The security of our site is one of our top priorities. We want you to know that you can feel comfortable using our site to fulfill any of your textbook needs.

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When you submit sensitive information through our web site, your information is encrypted and protected with the best encryption technology in the industry - secure socket layer (SSL). You can determine whether you are on a secure or non-secure page by looking at the small lock or key icon normally located at the bottom of your browser (or to the right of the address bar). When the lock icon is "locked" you are in a secure area of the site and it is safe to transmit sensitive information. If you have any questions about the security of our web site, please e-mail the Book Emporium webmaster.

You can shop at online with confidence. We have partnered with Authorize.Net, a leading payment gateway since 1996, to offer safe and secure credit card and electronic check transactions for our customers.

The Authorize.Net Payment Gateway manages the complex routing of sensitive customer information through the credit card and electronic check processing networks (see an online payments diagram). The company adheres to strict industry standards for payment processing, including:

  • 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology for secure Internet Protocol (IP) transactions.
  • Industry leading encryption hardware and software methods and security protocols to protect customer information.
  • Compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard.

For additional information regarding the privacy of your sensitive cardholder data, please read the Authorize.Net Privacy Policy. is registered with the Authorize.Net Verified Merchant Seal program.

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