We use SSL (Secure Socket Layer Technology) - the highest standard and strongest online encryption technology - to ensure that your personal and credit card information remains secure. It provides data encryption, server authentication, and message integrity. All of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, is encrypted and located behind several firewalls & filters so that it cannot be read as the information travels over the Internet. SSL comes in two strengths, 128-bit and 256-bit, which refer to the length of the "session key" generated by every encrypted transaction. The longer the key, the more difficult it is to break the encryption code. 256-bit SSL encryption allows you to shop with confidence, knowing that only you and O'Block Books have the ability to access your information.
The SSL technology is used during our check-out process. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser or a little closed lock or full key in the browser's status bar, and looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page. You may check the site's security by clicking on the closed lock icon and viewing the site's security certificate. When the billing pages are showing secure, it is impossible for a 3rd party to steal a customer's credit card number or any other information entered or shown on these pages.
We use SSL certificates for both our Online Order Form and our online store itself. You can verify this information by clicking on the GeoTrust Seal on the bottom of any of our web pages. To view the valid SSL certificate simply click the seal.
Better Business Bureau Accredited Business with a Rating of A+: We are proud to be recognized as an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating. The BBB assigns grades from A to F with pluses and minuses. A+ is the highest grade. The grade represents the BBB's degree of confidence that the business is operating in a trustworthy manner and will make a good faith effort to resolve any customer concerns filed with BBB. To verify our rating please visit http://www.bbb.org/pittsburgh/business-reviews/books-new/o-block-books-in-irwin-pa-21000842/
We are a verified PayPal merchant. You may pay for your order using PayPal. Simply choose PayPal during the checkout process.
O'Block Books uses Payleap as our merchant software system provider. Payleap was chosen because they comply with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards and are listed on Visa's Global List of Compliant Service Providers. The PCI Data Security Standards were designed by the major card brands to ensure that merchants maintain the highest information security standard in an effort to protect customers. Both O'Block Books and Payleap abide by these standards and are checked for compliance by the PCI Security Standards Council on a regular basis.
O'Block Books also takes precautions to protect your information offline as well. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment. They are password protected and have firewalls, filters, and browser security.
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
We will use your information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order