SSL Certificate Secured
The Fund a Campaign site uses a SSL Certificate installed on our web server to ensure our data is secure.
What is an SSL Certificate?
SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization's details.
When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol (over port 443) and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser.
Typically, SSL is used to secure credit card transactions, data transfer and logins, and more recently is becoming the norm when securing browsing of social media sites.
SSL Certificates bind together:
A domain name, server name or hostname.
An organizational identity (i.e. company name) and
Fund a Campaign has installed an SSL Certificate on our web server to initiate secure sessions with browsers.
Our site to connects to the website over https://www.fundacampaign.org, as this tells the server to establish a secure connection with the browser.
Once a secure connection is established, all web traffic between the web server and the web browser will be secure.
How secure is PayPal?
The PayPal site is highly secure. We use industry-leading technology (such as SSL) to keep your information safe.
PayPal automatically encrypts your confidential information in transit from your computer to ours using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with an encryption key length of 128-bits (the highest level commercially available). Before you even register or log in to the PayPal site, our server checks that you're using an approved browser - one that uses SSL 3.0 or higher.
Once your information reaches the PayPal site, it resides on a server that is heavily guarded both physically and electronically. PayPal servers sit behind an electronic firewall and are not directly connected to the internet, so your private information is available only to authorized computers.
What Makes the PayPal Site So Secure?
PayPal's state-of-the-art fraud models and proprietary fraud engine work together to help stop fraudulent transactions before they happen. In addition, PayPal stays at the forefront of security, developing many anti-fraud technologies every year.
With PayPal, you've got the industry's most experienced fraud team on your side. PayPal processes billions of dollars in payments each year, allowing us to continually perfect our anti-fraud protections. As a result, PayPal's loss rate is significantly lower than the industry average. We also work with federal law enforcement to catch criminals.
PayPal is committed to protecting the privacy of our users. When you send or request money using PayPal, recipients never see your bank account numbers or credit card numbers. They only see your email address, date of sign-up, and whether or not you have completed PayPal's Verification process.