Privacy: We e-mail you only in response to your e-mails, orders or newsletter subscription. If you e-mail us with a question but do not place an order or subscribe to our newsletter, we will reply to your question and that's it. We do NOT save your e-mail for future use. If you place an order, we will reply as necessary to fulfill your order and save your information for future use in case you place another order. We will not send you any other e-mail. If you subscribe to our newsletter, you will get the once-a-month notification that the latest issue has been posted. You *may* get the notification of a fantastic deal (as when Epson was selling printers for $19 with free shipping). But you will not be spammed. We do not sell, rent, trade or in any way make your information available to other parties nor do we send out e-mail on behalf of other parties.
Security: Any time a card is charged it must be done through a processor who facilitates the connection with the issuer and Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express. Our processor is paypal. It has been around for many years, has a hundred million users across the world and has proven to be secure. If paypal had been hacked, everyone would have heard about it.
Another point of vulnerability is when a hacker gets a list of cards and tries the brute force method to guess security code. A program submits the order with a code of 000. If it fails, it tries 001 and continues until it hits the right number. This method might work on sites which automatically process the orders. Ours doesn't. Orders are submitted to us for review. It would be simpler to let it all happen automatically, but it would increase the risk of fraud. So we take the time to reduce the risk.
We believe the security of our site is better that that of most other e-commerce sites. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org