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Web Site Security
At the Foundation for American Christian Education, we've taken every step possible to ensure the security of your transactions through our Web site. The secure connection between your browser and the sensitive portions of our site uses industry standard encryption.

How do I know if a Web site is secure?

When buying something on the Internet, there are three things to be sure of:
  1. Data you send is strongly encrypted.
  2. The site you're doing business with is the site you think it is.
  3. The site you're doing business with processes your credit card and address information in a safe  and reasonable manner.
The Foundation's Web site uses SSL (Secure Socket Layer), the industry standard security protocol, to communicate securely with browsers like Netscape Communicator and Internet Explorer. When communicating with a secure server like ours, these browsers encrypt the information you send in a way that is extremely difficult for anyone else to decode.

We process your transactions using the same secure connection to the Internet, so that unencrypted order information is never sent over the Internet.


Which parts of the Web site are secure?

Most of the activity on our site involves the viewing of information, articles and materials we've prepared and made accessible to everyone, so there's no need for these pages to be "secure." With a seminar information page or article, for example, no security risk exists because financial information isn't being exchanged. Anyone can access the same pages by directing their browser to www.principleapproach.org.

The online store portion of the site keeps track of what you wish to order, then takes your name, address and credit card information from an online form. Hence, these pages are protected by SSL.

There are several ways to confirm that you're in a secure area. All SSL capable browsers have a symbol to indicate secure mode, usually a closed padlock in the lower left hand corner (Netscape) or lower right hand corner (Internet Explorer). An open padlock indicates a normal, unsecured page.

You can also tell when you're in a secure area because the URL (the address of the page) to the left of the colon changes from 'http' to 'https'. (http = HyperText Transport Protocol; https = HTTP with SSL.)

One additional note: some browsers give you a warning when you go from a secure area to a regular area. The aim is worthy enough—to ensure that people know when they've left a secure server.

If you have any concerns that are not addressed here, please Contact Us.

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