If you have ever paid for access to a tutorial (e-book) on PainScience.com (or even many years ago when it was SaveYourself.ca), you can login with your name and email and/or zip code as originally provided. If you can’t find your order this way, please contact me: I will look you up and get back to you quickly. ~ Paul Ingraham, Publisher
Privacy & Security of this form This login is private and secure: the information you submit is encrypted, used only used to search for a matching customer account, and then discarded. It’s a deliberate design choice not to use a “traditional” login.? The Google privacy popup in the lower-right is there only so I can use their “reCAPTCHA” service to prevent automated abuse of this form.
Standard, traditional authentication is based on the combination of a username and a password: two things that, in theory, only you know. But managing passwords is a pain in the neck (as we all know all too well). More security is more of a hassle. PainScience.com doesn't need a lot of security, so it's possible to login with less hassle: you only have to identify yourself with basic information about yourself, details that you didn't have to memorize or save just for this purpose. Can other people login this way? Yes — but only if they know you're a customer, if they know your name, if they know your zip code. It's possible (just as it's possible for someone to know a username/password), but unlikely, and the stakes are low. I am not protecting your life savings here!
The goal of the access system on PainScience.com is to have security that’s just casual enough that no one has to worry about saving a password, but of course still good enough to prevent most abuse.