eTravelvalue realizes how important security is to you . We have taken a number of steps that will help enhance the safety and confidentiality of transmission of private information sent from eTravelvalue over the Internet. Given below are answers to some of the questions that users may have with regard to payment security:
1. Is my confidential information secure?
Whenever eTravelvalue asks you to send confidential information over the Internet, including personal account information, we require that a "secure session" using SSL first be established.
2. What is a "secure session" and how does it help keep my information safe?
During a secure SSL session, information passed back and forth between your computer and eTravelvalue systems is secured by using public key cryptography. Your computer exchanges key information with eTravelvalue computers by creating a private conversation that only your computer and eTravelvalue systems can understand.
3. What specifically is SSL?
Any time you access or supply personal and confidential information including personal information or credit card information in one of our secure online areas like 'My profile', that information is encrypted by a technology called Secure Sockets Layer ( abbreviated as SSL). SSL technology secretly encodes information as it is being sent over the Internet between your computer and eTravelvalue systems, helping to ensure that the information remains confidential. The use of SSL requires the following components: an SSL-compatible browser and a web server to perform the "key-exchange" that establishes an SSL connection to eTravelvalue Web server systems. Netscape Navigator, Microsoft's Internet Explorer.
4. How do I know I have entered a "SSL secure area"?
You will be able to verify that you have entered a secure area by confirming the site address on the top of your page which will read as https instead of http when you first logged in. Secure SSL sessions are established in eTravelvalue Online Services areas where your personal information is being transmitted, including:
5. What type of connection do I need?
Nearly all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) automatically enable the SSL session described above, as do most online services .If you use your company's internal connection to access the Internet and you find you cannot access eTravelvalue' secured pages with an SSL browser described above, your company may be blocking access via a "firewall". Please speak to your firm's Internet access systems administrator for further details on your network's Internet access.
6. Why do I need a login ID and password?
The use of a loginID and password are as an additional security measure that helps protect your confidential information. This lets eTravelvalue verify exactly who you are, thereby allowing you access to your information, and help prevent unauthorized access.
7. What should I do if I am using a "public" computer?
If you use a public computer that others also work on and you are uncomfortable that they may view "cached" pages after you have left the computer station, then please quit/exit your browser software before leaving. This will decrease the possibility of anyone viewing your confidential information. No other users will be able to access your information online without your User-ID and password.
8. What are "Cookies"? Do I need to accept them?
A cookie is a text file on your computer that reminds our system of your particular browser preferences and security requirements and lets eTravelvalue know exactly who you are. If your browser prompts you when a cookie is "served", you must accept it or access to confidential information will be denied, because we will not be able to ensure that the information is being sent to the proper person/s. Since cookies are site specific, only eTravelvalue Online Services can access, decode, and make use of the information.
TOP TEN TIPS
Take the following steps to protect yourself from all types of Internet fraud and to pay and purchase online with confidence: