Security and Privacy Statement
We offer secure online ordering, to guard against credit card fraud, by using the latest Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology powered by VERISIGN. The connection between your browser and our servers is encrypted with industry-standard SSL technology, which scrambles ordering information so that only your browser and our servers can decipher it. To use this option you must have a browser that supports SSL, such as later versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Communicator. If you are unable to establish a secure connection due to a company firewall or if your browser does not support SSL, please call us at 1-800-873-2127 to place your order by phone. security icon
Due to the frame-based layout of our shopping cart and checkout pages, a secure connection icon may not appear in your browser window. The above is due to the outer frame information (logo, phone number, banner advertisements, etc.) which does not require SSL security, and securing it would considerably increase your wait time during the checkout procedure. However, as stated above, all relevant ordering information is encrypted using state-of-the-art SSL technology, and it is secure from tampering by outside sources. Furthermore, Hackersafe checks and tests our website everyday. HackerSafe checks any dubious activity that hackers and sniffers may cause on our system. This, of course, increases customers’ protection from identity theft or fraud.
We care for you security
We understand that you’re concerned about the security and privacy of your online transactions. This is why we use Comodo to ensure that your valuable data, such as credit card details, are encrypted when you interact with our site.
“How do you secure my payment information?”
We employ state-of-the-art data encryption to ensure safe and secure transactions to our site. Your computer and ours agree to transpose whatever we are sending into an unintelligible “hash” of characters, using a technology called SSL. For example:
3048 0241 00C9 18FA CF8D EB2D EFD5 FD37 89B9 E069 EA97 FC20 5E35 F577 EE31 C4FB C6E4 4811 7D86 BC8F BAFA 362F 922B F01B 2F40 C744 2654 C0DD 2881 D673 CA2B 4003 C266 E2CD CB02 0301 0001
Without the information on your computer or ours, no one can understand our encrypted communication. For your safety, please expect anyone who communicates confidential information with you on the Internet to use encryption, the way we do.
What is SSL?
Secure Sockets Layer, SSL, is the security technology for encrypting a link between a web server and a browser. All data passed between our web server and your browser remains private and secure.
Whenever you communicate with us on our payment pages, a small yellow padlock appears in the bottom right-hand corner of your browser as a sign that we are now engaging SSL. (Another sign on some browsers is that when you enter the secure area of the site, the background of the address bar turns dark yellow or bright green. You’ll also notice that http:// is replaced by https:// (The ‘s’ stands for ‘Secure’).
“How do I know you are a real organization?”
To generate an encrypted SSL transmission, a web server requires an SSL Certificate. Checking a website’s certificate is good practice that helps you avoid spoof websites, sometimes called “phishing” sites. To check the certificate, click on the padlock. Your browser will show you the name of the owner of the certificate. This name should match the name of the website operator.
Our SSL certificates are issued by a leading certificate authority, Comodo CA. Comodo is Web Trust-compliant, meaning that their business practices and processes have been rigorously audited according to AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) guidelines by an independent approved auditor (Ernst & Young).
Comodo High Assurance certificates enable a high level of encryption. They also confirm that a company is a legally accountable organization.
To receive a High Assurance SSL Certificate from Comodo, we had to demonstrate to them that we are an existing business, along with our control over the domain you are visiting. When you shop online, you deserve to be know who you are interacting with.
Seeing a site with a High Assurance SSL Certificate, confirms two essential factors:
That you have a secure SSL (encrypted) link with this website
That this website represents a real organization
To find out more about SSL or Comodo, please visit Instant SSL.
Collection of information
When you visit our Web site, our server automatically recognizes your Internet Protocol address (IP address) or domain name. In order to enhance our Web site, we may track the way our visitors and customers are using the site. Our analysis does not include your personal information, such as your name and e-mail address. Unless you provide it, we do not collect or know your name or e-mail address. We do not follow your browsing path outside of www.samsmicro.com
In addition, like most e-commerce Web sites, our site uses “cookies” (small files placed temporarily in your Internet browser) to keep track of your stay at our Web site. The text in a cookie, by itself, only tells us that you have visited our site before. A Sam’s Micro cookie contains no information about you and does not gather information from your computer about you. It contains only an alphanumeric ID that, for instance, allows you to retrieve your shopping basket. The cookie lets you continue shopping where you left off with your last visit without losing any of the items in your list.
When you place an order, request a catalog, sign up for our Newsletter, monthly and weekly specials or participate in a promotion or contest, we ask you to provide information including your name, postal address, e-mail address and, in the case of product orders, credit card number. Except to verify credit card information to process your order, we do not release any credit card or financial information for any other purpose.
Fraudulent Activity: IP address or domain name can be used by law enforcement officials to identify fraudulent activity. Both the FBI and the US Secret Service are responsible for investigating Internet fraud cases. Persons who commit fraudulent activity will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Fraudulent information will be provided to the issuing bank, shipping carriers, and our business partners.
Usage of information
Sam’s Micro does not sell, rent, give away, or loan any identifiable information regarding its customers to any third party without the customer’s consent. If you provide us with your postal address, e-mail address or telephone number, you may receive our promotional mailings, e-mails or telephone calls. If you do not wish to receive our catalog, other promotional mailings, e-mails or telephone calls, please write to us at the address set forth below. We will be happy to respect your request not to participate in our direct marketing programs.
We do not share your e-mail name collected on our site for purposes of permitting other companies to market to you through e-mail. By providing us your e-mail address you will not receive unsolicited commercial e-mail from any third party.
The personally identifying information you provide us and information regarding your order may be disclosed to certain third parties, subject to appropriate confidentiality agreements, that assist us in the ordinary course of business. These vendors may include (but are not limited to) our commercial printer, common carriers, credit card or leasing companies and in some cases the manufacturers of the product you purchase. Please contact us at the below address and we will be happy to direct you to these vendors if you would like to review their privacy policies and practices.
For your convenience, we typically reprint this instruction at the bottom of each e-mail we send you so that you may opt-out of our program at any time.
If you do not wish to receive postal mailings or telephone calls from us, please let us know by mailing or faxing a letter containing your name and address to:
Sam’s Micro, 14417 Chase St. # 236, Panorama City, CA 91402
Postal address is: Sam’s Micro, 14417 Chase St. # 236, Panorama City, CA 91402
E-mail address for general information is firstname.lastname@example.org Toll free number is +1 (323) 549-5344
Access to your information
You may request access to your personally identifying information stored in our systems in the ordinary course of business. Please contact us in one of the manners set forth above. Upon reviewing this information, you may request that we correct any information that is inaccurate.