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Do I need to buy SSL certificate

Apr 13, 2012 by doner
Hi there

I have a website which is basically made to collect donations. It’s a non profit website for a non profit organization. We ask our users to enter a few information about themselves such as names, emails, etc.. and we use paypal as our mediator for payments. Do we need to get a SSL certificate for this kind of website?

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Apr 13, 2012 by dona
Yes you should get an ssl certificate. A certificate encrypts the private data of the users. So even if you are using paypal as a mediator, you should get a certificate.
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Apr 13, 2012 by WebGuru

I recommend that you do get an SSL, they are not expensive and it’s always a good practice to keep your users information secure.
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Apr 13, 2012 by moon_tag
If you are using paypal for your financial process then financially you are safe. You would only need to get an SSL if the information your site holds and collects is sensitive, otherwise you should be ok without a SSL certificate
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Dec 23, 2013 by samy
Yes,You should need to buy a SSL certificate,
Because it will help to keep your users information secure.I would suggest you to visit http://www.thewebpole.com/ssl/ssl-certificates.aspx for buying SSL certificate.They have two types of plans.All plans includes special kind of features like Backed by industry-best 24/7 support,Cost up to 90% less ,One SSL covers unlimited servers etc..Through this service you can Protects against session hijacking attacks, including Firesheep.I hope it will be very useful to you.