Web Site Security
Promed use 'THAWTE by Verisign' - The Web's Most Trusted Security Provider
SSL helps you deliver a secure and convenient way for your customers to interact with you over the Internet. VeriSign is the SSL Certificate provider of choice for over 93% of the Fortune 500 and the world's 40 largest banks, businesses that know the most about Internet security. Promed ensures that when you see the VeriSign Secured Seal, you will recognize the most trusted security mark on the Internet.
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL): How It Works
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology protects your Web site and makes it easy for customers to trust you.
- An SSL Certificate enables encryption of sensitive information during online transactions.
- Each SSL Certificate contains unique, authenticated information about the certificate owner.
- Every SSL Certificate is issued by a Certificate Authority that verifies the identity of the certificate owner.
You need SSL if...
- you have an online store or accept online orders and credit cards.
- your business partners log in to confidential information on an extranet.
- you have offices that share confidential information over an intranet.
- you process sensitive data such as address, birth date, license, or ID numbers.
- you need to comply with privacy and security requirements.
- you value privacy and expect others to trust you.
Public and Private Keys to Privacy
An SSL Certificate consists of a public key and a private key. The public key is used to encrypt information and the private key is used to decipher it. When a Web browser points to a secured domain, a Secure Sockets Layer handshake authenticates the server (Web site) and the client (Web browser). An encryption method is established with a unique session key. They can begin a secure session that guarantees message privacy and message integrity.
Every SSL Certificate is created for a particular server in a specific domain for a verified business entity. Like a passport or a driver�s license, an SSL Certificate is issued by a trusted authority, the Certificate Authority (CA). When the SSL handshake occurs, the browser requires authentication from the server. A customer sees the organization name when they click certain SSL trust marks (such as the VeriSign Secured� Seal) or use a browser that supports Extended Validation. If the information does not match or the certificate has expired, the browser displays an error message or warning.
Protect Your Customers Trust
Without SSL encryption, packets of information travel through networks in full view. Imagine sending mail through the postal system in a clear envelope. Anyone with access to it can see the data. If it looks valuable, they might take it or change it. Without third-party verification, how do you know a Web site is really a business you trust? Imagine receiving an envelope with no return address and a form asking for your bank account number. An SSL Certificate helps Web site visitors protect sensitive information and get a better idea of who they are trusting with it.
1. What kind of information do we collect?
If you choose to register www.promed.ie, we may ask you for information such as name, email address, postal address, age, practice role, telephone number and additional information. Our sites may include optional surveys, asking for your views on various products and services. Please always obtain consent first before giving us anyone else's personal information from your practice or company. Please make sure that any personal details which you provide are accurate and current, and let us know if there are any changes. We wish to keep your details as accurate as possible.
2. What do we do with the information we collect?
We use the information we collect in a number of ways:
- to operate www.promed.ie and provide the information and services you ask for, including product deliveries, account manager information, promotions details and services
- to deal with your customer service requests
- for internal analysis and research to improve our websites and other products and services
- to send you newsletters and marketing information about Promed products and services, and offers, products and services from selected third party companies, but only as permitted by law or requested by you (see "How to unsubscribe" below)
- to send administrative emails (for example, if you forget your password)
- to prevent and detect fraud and abuse of our sites or services.
3. Who else has access to your information
Promed does not release any personal or contact information to any third party for any reason.
We take every step to protect your personal information. This includes setting up processes and procedures to minimise unauthorised access to or disclosure of your information. However, we do not guarantee that we will eliminate all risk of misuse of your personal information by intruders. Please keep any passwords for your accounts safe and do not disclose them to anyone else. You must contact us immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your password or other security breach.
6. How to unsubscribe
If you do not want to receive any more marketing communications from us, please email email@example.com and we will remove you from our mailing list
7. Contacting us