This is a difficult question to answer. We believe the answer is: pretty safe! Three things to mention:
- As you can see in your browser, look for the lock-icon or https in the internet address, all Peerwith data is encrypted. Your connection is secure.
- All our payments are securely handled by Paypal, which we believe is one of the safest payment providers on the internet today. We do not "touch" your payment data.
- When you log in (or sign up), you will notice that we do not offer our own authentication system. We prefer to use external authentication services like Google and Mendeley. That is a hassle for those who don't have an account, but companies like Google and Mendeley invest a lot in making their authentication services safer and we prefer to piggyback along.
Other then that, from technical perspective, we work with a team of experienced technical people who are all aware of the safety issues that exist for web based platforms like Peerwith. We regularly review and adapt. We truly believe you and your data are safe at Peerwith.