Read below to learn more about the security measures that are present on this site. These security measures are in place for your online safety. The Martin Companies recognizes that the security of your personal information is of the utmost importance, and takes considerable steps to insure its safety and privacy. This information is provided to help explain how your personal information is protected.
The Martin Companies makes use of one of most secure methods of data transmission available today. This industry-standard technology, known as Transport Layer Security (TLS), is the successor to the relatively more well-known secure socket layer (SSL) technology. Like its predecessor, TLS is a kind of digital trust system — a method of public and private key encryption, decryption, and verification. Through the use of TLS, sensitive information you exchange with the The Martin Companies (e.g. login information, payment information, personal account information) is securely transmitted over the internet.
To know when you are securely connected, look for the lock symbol . This symbol should appear in your browser software when you are connected to a secure Web site using TLS. Because there are a many different internet browsers available including Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and others, the manner in which your internet browser indicates a secure Web site connection may differ to some degree from the description provided here.
While no security is impenetrable, the likelihood of compromise of a given TLS exchange is negligible. Browsing securely using TLS is less risky behavior than many of the other activities you are probably comfortable participating in each day — activites such as giving out information over the phone, handing your credit card to the store clerk or a waiter, and even writing a personal check at your local grocery store.