We use a secure transmission protocol called Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) on our web server to provide server authentication and data encryption.
Our SSL web server secures the Internet's HTTP session by encrypting the flow of information between your browser and our web server. (Access to a SSL-enabled server is made through URLs that begin with https: rather than http:.) During transmission, the SSL software uses a secret encryption code to scramble your account and other content information into a numeric format. This encrypted information is unscrambled by a decryption code when it reaches its end point. A key is required to decode the information.
Currently, 128-bit encryption is the strongest encryption available and provides the greatest protection when passing financial or personal information over the internet. However, our server's SSL settings will also honor requests from browsers that are only enabled for 40-bit encryption. You choose the level of encryption you are most comfortable with or are able to use. (International clients may not have access to a browser that uses the higher level of encryption.)