Does using a visa gift card online instead of a credit card eliminate the risk of identity theft?

I really want to start shopping online for some things, but i have no credit card and even if i did, i would worry about using it online because of identity thieves. i was looking into using gift cards online instead and i found that to activate the card for online use, you must provide your full name and address. is this enough for the risk of identity theft to run high, or should I be safe?

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