Your Security Online
One of our highest priorities is to ensure your privacy and peace of mind by
employing some of the most advanced online security measures in the industry.
Once you enroll, you will be able to use a self-selected Login Name/Password
system that serves as your first line of security.
Then every step of the way, we will provide you with state-of-the-art
encryption of all data transmitted between your computer and our secure site.
Most browsers today utilize an encryption method called Secure Sockets Layer
(SSL). SSL is software-based security protocol that encodes data before it is
transmitted over the Internet.
Many browsers today offer both 40-bit and 128-bit versions of SSL. 128-bit
encryption provides a much higher level of security, as it is more than 300 x
1024 more secure than 40-bit encryption. Major commercial browsers
including, Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher, AOL®
7.0 or higher or NetscapeTM Navigator 4.75 or higher support the required
higher level (128-bit SSL) of encryption to ensure the privacy of your
An icon, such as a lock or key, will be displayed in the corner of your
browser's window to let you know that your browser's encryption is active.
Another security feature of this site is the use of secure electronic forms
(e-forms). You'll use these forms to request additional services or changes to
your account. Unlike e-mail, e-forms can be encrypted with SSL to protect your
The best security measures are those that support your privacy without getting
in your way. We prove our commitment to this belief by constantly
``raising the bar´´ on our own efforts. As a result, you can
rest assured that your account information is safe from prying eyes.
You can also ensure the security of your information by following these steps:
Never reveal your Login Name and Password to anyone.
Change your password frequently using the Change Password function.
Always log off before leaving your computer.
Always log off of this site before accessing other Web sites.