- This trademark website uses a secure ssl connection. If you are sending confidential, sensitive trademark information over the Internet, a trademark site MUST HAVE SSL.
- SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. A secure sockets layer is a digital credential that certifies a website as having an authentic identity. An SSL also encrypts all of the trademark information that is sent to the server utilising SSL technology.
- Encryption is the practice of reorganising data into a cryptic format that can only be changed back into a readable format with the unique decryption code.
- An SSL certificate acts as a digital ‘passport’ that states an online entity’s credentials when conducting business on the Internet. When you, as an online user, send private or confidential information to that entity’s server, your browser accesses the server’s SSL certificate in order to create a secure connection.
SSL certificates might sound complex, but are in fact very simple. An SSL certificate works to authenticate your website’s identity. It also works to encrypt any personal information that you, as an online shopper, send to a server. An SSL certificate prevents third parties from being able to access any confidential information, such as your credit card details or email address.
Our trademark website SSL certificate includes:
- The certificate holder’s full name
- A serial number and expiration date
- A duplicate of the certificate holder’s public code
- The digital signature of the authority that issued the certificate to the certificate holder
An SSL certificate guarantees secure, simple, and convenient online shopping. Once you enter a secure website, whether by entering your credit card information, email address, private intellectual property information, or any other personal details, the website’s SSL certificate will enable your browser, together with the server, to create a secure, encrypted connection. This is referred to as the SSL ‘handshake’ method. This method establishes a completely secure session without causing any interruption to your online shopping experience. The only indication of this process occurring is a small ‘padlock’ icon that appears on your status bar beside the webpage address, protecting access to your trademark information.
If you try to submit your personal trademark information to an unsecure web server, however, your browser security should send you a warning notice informing you that this particular site is not secure. A server might be unsecured if it does not possess an SSL certificate. This means that any personal information that you submit could be intercepted by a third party. Should you receive a warning notice from your browser, you should look to a more secure website to add your trademark details on.
Benefits of SSL Certificates for Trademark Website Owners
An SSL certificate allows your online customers to trust your website and ensures all of your visitors that you have ensured that their private trademark information will be protected from outside parties. An SSL certificate protects any confidential trademark information that your customers submit, including full names, addresses, passwords, or even credit card details. This protection comes from the encryption of this sensitive information.
SSL certificates are standard online security: they are required by most merchant account services. This means that you will require a SSL should you wish to accept credit cards on your website.
Advertising Your Trademark Website Security
When your customers enter your SSL-protected web page, a small ‘padlock’ icon will appear on their browser’s status bar beside the webpage address.
Most online shoppers know how to recognise an SSL-protected webpage, but you can add other indicators for greater customer reassurance. You might choose to add a site seal to your homepage or subsequent webpages. Customers can then click on the SSL seal sight to view your certificate’s details and assure themselves of your website’s security.
Websites protected by Extended Validation SSL will also display a green browser bar. This is another indicator that assures your users of your heightened webpage security.