We take security very seriously and we use one of the strongest available security systems to protect your communications with us. Whenever you log on to the Carole Nash website and use any of the facilities, such as obtaining and saving a quote, it is automatically protected by a system called ‘Secure Socket Layer’ (SSL). SSL works in the following ways:
- It prevents impersonation – you can tell that you are using a genuine SSL site by the padlock symbol at the bottom of the screen. Clicking on the padlock icon (bottom right of your screen) will reveal our Registration Certificate that is issued by Verisign, a leading Internet security company.
- Any personal information saved is held safely on our computer systems, with the latest security systems preventing unauthorised access. We always ensure it is treated confidentially.
- It encrypts data – as soon as your computer has recognised our website they encrypt all information that is passed between them. Data encryption means that no one else can read or change your information as it travels over the Internet.
- It prevents scrambling – SSL uses a ‘Message Authentication Code’ (MAC) to prevent anyone tampering with our Internet site. Your computer will always check this code before it takes a message from us. This means that if anyone tried to interfere with a message, your computer would not recognise the code and would alert you.