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The MyCareerCrossroads.com site utilizes Thawte SSL123 encyrption security

What is SSL?

Secure Socket Layer (SSL) is a protocol developed by Netscape in 1996 which quickly became the method of choice for securing data transmissions across the Internet. SSL is an integral part of most web browsers and web servers and makes use of the public and private key encryption algorithm developed in 1977 by Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir and Leonard Adelman (RSA). 

The beauty of a thawte SSL123 Certificate is that when you access our web server through an SSL connection, the information transmitted between our secured web server and your  browser is encrypted. This ensures you information is securely transmitted to and from your website. 

You can be sure that transactions with our site are secured by looking for the following easy cues:

  • The URL in the browser window displays "https:" at the beginning,instead of "http:"
  • In Netscape Communicator, the padlock in the lower left corner of the Navigator window will be closed instead of open. Netscapeusers can also follow these steps to see what level of encryption is protecting their transactions with your site:
    • Go to the Website you want to check.
    • Click the Security button in the Navigator's toolbar. The Security Info dialog box indicates whether the Websiteuses encryption. If it does, click the Open Page Info button to display more information about the site's security features, including the type of encryption used.
  • In Internet Explorer, a padlock icon appears in the bar at the bottom of the IE window. IE users can find out a Website'sencryption level by following these steps:
    • Go to the Website you want to check.
    • Right-click on the Website's page and select Properties.
    • Click the Certificates button.
    • In the Fields box, select "Encryption type". The Details box shows you the level of encryption (40-bit or 128-bit). 

 Payment Processing

When purchasing and paying through our website as part of the payment process you will be transferred to the Bank of New Zealand secure payment system where you entered your credit card and payment details. As a result your credit card details are not maintained on our site.