We understand your concerns regarding Internet security. Metaltree98 encrypts all of your personal information including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read as the information travels over the Internet. Our servers utilize SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption technology to help protect your personal information. You should feel as comfortable using your credit card online as you do in a department store.
Entering a "Secure Area"
Your computer and our server begin to communicate in a secure area, sending data back and forth in an encrypted format. Browser encryption software is quite powerful and ensures the security of this data as it is transmitted to our server. To verify that you are in a secure area look for the padlock at the bottom right of your browser.
Credit Card Information
The credit card numbers are placed in the SQL database on the Metaltree98 web server. All credit card information is stored as encrypted data. The information is scrambled and requires a virtual key possessed solely by authorized personnel, to be accessed. A user must logon, requiring a password to to access the database which includes your order history. All communications during these sessions are encrypted again using SSL. No credit card numbers are ever sent via e-mail, due to the fact that e-mail is not secure.