We use the latest technology to be sure all transactions are secure. Here are
just a few of the ways we protect you and the data you submit to us.
We use technology called Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) that "e;encrypts"e; any data
transmitted between you and us as long as the Web Browser you're using also
supports SSL. All the most popular Browsers support SSL in recent versions.
Encrypted data is much harder to decode than regular data, making it much
less attractive to a hacker. Before you actually submit your information to us,
your Browser encrypts the data. It remains encrypted during the transmission and
then it is decoded by our Web Server when it is received.
In order to use SSL, we had to apply for the privilege to conduct Electronic
Commerce and go through a strict approval process to obtain a digital
certificate. Our digital certificate was issued by an authorized security
service after we proved we were a legitimate business. The digital certificate
was then installed on our Web Server so that from now on, we can offer you the
security of SSL.
Cookies are another place where web application programs can store data
submitted to a Web Server. They can be placed either on your computer or the Web
We create temporary cookies while you are online with us. These cookies make
our ordering process possible, and contain only identification information about
our customers. We even go the extra step of encrypting the data stored in our
When you disconnect from the internet, or exit your Browser, our temporary
cookies are destroyed.
Here are some of the other ways you can tell if you're engaged in a secure
transaction. For example:
- Most reputable Web sites advertise their security features prominently.
- A secure URL will begin with https://etc.etc.etc., while a URL of a
non-secure web transaction will begin with http://etc.etc.etc.
- Many Browsers have visual indicators to let you know that an SSL
transaction is in progress. Look for an icon of a whole lock or a key
(unlocked locks or broken keys indicate a non-secure environment).
- Some Browsers use a dialog box to alert you to the fact that you are
accessing a secure Web server.
We maintain a firm commitment to your privacy. Privacy refers to the
information we gather about you, and how that information may be used. Any
information captured as part of your ordering process will not be shared with
any other entity other than our order fulfillment partner. We also have a
security statement that describes how sensitive information is kept safe and