100% Safe and Secure Shopping
To be sure our checkout pages
are secure, look for the CLOSED lock usually
displayed at the top of your browser page, by the address bar. (A
closed lock means the pages are secure. An open lock means the pages
are not secure. Also double check that the website checkout pages start
with https: (The "s"
means page is secure.) Once you move into our checkout section you will
be able to see these changes.
Shopping at AD
Sports Cards Etc.
AD Sports Cards
Etc. is partnered with Authorize.Net, a leading payment
gateway since 1996, to offer safe and secure credit card transactions for our
customers. You can shop with confidence at AD
The Authorize.Net Payment Gateway manages the complex routing
of sensitive customer information through the credit card and
electronic check processing networks. Authorize.Net adheres to strict
industry standards for payment processing, including:
128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
technology for secure Internet Protocol (IP) transactions.
Industry leading encryption
hardware and software methods and security protocols to protect
Compliance with the Payment Card
Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard.
Cards Etc. Com is a registered member of the Authorize.Net Verified Merchant Program.
A SECURE PAYMENT GATEWAY WORKS
The SSL Certificate provides two primary functions:
Once a secure transaction is initiated, (i.e. click
the Submit or Buy button to begin a transaction on a Web site), there
are four basic steps taken to establish a secure connection:
- SSL Encryption allows data to be transmitted over
computer networks in a secure manner
- Identity assurance (validation) allows the business
running the site to 'prove' that they are who they claim to be
you have any questions about this Security Statement, the practices of
this web site, or any additional questions contact us via our Contact Us Page.
- The browser checks the SSL Certificate to make sure
that it is valid and that the site you are connecting to is legitimate.
- Data encryption levels are established based on what
the browser and Web site server can both use to understand each other.
- The browser and server send each other unique codes to
use when encrypting the information that will be sent.
- The browser and server start talking using the
encryption, the Web browser shows the encrypting icon, and the Web
pages and information are processed securely.