Security Policy


Safe, Secure Orders at The Peanut Shop
The Peanut Shop understands your concerns about online security. Because we share your concerns, we work closely with CommerceV3 to keep our site a highly secure ordering environment - so you can shop with confidence.

The result is a Web site that offers you the high level of service, convenience and trustworthiness our customers have come to expect from us.

The Secure Order Process
Using CommerceV3's e-business software, in conjunction with features built into popular browser software, our site provides advanced security for your online purchases. The following section describes how the secure order process works, from start to finish.
  1. Starting your Order: Every purchase at www.thepeanutshop.com is secure, and clicking a Checkout button on the Shopping Cart page is all it takes to get started. The security features are automatic; you don't need to do anything special to invoke them.

  2. Making a Positive ID: Once you've clicked the Checkout button, your browser looks for a digital certificate to confirm that it is communicating with www.thepeanutshop.com. Once a positive ID is made, your order continues. For your security, the verification process happens in the background every time you place an order on our site.

  3. Entering Secure Mode: Next, your computer and our server begin communicating in secure mode, sending data back and forth in an encrypted format.

    At this point you may see a window similar to the one at right, which some browsers display when you are about to receive a secure document. It's fine to click "OK" (or "Continue") to proceed - it simply means that you will begin receiving pages in a highly secure encrypted format.
    After your browser has entered secure mode, we'll ask you to confirm some basic information as well as enter in your credit card information.

    The encryption features of browser software are exceptionally powerful and ensure the security of this data as it is transmitted to our server. Our site makes use of the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol and 128-bit strong encryption to provide the highest level of security available.

  4. My Order Is Complete. What Happens Next? Security measures continue even after you've placed your order, as we process your order in a highly secure computing environment.
Security: Watching It Work
The most popular Web browsers, Internet Explorer and Netscape Communicator (aka Navigator), use clear visual symbols to let you know whether or not they are in secure mode. The symbols are displayed either at the bottom left or bottom right of your browser window. You can refer to the following chart to see which symbols are used with your browser.
Browser Standard (Non-Secure) Symbol Secure Symbol
Internet Explorer None
Netscape

Another indication that a browser is in secure mode can be found in the Web site address that your browser displays. The address will begin "http://" in standard, non-secure mode and "https://"" in secure mode. The "s" stands for "secure".

Tip: Continuing to Browse
Once your order is complete, it's perfectly safe for you to continue to browse our site in standard mode. In fact, once you exit the ordering process, your browser will automatically revert to this slightly faster mode of communication.

What If I Make a Purchase with a Browser That Doesn't Support Security?
You can't. Because we don't want you ever to have to worry about ordering from our site without a secure connection, we've designed our system so that it will process orders only with browsers that support secure mode.

Please note that the latest versions of Netscape's and Microsoft's browsers have security features, and both are free for downloading. Visit either company's Web site for details.

For More Information
We've worked hard to bring you a secure online ordering environment. We hope you'll Contact Us with your questions, comments or concerns.
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