If 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 the unintended or fraudulent use of your personal information:

1. Browser security settings

2. Browser security signals



1. Browser security settings.

Your browser security preference settings are your first line of defense 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:

Your browser security preference settings are your first line of defense 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:

If your credit card company: (a) determines that the charges were fraudulent charges resulting from your online purchase at dell.com, and (b) holds you liable for any of the unauthorized charges, contact us immediately. For your convenience, you can contact us by e-mail or by mail. In order to help you, we will need the following information:

  • changing between secure and insevure transmission modes
  • receiving an invalid site identification for the site to ehich you are about to transmit
  • sending a transmission over an "open" or unsecure connection

Check the settings of your browser security features to see all the checks that are possible and those that are currently in place.

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 secutiry symbol to indicate operation is a mode that supports secure transmissions
  • a "closed lock" icon is present in the bottom right-hand coner of your Microsoft Internet Explorer browser screen
  • an "unbroken key" icon apperars in the lower left-hand corner of the Netscape Navigator browser screen

 

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 secutiry symbol to indicate operation is a mode that supports secure transmissions    
  • a "closed lock" icon is present in the bottom right-hand coner of your Microsoft Internet Explorer browser screen    
  • an "unbroken key" icon apperars in the lower left-hand corner of the Netscape Navigator browser screen 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 secutiry symbol to indicate operation is a mode that supports secure transmissions    
  • a "closed lock" icon is present in the bottom right-hand coner of your Microsoft Internet Explorer browser screen    
  • an "unbroken key" icon apperars in the lower left-hand corner of the Netscape Navigator browser screen

With these security measures in place, you can also feel confident that every credit card transaction you make at Dell.com is protected by the Dell Secure Shopping Guarantee. For more details, take a look at this guarantee. 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 not using a browser with these standard security features, or if you are still uncomfortable with submitting your personal information via the Internet for any reason, please feel free to contact us over the phone or via fax to complete your order.

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. The end result? When you buy online with Dell, you can buy with a measure of confidence.