STERA, Inc. is seriously concerned about your privacy. As such, we minimize the amount of information we ask of our viewers and have no hidden code that extracts information from your computer nor installs "cookies" or "trackers" on your browser. We do not monetize our visitors, we don't allow any advertising, we don't count "clicks" and we receive no financial benefits from those who visit our website. Access to every page of this website is absolutely free. The only pages where you are asked to provide any information are the Secure Contribution Form, the Secure Order Form on the Website Store and the Send Us E-Mail pages of this website.
The Secure Contribution Form allows you to safely make tax deductible contributions to STERA, Inc. online using a credit or debit card or your PayPal account. Your information is forwarded directly to the website via a 256 bit encrypted Secure Server. All data is stored offline on non-networked hard drives. We do not store any credit card information. No information is ever shared, loaned or sold to any outside party or organization. Period. If you prefer not to send your credit card information over the Internet, we provide a MAIL a Tax Deductible Contribution to STERA, Inc. form that includes detailed instructions for telephoning or mailing your credit card contribution. Donations can also be made by check or money order or via PayPal.
The Website Store page of this site allows you to order certain items directly from STERA, Inc. and make payment using a credit or debit card. All online transactions are made via the "Secure Order Form". There you can safely place your credit or debit card order and your information is forwarded directly to the website via a 256 bit encrypted Secure Server. All data is stored offline on non-networked hard drives. No information is ever shared, loaned or sold to any outside party or organization. Period. If you prefer not to send your credit card information over the Internet, we provide a link to an "Alternate Order Form" that includes detailed instructions for telephoning or mailing your credit card order. Payments can also be made by check or money order, but will take longer to process and ship. All items listed that are available from other sources include their own specific ordering instructions. The Shroud of Turin Website/STERA, Inc. assumes no responsibility for these outside vendors and provides the information solely as a service to its viewers.
The Shroud of Turin Website also provides viewers with an opportunity to sign up and become subscribers to the Website Mailing List. If you wish to be on the list and receive an e-mail when the website is updated (3 or 4 times a year) or when important Shroud news breaks, you can add your name to the list yourself using the link provided on the Send Us E-Mail page. Just enter your correct e-mail address where indicated and hit the "Go" button. That is the ONLY information you need to provide to become a subscriber. You will also be asked some additional questions about yourself, but answering these is optional. We gather the additional information to help determine a cross section of website viewers. If you ever wish to unsubscribe, just use the SafeUnsubscribe link you will find at the bottom of every e-mail we send to remove your name immediately and permanently. This list and related information will never be sold or made available to anyone else. Your privacy is very important to us and your participation is truly appreciated.
Barrie M. Schwortz
President, STERA, Inc.
E-mail me via the Send Us E-mail page