Our Security Policy

All entries on our website where confidential information information is requested (such as credit card numbers) are transmitted using the Internet security protocol known as “Secure Sockets Layer” or “SSL.” This is a certification and encryption technology designed to make using your credit card on the Internet as safe as possible.

Independent agencies report that, statistically speaking, using a credit card on the Internet through SSL is far safer than submitting your credit card to a clerk in the grocery store, or over an open telephone line. In fact, they report that there are no recorded instances of someone “breaking” SSL encryption and using credit card information stored therein for fraudulent purposes. At Footminders.com, we erase your credit card information immediately after funds capture, therefore minimizing the risk of fraudulent activity.

The SSL technology depends on secure Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) which are certified by an authorized certifying authority. Secure URLs always begin with “https://” rather than “http://” and if you are using one from a browser that recognizes SSL (including Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, AOL’s version 3,  among others) you will generally also receive a preceding message and/or see a symbol, such as a lock, that signifies that you are on a secure page. Any information you enter on such a page is encrypted at your browser, sent over the public Internet in encrypted form, then de-encrypted at our servers.

In the unlikely case that your browser doesn’t support SSL technology, you will receive an error message when trying to access our SSL page.  For your protection, Footminders.com  uses the highest site security encryption technology currently available on the Internet — 128-bit key encryption is used to transmit your private information (such as name, address and credit card information that you enter on secure response forms) securely across the Internet to our servers.