Online shopping: Is it safe?
When you shop online, your credit card number and address information is encrypted using 128-bit encryption
and the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) security features provided by your Internet Web browser. This ensures that your
transactions are secure as possible. Your order is processed by a secure server (computer) which is similarly encrypted
and is programmed with fraud protection routines and password security to ensure the safety of your information.
The credit card information which you provide to our password protected, secure server via encrypted computer communications, is the same credit card information you hand over to the clerk at your local grocery store who then keeps a receipt with all your pertinent credit card information, that you give verbally over the telephone to the sale person at your favorite mail order company, or which send by regular mail to make mail order purchases . Once that information is in the hands of any one of these people, you are depending on their honesty to insure the safety of that information.
The bottom line truth of the matter is that though the press has made a big deal about on-line credit card fraud, for many companies that have similar online and offline businesses, online credit card charge back rates are lower than offline rates. Web-based transactions are, in most cases, safer than those that take place over the phone or even with on-site transactions at your local retailer.
Our Security Guarantee
Whenever you provide sensitive information (for example a credit card number), we will take every reasonable
step to protect it. When you place orders or access your account information, we offer the use of secure servers
both through our shopping cart vendor and our credit card authorization provider. The secure server software (SSL)
encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. Furthermore, all of the customer data we collect is
protected against unauthorized access. We will also take security measures to protect your personal information
In addition, we go to great lengths to ensure the validity and accuracy of every order we receive.
Authorization: Instantly approve shoppers' cards as they place their orders, so shoppers with valid cards can proceed through checkout and shoppers with invalid cards are prevented from completing their order.
Fraud Protection: Automatic fraud check and Address Verification Service (AVS-fraud protection through address
verification during checkout), allowing us to immediately reject orders from fraudulent credit card usage.
Secured shopper data: Digital receipts are encrypted and protected on our servers.