TonyaWatts.com’s shopping cart registration/order form requires users to give us contact information (like their name and email address). The customer’s contact information is used to contact the visitor in the event of a problem when processing an order. For example, problems with credit card verification, product availability, etc.
Our shopping cart uses an order form for customers to request information, products and services. We collect visitor’s contact information (like their phone number or email and IP address), ALL financial information (like their account or credit card numbers) are processed through an encrypted SSL server provided by Mal’s e-commerce shopping cart and PayPal. The customer’s contact information is used to get in touch with the visitor when necessary (i.e., in the event there is a problem processing an order, corporate changes or changes in privacy practices). Financial information collected and used to bill the user for products and services are done completely through verified PCI compliant, McAfee Secure, Thawte SSL encrypted Mals-e shopping cart and transactions are processed through PayPal (Verisign SSL) servers. The customer ID numbers are assigned to Web site visitors to verify the user’s identity and for use as account numbers in our record system.
TonyaWatts.com takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the web site, your information is protected both online and offline. When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry — SSL. No sensitive information is ever transmitted in plain text.
Authentic Sites use thawte SSL Certificates to offer secure communications by encrypting all data to and from the site. thawte has checked and verified the company registration documents and the site’s registered domain name.
This information is included in the SSL certificate issued. This enables you to check the site’s validity yourself. Always check a site’s certificate before entering any sensitive information. We use Mal’s E-commerce Limited shopping cart and PCI compliant secure servers (thawte SSL and McAfee Secure scanned) to process transactions via PayPal.com (Verisign SSL).
While on a secure page, such as our order form, two things happen. One, the lock icon on the bottom of web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just surfing. And two, in the address bar, the “http” becomes “https.” To learn more about SSL, follow either of these links http://www.thawte.com/, http://www.scanalert.com/ or http://www.verisign.com/.
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