Providing an Email Address
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Some people have requested the ability to provide a non-public email address with their experience report submissions. Among the reasons given for this request :
Erowid tries to verify extremely unusual reactions, reports of death or serious injury, among other types of
reports, but very few people submit contact information (email addresses) in the bodies of their reports. If you
are submitting a report about a death or hospitalization from direct pharmacological effect of a psychoactive
substance, please consider including contact information so we can ask for follow-up details to confirm the
- The desire to provide contact information with reports about legal substances.
- The desire to provide more verifiable authorship information for controversial reports
- The wish of some people to take a stand for their beliefs by not being completely anonymous
Being able to ask follow-up questions about extremely negative or unusual reactions can be helpful for us. The more unusual, idiosyncratic, or negative an experience is, the more a contact email address on file with the report can help allay fears that the report is fabricated.
However, there are real dangers to providing an email address with a report involving the use of an illegal substance. Submitted email addresses will be kept on file. In the unlikely event that Erowid's records are seized or searched by law enforcement, email addresses may become accessible to those agencies.
Consider extremely carefully before submitting an email address with your report. Email addresses will not be publicly displayed, but corresponding reports will be labelled internally with "contact information on file".
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