Amazon.com thinks that's good news, but they still take every possible precaution to protect the integrity of your credit card information.
Amazon.com offers you the choice of using the Netscape Secure Commerce Server, which encrypts any information you type in. You can safely enter your entire credit card number on the secure server, and it cannot be read in transit.
Remember, if you choose the secure server, all the information you enter on the order form; name, address, phone number, etc. are safely encrypted.
Paying by check or postal money order.
You can select "pay by check" on the order form, and send Amazon.com a personal check or postal money order in U.S. dollars for the amount of your order. Paying by check does slow down your order somewhat, as Amazon.com doesn't order your books until your check is received, and they don't ship the books to you until your funds clear. If you are in the United States, paying by personal check typically delays your order about seven to ten days.
Calling or faxing your card number.
Amazon.com has a way for you to use your credit card without ever having to enter the complete number on the Internet. When filling out the order form, you can enter just the last five digits and the expiration date of your credit card on the order form. This gives them a way to track your order but guarantees your security. Then you can call or fax them to give us the rest of your credit card number. You can do this even if you can't use our secure server, and your credit card number will be totally protected.
(800) 201-7575 (toll-free in the USA and Canada)
(206) 346-2992 (outside the USA and Canada)
Amazon.com does not now sell or rent our list of customers to anyone. If you would like to make sure they never sell or rent information about you to third parties, just send them a blank e-mail message at firstname.lastname@example.org.