We believe that your personal information should remain just that, Personal Information, by providing secure transmission and storing of your information. We use industry-standard security and encryption technologies when transferring and receiving consumer data exchanged with our website and web server.
Secure Web-pages, Data Transmission and Encryption
Winningquote.com.au uses HTTPS which stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol over Secure Socket Layer, or HTTP over SSL. HTTPS encrypts and decrypts the page requests and page information between you, WinningQuote.com.au, lenders, affiliate and non-affiliate partners. SSL transactions between winningquote.com.au and clients accessing its server are negotiated by means of a key based encryption algorithm. This key is encrypted at 2048 bytes, providing bank level security for transmission of information over the internet. For more information on SSL, please read the section �what is SSL at the end of this document.
In addition, appropriate sessions and time-out features are maintained throughout the website to protect unauthorized access.
Our servers are hosted in enterprise-class data centers that have multiple levels of physical security systems, including biometric palm scanners at entrances to control entry and card access at all interior and exterior doors. Entering data center buildings requires mandatory visitor registration, visitor escorts, and employee badge access. Strict security measures are implemented to ensure a reliable, safe environment data storage and handling.
Our servers are hosted by our hosting partners who are member of THE GREEN GRID, a global consortium of leading IT organizations focused on data center efficiency. One of WinningQuote�s focuses is to work with IT partners who ensure that our servers and IT equipments are deployed on energy-efficient technologies like virtualization, and use energy efficient hardware and equipment. One of our IT objectives is to demonstrate our role in achievement of sustainable future with green technology.
What is SSL?
SSL, or Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that is an international standard on the Internet for exchanging sensitive information between a website and any computer that is communicating with it.
When your browser connects to an SSL server, it automatically asks the server for a digital Certificate of Authority (CA). This digital certificate positively authenticates the server's identity to ensure you will not be sending sensitive data to a hacker or imposter site. The browser also makes sure the domain name matches the name on the CA, and that the CA has been generated by a trusted authority and bears a valid digital signature.
If all goes well you will not even be aware this connection has taken place. However, if there is a problem with the CA, even if it is simply out of date, your browser will pop up a window to inform you of the exact problem it encountered, allowing you to end the session or continue at your own risk.
Once the connection is made, your browser will automatically encrypt all information that you send to the site, before it leaves your computer. Encrypted information is unreadable en route. Once the information arrives at the secure server, it is decrypted using a secret key. If the server sends information back to you, that information is also encrypted at the server's end before being sent. Your browser will decrypt it for you automatically upon arrival, then display it as it normally does.