Credit Card Safety

Protecting the safety of your credit card information is important to us. We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to protect the security of your credit card information as it is transmitted to us. SSL is the gold standard in Internet encryption technology, and is a highly sophisticated method of scrambling data as it travels from your computer to our website's servers.

Bank or Credit Card Liability

Under the Fair Credit Billing Act, your bank or credit card company cannot hold you liable for more than $50 of unauthorized or fraudulent charges on a credit card. Your liability for unauthorized use of a debit card may be higher, but most debit card issuers voluntarily apply the $50 limit to their cards as well. Remember: If unauthorized use of your credit or debit card does occur, you must notify your card provider, in accordance with the agreement you have with the company.

Your Credit Card Information is Secure

To make sure you are accessing our secure server, before you submit personal financial information, look at the lower left-hand corner of your browser. If you see an unbroken key or a closed lock (depending upon your browser), then SSL is active. To double-check for security, look at the URL or location line of your browser. If you have accessed a secure server, the first characters of the address in that line should change from "http" to "https." Some browser versions and some firewalls don't permit communication through secure servers like the ones we use to process orders at www.hickoryfarms.com. If for any reason you cannot access the secure server, please feel free to place your order with us by phone at 800.753.8558.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a small data file that websites often store on your computer's hard drive when you visit their sites. A cookie may contain information (such as a unique user ID), which is used to track the pages of the sites you've visited. We use cookies, but do not store personally identifiable information in your cookie.

We use cookies in order to improve your shopping experience. When you visit www.hickoryfarms.com, your cookie helps us keep track of your order as you shop at our site. If you have saved your information with us, your cookie allows us to recognize you when you return to our site and provides you with access to your account information. If you saved your information with or ordered from us, we also use cookies to monitor and maintain information about your use of our site. If you have not saved your information with or ordered from us, we may monitor and maintain information about your use of our website in a manner that does not identify you. In either case, this information helps us serve you better by improving our site design, as well as our products, services, contests and promotions.

We also use cookies to track and maintain the identity of the website you visited immediately prior to ours to further improve our site design and to fulfill contracts with our business partners. We do not otherwise track any information about your use of other websites.

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you turn off cookies, though, we will not be able to track your order or enable you to make a purchase from our site. Nor will we be able to recognize you as a registered user to allow you access to your account information.