Dean I truly appreciate the info and link,
I was all set to order, and stopped when I noticed they don't accept PayPal, or have the Shipping & Billing page go into a SSL protected page, or use a 3rd Party CC processor. I'm sure the company is safe, but I have had online theft of personal credit info twice before. I tried to call the 1800 to order they were closed.
Regarding security, if the company theKitchenstore has an unsafe system your credit info can be compromised.
I just went through a ebay transaction where the seller didn't use paypal, I have always used paypal for all ebay purchases, however the item I wanted was only available for bid with this particular seller. Since ebay allowed the payment option for "Moneybookers" I assumed it was safe. I thought I had to create an account on with Moneybooker's just like I did with paypal, and a couple of other money processor sites. So I create the acct, which requires giving my banking account info. I then proceed to pay for the won bid, click on "Moneybookers" and have to enter my Credit Card Info again, SOMETHING IS WRONG! With paypal I never have to enter my CC info except when I either created the acct or added cards. So I call Moneybooker, and get the Eastern European guy, he explains that I didn't need to create the Moneybooker account, the Moneybooker service was more for sellers to receive CC payments and get instant credit in their account. I was pissed off, I had just given my private C.C. and checking info to a company I knew nothing about, only because ebay had Moneybookers as an approved method of payment. I completed the transaction, then asked the guy where he was located...... LONG PAUSE....... Ahhhhh our company headquarters are in the U.K. but our customer service offices are located at various locations in Europe. Great! "I said, but where are you located?" Long Pause.... "Budapest"!
I am seriously scared now... Everyone knows that Eastern European countries are full of internet thieves with Stolen USA credit info. WORSE I had just given my private credit info to a Eastern European run company. I asked right then and there that my new account be deleted. (There are tip offs in how people "online/or over the phone" handle security questions, this guy was sloppy and I knew I was in trouble.) I would have to trust this guy to delete my account, meaning all my data get erased. So I asked him to absolutely make sure the account and all data was eliminated, he said fine. I then asked he send me an email stating he had deleted my account and verified the data was deleted too. Plus he needed to have his supervisor confirm the same via email. Next I went to PayPal, ebay, my bank and credit card companies, and changed my user ID and passwords, and which cards were primary, plus moved funds to another account. Sound extreme? When you get billed for $700 for an internet book, meaning an ebook, they stole a CC we never use, how and where they got the info I don't know.