What is Encryption?Encryption is a process by which we use software to scramble sensitive information while it is in transit to and from Dell. Encrypted data is encoded so that it remains hidden from, or inaccessible to, unauthorized users.
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.
Encryption uses a public key and a private key to create a secure connection. The public key is distributed to those you want to communicate with. The private key is for the recipient's use only. Anyone can use a public key to send an encrypted message but only the intended recipient can unscramble the data with the private key.
How Does Encryption Work?
When you send personal information to dell.com, you use Dell's public key to encrypt your personal information. That means, if at any point during the transmission your information is intercepted, it is scrambled and very difficult to decrypt. Once Dell receives your encrypted personal information, we use our private key to decode it.