The site cares about your privacy. All the default settings for a pen name are designed to protect you. You can have an email address for reader feedback, separate from your account's email address. Your pen name's email address is concealed by default. And of course, your user name and ID are always hidden. However, you can choose to reveal your email address to the public. The option to have your pen name's email address revealed can be set while you're creating your pen name and can be changed at any later time through the Account Manager. Of course, later on, if you receive reader feedback and reply directly to them, those individuals that you respond to will have your pen name's email address.