Weight Awareness realizes how important security is to you, so we've taken a number of steps to enhance the protection of personal or confidential information provided to or from Weight Awareness over the Internet. To help ensure the integrity and privacy of all of your information provided to us via the Internet, we use Secured Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology in transmitting such information over the Internet to our servers. SSL technology creates a private conversation that only the computer you are using and Weight Awareness systems can understand. The SSL technology encodes information as it is being sent over the Internet between your computer and Weight Awareness systems, helping to ensure that the transmitted information remains confidential.
The use of SSL requires two components: an SSL-compatible browser and a Web server to perform the "key-exchange" that establishes a secure connection to Weight Awareness server systems.
The technological requirements needed to benefit from SSL technology include:
A Compliant Browser - You will need a browser with SSL capabilities. Examples of SSL browsers include Netscape 2.0 and newer, Weight Awareness's Internet Explorer 2.0 and newer, and the web browser for America Online version 3.0 for Windows and newer. (Note that some older versions of browsers will not support SSL sessions). If you don't already have a browser with SSL capabilities, you can download an SSL-compliant browser from the links below. In order to securely access your personal or confidential information via the Internet, we recommend you use the newest browser versions available.
A Compliant Internet Service Provider - Nearly all Internet service providers (ISPs) automatically enable the SSL session described above. If you use your company's internal connection to access the Internet and you find you cannot access the Weight Awareness secure pages with an SSL browser described above, your company may be blocking access via a "firewall." Please speak to your firm's Internet systems administrator for further details on your network's Internet access.
Enabled Cookies - You also must have cookies enabled on your browser in order to access confidential information.