standing is, and where to file suits in order to get redress), and a fair market. Please see our Public Records Privacy Policy for more details.


The data on OpenCorporates is out of date

For many of the companies, you can ask for a company to be added to the front of the queue for updating, especially useful if the address, or other critical information has changed. Simply click on the ‘Queue for Updating’ button at the bottom right of the company page. If this button is unavailable, please contact us at helpdesk@opencorporates.com with the URL of the company concerned, and the data which is out of sync with the official source


There is an error with the company record on OpenCorporates

First, please check the primary source (there is a link on every page to the source). Many of the queries we get are because the official registry is out of date. If the data on the primary source is correct, and you’ve tried updating the information, please contact us at helpdesk@opencorporates.com with the relevant company details and we will amend the record as soon as possible.


The information on OpenCorporates has been corrected however Google is still showing the outdated information - how can I amend this?

You are able to request that Google refresh its cache through this page – please note that this may take a few days to resolve. Google and other search engines are ultimately responsible for what they do and do not index and display on their sites.


How can I contact a company featured on OpenCorporates?

OpenCorporates lists companies on its website based on public records published by company registers, and has no connection with any of them. We would recommend that you contact the company through the information available (registered address/telephone number/email address) or contact the register directly.


I’m concerned about my personal safety due to my information being publicly available

If we are informed that a public company register has removed (or limited access to) certain information about a person concerned with a company due to exceptional circumstances (for example, because of a serious risk to personal safety), we will:

  1. Update the OpenCorporates records in a timely manner; and
  2. Institute a procedure for temporarily removing the relevant information from the OpenCorporates records while this is being carried out.

If you would like us to temporarily redact your information while the record is being amended, please contact us at helpdesk@opencorporates.com stating:

  • Your position within the entity
  • The reason for requiring redaction
  • The steps you are taking with the public register to amend the record

Please note that temporary redaction lasts for 4 weeks and if we do not hear from you after this time period, then the entity information will automatically become visible again. Temporary redaction can be extended if proof that the procedure of changing the record is ongoing.


How can I add my company details to your website?

We can only add companies from those jurisdictions that we currently cover (see list). If you company is in one of these jurisdictions and it does not have an entry and is on the official register for that jurisdiction, contact helpdesk@opencorporates.com and provide us with the following information so that we may be able to trace your company and include it in our database:

  • Company name
  • Company registration number
  • Country / State of registration

Using our data

How can I use OpenCorporates Data?

There are 3 ways to access OpenCorporates data:

  1. Through our opencorporates.com website, free of charge, as part of our public mission.
  2. API self serve plans starting from £99 per year, based on the number of calls you make monthly/daily.
  3. Bulk Legal Entity Data products sold with a yearly licence. Pricing starts from £90k per annum for one region.

What type of queries can I search for via the API?

Please see our API documentation here: https://api.opencorporates.com/documentation/API-Reference


How can I use the OpenCorporates API?

You’re allowed up to 200 requests per month and 50 requests per day for free. If you need more than this, we have many different API plans available, which can be purchased directly through our website here.


How can I see which data attributes you collect for a specific jurisdiction?

Our heatmap, which shows the attribute coverage by jurisdiction would be the best source of this information – please contact our sales team for the latest copy.


I would like to cancel my API account

Please contact us at helpdesk@opencorporates.com and let us know if you would like us to cancel your API account immediately or at the end of the billing cycle (in order to prevent auto-renewal).


I would like to upgrade my API account

Please contact us at helpdesk@opencorporates.com with the following information:

  • The email address associated with the API account
  • The plan you would like to upgrade to
  • When you would like this change to take place i.e. immediately or at the end of the billing cycle.

I need to update my credit card details for my API account

We’re currently working on the functionality to have users update their cards, but in the meantime we’ll be happy to call you to take the new card details. Please contact our helpdesk with a phone number and a suitable time to contact you on (please note we are based in the UK).