This web site is secured using a Verisign Digital Certificate. This ensures that all information you send to us via the World Wide Web will be encrypted. If any other internet user intercepts the communication he/she will only be able to see it in an encrypted (garbled) form. Certificate technology allows us to decrypt the information, and view it in plain text form. When you connect to a secure web server such as https://www.Verisign.com
, you ask that server to authenticate itself. This authentication is quite a complex process involving public keys, private keys and a digital certificate. The certificate tells you that an independent third party has agreed that the server belongs to the company it claims to belong to. Avalid certificate means that you can have confidence that you are sending information to the right place.
For more information on SSL digital certificates for web servers please see http://www.verisign.com/ssl/index.html