Green Tree Coffee & Tea is aware of the security and privacy issues surrounding the use of the Internet. As a result, we have taken every precaution, including the use of Secured Socket Layer (SSL) encryption for the transmission of all data, to ensure that our website and information transfers are of the highest standard and secure.
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral. SSL is an industry standard and is used by millions of websites in the protection of their online transactions with their customers.
SSL technology is embedded in all popular browsers and engages automatically when the user connects to a web server that is SSL-enabled. It's easy to tell when a server is using SSL security because the address in the URL window of your browser will start with https. The "s" indicates a secure connection.
When your browser connects to an SSL server, it automatically asks the server for a Digital Certificate of Authority (CA). This digital certificate positively authenticates the server's identity to ensure you will not be sending sensitive data to a hacker or imposter site. The browser also makes sure the domain name matches the name on the CA, and that the CA has been generated by a trusted authority and bears a valid digital signature. If all goes well you will not even be aware this handshake has taken place.
Once the handshake is completed, your browser will automatically encrypt all information that you send to the site, before it leaves your computer. Encrypted information is unreadable en route. Once the information arrives at the secure server, it is decrypted using a secret key. If the server sends information back to you, that information is also encrypted at the server's end before being sent. Your browser will decrypt it for you automatically upon arrival, then display it as it normally does.
For those running a secure server it is also possible to authenticate the client connecting to the server to ensure, for example, that the person is not pretending to be someone who has been granted restricted access. Another feature of SSL technology is the ability to authenticate data so that an interceder cannot substitute another transmission for the actual transmission without being detected.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
To set your browser encryption rate,
Open Internet Explorer.
Open the Help menu on the toolbar and click About Internet Explorer.
Open the Tools menu on the toolbar and click Internet Options.
Click the Advanced tab.
Scroll to the bottom of the window.
Select the following options:
Use SSL 2.0
Use SSL 3.0
Use TLS 1.0
Netscape Navigator or Communicator (Versions before 8.0)
To set your browser encryption rate,
Open Netscape Navigator or Communicator.
Open the Help menu on the toolbar and click About Navigator (or About Communicator).
In the window that is displayed, locate the RSA security section. If this section reads, "This version supports U.S. security," the browser supports 128-bit encryption. If the section indicates you have an export version, the browser supports only 40-bit encryption. (Further details are also available by clicking Security on the Navigator toolbar.)
While the information that is transmitted between you and Green Tree Coffee & Tea through this Web site is encrypted to ensure confidentiality, please be aware that electronic mail (e-mail) is not. Please do not e-mail any information that you consider confidential and/or personal in nature, as e-mail can be susceptible to viewing by parties other than your intended recipient.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures reasonably designed to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
In addition, personnel who have access to our database are trained to maintain and secure all information.
From time to time, we also use the information you provide about yourself or others to inform you of additions or improvements to Green Tree's products and services as well as conduct member surveys in order to improve our services. These communications will only be sent to the administrative account.
We may also use personally identifiable End-User information to provide targeted content and commerce opportunities to End-Users based on their demographic and behavioral information.
Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways or for reasons unrelated to the ones described above without also providing an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
What are cookies? A cookie is a message given to a Web browser by a Web server. The browser stores the message in a text file. The message is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
The main purpose of cookies is to identify users and possibly prepare customized Web pages for them. When you enter a Web site using cookies, you may be asked to fill out a form providing such information as your name and interests. This information is packaged into a cookie and sent to your Web browser which stores it for later use. The next time you go to the same Web site, your browser will send the cookie to the Web server. The server can use this information to present you with custom Web pages. So, for example, instead of seeing just a generic welcome page you might see a welcome page with your name on it.
Accepts or rejects any requests by the web site to set (store) one or more cookies on your computer.
Accepts or rejects any requests by the web site to read cookies it previously stored on your computer. A web site can't actually read cookies or any other data on your computer—instead, your browser gets the cookies and sends them back to the web site.
Are cookies bad? Cookies do not act maliciously on computer systems. They are merely text files that can be deleted at any time - they are not plug-ins nor are they programs. Cookies cannot be used to spread viruses and they cannot access your hard drive. This does not mean that cookies are not relevant to a user's privacy and anonymity on the Internet. Cookies cannot read your hard drive to find out information about you; however, any personal information that you give to a Web site, will most likely be stored in a cookie. In only this way are cookies a threat to privacy. The cookie will only contain information that you freely provide to a Web site.
Green Tree Coffee & Tea does not allow children known to be under the age of eighteen (18) to register for our services. We may momentarily capture personally identifiable information for purposes of determining whether a user is over the age of eighteen(18) and thus qualifies to use our services. Where the user is under the age of eighteen(18), such information is automatically deleted.
Green Tree Coffee & Tea takes your credit card security very seriously. If you believe that fraudulent charges have appeared in connection with your Photo Center account, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so we can investigate this immediately.
Fraudulent Charges / Chargebacks / Unpaid Account Balances Green Tree Coffee & Tea has a "zero tolerance" policy for fraudulent charges and fraudulent chargebacks. Green Tree has, and shall continue in the future, to work with law enforcement agencies to criminally prosecute all instances of credit card fraud in any amount. Any fraudulent use of a credit card to obtain a product or service, or chargeback on a credit card used to obtain a product or service, will result in the legal action.
Under the Fair Credit Billing Act, your bank cannot hold you liable for more than $50 of fraudulent charges on your credit card. If you bank does hold you liable for up to $50 for purchases made fraudulently at the Site, Green Tree will reimburse you the full amount charged by your bank, but only if the unauthorized use of your credit card resulted through no fault of your own for purchases made at the Site while using the secure server. Check with your bank for more information about its policies regarding fraudulent charges. In the event of unauthorized use of your credit card, you may have to notify your bank or credit card provider or otherwise fulfill certain conditions of your agreement with them.