Ordering from Harriet Carter online is safe and secure. From the moment you click on our shopping cart, you are entering the safest, most secure area of our website. To ensure that your shopping experience with Harriet Carter is safe and secure, our site uses the latest SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology from Symantec, the leader in online security. SSL encryption technology is the most advanced consumer online security technology available. When your credit card information is transmitted to us the number is encrypted and stored in a secure environment. For additional security, only the last four digits of your credit card will be displayed on the confirmation screen. Once you enter the checkout page, your computer will begin communicating with our server in secure mode. You can tell that you are in secure mode by the following:
- The "http" in the web address is replaced by "https".
- Depending on the browser, you will see either a closed lock (Microsoft Internet Explorer, AOL and Netscape Communicator) or a solid, unbroken key (Netscape Navigator and Firefox) in the lower section of the browser window.
- You may also see a message popup in the browser letting you know that you are entering a secure page, or asking if you would like to view the site's security certificate.
Most browsers will also warn you when you leave a secure area to go to a regular area of the website. Only browsers that use the SSL technology are able to order through the Harriet Carter website. If your browser does not support SSL, you can get an upgrade at the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, and Firefox home pages.