Privacy Policy

Connect-Verify's Privacy Policy

Last updated on October 27, 2017

Connect-Verify takes the privacy of our members seriously, and recognizes that doing so is critical to the success of our business. Connect-Verify has made and will continue to make significant efforts to protect the identity and personal information of our members.

This Privacy Policy explains how Connect-Verify collects, stores, protects and uses the information you provide or grant access to when you use Connect-Verify's services. It also explains how you can control the collection, correction and or deletion of information.

If this policy is updated, a notice will appear on your Connect-Verify Dashboard page and remain there for a minimum of 30 days or until you delete it. You agree to regularly check your Connect-Verify Dashboard. Connect-Verify and you are both subject to the terms of this privacy policy as part of the Terms of Service whether or not you have read the latest version. Please email with any questions or suggestions.

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Information Collection and Use

Account Information

To establish your account with Connect-Verify, you are asked to provide personal information for registration, including your name, and email address. Connect-Verify requires your email address and the other personal information and preferences you are required to provide during the signup process to provide Connect-Verify's services to you, to communicate with you and to otherwise help improve the quality of the messages you receive. If you do not wish to share such information with Connect-Verify, your sole remedy is to not receive Connect-Verify's services. During the customization process of Connect-Verify's services, you may in your discretion elect to submit additional personal information that will be used to improve the quality of messages you receive and Connect-Verify's services.

Access Credentials

In order for Connect-Verify to have programmatic access to your enrolled email accounts, a requirement for many of Connect-Verify's service functions, Connect-Verify collects from you and maintains certain authentication and authorization information ("Access Credentials"), which may include email addresses and passwords. Connect-Verify maintains these Access Credentials using industry standard security practices.

Message Content, Your Policy Data

Connect-Verify collects and uses some or all of the email messages in your enrolled accounts. Connect-Verify also stores and provides tools for you to maintain your guest list and other data related to your account in order to provide Connect-Verify's services to you.

Connect-Verify uses such email messages and information to provide you with our products and services, to improve these services, to contact you, to notify senders that you are using Connect-Verify to screen your mail, to conduct market research, and to produce and maintain aggregate statistics and provide market data services.

Connect-Verify pays for and profits from its services by, among other things, aggregating and analyzing anonymized data that is collected by the Connect-Verify service from commercial emails (e.g. messages from businesses seeking a customer relationship with you and messages from businesses with which you have already established a relationship, including purchase confirmations) in enrolled accounts, including your enrolled email accounts. By using Connect-Verify's services, you authorize Connect-Verify to collect, analyze, aggregate, and retain data derived from such email messages you receive.

Connect-Verify will not sell, rent or share personally identifiable information about you to other parties except to provide the services you've requested or when we have your explicit permission, or when:

  • We provide information to trusted partners who work with Connect-Verify under confidentiality agreements
  • We respond to subpoenas, court orders or to establish or exercise our legal rights to defend against legal claims
  • We believe it is necessary to share information to investigate or take action regarding illegal activities or suspected fraud to other Connect-Verify or email users, or to violations of Connect-Verify's Terms of Service, or as required by law; and/or
  • We transfer information about you if Connect-Verify is acquired by or merged with another company.

You may choose to opt-out of data collection by submitting an opt-out request using the following form. Connect-Verify will not collect, rent or sell any email addresses collected by this form. Your opt-out request will be honored within 15 days of the request submission.


When you use Connect-Verify's website (, we collect information about your usage of Connect-Verify:

  • Your browser transmits information in its requests when you access web pages. Connect-Verify's servers record some of that information which can include IP address, browser type, referring and exit pages and URLs, pages viewed and other such information
  • Connect-Verify records what kind of operating system you have so that Connect-Verify can deliver the appropriate software and services to help you manage your email.

Email Modification, Annotations

When you send email, Connect-Verify does not change, alter the content or delete information from your email messages in any way. As with other email services, we may annotate the routing information to ensure proper delivery.

In some situations Connect-Verify adds information to the top of emails you receive. This added information alerts you so you can decide and indicate to Connect-Verify how you want similar messages to be handled in the future, and whether to add the sender to your priority guest list.


By agreeing to our Terms of Service during registration, you agree to receive messages such as newsletters, notices about changes or improvements to Connect-Verify's services or other Connect-Verify information. You can opt out of certain emails from your Account Info page.

Confidentiality and Security

Except as provided otherwise in this Privacy Policy, Connect-Verify limits access to personal information about you to Connect-Verify employees and independent contractors who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products, services or customer support to you in order to do their jobs.

Computer, physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations are used to protect personal information about you that you share with Connect-Verify.


You are not permitted to register for or use any of Connect-Verify's services if you are under the age of 13 or if you are under the age of 18 and your parent or legal guardian has not reviewed and agreed to this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service on your behalf. Protecting the privacy of young children is a priority. Connect-Verify does not solicit or knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allows them to register. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you have reason to believe that Connect-Verify might have any information from or about a child under 13, please email us at

When you use a link to go from our website to another website, Connect-Verify's Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Connect-Verify is not responsible for the practices employed by other websites linked to or from our website. These links are provided solely as pointers on topics that may be useful to Connect-Verify members.