Researcher control is a core ORCID principle, so email addresses registered and added to the ORCID record are, by default, set as only visible to the record holder. Unverified emails do not display in the public view of the record and only email addresses that have been verified will appear in API results.
Once researchers have verified their email address, they must choose to make it visible to everyone (i.e. public) or to trusted parties (i.e. limited access) in order for the email address to be read by third parties.
If the researcher has set their email address to Trusted Parties, it will be returned with the record if the researcher has granted you read-limited access. For more information, see ORCID visibility settings.
In addition, the ORCID XSD 2.x includes a contributor-email element under contributors in certain sections of the ORCID record, e.g. works. However the ORCID API strips any contributor-email data added, and it is not stored in the ORCID record in any form. Instead, we recommend adding the ORCID iDs of contributors that have been collected via authentication using the contributor-orcid element. For more information, see What information should I add about work contributors?