This site is hosted by Aabaco Small Business. Aabaco Small Business hosts the store pages, ordering system, and order data. Aabaco Small Business automatically collects order information but may only use this information in the aggregate. If you accessed this store through Yahoo Shopping, Aabaco Small Business also automatically collects information about your shopping experience. Please see the Yahoo Privacy Policy for more information about how Aabaco Small Business uses this information.

Any personal information you provide will never be sold or in any way given out by Thomas Leathers(my legal business name). I am a leather smith, not a mass marketer who might sell information. I have been in business for 39 years and have had literally thousands of credit card transactions pass through my hands without any security incidents.

My shopping cart system is run through Yahoo. All online transactions at Yahoo! Stores are handled with industry-standard SSL encryption.

When you enter your credit card number into the order form, it is transmitted across the Internet in an encrypted (scrambled) form, then decoded when it gets to Yahoo.

For added security, Yahoo also encrypts the credit card number when it is stored on disk, and when Yahoo forwards it to the merchant.

If you are not the kind of person who worries about being hit by lightning as you're crossing the street, you probably don't have to worry that your credit card number will be intercepted on the way to a secure Web site. According to CNN,

"The prevalent opinion...is that on-line credit card use is actually no riskier for consumers than traditional "low-tech" transactions."

We order products online all the time, both as a company and as individuals. When we use a credit card to buy something online, we feel at least as safe as we would using one in a store or restaurant.