Using your credit card on our website is actually safer than giving it over the phone, at a gas station or restaurant. This is because the credit card information is transmitted over a secure connection and is encrypted using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), an industry standard. Encryption means that the information is scrambled before it leaves your computer, so that it cannot be read or altered by anyone.

How can you tell whether you're on a secure page?

You'll know that the information being transmitted is secure if you see a small locked padlock icon at the bottom of your browser window. You can also look at the web address (URL) that appears at the top of your browser window - on secure encrypted pages the URL should start with https:// instead of http:// (the added "s" indicates your connection is secure).