(We’re not the bad guys)

Email

LearnVisualStudio.NET never has and never will give your email address to anyone else. We don’t rent addresses and we don’t even put advertisements in our newsletters … (well, besides our own, obviously).

If you don’t want to receive the news letter, you can opt out by using the link that appears at the bottom of each newsletter mailing. If you have any problems, please contact us.

Credit Cards

We do not save your credit card information in our database. Once the transaction is completed, all private payment information is cleared from our server’s memory.

If you paid via PayPal Express (i.e., you were sent to PayPal’s website), we never see your private PayPal account information, including your credit card, bank account, etc.

SSL

All payment, login and account management screens are protected by Secure Sockets Layer providing 256-bit encryption to your submitted data. The connection is encrypted using AES_256_CBC, with SHA1 for message authentication and DHE_RSA as the key exchange mechanism.

Cookies

We use Google Analytics to monitor the success of our page designs, etc. They use a cookie to track each sesssion and the pages that were visited. We do not collect any other private information and are not able to view your interaction to any other website besides ours.

We also utilize iDevAffiliate, a popular self-hosted affiliate management application. This software puts a temporary cookie on your hard drive to give credit to the affiliate that originally sent you to our site. If you purchase, they receive a percentage of the sale.

On any login page, if you click “remember me” a cookie will be saved on your hard drive with your credentials.

Database

Your credit card information is never saved on any database on our servers. All payments are submitted through Stripe. Here’s their statement of PCI compliance.

Your password is not saved in “clear text”. Rather, it is saved as a hash using an MD5 algorithm. Therefore, we cannot “look up your password” because it is never saved in a format we can reverse engineer.

However, you should always take precautions when submitting passwords. Never use the same password on more than one site. Use a password management application to create secure passwords and save them for you. We personally recommend 1Password. (They also have a Mac version, too!)