About Security


How are you safeguarding my personal information on your site?

Your security is a priority at drwhitaker.com. We use the latest security technologies to encrypt your personal information as it travels across the Internet, and your credit cards are guaranteed against fraudulent charges. We've designed the site so that these protections are automatic; there's nothing you need to do except shop...with confidence!

SECURE SHOPPING TOPICS

  • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL technology)
  • Storing information behind server firewalls
  • How to tell your transactions are secure
  • Protection against credit card fraud
  • Our privacy policy

SECURE SOCKETS LAYER (SSL) TECHNOLOGY

Drwhitaker.com uses secure sockets layer (SSL) technology to provide you with the safest, most secure shopping experience possible. SSL is the most widely used data encryption coding system for secure e-commerce transactions. All of the checkout pages on our site are secured with SSL technology, which means your credit card number is always encrypted (scrambled) before it is sent or received over the Internet.

STORING INFORMATION BEHIND SERVER FIREWALLS

Our servers are protected by secure firewalls—communication management computers specially designed to keep information secure and inaccessible by other Internet users. So you're safe while you shop, and if you choose to store your personal information with us by registering, it's always secure, and protected by your own password. In addition, for added security, we do not store your credit card information online. When you enter your credit card information it is automatically converted into a code and then transferred to us. It is nearly impossible for anyone else to see or interpret the coded data.

HOW TO TELL YOUR TRANSACTIONS ARE SECURE

Pay special attention to the site address on any page where you're asked to type in confidential information. The address of that page should begin with "https," and not just http (without the “s”). The “s” signifies that the page you're on is “secure,” and using tools designed to transfer encrypted information over the World Wide Web.

GUARANTEE AGAINST CREDIT CARD FRAUD

Even though your account information is safe as it travels across the Internet, what happens if your credit card is lost or stolen, or if you are a victim of fraud? Good news: Under consumer protection laws, your liability is limited to $50 in cases of fraudulent charges to your credit card account. (You must notify your credit card company as outlined in your credit card agreement for this protection.)