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You can "shop securely" with The Rosary Shop! Our secure commerce server utilizes the latest and best commercially available encryption methods for handling eCommerce transactions.
"Secure" means that the web server and browser perform addition checks to validate that each one is authentic. In addition, information transmitted between them is encrypted. Not every page on our site is secured. This is because only certain information needs the additional security, and adding the security steps dramatically slows web performance. Consequently, you'll notice that certain pages are secure -- like those that reveal personal or credit information -- and others are not.
It is interesting to note that, despite media scares, there has not been a single reported instance of a credit card number being intercepted and then used illegally with any secure or "insecure" server. Not to scare you, but there are simply much easier ways for crooks to steal from honest people. Finally, even should someone acquire your credit information and use it illegally, you are usually never liable for more than $50 of the purchases (usually none); it is the businesses that the thieves steal from that end up "holding the bag" (go ahead, ask us how we know this).
In any event, should you still feel uncomfortable about entering your credit card information to pay for your order, you are welcome to pay for your order by check, money order, PayPal, or even set up a Net 30 account with us. We do ask that, unless you are experiencing a severe technical difficulty, to please place your order via the web site. Orders placed by phone, mail or fax do not receive discounts, are more difficult to track, take longer, and are more likely to have errors.
Security is much more than simply having a secure site certificate. System security encompasses server operating systems, location, access, monitoring, and a number of other variables that most sites won't even communicate with you. Our server operating system is among the most stable and secure available, and the server has human presence nearly 24 hours a day.
In truth, your information is no more secure than the integrity of the people who run the business. The company could have the most secure web server in the world, but if the workers are crooks, well, you can imagine what might happen. Thankfully, our reputation speaks for itself.
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