This is a secure page. You can tell because the url begins with https rather than the usual http and because there is a lock icon at the bottom of your browser. If either of these is missing, your page isn't secure. A secure connection allows you to transmit and receive data without the risk of someone stealing or intercepting it. A secure connection both encrypts all data and ensures that the web site you think you are sending the data to is the web site receiving the data. MF/PL uses secure protocols whenever we expect the exchange of potentially sensitive data.