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Tight Line Outfitters understands your concerns over Internet security. Because we share your concerns, we've worked hard an acquiring the latest technology so you can shop and order with confidence. Below is a brief description and explanation on our security features.

The Secure Order Process
Using encryption features built into popular browser software, our site provides advanced security for your online purchases. The following section describes how the secure order process works, from start to finish.

1. Every order at Tight Line Outfitters is secure, by clicking on the "Order Now" or the Next Button on our "Order Information" page is all it takes to get started. The security features are automatic; you don't need to do anything special to start them.


2. Once you've clicked the " Order Now" or the "Next" button, you move to a secure area and your browser looks for a digital certificate to confirm that it is communicating with Tight Line Outfitters (www.flybizz.com). Once a positive ID is made, your order continues.

We use Equifax eBusiness ID software to enable the use of digital certificates.  For your security, the verification process happens in the background every time you place an order on our site.

3. Next, your computer and our server begin communicating in secure mode, sending data back and forth in an encrypted format.

At this point you may see a window similar to the one at right, which some browsers display when you are about to receive a secure document. It's fine to click "OK" (or "Continue") to proceed – it simply means that you will begin receiving pages in a highly secure encrypted format.

After your browser has entered secure mode, our "Secure Order Form" will load and you can now complete it with confidence. The encryption features of browser software are exceptionally powerful and ensure the security of this data as it is transmitted to our server. Our site uses the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol and 128-bit strong encryption to maintain the highest level of security.

4. Once you have completed the order form and clicked the "Place Order Now" button, ALL the information contained in the form is encrypted ("scrambled") using Secure Socket Layer technology and sent to our password protected file on our server.

5. When your order is received at Tight Line Outfitters it  "decoded", a process that effectively prevents anyone from intercepting information illegally.

6. After we have "decoded" the order it is filled and shipped.

Secure Area?
The most popular Web browsers, Internet Explorer and Netscape Communicator (aka Navigator), use clear visual symbols to let you know whether or not they are in secure mode. The symbols are displayed either at the bottom left or bottom right of your browser window. You can refer to the following chart to see which symbols are used with your browser.

Browser Standard (Non-Secure) Symbol Secure Symbol
Netscape 1.x, 2.x, 3.x
Netscape 4.x
Internet Explorer        (all versions) No Symbol

Another indication that a browser is in secure mode can be found in the Web site address that your browser displays. The address will begin "http://" in standard, non-secure mode and "https://" in secure mode. The "s" stands for "secure."

Because of the great advances in SSL technology, buying on the Internet may be safer then, lets say, handing your credit card to a waiter or giving it over the phone.  SSL technology is the same technology used by the National Defense systems and the Central Intelligence Agency.  This technology is constantly monitored for any potential security breaches and is the industry standard for Internet commerce web sites.

We hope this information has given you confidence in ordering online with Tight Line Outfitters or any other merchant that provides Secure Online Ordering.

One word of caution, if you provide any information via the Internet and you are not in a secure area it is possible for others to see and retrieve it.


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