- Protect yourself against identity theft by keeping your Password private and exercising caution when downloading files.
- Never open email attachments from unknown senders.
- Never provide personal or financial information in response to an e-mail request.
- Do not use public computers for personal transactions.
- Periodically change your Password.
- Close your browser when you have completed your online session.
- Review account statements to determine if there are any unauthorized transactions.
- If your statement is late, call to confirm your address of record and account balances and transactions.
To help protect your personal information, we employ the following security mechanisms:
- We require a minimum of your chosen Username paired with a Password to use our web site's various account access areas. In some cases, we also require you to answer a security question (established by you) and that you provide Fund and/or account information.
- Once you log in to secure areas of the site, you may be logged out after a period of 5 minutes of inactivity. To restart your session, you will need to log in again.
- If there are 5 unsuccessful attempts to log in to the secure site, either by incorrectly inputting your Username and Password, or by fraudulent attempt from an outside source, your access will be restricted. If this occurs, please call Shareholder Services toll free Monday - Friday, 8AM to 6PM ET at 800-221-5519 to re-activate your account.
All personal information you provide on this site is encrypted. Your browser provides security by allowing us to use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption up to 128-bit length encryption or more when transmitting your information. In an effort to provide the highest degree of security for your financial information, we strongly recommend the use of 128-bit or higher encryption browsers. Versions of Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher provide this level of security.
Encryption is the process for scrambling your identification and account information as it passes between our system and your computer. The encryption process is built into most Internet browsers. The larger the number of bits for encryption (e.g. 40 or 128) the more difficult (exponentially) it is for an unauthorized person to unscramble the transmission. We recommend using at least 128-bit encryption to access your information.
Site Certificate Information
Network Solutions, LLC has secured every secure page on the Green Century Funds' Web site with a digital certificate. This is shown via the "site certificate" that sits on all secure pages. To view this certificate, click on File/Properties/Certificates
All information collected on all Green Century Funds Web sites is moved off the Web site and stored securely in the cloud and on internal computers. Green Century Funds takes many measures to protect your information while it is stored, including:
- Storing information on highly secure internal computer systems, and ensuring that information is not accessible via the Internet, using multiple levels of firewall protection to permit only required personnel to have access to stored information.
- The Green Century Funds account access site only allows secure browsers access to the secure areas of our site. The browsers "secure mode" is in place only when it is needed - when you are viewing or submitting personal financial information or making transactions. You will be able to tell if you are in a secure mode when your browser displays a special icon on the screen.
- On Mozilla Firefox, you will see a picture of a closed lock.
- On Microsoft Internet Explorer, you will see a picture of a closed lock.
- On Google Chrome, you will see a picture of a closed lock.
- On Apple Safari, you will see a picture of a closed lock.
- The Web site address will start with "https", instead of "http".