How does SSL work when sending data over the
This web site is a SECURE SITE by the fact
that it is internationally registered through its Digital Certificate. This
certificate ensures that all information you send to us via the World Wide Web
will be encrypted (or scrambled) as it travels between your browser and our
server. If any other internet user intercepts the communication, he/she will
only be able to see it as a garbled string of jumbled characters. Certificate
technology allows only us to decrypt the information you send, and so only
EarthCommerce can view it in the plain text form you entered it as.
Why use an SSL web server certificate and what
does it do?
When you connect to a secure web server such
as https://www.dreamretail.com, you
ask the server to authenticate itself. You can tell it is a secure request by
the HTTPS:// in front of the web address - note the S which means secure. This
authentication is quite a complex process involving public keys, private keys
and a digital certificate. The certificate tells you that an independent third
party has agreed that the server belongs to the company it claims to belong to.
A valid certificate means that you can have confidence that you are sending
information to the right place and that it is encrypted along the way.
Credit card security on the Internet
While you are selecting items and using your
shopping cart, you are connected directly to our Internet Store through your
modem or network. The connection uses SSL 128-bit encrytpion security when you
send us sensitive information like your credit card number. This type of
processing insures that your personal information is being delivered only to the
people you want it delivered to.
When your credit card information is
processed, the credit numbers are scrambled (encrypted) making it near
impossible to capture them as they travel over the web. Experts believe that
encrypting your Credit Card information this way over the Internet is actually
safer than giving your card (as in a restaurant) to an establish to swipe on
traditional paper forms which can be copied behind your back or after you leave.
In fact, EarthCommerce DOES NOT actually "see" your credit card number,
only the bank that verifies funds when you make your actual purchase does.
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