How ssl certificates works
We received some feedback from destination managers about the privacy of data whilst using our forms.
Although this was highlighted internally for some time, we decided that there is no time like the present.
So we finally installed a server wide SSL certificate.
What was the problem?
When you enter information on a website, the information is sent through the (phone)line to the server where the form is processed.
Whilst the data you entered is on its way between your computer and the server it is vulnerable to interception. Ie, there are people that will try to grab your data and use it for whatever illicit reason. This can be very harmful when using your credit card to pay for things online.
Although we do not have any information that is that sensitive, we do ask for personal information in some of the application forms such as DOB, gender, emails etc... It is therefore important to safeguard that information.
What is the solution?
By installing an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate, we can ensure that data is protected when it travels between your computer to our server. SSL works by using a cryptographic system that uses two keys to encrypt data. One key is already in your browser and the other is installed on our server.
What does it mean to me?
In essence, it means that the data you type into the forms on globalgreeternetwork.info is secure.
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