Once you have registered, you can configure your ORCID account settings, including email and contact preferences, language display preferences, ORCID inbox notifications, privacy preferences, etc.
In regard to privacy preferences, note that "public" is the default option for your profile, while "limited" allows you to exchange information with select organizations. You can selectively customize privacy for individual items in your profile. In essence, you have complete control over your entire ORCID iD profile, both in its entirety and its individual items.
You also have control over the relationships/connections that your profile has with others. If you would like to allow others to help curate your profile, you can designate them as trusted individuals. These trusted individuals can be anyone with an ORCID profile and could potentially include departmental assistants, research assistants, librarians, or staff in Strategic Communications, IT, or the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects.
You can also establish connections with trusted organizations whom you can also authorize to co-curate your profile. Typically, these are publishers or grant funders whom you can authorize to push verified records of your publications or research activities to your profile. Again, you have complete control over these relationships and can disconnect from organizations whenever desired.
Make your works public: This maximizes the visibility of your research and maximizes the potential for the research and publications listed in your ORCID account to be automatically pushed into applications or pulled into other systems (e.g., grant databases or expert profiles).
Add name variations: If you have published under other names, be sure this is reflected in your ORCID profile.
Enter your ORCID iD: Provide your iD as prompted when submitting manuscripts and grant proposals.
Link your ORCID iD: Link your ORCID to other services including ResearcherID, figshare, and professional organizations.
Display and share your ORCID ID: Include your ORCID iD on conference posters, webpages, email signature lines, blogs, business cards, social media accounts--anywhere you would benefit from referring others quickly and reliably to the body of your research.
Add multiple email addresses: provide personal and institutional email addresses to ensure access to your ORCID in the event that you leave or join new institutions.