Secure Member Services

Your data security is of the utmost importance to us at Empire Trade

At Empire Trade our member services, online application forms and information collection pages all feature secure web site connections. This helps to ensure that your information is safe, secure and only used solely by Empire Trade. We will not sell, divulge, disseminate or give away any information submitted on our pages for any reason - unless your permission is first sought. Please look at our privacy policy for more information.

Our website is secured by a 128 bit SSL certificate with session based authentication. For password protection we currently use session based authentication.

What is security for?

Internet security technology was developed to ensure private and authenticated communications (called SSL, short for Secure Sockets Layer protocol) is built into browsers and commerce servers to protect your Internet communications with:

  • Server authentication (thwarting impostors)
  • Privacy using encryption (thwarting eavesdroppers)
  • Data integrity (thwarting vandals)

To what degree can SSL security protect me?

With SSL technology, the information you send can be trusted to arrive privately and unaltered to the server you specify (and no other).

How can I tell when security is in effect.

Secure documents are identified quickly. You can tell whether a document comes from a secure server by looking at the location (URL) field. If the URL begins with https:// (instead of http://), the document comes from a secure server.

Also, most popular browsers will display an icon such as a key or a padlock at the bottom when you are using a secure server. It is standard practice to gather the data on an unsecured form and then "go secure" when this form is submitted (transmitted across data lines).

Can I safely transmit my credit card information.

You can enter your credit card number on a secure (https) page and transmit the page over the Internet to a secure Commerce Server without risk of an intermediary obtaining your credit card information. The security features offered by SSL technology protect commercial transactions, as well as all other communications, from misappropriation and fraud that could otherwise occur as information passes through Internet computers.

This process is actually a more secure way of conducting business than handing your card to an unknown server at a restaurant for example, thereby leaving paper receipts floating around.

For Further information about Empire Trade Security

If you have any questions or queries regarding the security measures deployed on Empire Trade’s website that you feel are not addressed here, please feel free to contact us.