privacy is important to us. We hope the following statement will help
you understand how we use safeguards to protect the personal information
you provide to us on our website.
When you send confidential personal
information to us , we provide you the opportunity to establish a
"secure session" using Secure Socket Layer (SSL). SSL ensures that the
information passed back and forth between your computer and our system
is secured by using public key cryptography. Your computer exchanges key
information with our system to create a private conversation that only
your computer and our system can understand. In order to use the secure
website, users are required to be running an SSL-capable browser. MS
Internet Explorer 3.0 (or later) and Netscape Navigator 2.0 (or later)
are all SSL-capable browsers.
When you browse this website,
you do so anonymously. Personal information is not collected;
cookies are not deposited on your machine.
Employee access is limited to those with a legitimate business purposes.
This information will not be used for any purpose that is not permitted
or not required by law. Furthermore, we will not sell this information
to third parties .
We do not knowingly solicit data from children and we do not knowingly
market to children.
More Security Information!
All online transactions are handled with industry-standard
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption.
When you enter your credit card number into the order form,
it is transmitted across the Internet in an encrypted (scrambled) form, then
decoded when it gets to us.
A programmer from France was able to break this encryption
technology in response to an online challenge, but he required 120
workstations on two supercomputers running for 8 days to break a single
To break another transmission, would require another 8 days.
So, while internet encryption can be broken, it requires a lot of expensive
computing power. In this case the use of the equipment and facilities cost
about $10,000, just to break one message.
As a result, you're more likely to have your credit card
information stolen in offline ways, such as someone going through your mail
or sifting through the trash from a local department store.
If you are not the kind of person who worries about being
hit by lightning as you're crossing the street, you probably don't have to
worry that your credit card number will be intercepted via a secure Web
According to CNN, "The prevalent opinion...is that on-line
credit card use is actually no riskier for consumers than traditional