At National Allergy, we take your security very seriously. Our website uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption with Extended Validation (EV) issued by GeoTrust to transmit any personal information you give us. EV SSL achieves the highest level of trust through the strictest authentication standards of any SSL certificate. Extended Validation verification guidelines require GeoTrust to obtain and verify multiple pieces of identifying information about National Allergy through their True BusinessID validation protocol. When you are on a secure portion of our site, you will see an unbroken key or locked padlock somewhere in your browser window and https:// in the location/address window at the top of your browser.
Additionally, due to our use of Extended Validation, if you are using a high-security browser, you will see the address bar turn green anytime we ask you to share personal information thus providing you with a convenient and visible sign that your information is secure. We use McAfee Secure & Trustwave to actively scan our website on a regular basis. These scanning systems actively search our site for thousands of known vulnerabilities to help secure your sensitive information from being exposed to third parties. You can be assured that National Allergy is taking the necessary steps to secure your sensitive information. We invite you to verify this information by clicking the seals below.
It's possible that you may see a warning stating that a certificate has expired. Every browser comes with pre-installed certificates which have expiration dates. If you should see this type of warning message, it is not a bug nor a problem with our website. This will usually happen if you are using an older version of browser software. VeriSign, another provider of SSL encryption, has a helpful FAQ and explanation of these root certificates. To correct this problem, your browser simply needs to be upgraded to the latest version by going to the companies website. For example, you can get the latest version of Internet Explorer by clicking here. If you use, FireFox, click here. Please keep in mind that downloading an updated copy of your browser software will take a good bit of time and usually require you to reboot your computer. Don't worry about losing any items you might have in your shopping cart, as they will be saved for a couple weeks. Want to know how? Keep reading.
Like the vast majority of e-commerce websites, we use "cookies" to accomplish various functions. Have you ever wondered how a site can keep track of the items you are putting in the shopping cart without confusing it with the other people who are shopping at the same time - even when you have not entered any personal information? This is one of the main purposes of using cookies. When someone enters our site a unique code is immediately generated that represents the visitor. That code is sent to your browser and logged with our website. So as you put items into your cart, the site is constantly matching up the code it sent to your browser so that you'll have the items you put in the cart and not someone else's. This is also the reason you can turn off your computer and come back to our site the next time and still have the same items in your cart as when you left.
If you have questions or comments about security, the use of "cookies", or any other issue on our website, please contact us.