SSL – Keeping your data safe is our priority. What does SSL stand for? Why is SSL important? How can I tell if a website has an SSL certificate? Should I wait to add my credit card information until the SSL is in place?
Hi guys and gals,
Angela Brown here from Savvy Cleaner. If you’ve been watching, most of the websites that accept credit cards now have several layers of security to protect your sensitive data. The Web tech guys at our hosting provider are installing our SSL certificate on HouseCleaning360.com right now.
SSL – What Does It Stand For?
SSL stands for secure sockets layer. It’s a code that keeps your private information like your credit card private when you submit it to a website like HouseCleaning360.com. It works by encrypting or jumbling the sensitive data so it can’t be read or reproduced by anyone but the credit card company. We don’t even have a way to access your credit card info if you store it on file. It’s all encrypted and keeps you safe on your end and keeps us safe on ours.
Why is SSL Important?
There are hackers everywhere and when you use a credit card for online business we want to make sure your information is hacker proof. We want to protect your data because we want you to have a great user experience doing business with us.
How Can I Tell if a Website Has An SSL Certificate?
If you look at the URL bar at the top of your screen you will be able to see the URL https://housecleaning360.com
Once the security certificate has been installed and the site is secure you will see a green lock. Then you will see the company name, followed by the country code and then https://
These are all signs that it is safe to sign up for an account with HouseCleaning360.com
Here is what a secure site looks like vs. one that isn’t secure.
Should I Wait Until the SSL is in Place Before Adding My Account?
Yes. We’ve got a team of experts right now that are setting up the different referral network options for you to advertise your business. They will be using dummy accounts while they set up the user dashboards for your convenience and ease until the site goes live. Technically it’s live now, but we’re not accepting credit cards until the site has its security encryptions in place. We don’t want you to give us any sensitive information yet. Hang on, subscriptions to grow your cleaning business are right around the corner.
This is so exciting.
Thanks for your patience,