Credit card transactions are encrypted using Secure Socket Layer
(SSL) technology, a protocol for the Internet. Secure Socket Layer
technology secretly encodes information that is being sent over
the Internet. It ensures that the information remains confidential
by preventing eavesdropping, tampering, or message forgery.
The use of SSL requires that you have an SSL compatible browser.
4.0 or higher, Microsoft's Internet
Explorer 4.0 or higher, and the latest version of AOL are
all SSL-compatible. (Note that older versions of these browsers
will not support SSL sessions). If you don't have a browser with
SSL capabilities, you can download an SSL browser from either of the links
above for free.