In order to accept an order from you we will need basic information such as your name mailing address and credit card info. That is the only information required in an account.  Without this information we cannot process an order.  We do not save credit card information and if you never place another order your account will remain inactive.  A BookPatch account is simply a place we keep your name, email address and order history. We use this data to pay our authors. Whenever we have an order or any follow up communication like tracking information we must have a way to communicate with you and a place to send your order.