opt out


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opt out (of something)

to choose not to be in something. If you do that, I'm going to have to opt out of the club. Then go ahead and opt out.
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opt out

Choose not to participate, as in Our school opted out of the state competition. [Slang; mid-1900s]
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opt out

v.
To choose not to participate in something: When she rented the car, she opted out of the extra insurance. Everyone on my baseball team is going to run in the marathon, but I opted out.
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And of course, the bank must then honor all opt outs it receives.
For Gramm-Leach-Bliley compliance, each company should ensure that, prior to the July 1 deadline, it provides consumers with a reasonable opportunity to opt out.
The feeling is that once the subsidy is attached to the resident and not the unit, the reality is that another assisted housing unit is lost, which will occur with opt outs and pre-payments.
Prior to March 1, 2010, an error in Chitika's opt-out process mistakenly set opt outs to expire in 10 days rather than the intended 10 years.
The only way an independent Scotland would able to avoid them would be to opt out of the Schengen agreement,as the UK has, and join the common travel area with the UK and Irish Republic.
Wyeth reported today in its Quarterly Report to the SEC on Form 10-Q on the number of intermediate opt out forms filed in connection with its diet drug settlement by May 3, 2003, the applicable deadline for most class members.
The European Commission is, however, likely to phase out the individual opt out by 2012 which would mean that the UK Government would to apply to the Commission to continue to use the opt out provision after that date.
In addition, American Home Products will receive credits for future payments to persons who opt out of the settlement under certain circumstances.
The global settlement contains several decision points where either plaintiffs or defendants can choose to opt out and the medical evidence, which affects the underlying viability of claims against Dow Corning, is still evolving.
The last thing we need is more market segmentation where employers with young, healthy workers opt out, creating incentives for age and health status discrimination in the workplace.
Approximately 850 C/C implantees chose to opt out of the Bowling class action.
Scotland would lose our UK opt outs, it would lose the UK rebate, and it would be required to join the Euro currency union.
Their priority is to save the euro from collapse, and if we had been given opt outs then other countries might have wanted them too.
James Fothergill, senior policy adviser at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), told The NetRisk that UK employers were "satisfied" with the outcome of a meeting of the Council of EU employment ministers last week when some changes were agreed but there was still deadlock on the key issue on opt outs.
Internal pressures and contrasts among the member states will result in increasing differentiation: opt outs in some areas, and in others ad hoc and formal arrangements among limited numbers of member states.