Is This Site Even Secure?
Yes, 100% so - secured with the latest GeoTrust SSL technology. All credit card information is encrypted across a secure line. You can learn about the encryption we use by clicking here or on the GeoTrust logo, located at the bottom of the site.
We have a SSL which is a socket / folder where data (e.g. a form) that is passed from the server to the users' browser and back again. Then we have PG (payment gateway) security which secures the transactions from the users credit card / bank back to our bank / merchant account and then records it in the system.
How to Check Our Security
Check the Web Page URL
Normally, when browsing the web, the URLs (web page addresses) begin with the letters "http". However, over a secure connection the address displayed should begin with "https" - note the "s" at the end.
Try it! - Visit our home page - Note the URL begins with the "http" meaning this page is not secure. Click MyAccount in the upper-left hand corner to "Log in". Notice the change in the URL? It now begins with "https", meaning the user name and password typed in will be encrypted before sent to our server.
Check for the "Lock" icon
There is a de facto standard among web browsers to display a "lock" icon somewhere in the window of the browser (NOT in the web page display area!) For example, Microsoft Internet Explorer displays the lock icon in the lower-right of the browser window:
I.E. or Internet Explorer Lock
As another example, Mozilla's FireFox Web Browser displays the lock icon in the lower-left corner:
Mozilla FireFox Lock Icon
Click (or double-click) on it to see details of the site's security. This is important to know because some fraudulent web sites are built with a bar at the bottom of the web page to imitate the lock icon of your browser! Therefore it is necessary to test the functionality built into this lock icon. Furthermore, it is very important to KNOW YOUR BROWSER! Check your browser's help file or contact the makers of your browser software if you are unsure how to use this functionality.
Try it! - Visit our home page. Click the link to "Log in" to initiate a secure session. Note the lock icon display in YOUR browser. Click the icon, or double-click (varies by browser), and examine the security information displayed about the web site. If there is no display at the bottom of your browser try clicking "View" in the main menu and make sure "Status Bar" is checked.
Chrome Lock Icon
Same as Firefox. Refer to Firefox for directions.
We also provide a "GEOtrust site seal" in plain site for you. We also provide you with a Verification Functionality. Click on the seal to display detailed information about our certificates of security.
If you ever have more questions or want even more proof you can always click the lock in your browsers URL window or at the bottom right of the browser