Credit Card Protection Policy


Protection Against Credit Card Fraud - OUR SAFE SHOPPING GUARANTEE!

Security Information

We know how important and sensitive credit card information is. It's very important to us that our customers have a secure, worry-free and enjoyable shopping experience here at The Smoking Store. This is the reason why we never store or keep your credit card information on our servers or in our records. In addition to that, we also never print your credit card information on any invoices or receipts.



GeoTrust is a technology company that specializes in data encryption and e-commerce. It is one of the most recognized companies for certifying that a website is secure and encrypted. With GeoTrust, you can feel confident shopping on our website! Just look for the security badge at the bottom of our website that has an up to the minute time and date stamp. Feel free to click on the badge at the bottom or the GeoTrust logo to the left to verify the security of our website!



Trustwave is the leading provider of on-demand data security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and organizations throughout the world.

The Smoking Store LLC is PCI compliant (The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is an information security standard for organizations that handle cardholder information for the major debit, credit, prepaid, e-purse, ATM, and POS cards.) Trustwave routinely performs scans on our website to make sure we remain PCI compliant and that are security standards are the highest for our customers.

Please click on the Trustwave badge above to verify our PCI compliance status. Defined by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, the standard was created to increase controls around cardholder data to reduce credit card fraud via its exposure.

We have partnered with Authorize.Net, a leading payment gateway since 1996, to accept credit card payments safely and securely for our customers. The Authorize.Net Payment Gateway manages the complex routing of sensitive customer information through the credit card processing networks. The company adheres to strict industry standards for payment processing, including:

256-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology for secure Internet Protocol (IP) transactions.

Industry leading encryption hardware and software methods and security protocols to protect customer information.

Compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

Industry Standard Firewalls servers are protected by secure firewalls—these communication management computers are specially designed to keep information secure and inaccessible by any other Internet users. This allows you to shop worry-free and with total confidence.

SSL Technology and Industry Standard Firewalls all work together to ensure your privacy and to assist in protecting your personal data.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does your site have a secure connection? How am I able to tell if it is a safe connection?

Our site uses SSL encryption to secure the communication of all sensitive information passing between your browser and our servers. To confirm that it is a secure connection, you should see the in the URL. The “https” indicates that it’s using SSL.