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Privacy Policy - Highlights

We love our community at Etsy. You’ve trusted us with a big responsibility, and we’re committed to upholding a high standard when it comes to our privacy practices. It’s important to us that you’re comfortable on Etsy, so we provide options for you to control how much information you share and your communication preferences. We use secure technologies and follow best practices, as evidenced by TRUSTe's Privacy Seal, recognized and trusted by millions of consumers as a sign of responsible privacy practices. We believe in being transparent about our practices, which is why we provide a detailed Privacy Policy to explain how we gather, use and protect your information. We’ve pulled out the highlights here, in an effort to better communicate the key points.

By visiting Etsy's website or using Etsy's mobile application, you are accepting the terms of this Privacy Policy. Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such, and we are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of these other websites. 

Current policy published:  October 28, 2013


This page highlights key points about the information Etsy collects or receives about you, how it is used, and your choices.

Read Etsy’s full Privacy Policy.

Information Collected or Received

Etsy requires a member to provide a valid email address and choose a username connected with your site activity. Depending on the services you choose, additional information may be collected, for example: billing or payment information, a telephone number, and a physical address.

You may optionally choose to provide your full name and other personal information (such as birthday, gender, location) to be publicly displayed.

You may connect to Etsy with an external application, in which case Etsy may receive some information from that other service.

We use cookies, clear gifs, log files, and flash cookies to help understand how people interact with our site and services, in order to provide a better experience. For more information about cookies, see our Cookies & Tracking Technologies page.


We use the information which we gather from our users to provide and improve our services, and to communicate with you.

Etsy will not sell or disclose your personal information to third parties without your explicit consent, except as specified in our Privacy Policy.


Members may review and change your information in your account settings, and you may remove certain optional pieces of information.

You may opt-out of receiving certain types of communications from Etsy in your account settings.

You may disable cookies in your web browser.

Important Information

Etsy has been awarded TRUSTe's Privacy Seal. If you have questions or concerns regarding our privacy policy or practices, please contact us at If you are not satisfied with our response, you can contact TRUSTe.

TRUSTe European Safe Harbor certification

We’ll communicate when we make changes to our Privacy Policy, and we’ll update the revision date above.

Contact Us

You can email us about the Privacy Policy at

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