At The Illinois Funds E-PAY, security is provided via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption and digital certificate technology. We use VeriSign as our SSL digital certificate provider, allowing our users the strongest certificate services around. All sensitive information you enter during the payment process, including credit card information, is encrypted while traveling through the Internet.
NOTE: E-mail is not secure and this process does not apply to any information exchanged with Illinois Funds or your local unit of government through e-mail. Please remember, your e-mail correspondence should never include sensitive information you would not like to share with the general public, as e-mail is never a secure environment on the Internet.
Illinoisepay.com makes all reasonable attempts to safe-guard your information. Moreover, when conducting financial transactions over the Internet (whether home-based, wireless, or at a public terminal), each individual can take additional steps to help protect their information and further reduce the likelihood of a security incident from occurring. These steps include, but are not limited to, maintaining a secure firewall, utilizing anti-virus/anti-spyware software, keeping your software (such as operating system, web browser, and anti-virus/anti-spyware) up to date, and clearing out a browser's cache.
Per the Fair Credit Billing Act, your bank cannot hold you liable for more than $50 of fraudulent charges. In the event of unauthorized use of your credit card number, you must notify your credit provider in accordance to the reporting rules and procedures listed in your account agreement.