Privacy and Security

You’re privacy and security are very important to me.

Here is How you’re protected while shopping Online with us!

 

What Is an SSL Certificate?

An SSL certificate is a digital computer file (or small piece of code) that has two specific functions:

Authentication and Verification: The SSL certificate has information about the authenticity of certain details regarding the identity of a person, business or website, which it will display to visitors on your website when they click on the browser’s padlock symbol or trust mark (e.g., the Norton™ Secured Seal).

Data Encryption: The SSL certificate also enables encryption, which means that the sensitive        information exchanged via the website cannot be intercepted and read by anyone other than the intended recipient.

 

How Does SSL Encryption Work?

 In the same way that you lock and unlock doors using a key, encryption makes use of keys to lock and unlock your information. Unless you have the right key, you will not be able to “open” the information.

Each SSL session consists of two keys:

  • The public key is used to encrypt (scramble) the information.
  • The private key is used to decrypt (un-scramble) the information and restore it to its original format so that it can be read.

 

How Do I Know That a Site Has a Valid SSL Certificate?

 A standard website without SSL security displays “http:// ” before the website address in the browser address bar.

However, a website that is secured with a SSL certificate will display “https:// ” before the address. This stands for “Secure HTTP.”

You will also see a padlock symbol on the top or bottom of the Internet browser. By clicking the closed padlock in the browser window, or certain SSL trust marks such as the Norton Secured Seal, the website visitor sees the authenticated organization name.

Just as in our website address https://www.simplysilverjewellery.ca