Store SecurityProviding you with a secure online experience is a high priority at Dell. We recognize that your privacy and security are of the utmost importance, and we have devoted a great deal of effort to ensure that your personal information is safeguarded.Please take a moment to read about the steps that we have taken to help protect your information and make your online transmissions safer. We also invite you to review the steps you can take to help protect yourself further.
- Safer Transmissions
- Help Protect Yourself
Dell Store Website Security -- Safer Transmissions
Positive identification.The Dell Store web site is registered with site identification authorities to enable your browser to confirm the Dell Store's identity before any transmission is sent. With this technology, the identity of our site is automatically confirmed behind the scenes prior to the transmission of any customer information requested to complete an online order. Your information reaches your intended target or your browser notifies you (prior to your sending any personal information) that the potential receiving site looks suspicious and should be avoided.
If you are using a security-enabled browser (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer version 2.1 or greater, or Netscape Navigator version 2.0 or greater), the information you send us regarding your purchase is encrypted, making it extremely difficult to read even if it is wrongly intercepted. The Dell Store uses industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to allow for the encryption of potentially sensitive information such as your name, address, and critically sensitive information such as your credit card number. If concerned only about the privacy of your credit card information, we encourage you to submit your order electronically without a credit card number and a sales representative will contact you to obtain this information. If you are still uncomfortable with submitting your personal information via the Internet for any reason, please feel free to contact us by telephone or fax to complete your order. Use your browser's Back button to return to the previous page.
Store Security - Help Protect YourselfIf you use a security-enabled browser (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer version 2.1 or greater, or Netscape Navigator version 2.0 or greater) paying attention to two browser features will decrease the chances for unintended or fraudulent use of your personal information
1. Browser security settings.Your browser security preference settings are your first line of defence to stopping the theft or unwanted viewing of confidential, personal information. The most popular browsers offer you the ability to receive an alert or notification if any of the following happen or are about to occur:
- Changing between secure and insecure transmission modes;
- Receiving an invalid site identification for the site to which you are about to transmit; and
- Sending a transmission over an "open" or unsecured connection.
2. Browser security signals.The presence of security measures surrounding the entry of data on a web page is identified in several ways for you on your browser:
- The URL identifying the page will always begin with "https//" versus the normal "http//";
- A security symbol to indicate operation in a mode that supports secure transmissions;
- A "closed lock" icon is present in the bottom right-hand corner of your Microsoft Internet Explorer browser screen; and
- An "unbroken key" icon appears in the lower left-hand corner of the Netscape Navigator browser screen.
We hope that once you understand the measures we employ and the steps you can take to protect yourself, you'll be as confident about the security of your transactions and personal information as we are.