Luxhardware.com takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When
users submit sensitive information through the Web site, their information
is protected both online and offline. Our staff will not disclose any customer
information, names or purchasing information to anyone outside of Luxhardware.com's,
unless required to do so by law.
When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information
(such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information
is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry
-- SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the
bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer
becomes locked, as opposed to unlocked, or open, which is its designation when
you are just "surfing." While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive
information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user information
What is SSL?
The SSL (and TLS) protocol is the Web standard for encrypting communications
between users and SSL (secure sockets layer) e-commerce sites. Data sent
via an SSL connection is protected by encryption, a mechanism that prevents
eavesdropping and tampering with any transmitted data. SSL provides businesses
and consumers with the confidence that private data sent to a Web site, such
as credit card numbers, are kept confidential. Web server certificates (also
known as secure server certificates or SSL certificates) are required to
initialize an SSL session.
Customers know when they have an SSL session with a website when their browser
displays the little gold padlock and the address bar begins with a https rather
than http. SSL certificates can be used on webservers for Internet security
and mailservers such as imap, pop3 and smtp for mail collection / sending security.
What is a RapidSSL Certificate?
RapidSSL Certificates uniquely enable businesses to obtain low cost 1 year
fully functional single root trusted SSL certificates and are ideal for websites
conducting lite levels of ecommerce. RapidSSL.com owns the root used to issue
the certificates, making RapidSSL both stable and far easier to install than
a chained root install certificate.
RapidSSL lowers the barrier of entry for companies that want single root SSL
security by providing immediately issued certificates at the lowest cost available.
What is a Single Root SSL Certificate?
When connecting to a webserver over SSL, the visitor's browser decides whether
or not to trust the website's SSL certificate based on which Certification
Authority has issued the actual SSL certificate. To determine this, the browser
looks at its list of trusted issuing authorities - represented by a collection
of Trusted Root CA certificates added into the browser by the browser vendor
(such as Microsoft and Netscape).
Most SSL certificates are issued by CAs who own and use their own Trusted
Root CA certificates, such as those issued by GeoTrust and RapidSSL.com. As
GeoTrust and RapidSSL.com is known to browser vendors as a trusted issuing
authority, its Trusted Root CA certificate has already been added to all popular
browsers, and hence is already trusted. These SSL certificates are known as "single
root" SSL certificates. RapidSSL.com, a subsidiary of GeoTrust, owns the
Equifax Secure eBusiness CA-1 root used to issue its certificates.