Tierra del Sol Foundation understands your concerns about Internet security, so we have employed the most current and secure technologies available to ensure your transactions are safe.
Secure Socket Layers
Tierra uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) online technology, which encrypts the data you provide. This is the same technology that all major banks and financial institutions employ online. Any sensitive information, such as your credit card number, becomes unreadable to anyone who wrongly intercepts the information. When you are in a secure area, the address bar at the top of your window will indicate “https” as opposed to “http.”
Credit Card Transactions
All credit card transactions are processed by Authorize.net. Only the purchase price and the credit card information provided by the customer are supplied to Authorize.net. Information collected during transactions is maintained in their database for accounting and billing purposes. Information from these transactions is not released to third parties. Tierra does not maintain a copy of the credit card information on its servers.
Contact information is collected from a donor at the time of a donation in order to complete the transaction and allow proper receipt of the donor’s gift. This information is kept completely confidential by Tierra.