We treat your security with the same carefulness as we do for our own, because your security is our security. The staff of Health Wyze Media pledges not to collect unnecessary information about you, and we shall never share your information with any outside parties, except as is necessary for payment processing. We shall not misuse your information, nor send e-mail to you unless we actually have a very good reason. In other words, we shall treat you in the manner in which we would wish to be treated.
Encryption is used to protect the security and privacy of store visitors. Our system attempts to exclusively communicate with your Internet browser using a 256-bit encrypted channel, for maximum security. If your software is not capable of this, then 128-bit encryption is used instead. Even with the weaker security option (128 bits), it is still safer to use a credit card here than at a retail location, due to the way that it is verified, and the fact that none of the information will be seen by any human being.
We do not store credit card or banking information in our systems. In cases wherein customers opt for the system to remember their credit card information; that information is actually stored off-site by our payment processor. The Stripe company processes our credit card payments. All credit card payments go through Stripe, and it is the most respected payment processor. When customers use the feature that remembers their credit card information, we are issued a special I.D. number by our payment processor, which allows our system to exclusively re-run the card without actually reusing its real number. This I.D. system makes the information that we store useless for anyone else. It means that if someone somehow managed to break through our impressive security, then they would be unable to get to your bank accounts, even if you opted to allow us to re-use your card for future transactions.
If you are a computer tech, then you may be fascinated by some of the extra steps that we went through to secure this online store, which we documented in this article.
No Windows to Break
Every computer system that is used by Health Wyze Media (including this one) is powered by the Linux operating system, for performance, ethical considerations, and security. Microsoft's software is banned.
The Google Chrome Blunder
Since January of 2015, sites such as this have been getting intermittant bogus errors from Google's Chrome browser. Such error messages seem to vary across different versions of Chrome. Sites like this, which have implemented 256-bit encryption for better overall security have been falsely identified by the Chrome browser as having lesser security. It's really sad. Sites with poor security are being marked as being better for security whenever the little padlock emblem is clicked. The message produced at our site is, "Your connection to healthwyze.org is encrypted with obsolete cryptography". Obsolete? We promise that there is nothing obsolete with our security. We are using the newest ciphers, which are set at their maximum of 256 bits, whenever possible (depending upon the client's browser capabilities).