Post Reply Concerning Buddy Requests and Privacy
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Posted 6/22/14 , edited 6/22/14
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I have accumulated a number of buddy requests, and while I would like to approve them I'm concerned about maintaining my personal privacy. The greatest objects of concern are my name, e-mail address, and the last four digits of my card number I use to submit payments.

While I am fairly certain that the last one is secure irrespective of whether someone is my buddy or not, I'm not as sure about my name or e-mail. Are these items private, or would I need to specifically set them as such? If they need to be set as private, how would I go about doing so?
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Posted 6/22/14

BlueOni wrote:

I have accumulated a number of buddy requests, and while I would like to approve them I'm concerned about maintaining my personal privacy. The greatest objects of concern are my name, e-mail address, and the last four digits of my card number I use to submit payments.

While I am fairly certain that the last one is secure irrespective of whether someone is my buddy or not, I'm not as sure about my name or e-mail. Are these items private, or would I need to specifically set them as such? If they need to be set as private, how would I go about doing so?


As far as I can tell, the only public information on your profile is what's entered in /editprofile/?tab=basic, /editprofile/?tab=personal, and your Profile Photo/Skin/Premium Member Star.
Posted 6/22/14 , edited 6/22/14
I don't think that information is available to anyone other than yourself. For sure the credit card information is not posted anywhere that is available for everyone to see.

As far as I know your phone number and e-mail are the same, they are not available to someone visiting your page. The only way they can get that information is if you tell them.

You can make sure of that by logging off and then going to your private page as a guest. What you see on that page is what everyone else will see.

Posted 6/22/14
be afraid lolol
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Posted 6/22/14
Just had a look at one of my three buddies, pages, name or email are not there.
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Thanks to all for your replies. It was a question I asked at the risk of seeming silly, but I think it has been worthwhile to ask.


severticas wrote:

be afraid lolol


It isn't a matter of fear. It's a matter of cold, calculated risk management. When I said "object of concern", I meant "object of interest".
Posted 6/23/14
customer data and user data are not the same, and as such they are not accessible to anyone except Customer Service.
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