When making a purchase online, provide only information that is relevant to the transaction. If you have 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 Web site. Make sure to read it.

Secure Web site

Make sure to do business on a secure Web site. A Web site is likely secure if:

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

Last update : March 26, 2018