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Customizing your privacy settings
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It's important to remember that everything you choose to make public on eBay is viewable to everyone. You can make some information private by customizing your privacy settings.

To customize your privacy settings, go to your profile by clicking your name above the eBay logo at the upper left of the page. Click your user ID in the drop-down box. Then follow the instructions for each feature below.

Profile

All eBay users have a profile, and it's up to you how much information you want to share. Your user ID, feedback ratings, and the date you became an eBay member are visible to other members. Nothing else will be displayed unless you add a description or photo.

Collections you create

When you create a collection, it's automatically visible for everyone to see. If you'd like to make it private, so only you can see it, go to your profile and click My Collections. In the upper right corner of each collection you will see a globe, which shows the collection is public. To make it private, click the globe, then click This collection is public. In the box that opens, click Yes, make private.

Collections you follow

When you follow a collection, other members can see it in your profile. If you'd like to make it private, go to your profile and under Following, click Collections. Under each collection is a globe and the word "public". To make a collection private, click Public, then click Private – visible to me only. You will see a lock and the word Private.

Members you follow

Members you follow are visible in your profile. If you would like to make any of them private, go to your profile and under Following, click Members. Under each member is a globe and the word "public". To make the member private, click Public, then click Private – visible to me only. You will see a lock and the word Private.

Interests you follow

Other members' interests that you follow are public by default, and visible in your profile. To make an interest private, go to your profile and click Interests. Under the interest you want to make private, click Public, then click Private – visible to me only. You will see a lock and the word Private.

Searches you follow

When you follow a search, it is listed in your profile under Interests. Interests are private by default when you create them. If you'd like to make an interest public, go to your profile and under Following, click Interests. Under each interest, click Private, then click Public – visible to everyone.

You can delete an interest at any time by clicking Unfollow.

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