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Can businesses get my email from ip address/cookies?


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#1 presyesc

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 07:31 PM

Hello-

When I am shopping online, can businesses get my email address from my IP address or cookies (or any other method for that matter) without me actually giving it to them? Are there databases out there that the companies could reference and get the email address? Thanks

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 09:40 PM

If you mean "can companies get your email address without physically sending it to them via the internet" then the simple answer is No. Unless they somehow breach your computer's security and look through your files, your email address should be fine.

However, there are companies that sell your email address to other companies. So be sure to read the privacy policy when entering your email address.




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