We at Designs by Chris,respect your privacy. Your e-mail address is totally secure. We do not sell or rent any of your individual information we collect (such as your e-mail address, name, and other information) to any third parties without your consent. We will only collect, store and use your personal information to customize the content, services and advertising we deliver to you based on your preferences and interests.
We understand your concerns regarding Internet security. We encrypt all of your personal information including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read as the information travels over the Internet. You should feel as comfortable using your credit card online as you do in a department store.
Every order placed at the website is secure. All data submitted via the checkout form is encrypted using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) 128 bit encryption, the highest industrial standard for commercial online payment systems, used by organizations such as the FBI.
Recognizing a "Secure Area"
The standard, unsecured URL address begins "http://". When you enter a secure area, the beginning of the URL address will change to "https://"; the "s" stands for secure. Most browsers in secure mode also display a blue line along the top of the browser window.
Entering a "Secure Area"
Your computer and our server begin to communicate in a secure area, sending data back and forth in an encrypted format. Browser encryption software is quite powerful and ensures the security of this data as it is transmitted to our server. To verify that you are in a secure area look for the padlock at the bottom right of your browser
Credit Card Information
The credit card numbers are placed in the SQL database on our web server. All credit card information is stored as encrypted data. The information is scrambled and requires a virtual key possessed solely by authorized personnel, to be accessed. A user must logon, requiring a password to to access the database which includes your order history. All communications during these sessions are encrypted again using SSL. No credit card numbers are ever sent via e-mail, due to the fact that e-mail is not secure.