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A recent survey reported that 80% of all Internet users are concerned about credit 
card fraud on the Internet. offers customers the choice of using the 
Netscape Secure Commerce Server, which encrypts any information they type in. 
Customers don't have to submit their payment on the Internet: they can also pay 
by check--or phone or fax their credit card number to us. 

How do I pay for my order? accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express, as
well as checks or money orders denominated in U.S. Dollars as payment
for book orders.

You Can Pay Online: 

Credit Card Transactions are Safe at Books. In a recent
article by Rob Pegoraro in The Washington Post's "Fast Forward"
magazine (May 1996), spokesmen for MasterCard International and AT&T's
Universal Card acknowledged that to date, they knew of no cases of
Internet credit card fraud.  Statistically, it's much safer to use
your credit card on the Web than to use it in a restaurant or
department store. 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.  is safely

Don't Want to Pay Online?  You Can Pay "Offline":
There are two ways you can order from Books without having to enter
your complete credit card number on the Web: 

  1.Paying by check or postal money order
     You can select "pay by check" on the order form, and send 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 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.

  2.Calling or faxing your card number 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) 

               (206) 346-2950 

Where does Keep My Personal Information?
To give you an additional layer of security, all credit card numbers are
stored on a computer that is not connected to the Internet. After you
type it in, fax it in, or call it in, your complete credit card number
is transferred to this secure machine across a proprietary one-way
interface. This computer is not accessible by network or modem, and the
number is not stored anywhere else. Books 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 a blank e-mail
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