How can I protect my privacy when shopping online?

How can I protect my privacy when shopping online?

Category: Computers & Internet 9 years ago
manisha
Asked 9 years ago

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Tips to maintain privacy while doing online shopping:


Shop at Secure Web Sites


Research the Web Site before You Order


Read the Web Site's Privacy and Security Policies


Be Aware of Cookies and Behavioral Marketing


What's Safest: Credit Cards, Debit Cards, Cash, or Checks?


Never Give Out Your Social Security Number


Disclose Only the Bare Facts When You Order


Keep Your Password Private


Check the Web Site Address


Don't Fall for "Phishing" Messages


Always Print Copies of Your Orders


Shop with Companies Located in the United States


Pay Attention to Shipping Facts


Learn the Merchant's Cancellation, Return and Complaint-Handling Policies


Use Shopper's Intuition


Be Wary of Identity Theft


Consider Using Single-use Card Numbers


Be Cautious with Electronic Signatures


Know How Online Auctions Operate


Understand Your Responsibility for Sales and Use Taxes Online


 

Santhosh
Answered 9 years ago
Santhosh


  • When you find a new shopping site, check it out cautiously. Where is it based? Read the ‘About’ section and make sure there is a postal address. How long has it been in business? Are transactions secured by a well-known source?

  • When you do place an order online, check for the security icons: a padlock at the bottom of your browser, a logo for a renowned security brand, and an URL that begins with “https”.

  • Create a new email address for shopping only. Your order updates, newsletters, and marketing junk will arrive here, so you’ll only need to check in occasionally.

     



  • Look for the check-box that lets you opt-out from information sharing. Companies which intend to pass on your personal information are obliged to ask your permission. However, sometimes they will display a box which has already been checked they’re just waiting for you to miss it and click ‘ok’. Make sure you find that box, and uncheck it!

  • When the shop asks you to create a password, think of something that’s a combination of letters or numbers – not an easy word like a name or month. Keep a selection of passwords ONLY for online shopping (so your bank and email passwords are completely different).

  • Pay with a credit, not debit, card. The insurance is better – your credit company will investigate and protect you against any unexpected transactions or losses.

     



  • Hate pop-ups while you’re shopping? Install a pop-up blocker. Internet Explorer 7 features a free blocker but you can download similar software from other sources too. And fingers crossed our favourite stores will say no to pop-ups very soon.

neetu jain
Answered 9 years ago
neetu jain

Manisha,


 


Most of the sites offering online shopping facility are now-a-days having secured ways for doing online transactions easily without any frauds. And regarding privacy of your personal information they will ensure whether you want your details to be accessed by third party companies..which should be selected by you..If it is not provided by site  in privacy and other condtions.


Avoid sites if no such details are provided and go for some top online shopping sites only..


 


Hope this helps.


 

Rajani K
Answered 9 years ago
Rajani K

See that the site has the beginning https, s means secure, also see whether Green Pad Lock symbol is there which means the connection is secure, if you click on the pad lock symbol and click on certificate information you can get to know the validity of the site till what date is valid.

epraneeth77
Answered 10 months ago
epraneeth77

go for legal sites only
Aakash Agarwal
Answered 6 years ago
Aakash Agarwal

Ensure the site is safe and reliable by going through their privacy policy. Generally famous sites like e-by provide a strong privacy.
rambabu
Answered 7 years ago
rambabu

Shop at secure web sites.
V.R.JOTHIBASSU
Answered 6 years ago
V.R.JOTHIBASSU

You should have go for legit and famous sites. Almost all of them having secure ways and they surely keep in mind about your privacy too. so no problem.
AKP
Answered 7 years ago
AKP

Now a days many sites are providing secure online shopping it is better to know every thing before shopping.
Sasikanth
Answered 7 years ago
Sasikanth

Use legal and famous sites for online shopping. Must read privacy policies of websites.
vaishnavi
Answered 6 years ago
vaishnavi

Ensure site uses https and the website is authentic and safe on basis of users.
arjun sai
Answered one year ago
arjun sai

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