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World Vision Security Policy


All response forms requesting confidential information (such as credit card numbers) on World Vision's Web site utilize the Internet security protocol known as "Secure Sockets Layer" or "SSL." This is a certification and encryption technology designed to make using your credit card as safe as possible on the Internet.

Independent agencies report that (statistically speaking) using a credit card on the Internet through SSL is far safer than submitting your credit card to a clerk in the grocery store, or over an open telephone line. In fact, they report that there are no recorded instances of someone "breaking" SSL encryption and using credit card information stored therein for fraudulent purposes.

The SSL technology depends on secure Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) which are certified by a certifying authority such as
Thawte. Secure URLs always begin with "https://" rather than "http://" and if you are using one from a browser that recognizes SSL (including Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Internet Explorer, AOL's version 3, and Spyglass, among others) you will generally also receive a preceding message and/or see a symbol, such as a lock, that signifies that you are on a secure page. Any information you enter on such a page is encrypted at your browser, sent over the public Internet in encrypted form, then de-encrypted at our servers.

If your browser doesn't support SSL technology, you will receive an error message when trying to access our SSL page.

Once we receive your credit card information, it is accessible only to a small number of trusted World Vision staff who have been specially trained in processing this information.

If you have any questions about SSL technology or security on the Web,
please click here to send our webmaster an email containing your question.

More information on the SSL technology utilized by World Vision
1-888-511-6548 : P.O. Box 9716
Federal Way, WA 98063-9716

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