About Our Secure Shopping
All online transactions at Yahoo!
Stores and Elite Home Medical
are handled with industry-standard SSL encryption.
When you enter your credit card number into the order form, it is
transmitted across the Internet in an encrypted (scrambled) form, then
decoded when it gets to us.
For added security, we also encrypt the credit card number when it is
stored on disk, and when we forward it to the merchant.
If you are not the kind of person who worries about being hit by
lightning as you're crossing the street, you probably don't have to
worry that your credit card number will be intercepted on the way to a
secure Web site. According to CNN,
"The prevalent opinion...is that on-line credit card use is
actually no riskier for consumers than traditional
We order products online all the time, both as a company and as
individuals. When we use a credit card to buy something online, we feel
at least as safe as we would using one in a store or restaurant.