Online Security


Gary J. Lyon, Philatelist (GJL) realizes that security and privacy are primary concerns to online customers. We utilize a variety of measures to maintain the integrity of personal information, including encryption technology to facilitate the transmission of your information on all our secure web pages. Our online shopping area is designed to let you express your preference for the privacy of your credit card information, name, mailing address, email address and any other information you share with us. Once you set up an account or enter personal information when making an online purchase with GJL, we may contact you by postal mail or phone regarding special offerings or new products from GJL.


Encryption only accepts orders from browsers that communicate through Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology, which provides a secure environment for up to 128-bit key length encryption when transmitting your information. Additionally, all credit card and password information is encrypted and stored in a secure database behind an industry standard firewall. If you would like to make a purchase but would prefer to give your credit card information to a representative over the phone, simply call 1-800 667 8267.

Digital security

Personal information on has been secured with a digital security technology provided by Commodo. A Commodo "site certificate" icon appears on site pages. To view the site certificate, click on the image of the closed lock or the solid key on the bottom bar of your browser window. A small frame displaying site security information will appear. If you are using Internet Explorer, click on the word "Subject" to verify that you are on Click on "Issuer" to verify the site certification authority. If you are using Netscape, click on "View Certificate" to see information on the subject and issuer.

User passwords

If you choose to create an account on, you will be asked to create a password. When choosing a password, we recommend that you use at least five characters and a random combination of letters, numbers and cases to provide added protection for your personal information (e.g., Adg56lz).

All information collected when an account is created, such as user name, password, name, address, telephone number(s), email address and website usage, can be stored by GJL Limited so that you won't have to re-enter it each time you make a purchase.

Links to other websites

Certain links within may take you to other websites which are not maintained by GJL. The inclusion of such links is for your convenience only and should not be interpreted as an endorsement of the owner/sponsor of the site or the content of the site. Such websites may contain terms and conditions, privacy provisions, confidentiality provisions, or other provisions that differ from the terms and conditions applicable to GJL assumes no responsibility for the content, accuracy, validity, legality or otherwise of any materials or information contained on such sites.