and transactions involving release of personal information
are encrypted using the latest 128-bit SSL encryption technology.
The SSL (and TLS) protocol
is the Web standard for encrypting communications between
users and SSL (secure sockets layer) e-commerce sites.
Data sent via an SSL connection is protected by encryption,
a mechanism that prevents eavesdropping and tampering with
any transmitted data. SSL provides businesses and consumers
with the confidence that private data sent to a Web site,
such as credit card numbers, are kept confidential.
Web server certificates (also known as secure server certificates
or SSL certificates) are required to initialize an SSL session.