Safe Shopping Online
Online Transaction Safety
Everything you need to know about shopping safely online- here at

Shopping Cart Security:

All transactions at take place over 100% secure, SSL server. Once you are taken to the payment info page of our shopping cart, you will notice the LOCK or KEY in your browser, indicating that the transaction is being done over a secure server.

* Many online transactions are now protected by what's called SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer.

* SSL provides you with sound privacy protection by encrypting the channel of communication between you and the consumer. Using a mathematical formula, SSL puts the information you exchange into a complex code. Think of it as a kind of armor over the information. Even if intercepted, your data would be extremely difficult to read.

* In plain English, SSL helps the consumer's browser automatically scramble his informationósuch as a credit card numberóbefore it gets sent to the merchant. After that, SSL allows only the merchant's software to unscramble this data. Through SSL, you and your customers can complete transactions with the confidence that no one else can read, change, or fool with their payment information as it travels over the Internet.

* Since the data sent is secure, SSL is now considered more than enough security for consumers to do business with merchants they know and trust.

* To find out if your transaction is guarded by SSL, look for the picture of the unbroken key or closed lock in your browser window. Either indicator means SSL is hard at work. (If you don't see either one, or if you see a broken key or an open lock, that means SSL is definitely not hard at work protecting your transaction.)

* The easy way you can tell if SSL is guarding your transaction, though, is to check the URL of the site you are visiting. It should change from "http" to "https" when processing secure transactions.