SSL stands for "Secure Sockets Layer." SSL is a secure protocol developed for sending information securely over the Internet. Many websites use SSL for secure areas of their sites, such as user account pages and online checkout. Usually, when you are asked to "log in" on a website, the resulting page is secured by SSL.
SSL encrypts the data being transmitted so that a third party cannot "eavesdrop" on the transmission and view the data being transmitted. Only the user's computer and the secure server are able to recognize the data. SSL keeps your name, address, and any other personal information information between you and company to which you are providing it. Without this kind of encryption, online shopping or sharing personal information would be far too insecure to be practical. When you visit a Web address starting with "https," the "s" after the "http" indicates the website is secure. These websites often use SSL certificates to verify their authenticity.
The registration forms used on our website utilize 256-bit Secure Sockets Layer web page encryption powered by MedForward, a HIPAA compliant online form provider. Data submitted to our practice via this forms is stored on an encrypted server that only our designated office staff can access.