We employ advanced technology for protecting your transaction information with us.
All pages that require you to submit sensitive information such as passwords and
credit card number are encrypted.
In addtion this Web site is secured with an Extended Validation SSL Certificate.
Why did the address bar turn green?
You are visiting a site secured with Extended Validation (EV) SSL, the highest standard
for Web site authentication. EV SSL signifies that our organization has passed a
rigorous identity authentication process. In high-security browsers, an EV SSL Certificate
triggers the browser address bar to turn green, display https://, and show the name
of the organization that owns this Web site and the certificate authority
that verified the owner’s identity using a rigorous authentication process. When
your address bar turns green, be sure to look to see that the owner of this Web
site is the organization you intended to visit.
What does SSL mean?
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates are the standard method used on the Internet
to secure communications between Web users and Web sites. This technology both authenticates
the identity of a Web site and encrypts communications between the user and the
Web site. For over a decade SSL Certificates have served to authenticate Web sites
using different methods of authentication. Some Certificate Authorities merely verify
that the organization requesting the certificate has the right to use their stated
Internet domain address. More rigorous authentication methods include requiring
proof of identity, proof of organizational status, and proof that the person is
authorized by the domain holder to request a certificate.
What is Extended Validation SSL?
Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates represent the highest standard for authentication
approved by the CA/Browser Forum, a group of leading SSL Certificate Authorities
(CAs) and browser vendors. The standard requires that every Web site secured with
EV SSL pass a certified process for rigorously verifying the identity of the organization
responsible for that Web site. The validation process requires the CA to authenticate
the certificate applicant’s domain ownership and organizational identity, as well
as the individual approver’s employment with the applicant, and authority to obtain
the Extended Validation SSL Certificate.
Why does rigorous authentication matter?
When you follow a link to a Web site, how do you know it is real? There are criminals
who create Web sites that look familiar in order to trick visitors into revealing
personal and financial information. These “phishing” web sites can be very difficult
to distinguish from legitimate Web sites. An Extended Validation SSL Certificate
displays the authenticated name of the organization that purchased the SSL Certificate.
If the SSL Certificate does not have Extended Validation, the Web site visitor will
have to find another way to establish trust with the Web site such as clicking on
a trust mark.
Why did you choose Extended Validation for this Web site?
We chose Extended Validation (EV) SSL to secure your online transaction with us
because we take your online security very seriously. EV SSL signifies that our organization
has passed the strict EV identity authentication process.