We work hard to protect your confidential information and privacy when dealing with us online.
Berktree.com is protected through "secure socket layer" (SSL) encryption. SSL is the most widely accepted way of protecting data transmitted to and from public web sites. SSL encrypts all of your personal information that is transmitted through the internet so it cannot be read. All of our credit card transactions are completed using a 128 Bit SSL encryption, powered by Symantec.
All of our secured webpages, where information is personal and confidential are required, are identified with "https://" This acts as an insurance policy ensuring the customer that our webpage is in fact secured.
Another step we take in ensuring your safety is that we do not store any of your credit card information after the transaction is complete. Your information is deleted from our system as soon as the transaction is confirmed.
We value the trust you place in us for your medical needse will continue to work hard to repay the faith you show in us by ensuring your security online.
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL): How It Works
Secure Sockets Layer technology protects your Web site and makes it easy for your Web site visitors to trust you in three essential ways:
- An SSL Certificate enables encryption of sensitive information during online transactions.
- Each SSL Certificate contains unique, authenticated information about the certificate owner.
- A Certificate Authority verifies the identity of the certificate owner when it is issued.
How Encryption Works Imagine sending mail through the postal system in a clear envelope. Anyone with access to it can see the data. If it looks valuable, they might take it or change it. An SSL Certificate establishes a private communication channel enabling encryption of the data during transmission. Encryption scrambles the data, essentially creating an envelope for message privacy.
Each SSL Certificate consists of a public key and a private key. The public key is used to encrypt information and the private key is used to decipher it. When a Web browser points to a secured domain, a Secure Sockets Layer handshake authenticates the server (Web site) and the client (Web browser). An encryption method is established with a unique session key and secure transmission can begin. True 128-bit SSL Certificates enable every site visitor to experience the strongest SSL encryption available to them.
How Authentication Works
Imagine receiving an envelope with no return address and a form asking for your bank account number. When the SSL handshake occurs, the browser requires authentication information from the server. By clicking the closed padlock in the browser window or certain SSL trust marks, the Web site visitor sees the authenticated organization name. In high-security browsers, the authenticated organization name is prominently displayed and the address bar turns green when an Extended Validation SSL Certificate is detected. If the information does not match or the certificate has expired, the browser displays an error message or warning.