How to check your privacy is protected

Review the website privacy policy before submitting your name, email address, or other personal information on a website. This policy should state how the information will be used and whether or not the information will be distributed to other organizations. Businesses sometimes share information with partner vendors who offer related products or may offer options to subscribe to particular mailing lists. If you cannot find a privacy policy on a website, consider contacting the company to inquire about the policy before you submit personal information, or find an alternate site. Privacy policies sometimes change, so you may want to check them regularly on sites you use often.