I sometimes mail people stuff!
That means I collect your addresses. Unlike Google, Amazon, the CIA, NSA, and FBI, I will not sell your address or do anything useful with it at all. Unlike them, I do not hide behind fine print, because I – basically – don’t care.
The way my email system works, I have some very aggressive spam filters and I archive everything for a long time. Upon my death, my accountant (who is my executor) will ensure that all my computers are destroyed. So, all the data will go poof, just – hopefully – not anytime soon.
If I ever suggest you send me your address, so I can send you something, if you get no reply, you are probably in my spam filter. If you ask me to delete any communications I have with you, I have the ability to do that, and will.
If you give me your address so I can send you stuff, I will most likely forget all about the whole thing in a month or two.
I really enjoy sending random people around the world weird stuff. And, once I get your address, there is a chance that I may randomly send you stuff for years. I will never send you anything explosive, toxic, or illegal and if I send you something sharp I will clearly label the package as such. But in general it’s a good idea not to jam your hand into a mystery box because, what if someone has sent you a beautiful hand-crafted damascus steel mouse-trap? (A bear trap would take way too much steel)