When making a purchase online, provide information that is relevant to the transaction. If you have any doubts about a request for information, you can contact the merchant to find out how they plan to use this information.

Merchants often post their privacy policy on their website. Be sure to read it.

Secure websites

Make sure to do business on a secure website. A website is likely to be secure if:

  • the website address begins with ;
  • an icon, often a small locked padlock, appears beside the address bar or at the bottom of the page.

Last update : November 6, 2020