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Alphabay Market places a strong emphasis on the security of its users and takes the best possible measures to mitigate risks associated with data leaks, server seizures, and account infiltration. This will detail how each of your information is kept. If you accidentally post incriminating information, refer to the section below to know the associated risks.
When information gets deleted after a certain number of days, it is always hard deleted and unrecoverable. We do not keep any trace of information that claims to have been deleted. Additionally, we keep no record of user movement, and all access logs show IP 127.0.0.1.
User accounts are kept indefinitely and cannot be deleted. However, we do not keep records of previous profile or password / PIN edits. While deleting an account is not possible, editing your profile or contact information will make the previous versions unrecoverable as it will get overwritten in the database.
Private messages (PM) sent by users are, by default, kept indefinitely.