Website Security

Learn the basics
The security of your personal information is something we take very seriously. We are committed to ensuring your experience with is as safe and worry-free as possible. For this reason, we have outlined steps you can take to verify that the "checkout" pages of a website are safe and secure.

What is a secure website connection?
A secure connection is an encrypted exchange of information between the website you are visiting and the web browser on your computer (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, etc) . Encryption protects your personal information during transmission by converting the data into a form, called ciphertext, that cannot be understood by unauthorized computers.

How can I tell if a website uses a secure connection?
Websites using encryption usually display a document called an SSL Certificate (shown below). Website servers and web browsers rely on a SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to create a uniquely encrypted channel for private communication over the internet. Websites obtain this high-tech encryption service by purchasing an SSL Certificate. 

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Can I verify my connection is safe and secure?
Yes, most browsers will display a lock icon  in the Security Status Bar (top of your screen) when you are on the secure "Checkout" pages of a website.
If you click on the lock icon, you will see a security report showing that your connection is encrypted. You will only see this lock icon in the secured checkout pages.

Is my credit card information safe and secure?
Yes, we have partnered with Authorize.Net, a leading payment gateway since 1996, to offer safe and secure credit card transactions for our customers. Your sensitive information is transferred to them via our secure encrypted data channel. In addition, we do not store credit card information on our servers. While this will require you to enter your card number for every purchase, it is for the safety and integrity of your credit. To learn more about Authorize.Net and view our Certified Merchant seal, click here.