OTC collects payment information (such as a credit card number) for the purpose of completing transactions. OTC does not store your credit card information beyond completion of the transaction, nor do we disclose credit card or other financial information to any other individual or organization.
OTC uses industry-standard measures to protect your submission of credit card information to OTCnet.org. OTC uses a secure server and encrypted data transmission using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Technology. SSL Technology encrypts the transmitted information to make it very difficult for anyone other than OTC to decode the information. OTC's implementation of SSL is authenticated by VeriSign.
You can verify that you are in a secure-transmission portion of OTC's website in one of two ways:
- Look for an unbroken key symbol or lock symbol at the bottom status bar of your browser. This shows that you are in a secured mode.
- Look at the URL address in your browser window. When in secured mode, the address changes from http to "https."