concerned with how their 'Personally Identifiable Information' (PII)
is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and
information security, is information that can be used on its own or
with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single
person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our
collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally
Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.
Our goal is to operate a free and anonymous email platform while collecting and storing as little information as possible from visitors and users. It is also extremely important to us that user privacy is protected by not exposing visitors to any third party analytics, marketing, or advertising services.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit website?
When registering on our site, you may optionally provide an email address during or after registration. Providing us with an email address is optional and it is only used for account recovery purposes, however, if one is not provided and you forget your password, it may not be possible to regain access to your account. The email address on an account can be changed or removed at any time by logging in.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you register on our site or enter information on our site. The information collected includes a username of your choosing, a timezone for displaying dates and times according to your location, optionally your email address, and a password. Passwords are hashed and salted using Bcrypt with a high cost.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register or make a purchase in the following ways:
• We do not use your information for any purpose other than allowing you to log in to the website or recovery your account
How do we protect your information?
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
We use regular Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
Account passwords are hashed using Bcrypt. Each password hashed with a unique, cryptographically secure salt.
Where can I see, change, and erase data about me?
You can see and change your account data at any time by visiting your account page on altaddress.org.
You can delete your Alt Address account at any time. Deleting your account will delete all of your account data including email address and username.
We are strongly opposed to any Google tracking technologies and will never expose visitors to any Google services such as reCaptcha, Analytics, AdSense, or any other services operated by Google.
We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site. We do not use Google Analytics.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial
reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or
company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that
operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information
its website stating exactly the information being collected and
those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. - See
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously. We encourage the use of VPN's or Tor to securely access our website.
You can change your personal information at any time by logging in to your account.
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It's also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
• We will notify you via email within 7 business days
• We will notify the users via in-site notification within 7 business days
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
• Provide a password reset link to the email address associated with your account
• Send emails associated to changes or purchases made on your account
• Notify or forward emails to another email address if you choose to enable this feature
We will never supply any 3rd party with your email address or send marketing emails.
To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM, we agree to the following:
• Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
• Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
• Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
• Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
• Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
• Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at
• Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
Last Updated on 2018-11-24