Your Security is Our Goal
The following describes the security measures we take to protect your information on the Internet:
IJustWantToSleep uses Secured Socket Layer (SSL) for secure transmissions. After you click Check Out, you are sent to our secure site before you submit any personal information. SSL applies encryption between two communicating applications, such as your PC and our corporate Internet server. When your data is transmitted over the Internet, it is encrypted or “scrambled” at the sending end and then decrypted or “unscrambled” at the receiving end. We use 128-bit encryption, the highest level generally available today.
Encryption is a technology that allows secure transmittal of information along the Internet by encoding the transmitted data using a mathematical formula that scrambles it. Without a corresponding “decoder,” the transmission would look like nonsense text and would be unusable. It can be used with many applications, including electronic commerce (sending credit card numbers for orders or transmitting account information), email messages and sensitive documents.
Basic encryption involves the transmission of data from one party to another. The sender encodes the data by scrambling it, then sends it on. The receiver must decode the data with the correct “decoder” in order to read and use it.
The effectiveness (or level of security) for encryption is measured in terms of how long the key is ó the longer the key, the longer it would take for someone without the correct “decoder” to break the code. This is measured in bits, e.g. 40-bit encryption, the level of encryption used with many ordinary browsers, versus the level of encryption recommended to use Account Online. For a 40-bit key, there are 240 possible combinations. For a 128-bit key, there are 2128 possible combinations.
A cookie is a small piece of information which is created by a web server during a user’s visit to a Web site. If you configure your web browser to alert you regarding the presence of cookies, you may receive a notice that a web server wishes to set a cookie.
We use transient cookies, which are not stored on your hard drive and are not available to anyone other than IJWTS. Transient cookies contain information that identifies you and allows you to navigate on our site from one page to another without requiring you to log in again on each page. When you leave our site, or when your session expires, the transient cookies expire.
How to Protect Yourself Online
Here are simple steps you can take to protect yourself from fraud while shopping and banking online.
- Verify the URL (address) of the sites you visit. If you’re on a secure site, it should start with https (the “s” indicates it is secure.) A padlock image also should appear at the bottom of your browser window.
- Install anti-virus software and update it regularly with the most current version.
- Use separate passwords and PINs for your Internet accounts and make them difficult for others to guess. Change passwords and PINs frequently.
- Use the logoff button to end a secure session instead of closing your browser.
- Only open email messages sent by people you know.
- Never send personal or financial information by email. (ReRegistered, we will never ask you to provide personal information via email.)
- Review your order confirmations, credit card and bank statements and report any unusual activity immediately.
- Review the security measures recommended by the Better Business Bureau, the U.S. Government and others at the following sites: