Can I be anonymous?

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While there's no way to be completely anonymous to creators you support and Patreon, you can use aliases in certain situations to protect your privacy from other users. 

What account details do my creators have access to?

When you are a patron of a creator, we provide the following information to them:

  • Your username (also displayed for anyone who lands on your profile)
  • Email address
  • Membership level

How to protect your privacy

We recommend you do 2 things: 

  • Use a non-descriptive email address
  • Use an alias as your profile name 

You can change both of these things by doing the following:

  1. While logged in, click on Settings button from the left navigation menu, which will take you to the Basics page
  2. From here you can change your name and the email address associated with your Patreon account — used for login as well 
  3. Click the Save button to finalize your changes

Be mindful that your patron profile is public. You can read more about what is publicly displayed on your profile in the following article: Is my patron profile public?

You can read through our privacy policy for more details regarding what information we collect and the privacy of your account.

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