Security Information

Barely Read Books takes the protection of your personal information very seriously. Details of the measures that we take to achieve this can be found in the following sections.

Accounts and Passwords

Your account contains your delivery and billing details, any shopping lists that you have created and a record of your orders. You will need your User Name and password to see or edit your personal details. Please note that we do not store your credit card details on our website.

If you are a new customer, you can create an account by going to the My Account page.

If you can't remember your password; go to the My Account sign-in page and click on ‘Forgotten your password?’. When prompted enter your User Name and email address and a new password will be automatically emailed to you. For security reasons our Customer Service team cannot see your password and so are unable to confirm it for you.

Please take the utmost care whenever you visit our website or any other e-commerce site and in particular, make sure that nobody is able to obtain your password (if you use one). Once you have completed your purchase and to ensure all confidential information is removed, we recommend that you close all browsers.

Security on the Website

Barely Read Books adopts industry standard practices to protect the confidentiality of your personal information on the website and during transmission, including firewalls and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption software.

Payment and Credit Card Security

Barely Read Books uses PayPal for the provision of Credit Card and Debit Card payment facilities via their secure online payment service. In addition to providing you with a highly convenient means of making payment, it also gives you peace of mind about the security of your card payments:

  • Your card information is only entered onto PayPal’s secure servers.
  • Your purchase information is encrypted during transmission with industry-standard SSL (secure socket layer) technology.
  • PayPal protects your financial information with industry-leading security and fraud prevention systems.
  • At no time will any Barely Read Books employee have access to your credit/debit card details.

Further details about the encryption technology employed by the PayPal website payments service and their other anti-fraud measures can be found here: