We are aware that customers may be concerned regarding the use of credit cards over the Internet. We want you to know that we have taken every possible precaution to ensure a secure shopping environment. We offer the ability to encrypt your transactions using state of the art technologies such as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), CyberCash, CyberCoin, and vPOS*. You should also know we do not store your credit card or ordering information on our Internet server. Pay any way you want from debit and credit cards to virtual wallets, knowing your financial privacy is protected by industrial-strength security.
When you bring up any page that asks you to enter secure information, you will move into the secure area of our site. Once you've entered, the page address (URL) will change from http to https, to let you know you are in a secure area. Also, a key or a closed lock may appear in the lower left, or right hand corner of your screen to notify you of this change. You will remain in this secure zone for the entire checkout process. Consult the rules established by your browser to learn about other possible security features.
Keeping your credit card numbers a secret is actually easier on the Internet than at the mall, on the phone, and at the gas station. The most important thing to remember is that if your account number, but not the actual card, has been used by an unauthorized person, you are not liable for any amount. Once you've reported a problem with your card directly to your card issuer by phone, follow up in writing with your card issuer and keep copies of all correspondence. Even in the unlikely event your credit card number were to be stolen on-line, you are not responsible for the charges. Please note that in any case, the University is not and will not be held responsible for any breach of security or any fraudulent credit card use.