Q: Does ACC
give out email addresses to third parties?
A: ACC will never
give, sell, or otherwise release your email address or any other information
that you provide to any third party.
Q: Who can see my
email address if I choose not to make my email address publicly
A: The Administrators and Moderators of ACC will always
have access to your email address for administrative purposes only. This is only
used when it is necessary to contact you via email regarding site violations or
account information changes.
Q: Who can see my email address if I
do choose to make my email address publicly available?
other ACC members will have access to your email address, if you choose to make
it available to them. This is completely optional and is never required by ACC.
This option is turned off by default, so your address can only be made available
to other ACC members if you check this option in your profile.
Q: Who can view my account profile?
A: Only members of ACC can view your account profile. Any non-members will not
have access to your profile. However, since anyone can join ACC, you should still be
careful about the information you wish to share in your profile.
Q: Is my birthday visible to everyone?
A: By default, your birthday is not visible to anyone, except site Administrators
and Moderators. However, you can choose to reveal your birthday and/or age to other
members as well. As with the rest of your profile, your birthday is not ever visible
Q: What information in my profile is considered sensitive?
A: Any information that identifies you as a person should be considered
sensitive. This includes your email address and birthday (if you choose to make these
visible to others), name, location, website, picture, hobbies/interests, and IM contacts.
You should always give careful thought before providing such information.
Q: What information the "Other Stuff About Me"? Is this sensitive?
A: The "Other Stuff About Me" section is a free-text section that allows you
to be expressive in telling others about yourself. So considering on what
information you choose to put in this section, it can be considered sensitive.
Again, you should give careful thought about what you are providing in this
section. As with the rest of your profile, any information you put in this
section is viewable by all members, and is not viewable by non-members.
Private Threads (PTs)
Q: Who can see my Private Threads?
regular member has access to Private Threads unless they are included as an
invited member to that Private Thread. However, Administrators and Moderators
always have access to every Private Thread. This is only to allow them to make
sure TOS rules are not being broken, and to follow up on any problems reported in regards to
a Private Thread.
Q: What if I don't want an Administrator or Moderator
to view my Private Thread?
A: There is no way to prevent an
Administrator or Moderator from viewing your Private Thread. If you wish to keep
your conversation completely private, use a different method of communication
(another message board, email, etc).
there any privacy on the Public Forums?
A: No. Any member OR
non-member can view the public forums. If you wish to keep a conversation
private, consider using the Private Threads or seek some other method of
communication. Be careful not to post any information on the Public Forums that
you wish to keep private.
Trading Post Messages
messages that are posted on the Trading Post kept private?
Messages that are posted on the Trading Post are visible to Administrators,
Moderators, and all other members of ACC. Only non-members are not able to view
Trading Post Messages. Be careful not to post any information on the Trading
Post that you wish to keep private.
Q: Then how do I exchange mailing
addresses for e-Card trades?
A: We have a special area in your profile where you can provide your mailing addresses,
strictly for the purpose of trading e-cards. Your address is provided to other users
only when making e-card trades. If you are not comfortable using this option,
you may also coordinate swapping mailing addresses w/ e-card traders via PT or email.
Never post your mailing address in trade messages or on public boards, as other
members have access to these areas.
Members Under 13
Q: Is there any difference in privacy between members under 13, and those 13 and older?
A: If a member is under 13 and ACC has obtained parental consent for that member, their
However, if a member is under 13 and ACC has been denied parental consent, or has failed
to obtain parental consent after 30 days, their account is either removed completely (for
members signing up after COPPA compliance was put in place), or their identifiable information
is removed (for existing members prior to when COPPA compliance was put in place. For more
information about COPPA, see our About COPPA page.