BumbleBee Foundation values all of our donors and we're thankful for those who give generously to help children and families struggeling with pediatric cancer.
Unfortunately, criminals sometimes prey on that generosity. They can easily set up a site that looks identical to ours and can steal any private information you may enter there, even your credit card number.
We have taken every step to ensure the saftey of sensitive information for our donors when using our site. Before you provide any information online, be sure you know it’s really the BumbleBee Foundation's site and not a fradulant one Here are some tips you can use to protect yourself:
All forms requesting confidential information (such as credit card numbers) on BumbleBee Foundation's website utilize the Internet security protocol known as "SSL." This is a certification and encryption technology designed to make using your credit card as safe as possible on the Internet.
Independent agencies report that, statistically speaking, using a credit card on the Internet through SSL is far safer than submitting your credit card to a clerk in the grocery store, or over an open telephone line. In fact, they report that there are no recorded instances of someone "breaking" SSL encryption and using credit card information stored therein for fraudulent purposes.
The SSL technology depends on secure Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) which are certified by a certifying authority such as Thawte. Secure URLs always begin with "https://" rather than "http://" and if you are using one from a browser that recognizes SSL, you will generally also receive a preceding message and/or see a symbol, such as a lock, that signifies that you are on a secure page. Any information you enter on such a page is encrypted at your browser, sent over the public Internet in encrypted form, then de-encrypted at our servers.
If your browser doesn't support SSL technology, you will receive an error message when trying to access our SSL page.
Once we receive your credit card information, it is accessible only to a small number of trusted BumbleBee Foundationstaff who have been specially trained in processing this information.
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