Your privacy and security is our main concern at Homestead Hardware. Please read about our policies and efforts below that ensure you will have a safe shopping experience on our site.
Homestead Hardware does not and will not sell, distribute, share, or otherwise disclose any personal or financial information of our customers to any third party or external organizations for any reason. All of our customers' information is used for the sole purpose of order fulfillment, customer service, and making improvements to our store.
Homestead Hardware uses high-grade 128-bit SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption on all of the web forms on our site. That means that any information you enter on our web forms (such as the contact form, or checkout process) is encrypted before it is transmitted across the internet. Encryption makes it incredibly difficult for unauthorized people to view information traveling through the internet. You can validate the security layer on our web form pages often by the presence of a padlock on your browser, the https:// (instead of http://) at the beginning of the web address, and by clicking the GoDaddy SSL Verification link below.
Homestead Hardware uses address verification and zip code matching for all credit card transactions to ensure that you, the cardholder, are indeed the person using your card for payments. The 3-digit CVV code seen on the back of your credit card is matched with the street address and zip code of the billing address that corresponds to that card. We ONLY process orders if both the billing address and billing zip code match with the CVV credit card data AND the credit company authorizes the charge. If either the address or zip code does not match the CVV code provided, the charge to your card will be rejected and we will call you to verify the use of your card. These measures prevent unauthorized use of credit cards.
We comply with the PCI Data Security Standards and our site receives monthly scans to ensure our PCI compliance. You can validate our compliance by clicking the link below.