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The following describes the security measures we take to protect your information on the Internet

Red Rhino uses Transport Layer Security (TLS) for secure transmissions. TLS is one of the most important and widely used security protocols. It protects a significant proportion of the data that gets transmitted online. It’s most prominently used to secure the data that travels between a web browser and website via HTTPS, but it can also be used to secure email and a host of other protocols.
TLS is valuable because it ensures the other party in a connection is who they say they are, shows whether data retains its initial integrity, and provides confidentiality through encryption. TLS applies encryption between two communicating applications, such as your PC and our Internet server. When your data is transmitted over the Internet, it is encrypted or "scrambled" at the sending end and then decrypted or "unscrambled" at the receiving end.

Encryption Definition
Encryption is a technology that allows secure transmittal of information along the Internet by encoding the transmitted data using a mathematical formula that scrambles it. Without a corresponding "decoder," the transmission would look like nonsense text and would be unusable. It can be used with many applications, including electronic commerce (sending credit card numbers for orders or transmitting account information), email messages and sensitive documents.
Basic encryption involves the transmission of data from one party to another. The sender encodes the data by scrambling it, then sends it on. The receiver must decode the data with the correct "decoder" in order to read and use it.

Cookie Definition
A cookie is a small piece of information which is created by a web server during a user's visit to a web site. If you configure your web browser to alert you regarding the presence of cookies, you may receive a notice that a web server wishes to set a cookie.

There are two kinds of cookies — "persistent" and "transient".
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