Overall Security Statement
Teachers.com® is committed to safeguarding your security both online and on the road. To protect the information you submit on our website and assure that it remains absolutely secure and confidential, we use industry-standard hardware and software in combination with authentication and certification by third parties to protect the transmission of data, the processing of data, and the storing of data.
SSL Data Transmission
Short for Secure Sockets Layer, SSL is a protocol originally developed by Netscape for transmitting private documents via the Internet. Browsers from Netscape (version 2.0 and higher) and Microsoft (version 3.0 and higher) both support SSL. Many websites, including ours, use the protocol to transmit user information securely.
SSL works by using a private key to encrypt data. As part of an SSL data transmission, a third-party Certificate Authority authenticates the identity of the sending and receiving computer. This process prevents unauthorized users from intercepting data, and from sending false information about you. In the case of teachers.com®, our Secure Server Digital ID has been issued and certified by Geotrust, a leading Certificate Authority.
As a second layer of protection, teachers.com® utilizes firewall technology. This is a system designed to prevent unauthorized access to or from a private network, such as our Web servers, when connected to the Internet. All data entering or leaving our network must pass through the firewall, which examines each message and blocks those that do not meet our specified security criteria.
The Storage of Your Information
As the last line of defense, teachers.com® has taken precautions to store any information you submit on a separate database server, and not on our Web server.
Questions or Concerns
If you still have questions or concerns regarding our efforts to safeguard your personal information online, please feel free to contact us.