We do not ask for or get your credit card or other financial information. We do not process credit cards on our site. We use 3rd party payment services you already know and who process credit cards securely and have a great deal of experience. Chances are you already have an account with Google Wallet, Amazon, PayPal or Dwolla. We never get any financial information from them. Your information is protected. If you do not have any of these accounts, you can use PayPal with or without creating an account. PayPal also allows electronic checks.
All of our forms, for registering products and other purposes are encrypted between your computer and our server. No financial information is communicated, but we want to be certain that all of your information is protected.
In addition, all of our forms are stored in password protected directories. We provide a simple user name and password to enter the directory. This is effective in keeping out the spammer's robots and similar pests. It is also much easier than the captcha technique. Those graphics are usually hard to read, you don't know if something is upper case or lower case, there is usually a background or extra stuff in them where you don't know if that is part of the code or not. They are generally a pain and we don't use them. Our approach works just fine.
If you enter a contest on our site, the submission includes your email address and you thereby provide us with permission to send you one email every three months, or four times a year containing information about new products, security tips, travel tips and similar information.
Our sites (and our customer's sites) are scanned for malware and other threats multiple times a day by our own website security service CertifiedURL.com from our own servers located in our Key West offices which include a 4 cpu (dual core 2.5 ghz each) HP Proliant enterprise server running at a total speed of 20 gigahertz with 16 gigabytes of memory. Our internet connection is 27mbps. We also have various Linux systems performing tasks on the internet.