Is my credit card number safe if I pay online?


Yes. During the payment portion of the account registration or upgrade process Secure Socket Layers (SSL) protocol is employed for transmitting your payment information. SSL uses private key encryption to encode the credit card number. The encoded number is like a secret code that uses a password to decipher the number when received by the payment processing company. Both Internet Explorer and Netscape navigator support SSL to keep confidential data private. To verify if a site uses SSL, look at the site address. It should be proceeded by HTTPS instead of the HTTP used on non-secure sites.

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