* Your Privacy is Important to Us
At Woods Shop we feel that your private details should be just that, "private". We want you to browse and shop our site knowing that your privacy is being respected. For this reason, we have instituted policies intended to ensure that your personal information is handled in a safe and responsible manner. We will never share your personal details with any third parties, mailing lists, or data collection services. Any information given is used only by Woods Shop.
When purchasing products across the Internet, security of your credit card and other personal details is a primary concern. The Internet is made up of a vast collection of computers linked via telephone wires and data cables. Your personal details may pass through many points before reaching the vendor or "shop". The concern about credit cards is caused by the confusion about your data falling into the "wrong hands" if you do not take the necessary precautions. Data encryption is a method that helps you and Internet vendors to protect the privacy of your personal information. Encryption "scrambles" data using random mathematical keys which can only be deciphered by the intended recipient. Encryption facilities are usually provided by the vendor or "shop".
A secure internet environment is typically indicated by a locked padlock symbol along the bottom of your browser window (the status bar). You can check whether your transaction is secure from within your web browser. For Microsoft Internet Explorer, you can adjust your security setting within "preferences". (for Explorer 5, Internet Options is under the "Tools" menu at the top of the screen). This allows you to set a warning that, will advise you whether a transaction is secure or not. Internet Explorer will show a locked padlock icon at the bottom left hand corner of the screen when you are entering a secure (encrypted) page. The padlock icon is simply not present when a page is not secure. It is a good idea to set the browser to warn you if you are about to send unsecured data.