Safeguarding personal information
Because it provides services via the Internet, BDC employs the best technology available to ensure secure data exchange. We have taken the necessary security measures to ensure you benefit fully from our Site's interactivity.
The standard security method used by your browser is called encryption. Encryption is a way of encoding the information so that if it is intercepted by a third party as it travels over the network, it cannot be read. At BDC, Users connect to the secure parts of the Site with either 40 bit or 128 bit encryption, depending on the encryption supported by the User's browser. Moreover, these parts of the Site are protected by Entrust Digital certificates (based on public key cryptography) which guarantee the authenticity of BDC's Site and the integrity of the information exchanged. While no authentication is required for Users browsing the public portion of the Site, access to restricted parts of the Site requires a valid username and password, and accepts only 128 bit encryption.
Measures have been taken to protect our Web server from break-ins and site vandalism. A firewall is a specially configured gateway interposed between the outside world and the Web server, preventing hackers or other unauthorized individuals from breaking into our server. All traffic must pass through the gateway, where security software allows or denies access. This protects your Personal Information stored on our Site. We also collect information and statistics regarding anonymous Site usage to monitor our server logs for any suspicious activity appearing as an attempted break-in.
BDC would like to alert you to a technique used by scammers to try and obtain company or personal information. While BDC has not yet been the target of such a scam—called "phishing"—we nonetheless want to warn you about this fraudulent practice.