Shop with Safety and Security
This site is not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 13. We do not obtain any personally identifiable information from any person we know to be under the age of 13 and instruct children not to send us any information.
This site is restricted to users from the United States and those not governed by privacy policies of the European Union. Users from the European Union are advised not to disclose personal information on this site.
Both Netscape and Internet Explorer default settings allow all cookies to be accepted. If your browser is not set to accept cookies, you will see a window every time a cookie attempts to be set, asking you to accept or decline. If you find this message to be annoying, change your browser default settings to accept cookies.
EncryptionMicro Electronics, Inc. and Micro Center Online® always use industry standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving any data that you exchange with our site. We employ the same industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology that is used by major banks and stock brokerage firms to conduct business via the Internet. This encryption procedure "scrambles" the information you send us and makes online transactions extremely safe. Despite what you may have heard, it is not a simple "hack" to intercept your personal info and decode it. Billions of dollars of transactions are conducted via the web every day.
In order to communicate securely on microcenter.com, you will need a browser with 128-bit SSL encryption. This includes Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari. If you have an earlier version of any of these browsers, please visit the developer's website for an update. To determine if your version of Internet Explorer supports 128-bit encryption, click Help -> About Internet Explorer. "Cipher Strength" should be listed as 128-bit.
For Micro Center Online® purchases, when we transfer and receive certain types of sensitive information over the Internet, such as financial information, you will be redirected to a secure server and we will notify you, depending on the type of browser you are using, through a pop-up dialogue box or a "padlock" icon displayed in the bottom of the browser window as well as the URL beginning with "https" instead of "http" in the address bar. We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we have collected from you via this site.
VeriSign Authentic Site
Authentic Sites like microcenter.com use a VeriSign Secure Server Digital ID to offer proof of identity, to enable secure communications and to encrypt translations with site visitors through their web browser connections. The only way to be sure of a web site's authenticity is to view the site's Digital ID. Viewing a site's ID assures that you are not being "spoofed" (i.e. the site is real and not an imposter) since it contains:
- The name of the company which owns the web site (e.g. Micro Electronics, Inc.)
- The site's registered Internet address (e.g. www.microcenter.com)
- The name of the Secure Server Certification Authority under which VeriSign issued the Digital ID (RSA Data Security or VeriSign)
Thank you for shopping at Micro Center Online.
The effective date of this Safe Shopping Promise is May 28, 2002. It was last updated on August 30, 2007.