At Arbor Scientific, protecting your personal information is a priority. To make sure your information is safely guarded, we use a Secure Socket Layer (SSL ). When giving your credit card number, SSL encrypts all personal information including your card number, name and address. With this encryption, your personal credit card information is delivered directly to the processing bank and Arbor Scientific does not receive it. How can you be sure any connection is secure? Simply look at the lower left-hand corner of your browser window after signing in to the secure server. If you see an unbroken key or a closed lock (depending upon your browser), the SSL is active and your information secure. You can also double-check by looking at the URL line of your browser. When accessing secure server, the first characters of the site address will change from "http" to "https".