Site Security

WE DO NOT CAPTURE OR STORE your credit card data.

Security Encryption

When you enter the checkout process on our site, you may notice that your browser's address bar turns to blue Like so:


This assures you that your transaction is being protected with the highest encryption standard available.  For state of the art encryption, we use the COMODO Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Server Certificate with Extended Validation (EV).  Having the EV certification triggers web browsers to change their address bar to blue and to display our company's name.  Our COMODO SSL is based on virtually unbreakable high security 256-bit encryption with a 2048 byte key.  COMODO provides cutting edge protection for our transaction processing.  This may all sound very high tech, however the important thing to know in all of this is that your transactions with us are fully protected.

Anyone can get a basic SSL certificate.  These basic certificates do nothing except provide an encryption key for transaction processing.  While that's helpful, it doesn't provide any assurance about who you're actually doing business with.  When you see the blue bar in your browser, you know that the company you're dealing with is a real business and that we've been thoroughly vetted.  We've spared no expense to provide you with the confidence to shop here safely.

PCI Compliance

Your credit card information is safe with us because we don't store it. Once the transaction is processed, your credit card information is not kept.  The Security and Self Defense Store security practices are fully PCI Compliant.  PCI Compliance means we meet the high security standards set forth by the Payment Card Industry.  The PCI Standard is supported by all payment card brands including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express, so you can feel certain that our level of security is directly approved by your credit card company.

In meeting PCI Standards, our online data systems are password secured.  Our servers are completely firewalled and have full anti-virus protection.  And since we never store your credit card information on our servers, there's no way that hackers will ever get access to stored credit card data off our site.  There's just nothing there for them to get.