If you're an Etsy patron, you might want to go back into your records and remove any information you want to remain private. It appears that their new People Search roll out makes it possible for someone to access a user's personal information just by running a search for either their full name or user name, even when that user is just a buyer, not a vendor.
You can read about it here:
Etsy claims to be concerned with privacy issues but I'm not putting any money on it and, in any case, for many the damage is already done. You can read about their response here:
I'm so glad I chose to use ArtFire and not Etsy!
OK, my steam is blown off and now I'm back to beading...