First of all, we need to talk about the security of this service and talk about whether it is safe to participate in postcrossing.
I can assure you that you will not experience any problems because the developers of this service have made every effort to no personal information outside the site, so no fraudster can not use it.
The Postcrossing website is designed without any risk to you.
What exactly did the developers and administrators of this project for the safety of the participants?
- No person can not see your address. The address will be revealed only to those people who will send you a postcard.
- In Postcrossing, postcards are selected completely randomly among all accounts in this system, so your address is only given to a select few members who will send you a postcard. To learn more about this, see how Postcrossing works.
- The system also uses MAPS. All maps displayed in Postcrossing are approximate and do not show the exact address. The coordinates used show the geometric center of the nearest major city you have selected in your account. The lack of accuracy is intentional, ad hoc, and intended to protect your privacy.
I’d like you to add a little extra information from me. Your address will be shown to several project members who will send you postcards (as described above) because that is the only way to get postcards; there is no other way.
In addition, the information you post on your profile, such as the text and your Postcrossing username, is publicly available.
You can always leave out your real name; you can include your nickname from school or just a nickname or alias.
So only share what you want to tell other people.