We at Art Emporium consider security on our site to be very important.
We want our customers to feel safe, knowing their sensitive details
are protected. Here are some finer details on our security model
for the Art Emporium site.
This web site is secured using a Thawte Digital Certificate. This
that all information you send to us via the World Wide Web will
encrypted. If an other Internet user intercepts the communication
will only be able to see it in an encrypted form. Certificate technology
allows Art Emporium to decrypt the information, and view it in plain
When you connect to a secure web server, such as the order section
of this web site, you ask that server to authenticate itself. This
authentication is a complex process involving public keys, private
keys and a digital certificate. This certificate tells you that
an independent third party has agreed that the server belongs to
the company it claims to belong to. A valid certificate means that
you can have confidence that you are sending your information to
the right place.
SSL protects all communications, allowing us to take credit card
protect sensitive personal information, and ensure that foreign
not detect your details. SSL security makes eavesdropping on secure
web traffic almost impossible.
Thawte SSL certificates are compatible with all recent browsers,
including Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.x and Netscape Communicator
4.x. More than 90% of the web browsers in use today will accept
a Thawte certificate as proof of a web site's identity. Older browsers
(in particular Navigator 3.x) may need a quick adjustment before
they connect cleanly.
Updating your SSL Settings for Version 3.x Browsers
People running 3.x generation browsers can upgrade their security
same level as that supported by 4.0 generation browsers.
Netscape Navigator 3.x
1. Choose Options, Security Preferences.
2. Select the "Site Certificates" tab.
3. Find the entry marked "Thawte Server CA". Delete
4. Close that dialog box.
5. Click here and accept the new root certificate. You will
be asked for a
nickname, use "Thawte Server CA".
Internet Explorer 3.x
1. Click here and choose "Open File" if you are
asked, then "Accept and
2. Now restart IE