I admit to being fairly naive about many things, but something just happened that kind of scares me. I went to check out a new website I’d read about last night. They had a really good price on an item, and I wanted to find out how much the shipping charges would be before deciding to order. So I start out as if to order one item, and proceed through the ordering screens. At no time did I register, or give any personal information. I get to the shipping screen and it has filled out the “Ship To” area with my name, address and phone number, all correct. I never gave them any of this information: how did they get it?
How can I prevent a website from getting this information before I give it? I have ordered items online before from other compnaies…big companies…and they have not had any of my personal info. This is a very small company that I had never heard of until midnight last night. Is this a standard practice?