When you enter the secure area of our web site you will see a padlock or key icon appear in the lower left corner of your browser window.
When we ask you to send sensitive personal information via the Internet we do so using a secure server to protect your privacy.
We use a Digital Certificate and Secure Socket Layor (SSL) technology to provide a secure communication channel between our web server and your browser using https.
A Digital Certificate is similar to an electronic passport which has been issued to Devon County Council. It proves we are who we say we are so that you know you can trust us with your information. You can click on our digital certificate to verify this.
Secure Socket Layor (SSL) is a standard supported by major internet browsers and ensures that Information is protected using encryption. Encryption means taking original data and converting into coded data so that it is unrecognisable as it travels across the internet. In order for a transaction to take place securely your browser must support encryption.
Netscape Navigator 3.0 and earlier, the key icon which is normally broken , is made whole. In Netscape Navigator/Communicator 4.0 and later and in Microsoft Internet Explorer, the normally open padlock icon becomes shut.
Whilst we make every effort to check material hosted on this website, it is always wise to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occurr whilst using material derived from this website.-