We do not sell contacts and you are always 100% in control over emails sent and contacts invited. We will never contact anyone on your behalf without your permission. In addition, you do not need to upload your address book to use Alignable.
Alignable's main focus right now is growing its user base. Spamming people would only hurt us, ruin our reputation, and ultimately cause fewer people to join in the long-term. We have no interest in doing that.
For a more in-depth look at what happens:
Users have the option to upload their email contacts when they join Alignable. We take the data from whatever list you have and match it up against our own small business database. Then, we organize the matched data into a list that is separated by who is currently on Alignable and who you can invite to join. Then, you can choose who you want to send invitations or to send no invitations. We will never invite your entire contact list unless you ask us to by clicking "Invite All" at the top. Users that join from your invitation link will be asked to recommend your business when they set up their account. They'll also get an "Invited By [Your Business Name]" link on their page that should help generate some extra traffic to your profile.
If someone you know is already on the network you can send them a "connection" request. Connections that are found in your address book do NOT use a connection credit.
If you already uploaded your address book and want to deactivate/remove your address book, please email email@example.com and we'd be happy to take care of this for you.
Still need help?
If you have any questions about this process, please contact your Community Manager or your Premium Coach here: https://www.alignable.com/biz/messages/alignable