At Longbottom Coffee and Tea, protecting your personal and payment information is a priority. All information submitted during checkout is transmitted to via Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). SSL is an industry-standard method of encrypting all information sent via the Internet so that it is indecipherable to all but Longbottom and our credit card authorization gateway. As you go through the checkout process, you will notice a closed lock or unbroken key (depending on your browser) that will indicate that SSL is turned on. This is all done automatically; there is nothing you need to do to turn it “on.”