ONLINE PURCHASES: Credit card information and numbers entered by customers are encrypted before transmission to our credit card authorization service; if the item amount and dollar volume of the purchase is authorized, the order is processed through our online software and forwarded to our merchant bank account for processing. Credit card transactions online through the Vassariboutique.com shopping cart are secured by an online industry standard (SSL) - A 256-bit Secure Sockets Layer. Vassariboutique.com Customer Care Consultants do not receive credit card number information. As an extra precaution, we do not include credit card information in any e-mail correspondence related to customer purchases. If at any time you are uncomfortable conducting online transactions, please e-mail Vassariboutique.com direct.