Duffy's Privacy Policy


If there was a standard for responsible management of user data by Internet businesses, this would be it.

It's really very simple. We know we can't protect your data 100% so we do the next best thing. We don't ask for anything.

Call us crazy, but why would we need any data from you at all? The only reason we ask for your name is so your family members know who you are. Go ahead and lie, it doesn't make any difference to us.

As for e-mail and phone number, they are used so other people in your family groups can quickly contact you. If you don't want to enter them, don't. There are a variety of ways that spammers and hackers can get that information, so we will protect it as best we can when you do provide it, but not providing it is the best protection.

NOTE: We recommend at least an e-mail address. The phone option is for people who are less worried about giving out their phone numbers or people who don't have an e-mail address.

Lastly, (this is important), it's never a good idea to use the same password as your e-mail at a site (like this for example) that has your e-mail address too. Even if hackers don't break in, how can you trust the company not to misuse it?

Our answer is simple. We encode your password with a special function called a hash. It works just like any other site, but even if we wanted to know, we couldn't find out what your password is.

So how do we make money?

Well, the answer is that right now we don't. Eventually this site will be a commercial spam alternative. Meaning that people can choose to have their wishlists publicly viewable if they actually want to receive offers for things they want to buy.

Don't worry though, this site will always be fully OPT IN. Those other worthless companies that say "click here if you don't want us to sell you and poke you and prod you", well... Let's just say we consider them to NOT be keeping their customers' best interests in mind.

Anyway, that means that if we ever get that up and running, your wishlists will remain private unless you choose otherwise. That's all.
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