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Our Trust Marks: Your Assurance of a Safe, Secure Online Experience.
When you shop with Instawares, we want you to have the best shopping experience possible. That means more than just bringing you thousands and thousands of restaurant supplies and equipment at great prices. It also means we want to make sure you have a safe, secure online shopping experience.
We do that by installing several different types of well-known, third-party protection on our site. Each type of protection is represented by its own small icon, called a Trust Mark.
Click on any of the trust marks we display and you will go directly to their web site where you can verify their services are active on our site.
Here’s a look at the three trust marks you’ll find here on the Instawares site.
McAfee Secure™ Service.
You probably know McAfee as a world-wide leader leader in computer security. But McAfee also offers specialized services to online business. With McAfee Secure™ Service, our site is scanned everyday for viruses and other malware that could possibly infect your computer. By clicking the McAfee Secure™ trust mark, you can instantly verify our site’s daily compliance.
Better Business Bureau (BBB).
When shopping online, look for the BBB trust mark to check if you are dealing with a reputable firm. By displaying the clickable, onsite BBB trust mark, we have agreed to give you access to our BBB records including background, licensing, consumer experience and other information. Often the BBB will also give a letter grade to the business. This represents the BBB’s opinion of the business based on their information on file.
Before you actually make your purchase, you want to know that valuable information such as credit card numbers will be transmitted securely. The GeoTrust® trust mark is your assurance that we are using 256-bit encryption and other features to provide the ultimate online security in the form of SSL certificates. You can tell if you have a secure connection by looking at the address bar of your browser. The front of the bar will be green and the site’s url address will change to “https” rather than the familiar “http” (the “s” stands for secure).
Some unscrupulous sites use counterfeit or fictional trust marks. Yankee Group created a report for McAfee on what to look for when you see a trust mark. According to Yankee Group:
1 - Verify before you trust
Can you click on the seal to verify it is real and up to date?
2 - Don’t assume all trust marks are the same
Does the seal provider require the site to pass a daily scan or verification?
3 - Read the fine print
Just because a trust mark proclaims it is good doesn’t mean it is. What do they actually require of the sites they certify?
The Yankee Group report, sponsored by McAfee, is titled “Trust Marks: What’s Behind the Label Counts.”