Privacy and Security

Privacy Policy

As one of the oldest nonprofit organizations in science and education, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific respects the privacy of our online visitors. No part of our website uses 'cookies' to capture your email address without your permission.

We retain the e-mail addresses of our online AstroShop customers and others who request event information, and periodically send out announcements.

Anyone who wishes can choose to be removed from our mailing list at any time. We WILL NOT sell, trade, or give out e-mail addresses to companies or other organizations.

If you currently are on our mailing list and wish to be removed, please email us at service {at} with your name and email address. You can also remove your name automatically through receipt of an email update.

If you have any concerns about privacy issues on our site, please contact us at webmaster {at}


When placing an order online, your credit card information is encrypted to protect your information. We do not confirm your order with any credit card information. We also guarantee a secure verification of your credit card through

You have the option to place your order using our Offline Order Form during the online ordering process which can then be faxed or mailed to us.

It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your order and to your computer. Be sure to close out of your order session when finished if using a shared computer.