Security is a Secure Site which means that you may submit sensitive data (e.g.: credit card numbers) with the assurance that Hickory Farms has taken the necessary steps to protect all customer information. 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 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.