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I'm here for your own safety.

A variety of me can be given as a gift.

1st letter is similar to how old you are.

5th letter if removed, SE gets upset.

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    $\begingroup$ Too short for an answer, so: guveq yvar cebonoyl zrnaf gur yrggre "U", fbhaqf yvxr "ntr". (ROT13). $\endgroup$
    – Xenocacia
    Apr 4 '18 at 5:41
  • $\begingroup$ Could you maybe tell us what SE should stand for? $\endgroup$
    – Foitn
    Apr 4 '18 at 7:40
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    $\begingroup$ @Foitn - in this context, I assume Stack Exchange $\endgroup$
    – Phylyp
    Apr 4 '18 at 7:45
  • $\begingroup$ Well of course, that should work... ty :) $\endgroup$
    – Foitn
    Apr 4 '18 at 7:46
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    $\begingroup$ Yep we don’t need a hint yet. Someone may still get it without one $\endgroup$ Apr 4 '18 at 16:36
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You are:

Secure hypertext transport protocol, or "https"
"h" is like age (see gnovice's answer for that)
You can give gift "codes" that are often https: format, also https uses a certificate (like a gift certificate)
Remove the 's' on any link and it's an unsecure connection, which SE does NOT like

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  • $\begingroup$ I posted my answer before decoding the comment from Xenocacia above. Looks like they solved that part first. $\endgroup$
    – gnovice
    Apr 4 '18 at 17:24
  • $\begingroup$ V jnf guvaxvat uggcf vf n pregvsvpngr, (tvsg pregvsvpngr) nf sbe FR trggvat hcfrg. Gel nggnpuvat na vzntr (abg guebhtu vzthe) naq hfr uggc jvgubhg gur F. $\endgroup$
    – WELZ
    Apr 4 '18 at 17:26
  • $\begingroup$ @WELZ: I deleted it, since it was already covered by Xenocacia's comment and was just a partial answer. $\endgroup$
    – gnovice
    Apr 4 '18 at 17:40
  • $\begingroup$ @gnovice I didn't see the ROT13 comment, just your partial answer. I though you deserved credit for that part. I determined the answer based on the second and third parts, and didn't get the first part until I read yours. $\endgroup$
    – NetJohn
    Apr 4 '18 at 18:05
  • $\begingroup$ @NetJohn: I guess I can undelete it. The Rep doesn't matter much since I've capped for the day, but I guess it's easier to hover over the spoiler text than cut and paste the comment into a ROT13 decoder. $\endgroup$
    – gnovice
    Apr 4 '18 at 18:23
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Partial answer:

"1st letter is similar to how old you are."

The first letter is H (pronounced similarly to "age")?

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  • $\begingroup$ Sounds Japanese to me for some reason - the way they pronounce "age" $\endgroup$
    – Alex
    Apr 4 '18 at 17:21

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