Safe Shopping

Safe Online Shopping

SSL Connection

SSL is Secure Socket Layer (and its latest update TLS, Transport Layer Security) was designed by the people who brought us the Netscape browser technology. 

Internet merchants wanting to use the system get an SSL Certificate. The Certificate is data that has been digitally signed by a CA (Certification Authority). Because it has been digitally signed by a trustworthy institution (CA) we are supposed to trust the data it contains. When you need to submit confidential information to the website (and you don’t intend anyone else to see it) you go to their secure website. You can tell it’s secure because it has a slightly different start to the URL – "HTTPS" or "https". Notice the "s" at the end of http, signifying "secure". This indicates that you have established an SSL session through https secured URL.

Also, notice that you now have a padlock showing on the bottom right of your browser signifying an SSL connection. Many users are not familiar with this padlock yet. It has taken the industry about 5 years to ‘educate’ us to associate the secure connection with this little padlock!


Paypal Gateway

This website processes payments securely with PayPal, one of the most popular payment gateways. Your credit card number and other personal information entered in this site are protected using Secure Socket Layers (SSL) technology.

PayPal automatically encrypts your confidential information in transit from your computer to Paypal's using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with an encryption key length of 1256-bits (the highest level commercially available). Before you even register or log in to the PayPal site, the server checks that you're using an approved browser - one that uses SSL 3.0 or higher.

Once your information reaches the PayPal site, it resides on a server that is heavily guarded both physically and electronically. PayPal servers sit behind an electronic firewall and are not directly connected to the internet, so your private information is available only to authorized computers.

Secure Web Forms

When you fill in a web form (for example, setting up an account or submitting a payment form) your connection to this website is encrypted which prevents eavesdropping.