Privacy & Security

Privacy Policy

The Bowdoin Store is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our website and shop with us online. The Bowdoin Store does not collect personal information about individuals, such as names and mailing or e-mail addresses, unless the individual knowingly provides it. Personal information will not be distributed to any third party for any reason.

The Bowdoin Store website adheres to the Bowdoin College Website Privacy statement.

Online Purchases

When you order a product from The Bowdoin Store, we require your name, billing and shipping addresses, telephone number, e-mail address, and credit card information to process your order. We do not store your credit card information -- it is only needed to process your transaction. We do retain your order information, including name and contact information for our records.

You may also place an order by telephone: 207-725-3204 or 800-524-2225


This shop site uses secure server software implementing the industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology. SSL encodes your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, as it travels over the Internet so that all transactions are secure.

You can shop at The Bowdoin Store with confidence. We have partnered with Authorize.Net, a leading payment gateway, to accept credit cards and electronic check payments safely and securely for our customers.

The company adheres to strict industry standards for payment processing, including:

  • 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology for secure Internet Protocol (IP) transactions.
  • Industry leading encryption hardware and software methods and security protocols to protect customer information.
  • Compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). is registered with the Authorize.Net Verified Merchant Seal program.


Our store software, Shopify, is compliant with the remote vulnerability audit requirements of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) as determined by ScanAlert, the world’s largest PCI certification service.