Chocolate Fountain Website Security

SSL Processing

Every transaction on the website is a secure one. utilizes 128-bit SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to process your transaction. What is SSL? SSL is the main protocol used on the Internet for business-to-consumer transactions. Through encryption and authentication, it allows computers to communicate and transmit data without compromising or disclosing the data being transmitted. What this means is the information you provide, or more specifically, your credit card information, is completely encrypted and secure, and transmitted directly from computer to computer. It is never seen by human eyes.


SSL comes in two strengths, 40-bit and 128-bit, which refer to the length of the "session key" generated by every encrypted transaction. The longer the key, the more difficult it is to break the encryption code. Most browsers support 40-bit SSL sessions, and the latest browsers enable users to encrypt transactions in 128-bit sessions - trillions of times stronger than 40-bit sessions. utilizes 128-bit SSL exclusively. You can verify that our SSL certificate is up to date, as well as the strength of our certificate, by clicking on the Comodo authentication seal located in the left hand column of this web page.


Verifying a Secure Connection
On any site you visit, there are a couple of ways you can verify that you have a secure connection:

  • By checking the website address listed at the top of your browser. If you are utilizing the SSL protocol and your site is "secure", the website address will start with "https" instead of the usual "http".

  • You will know that you are in a secure section of the site when the "key" in the lower left corner of your browser window turns solid blue (Netscape) or the "padlock" appears in the lower right corner of your browser window (Internet Explorer).

Keep in mind that you will only enter the secure portion of our website when you reach the checkout area, where you are required to provide credit card information.


Browser Capability
Because we have opted to make every transaction secure, you may experience difficulties ordering from our site if you have an older Internet browser, or one that does not support the 128-bit SSL protocol. Many popular browsers offer 128-bit SSL versions. We recommend that you use either Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer. It is important to understand that these two browsers come in both 40-bit and 128-bit versions. You should always use the most secure version available (currently 128-bit).

Other Alternatives
If you are still not comfortable entering your credit card information, we have allowed for a "Phone Order" option when ordering. By checking this box, we will personally contact you via telephone to retrieve your credit card information, once your order has been placed.