How can I tell if the form I am filling out is secure?

This website uses the 256-bit SSL encryption protocol. Encryption is a way of scrambling information sent between two computers. It is like a digital key that locks all the information being transmitted, making it impossible to decode without the key.

For most Web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator, a secure, encrypted session will be indicated by a closed padlock or an unbroken key icon that appears in the lower left or right hand corner of the browser window. You may also check the address bar of your browser. If the Web site address starts with "https://" rather than the standard "http://" then the session is secured.

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