How Excalibur Brothers Keeps Your Information Safe & Secure
ExcaliburBrothers.com is not and never was affected by the HeartBleed Bug that has been the recent concern of many internet users. The vunerability was due to companies that used the OpenSSL cryptographic software library. Excalibur Brothers is hosted on the StoresOnline software platform which uses a proprietary or private source of SSL encryption and has never used the OpenSSL cryptographic software library. Excalibur Brother users can rest assured that StoresOnline is committed to the safety and security of all it's users and remains ever vigilant to the protection of its customers and users.
ExcaliburBrothers.com understands that our customers need to keep their personal information private, and we have used several measures to insure that all such information is guaranteed total and complete privacy.
The checkout and confirmation areas of ExcaliburBrothers.com are secured using proprietary SSL encryption methods. We do not and never have used OpenSSL encryption.. This ensures that your credit card number and personal information are never transferred across the internet unencrypted. Your credit card information is immediately stored in its encrypted form in the merchant account data center. Once it is encrypted, no one except the credit card authorization company can decrypt it. Your credit card number is never displayed anywhere on our site. Also, your personal information, such as your address, e-mail and billing information, are stored in a secure server within the data center. Only those with proper authorization can view this data. It's guaranteed.
ExcaliburBrothers.com, is powered by StoresOnline.com a VeriSign verified secure company. which is recognized as one of the worldwide leaders in secure e-commerce payment technologies and services.
Below are some of the more important questions to know the answers to when shopping online.
When buying something on the Internet, there are three things you need to be sure of:
- Any personal data you send is encrypted against unauthorized viewing.
- The site you're doing business with is the site you think it is.
- The site you're doing business with processes your credit card and address information in a safe and responsible manner.
Points 1 and 2 are taken care of by SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), the industry standard security protocol that ExcaliburBrothers.com uses to communicate with secure browsers like Internet Explorer, Netscape, Firefox, Opera and Safari. To know if a page is secure look in the address bar at the URL is should start with https:// not http:// the s means secure. Many browsers will also show a little lock symbol to indicate the page is hosted on a secure server using SSL encryption.
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. (You don't have to know whether your browser supports secure transactions — if it doesn't, you won't be able to complete the checkout process.)
Many security experts say the most important thing is what happens once the merchant receives your order. Excalibur Brothers uses ECI, a leading provider of electronic commerce solutions, to keep things on our end as safe as possible. Additionally Excalibur Brothers does not use accounts to store your personal information nor do we keep a copy of your credit card number on file. While having to give us your information and credit card number every time you order, whether on the Internet or by phone, is a minor inconvenience, . Excalibur Brothers feels this is the safest and most honest way to do business.
Most of the activity on our store involves the viewing of pages that accessible to everyone, so there's no need for these pages to be "secure". With a product page or product category page, for example, no security risk exists because there is no private information being exchanged between you and Excalibur Brothers.
The secure portion of the store is, naturally, the checkout area. This is where you actually purchase the items you've placed in your Shopping Cart. The "Billing & Shipping Information" or "Order From" page and all checkout pages after that (Verify and Receipt pages) are hosted in a secure environment.
Excalibur Brothers uses per-session cookies, which are removed from your computer as soon as you close your browser window. This makes the shopping experience easier on our customers by keeping track of items placed it the cart. These cookies do not extract any information from your computer or communicate any demographic data to us.
We hope this information has answered your questions regarding security on the Internet.