Maintaining the security of the Winona State purchasing card is the responsibility of the individual authorized to use the card. This is true for online transactions as well as for traditional use. While there is a $50.00 liability limit for credit card fraud, new legislation enacted October 2000, legitimized electronic signatures. This will make it much more difficult to dispute claims against any company with an electronic authorization. The following guidelines are recommendations for online credit card use.
Document all on-line transactions, at the point of the transaction. Note the date and time, WEB location (URL) and perform a print screen for the final transaction.
If uncomfortable with the security of the selected site, a number of on-line sites allow you to order merchandise on-line, but provide the payment method over the phone. Again if you feel uncomfortable, don’t do it.
Do not save any credit card and/or password information on your computer. Most sites and browsers allow this option, but others could also easily access this information.
Do not allow "cookies"; turn this option off in your browser so you are asked if the transfer of this information is permitted. Under Netscape, this option is located under the following tabs Edit- Preferences… - Privacy & Security – Cookies. (Cookies are small pieces of information that some web sites ask to store on your computer and are then requested the next time you access their site.)
Always use an updated browser with a secure HTTP connection indicated by HTTPS:// in the address bar of your browser and a "Locked Padlock" symbol near the address bar before proceeding with the transfer of any credit card information.
Report any concerns to the Purchasing Card Administrator.
Internet Explorer users can ensure their browser is up-to-date by going to: http://update.microsoft.com/
The Technical Support Center (TSC) will also assist in installing and configuring your browsers to ensure the highest level of security possible.
Last Modified: Friday, March 23, 2012 2:24 PM by