The Colorado School of Mines Office of Special Programs and Continuing Education (SPACE) takes security of sensitive information very seriously. Credit card information submitted through the SPACE website is transmitted to a secure web server using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption. All subsequent handling of credit card information is likewise accomplished on secure servers with encrypted data transmission.
Once a credit card purchase or credit is approved, the credit card number is discarded; however, the last four digits of the credit card number are retained for tracking purposes. No copy of a credit card number is retained in any database or in any other location associated with SPACE or the Colorado School of Mines.