Security Statement

We are Committed to Data Security has security measures (including online and offline physical, electronic and managerial safeguards) in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. As with any transmission over the Internet, however, there is always some element of risk involved in sending personal information online. Your E-mail address, login/password and cookies will be required to:

Process online transactions for merchandise or services you order from our site (To use our Forums; To maintain your online Membership Account information: and to maintain your Forum profile information your personal information (name, E-mail address, etc.), and update your Member profile data. Remember to keep your password private and secure. This information should not be shared with anyone. If you have any questions about the security of our Web site, you can send an E-mail to

Personal Information Security

The security of your personal information is important to us. You can purchase goods and services at online with confidence. We follow accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. VDM has selected and partnered with some of the industry’s leading organizations involved in the protection and security of personal information.

When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card and/or checking account numbers, personal information, etc.) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using 128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. Our server SSL Certificate is issued by GeoTrust, and can be verified by clicking on the GeoTrust logo on our website or by going to this link – GeoTrust SSL [To learn more about SSL, follow this link  

We are partnered with Authorize.Net, a leading payment gateway since 1996, to offer safe and secure credit card and electronic check transactions for our customers.

 The Authorize.Net Payment Gateway manages the complex routing of sensitive customer information through the credit card and electronic check processing networks (see an online payments diagram). The company adheres to strict industry standards for payment processing, including:

  • 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology for secure Internet Protocol (IP) transactions.
  • Industry leading encryption hardware and software methods and security protocols to protect customer information.
  • Compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard.

For additional information regarding the privacy of your sensitive cardholder data, please read the Authorize.Net Privacy Policy is registered with the Authorize.Net Verified Merchant Seal program.

We are also partnered with ScanAlert , another industry leader In information security, via their Hacker Safe Program, a 24/7 security scanning program. ScanAlert’s security auditing technology allows the HACKER SAFE mark to appear on our website only when a site’s current security status meets the highest published government standards. The HACKER SAFE mark also ensures our site is compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, (PCI Standard) the standard implemented in 2005 to ensure online merchants maintain the highest level of Personal Identifiable Information security.

No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however.  Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Changes to this Statement

If we decide to change this Statement, we will post those changes on the website homepage and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to modify this Statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes, we will notify you by E-mail or a notice on our homepage.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our Security Statement, please Contact Us

Last Update: 9/28/2007