Security & EncryptionThe Friends of Haiti, Inc. (TFOHI) uses SSL encryption on its website and forms used to collect and transmit data you provide.
What is SSL?SSL (Secure Socket Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This secure link ensures that all data transferred remains private. It’s also called TLS (Transport Layer Security). Millions of websites use SSL encryption everyday to secure connections and keep their customer’s data safe from monitoring and tampering.
SSL is visible to users in several ways in the website address bar:SSL is one of the most widely reviewed and adopted security tools on the Internet today. It is essential to keeping the Internet safe and secure.
- A lock icon in the browser bar
- The website address starting with https://
Why websites use SSLAn increasing number of websites adopt SSL for various reasons:
- Security: ensure that no one is intercepting web traffic
- Trust: by displaying a lock image, the website increases visitors’ trust
- Search ranking boost: Google ranks sites that have SSL higher in search results
- Regulatory compliance: financial institutions and web stores that work with credit cards must comply with regulations and adopt SSL on their websites
Any questions?For more information, please write to the TFOHI Webmaster at .