You have certainly noticed that we do not accept credit cards directly, and this has very sound reasons. In Europe the credit card companies put the onus on gathering all relevant information about the customer on the seller. In order to make sure that payment is received and to reduce abuses, buyers must make sure therefore to allow for address verification. With credit card fraud on the increase we do not foresee a change in our policy in the near future. For this reason we have chosen Nochex, PayPal, Google Checkout and others, as an intermediary company to accept credit card payments indirectly. As a small trader we cannot afford the necessary credit card checking software that is both costly, complex and time consuming. Companies similar to Nochex , PayPal and Google Checkout are set up to handle credit card payments on our behalf and have the necessary facilities to check up on the credit card to minimise the risk of credit card fraud. Nochex, PayPal, Google Checkout and others are responsible for ensuring only bonifide use of credit card for Rarity4u Internet sales. We are not responsible for the information that Nochex, PayPal, Google Checkout or similar ask you before authorising a credit card payment, and we do not have any access to the information you provide to Nochex, PayPal, Google Checkout or similar. The personal information you provide to Rarity4u is needed for three main reasons:
We need your e-mail address for communication with you
We need your postal address to enable us to send the goods to you
We ask for your date of birth to ensure you are over 18 years of age. Our terms state that we do not knowingly sell to people under this age unless it is with the express permission of either a parent or guardian. We know of no other way to legally satisfy this condition.
Clearly with the Nochex, PayPal, Google Checkout and similar service, the secure link encryption technology comes at a cost. It is our opinion that these costs, although small, are necessary to ensure your peace of mind that we in our way are both cognisant of and working to ensure your privacy is maintained at all times.