PMS and ANYTHING related to that particular site (DI in this instance) is a privately owned entity. They can essentially read all your email (if you had email routing through a DI address of some sort)PMs, etc.
Quite frankly I have always assumed my shit is read everywhere (better to be over cautious) and this is not the first time I went through something like this.
The online Game EQ2 (operated and owned by Sony Online Entertainment) had one of the craziest situations ever regarding a PM being read and there is no recourse.
The website EQ2Flames was a hardcore raiding website NOT owned by Sony but by a fan named LFG- This site was set up purly to get away from over moderation and heavy censorship on the official board- Eventually, even the developers (some of them) followed us over... Well, one of the SOE developers, a cheating peace of shit named Aerilik was using the Flames PM system to give inside information to his guild- I mean stuff regarding exploits and pure cheating and with statements like "hurry up and do this because we are fixing the issue on Monday"
LFG released all the PMs- SOE tried to stop him and could not...Those PMs were HIS property..
In this example, it was a good thing. SOE had been caught having their developers cheat less than six months before this happened and we all knew this was going on but had no proof... LFG got us proof.
Anyhow it was a huge online gaming scandal and LFG is a Lawyer and although SOE threatened, their only recourse was to try to ban everyone who was a regular at Flames and sweep it under the rug.
-Many of us quit the game over this )me included) since a competitive game that you pay a FEE to play should NOT have developers cheating and the referee (SOE in this case) hiding it.
- I will post a link or two if I can find one.
BUT....This has been gone over BIG time and there is nothing you can do. The owner of the site may do as he pleases with the info on that site (even private)http://www.massively.com/2008/03/18/los ... tells-all/
here.... Trust me, if SOE could do nothing, nothing can be done as they are evil bastards who would torture you as a punishment if they could. =P