At ReadPlay, we understand that our customers wish to keep their personal information private, and we have gone to great lengths to insure that all such information is guaranteed complete privacy.

Credit Card and Order Data
The checkout and confirmation areas of ReadPlay are secured using SSL encryption. This ensures that your credit card number and personal information are never sent over the internet unencrypted. Your credit card information is immediately stored in its encrypted form in the data center. Once it is encrypted, no one except the credit card authorization company can decrypt it. Your credit card number is NEVER displayed on our site. Only the last four digits will ever be shown. Also, your personal information, such as your address, e-mail and billing information, are stored in a secure server within the data center. Only those with proper authorization can view this data. WE GUARANTEE IT.

At ReadPlay we use CyberCash which is recognized as the worldwide leader in secure e-commerce payment technologies and services.

In this section, we've tried to answer common questions and concerns as honestly as possible.

How do I know if a website is secure?
In order to be accurate, we're going to get a bit detailed here. When buying something on the Internet, there are three things to be sure of:

Data you send is strongly encrypted.
The site you're doing business with is the site you think it is.
The site you're doing business with processes your credit card and address
  information in a safe and responsible manner.

Points 1 and 2 are taken care of by SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), the industry standard security protocol that the ReadPlay site uses to communicate with secure browsers like Netscape and Internet Explorer. When communicating with a secure server like ours, these browsers encrypt the information you send in a way that is extremely difficult for anyone else to decode. (You don't have to know whether your browser supports secure transactions if it doesn't, you won't be able to complete the checkout process.) We've included a visual representation below of what to look for in your browser window to see if you're viewing a site securely.

Many security experts say the most important thing is what happens once the merchant receives your order. At ReadPlay, we use CyberCash, the leading provider of electronic commerce solutions to keep things on our end as safe as possible. Using CyberCash does not give us the ability to keep a copy of your credit card number on file. While this is a minor inconvenience whether ordering on the Internet or by phone, you have to give us the number every time you order we believe it's the safest and most honest way to do business.

Which parts of the ReadPlay site are secure?
Most of the activity on our site involves the viewing of materials we've prepared and made accessible to everyone, so there's no need for these pages to be "secure". With a product page, for example, no security risk exists because there is no "information" being exchanged.

The portion of the ReadPlay site we've made secure is, not surprisingly, the checkout area. This is where you actually purchase the items you've put into your Shopping Cart. The entire checkout process takes place in a secure environment.

We hope this information has answered your questions regarding security on the Internet.

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