Security Policy

This is a VeriSign™ Secure Site

We consider the privacy of your information to be of the utmost importance. You need to know - absolutely and positively - that our business is real, and you need to be assured that your communication with us is private. To ensure that your information is seen only by authorized people, this site is globally secured via 128-bit encryption using VeriSign technology. Verisign's Authentic Site Program assures you that our site is authentic, and employs VeriSign's Global Secure Server ID, which enables secure communications through the use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology -- the standard for secure communications on the Web.

Whenever you exchange private information between and your browser, our site uses the HTTPS secure transfer protocol, based on Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology, for pages that contain private information. You can verify this encryption by making sure the URL begins with https://, or by looking for the key (Netscape) or lock (Internet Explorer) icon on your browser. If you have enabled your browser's security feature, a message will indicate when you enter a secure page.

FIREWALL PROTECTION is protected by two levels of firewall protection. The first firewall protects our Web server from malicious attacks through the Internet. The second firewall separates the Web servers from our database servers, which store your financial information. Your data will always remain securely out of reach.

To log into the site and access information, you are required to enter a password. This prevents someone from pretending to be you and accessing your information. In addition, all strictly confidential information, such as a password, is encrypted using DES (Defense Encryption Standard) on the web server and stored encrypted. At no point in our application is this data ever available in a plain text format.